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Bike Video Routes in Berlin

Category: Google Maps | Jul 21, 2014

Grab your virtual bike helmet and take a ride through the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate and along the Unter den Linden with Cyclodeo’s new bike video coverage in Berlin. Cyclodeo’s mission to video all the world’s bike paths has taken another step forward with the release of video mapped bike routes for Berlin.

Cyclodeo is a really useful application that enables cyclists to find cycling

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-hYn6rBuBtQ/bike-video-routes-in-berlin.html

The Digital Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2014

NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life is a MapBox visualization of the journey of one New York taxi over the course of 24 hours.

The map animates the taxi’s route over the course of one day.
As the animation plays the taxi’s position is shown by a yellow circle
map marker. All the passenger journeys are added to the map with a blue
polyline. While the animation plays the map also keeps a running

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/r1lkE7nZKqo/the-digital-maps-of-week.html

Street View Sniffing

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2014

Google has faced no end of legal problems as a result of using its Street View cars to sniff out unsecured wi-fi data around the world. I suspect they won’t face any legal challenges to their latest Street View sniffing experiment.

Google has teamed up with the Environmental Defense Fund to equip Street View cars with air-quality sensors to detect natural gas leaks from utility pipes under

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SZ4ez10a0zw/street-view-sniffing.html

All Aboard the Mapillary Train

Category: Google Maps | Jul 19, 2014

Mapillary, the crowd-sourced alternative to Street View, is going off-road. Anyone can contribute to the Mapillary mission by uploading photos using the Mapillary smartphone apps. This has resulted in people adding sequences of photos to Mapillary mainly along roads but also along footpaths, ski slopes, from boats and from trains.

Yesterday I noticed that someone had added a great sequence of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WAT_1fZNQJo/all-aboard-mapillary-train.html

The First Man on Mars

Category: Google Maps | Jul 18, 2014

There have been a number of Google Maps over the years which plot the locations mentioned in works of fiction. Andy Weir’s The Martian Map is the first Google Map to plot a novel set on Mars.

In Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’ NASA astronaut Mark Watney is abandoned on Mars after the rest of his crew are forced to leave him behind. Watney is then forced to drive a Mars rover 2,000 miles across the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/2N2jf2Ash08/the-first-man-on-mars.html

Watch that Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 18, 2014

Over the last few years a lot of car manufacturers have made great use of Google Maps and Street View to help market their cars. Swiss watch manufacturer Tissot has now caught the map marketing bug.

Tissot are using the Google Maps API to showcase some of the features on their range of watches. For example, you can experiment with the Tissot watch compass by rotating Street View imagery of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5Xe6ipe452I/watch-that-map.html

A Brief History of the Slippy Wind Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 17, 2014

Since its release two years ago Hint.fm’s beautiful Wind Map
has proved a source of inspiration to a number of map developers. This
real-time animated map of wind speed and direction really is a gorgeous
realization of live meteorological data. It is no surprise then that it has proved a source of inspiration for other cartographers.

The National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Association were

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TwINYB97xv4/the-growth-of-slippy-wind-map.html

Humanitarian Drone Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2014

It’s hard to get away from drone mapping at the moment. Last week on Google Maps Mania we featured four different drone related mapping projects:

Drone Adventures - a non-profit organization designed to promote the potential of drones in conservation and humanitarian work
MapKnitter – a free and open source tool for aligning and creating maps from drone and other overhead captured images

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ySjls5TXmB0/humanitarian-drone-mapping.html

The New York Once a Week Parking Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2014

I learnt something new today. In New York a lot the streets have once a week parking restrictions. Apparently this has something to do with access for street cleaning vehicles.

These parking restrictions can cause a problem for motorists in terms of long-term parking. Matt Petric has become so frustrated with the problem of having to move his friends’ cars multiple times per week while they

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fXOz2x2uAi4/the-new-york-once-week-parking-map.html

Dr Who Takes Over Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2014

Earlier today I posted about this picture of a Cyberman that has suddenly appeared on Google Maps in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. I assumed that this was the result of someone playing around with Google Maps Maker to change Google Maps.

However I have now found the TARDIS on Google Maps at a location nearby to the Cyberman .

I think Dr Who is actually produced by BBC Wales. I’m therefore beginning

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aVavv3RFdgg/dr-who-takes-over-google-maps.html