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The Map of Prevailing Winds

Category: Google Maps | Mar 16, 2015

Wind History is an interesting mapped visualization of the history of wind direction. The map wind rose diagrams for 2,500 weather stations across North America.

The length of each bar on a wind rose is proportional to the frequency the wind comes from each direction. If you click on a wind rose on the map you can also view the average wind speed for each direction.

A month filter allows you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hHjPQ5FNeS0/the-map-of-prevailing-winds.html

The Walking Distance Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 16, 2015

LetsWalkTo is a handy Google Maps based application that can help you find places to visit within walking distance of your current location. Using LetsWalkTo you can find nearby restaurants, bars or other businesses within walking distance of any location.

You can search LetsWalkTo by entering a location, a walking time and a type of business. The application then shows a Google Map of your

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/X5HHwR6St_w/the-walking-distance-map.html

London’s Most Beautiful Walk

Category: Google Maps | Mar 16, 2015

My favorite walk in central London is from Tower Bridge to the Houses of Parliament on the South Bank of the Thames. However I don’t have any data to prove that this is the best walk in London.

Perhaps I should therefore concede that Yahoo Labs has found the true best walk in London. In The Shortest Path to Happiness:Recommending Beautiful, Quiet, and Happy Routes in the City Yahoo Labs set

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4eRR7LHKV2M/londons-most-beautiful-walk.html

The SXSW Social Media Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 15, 2015

If you can’t make it to this year’s South by Southwest festival you can still follow the onlive conversation on Vocative’s What’s Hot At SXSW, And Where social media map.

Last year 540,000 tweets with the hashtag #SXSW were sent during the conference. During this year’s event you can use Vocative’s map to follow the latest Tweets and Insatagram photos. The map sidebar includes a ‘raw stream’ of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1GD6PsH4c8M/the-sxsw-social-media-map.html

Maps Mania’s Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Mar 15, 2015

One of the most shared maps featured on Maps Mania this week was The Langscape Map. The Langscape Map
is a map of the world’s languages. It allows you to click anywhere on the world to discover the languages spoken at that location.

The map includes 6,400 of the world’s languages. As well as helping you
discover which languages are spoken where, the map includes information
about

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/BqMNSt1IcA4/maps-manias-maps-of-week.html

The L.A. Marathon Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 15, 2015

If you want to watch today’s L.A. Marathon then you should have a look at the official L.A. Marathon Map. The map shows the route of the marathon. It also shows the location of the mile markers, landmarks along the route and the location of Shuttle stops along the route.

If you are racing in today’s marathon or if you simply want to compare your marathon times against other competitors then

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/C2XhwL9gbXM/the-la-marathon-map.html

Solar Eclipse Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 15, 2015

On March 20th there is a total Solar Eclipse. The best place to see the eclipse is probably on the Faroe Islands. However if you live in the UK or Ireland you will be able to see a partial solar eclipse.

This Solar Eclipse Map shows the path of the total solar eclipse and also provides a quick guide to the times and the percentage of obscuration that you will be able to see in a number of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TnMH6ApbiwY/solar-eclipse-map.html

The Amazing Self-Drawing Maps

Category: Google Maps | Mar 14, 2015

This animated self-drawing map of Chicago is as much an artistic statement as it is a map.

There’s no explanation attached to this map so I’m having to do a little guess work here. The map is called Divvy Routes and the map that emerges looks like Chicago. My best bet then is that this is a map of Chicago created by drawing routes between bike pick-up and bike drop-off points on the Divvy bike

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rZCVAQ2apv8/the-amazing-self-drawing-maps.html

Live Video Cam Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Mar 14, 2015

I’ve always been very keen on webcam maps. There is something very satisfying about being able to view live snapshots of locations around the world thanks to people sharing their webcams feeds. This Ivideon TV map of live video cams takes this voyeuristic thrill to a whole new level.

Most webcam maps provide updating still images of locations around the world. Ivideon cams however are actually

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IIf1N4VnxA4/live-video-cam-mapping.html

The Cool Maps Showcase from Esri

Category: Google Maps | Mar 13, 2015

Esri has put together a nice showcase of maps which use the Esri mapping platform. Cool Maps includes maps of San Francisco crime data, the New York CitiBike network and #Ferguson Tweets.

The maps have obviously been picked to showcase the range of map styles, visualization techniques and capabilities of the Esri platform. There are fifteen maps in total, covering a range of subjects. The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4px0bkhBkFM/the-cool-maps-showcase-from-esri.html