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The Maps of Saturday Night Live

Category: Google Maps | Mar 25, 2015

SNL40 is possibly not the most useful map of the week but it is kind of fun. Inspired By Saturday Night Live’s ‘Weekend Update’ SNL40 allows you to view a number of different TileMill created map styles behind your favorite Saturday Night Live comedians.

Change the channel on the TV to flick through the different map styles and presenters. There are six maps in total. If this format of map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/F4cA4GA5bSs/the-maps-of-saturday-night-live.html

Mapping Vancouver Energy

Category: Google Maps | Mar 25, 2015

The Energy Explorer is a set of tools for exploring community energy use in Vancouver. The site aims to encourage a vision of a more sustainable city through the use of renewable energy resources. As part of this aim the Energy Explorer includes two interactive maps visualizing the city’s current energy use and its potential for renewable energy resources.

The Home Energy Map provides a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/oN8IG1ixnCs/mapping-vancouver-energy.html

80 Million Bolts of Lightning

Category: Google Maps | Mar 25, 2015

A Month of Lightning is an interactive map of all 80,305,421 lightning strikes that occurred across the globe in May 2013.

Mapping 80 million data points on a digital map is not an easy task. However when Mapbox’s Eric Fischer created the Most Detailed Tweet Map Ever he also built & released an open sourced tool called Tippercanoe for making vector tiles from large data sets.

Jordan Rousseau

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/p1hQD2lcvrc/80-million-bolts-of-lightning.html

Mapping Road Noise in Paris

Category: Google Maps | Mar 25, 2015

The Map of Road Noise in Paris is an Esri map of 2015 road noise levels in the French capital. The map includes four different map layers visualizing road noise levels during a 24 hour period, the noise level at night (22h-6h), all roads exceeding 68 dB in 24 hours and all roads exceeding an average noise level of at least 62 dB at night.

Paris has managed to reduce its overall road noise

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/NjdZnhm4wQ8/mapping-road-noise-in-paris.html

Cherry Bomb Your House on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Mar 24, 2015

There are many ways to decorate your house on Street View. By far the most beautiful is Sakura.

Sakura allows you to visualize how your house would look if you could transport it to Japan in the springtime, just at the moment when the cherry blossom is in full bloom. The effect is so amazing that it can even transform my grey London street into a road which I might actually be happy living in.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WhhgngDdKbc/cherry-bomb-your-house-on-street-view.html

OpenStreetMap to SVG

Category: Google Maps | Mar 24, 2015

This morning I created a little visualization of the cartographic centers of a number of global cities. In truth my City Centers visualization is of only marginal interest. What is really interesting is how it was made.

Street Patterns is an ingenious tool for creating SVG images from OpenStreetMap data. In truth Street Patterns is actually a very detailed tutorial about how you can use

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/m5z8X5cLFjM/openstreetmap-to-svg.html

Take a Virtual Tour of Hobbiton

Category: Google Maps | Mar 24, 2015

Mapillary, the crowdsourced alternative to Street View, now includes photos of Hobbiton in the Shire. This means that you can now take a virtual tour of Hobbiton, stroll along Bagshot Row and visit Bag End (the legendary home of Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins, and later Samwise Gamgee and his wife Rosie Cotton).

Except of course the Hobbiton in question is really the Hobbiton movie set in New

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vAUlZoHTc-U/take-virtual-tour-of-hobbiton.html

Mapping US Temperature Anomalies

Category: Google Maps | Mar 23, 2015

U.S. Daily Temperature Anomalies 2010-2013 is an animated map of unusually high and low recorded temperatures in the United States. The map uses CartoDB’s Torque library to animate through the four years of temperature data.

The animated weather patterns which emerge on the map seem to reflect the influence of the Westerlies on the United States. As the animation plays out there appears to be

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eQm7H40SWtg/mapping-us-temperature-anomalies.html

The Street View Teleportation Device

Category: Google Maps | Mar 23, 2015

The first time I saw Teleporter my heart sank a little and I couldn’t help wondering why anybody would bother creating yet another random Street View browser. Random Street View explorers already have an extensive choice of random street generators, including MapCrunch, Robot Flâneur, The Secret Door, Globe Genie and Random Street View.

However, after clicking on the big ‘T’ teleport button, I

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YP-_cE0OcZA/the-street-view-teleportation-device.html

Vaguely Vulgar Italians

Category: Google Maps | Mar 23, 2015

Gary Gale’s Vaguely Rude Places map has been a long time favorite with visitors to Maps Mania Mansions. This week we were extremely fortunate to be visited by an Italian gentlemen, who regaled us all with ribald translations from the Italian edition of Mr Gale’s atlas.

For months the Vagamente Volgare has been titillating readers across the continent with its collection of risque Italian place

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/moLT-RrURWU/vaguely-vulgar-italians.html