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Visualoop’s New Data Visualization Gallery

Category: Google Maps | Jul 22, 2015

Visualoop is one of the the best websites currently dedicated to showcasing infographics and data visualizations. I’m particularly fond of its weekly Digital Cartography roundup of the best interactive maps.

Visualoop has now launched a new data visualization gallery, which already features around 1,500 examples of the best data visualizations. You can search the data visualizations in the new

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/JLARNcGEgwo/visualoops-new-data-visualization.html

Literature’s Great American Road Trips

Category: Google Maps | Jul 21, 2015

You could argue that all great literature involves a journey of some kind. The idea of a hero undertaking a personal odyssey is probably older than the written word itself. However the mythological power of the road-trip in American literature seems particularly strong. It is America’s ur-story, springing from the pioneering journeys of the early Western settlers. It is in many ways the story

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_Gr9-a0CL3I/literatures-great-american-road-trips.html

The Meerkat Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 21, 2015

Links to live video streams on Periscope occasionally pop-up on my Twitter wall. However by the time I get around to clicking on the links the streams are always over. I have therefore actually never seen a live Periscope video broadcast.

I understand that Periscope actually has a map of currently live streams on its iOS app. That would be great if I actually owned an iOS device. I can’t help

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wzP17A6_lSU/the-meerkat-map.html

Solving the Problem of Cartograms

Category: Google Maps | Jul 21, 2015

I don’t usually like cartograms. I find that the geographical distortions in cartograms quickly lead to geographical illegibility.

The cartogram above, which compares property values between counties across the United States, has shown up a lot recently on my Twitter feed. Now if I hadn’t told you that this was a cartogram of the continental United States I bet you would have struggled to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/X2ezA1l6i6U/solving-problem-of-cartograms.html

The Patchwork Patterns of Tangram

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2015

Tangram Patterns is an eye dazzling demonstration of a Tangram vector map incorporating patterns from texture.js.

Mapzen’s Tangram mapping platform is a library for creating 2D & 3D maps using WebGL. Tangram Patterns uses Textures.js, a d3.js based library for creating SVG patterns, with the Tagram map library. The SVG patterns created by Textures.js are designed to be used in data

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/EUTZT-mzU0A/the-patchwork-patterns-of-tangram.html

Chicago’s Rising Costs of Incarceration

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2015

This year Illinois will spend 1.4 billion dollars on the Department of Corrections. A large proportion of that money will be spent on locking up Chicagoans from the low-income neighborhoods on the west and south sides of the city.

Chicago’s Million Dollar Blocks maps how much money is being spent on incarcerating individuals from each Chicago block. A large number of these blocks in the west

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ud96Mo5wzYk/chicagos-rising-costs-of-incarceration.html

Using Leaflet to Create a Campus Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2015

The University of Leicester has opted to use Leaflet.js to create its new campus map. One of the great advantages of using the Leaflet mapping platform is the abundance of great quality third party plug-in libraries available. Leicester University has used a number of these libraries to create a great mapped guide to the campus, its buildings and facilities.

The University of Leicester Campus

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bn9tYMgd11c/using-leaflet-to-create-campus-map.html

The English Map of Paris

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2015

Paris can be a daunting city to visit, especially if you don’t speak French. Luckily the Paris Chamber of Commerce has released a map which helps you find Paris businesses which speak your language.

Yes I Speak Touriste can help you find shops, hotels, restaurants and other businesses in Paris which speak your mother tongue. There are nine different maps available, catering for nine different

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Znlw3xDjVzc/the-english-map-of-paris.html

The Best American Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jul 19, 2015

Where Are the Jobs uses data from the 2010 census to map every job in the USA. Each dot on the map represents one job.

The dots are colored on the map by four different industries
and sectors. The colors reveal some interesting patterns in the spatial
distribution of jobs and types of jobs. Zoom in on a city on the map and
you can not only see where jobs are concentrated but where the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wrsMEOge9PI/maps-of-week.html

Mapping Worldwide Flights

Category: Google Maps | Jul 19, 2015

Airborne is a WebGL globe visualization of worldwide flights. The visualization includes controls to adjust the size of the plane sprite size and the opacity of the flight paths. The globe provides a great visualization of worldwide flight patterns.

If you want to have a closer look at flight patterns then you should also check out the videos created by NATS, the main air navigation service

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Re_LDBkQLao/mapping-worldwide-flights.html