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Can You Beat the Landmark Quiz?

Category: Google Maps | Feb 16, 2015

Mapbox has a new Picture Book map style resplendent with a custom font and illustrations of famous landmarks around the world. If you like the look of the Picture Book map style you can fork it on GitHub.

But before you go forking willy-nilly you might want to give the map a quick look-see. To introduce the new map style Mapbox has released a fun map quiz. Your task in the Landmark Quiz is to

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3d Historical Maps

Category: Google Maps | Feb 16, 2015

The Map Library of Catalonia has georeferenced 1,855 of its collection of historical maps. Catoteca Digital is a Google Map which allows you to search georectified maps from around the world by location.

If you select a map’s marker on the map and click on the ‘Georeferencer’ link you can view the historical map overlaid on top of a Google Map. The overlaid map includes an opacity control so

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KmKOydILmrA/3d-historical-maps.html

Custom Street Views of Oxfordshire

Category: Google Maps | Feb 16, 2015

Nikhilesh Haval’s Oxfordshire in 360 Degrees is a neat custom Street View guide to the picturesque county of Oxfordshire, England. It also serves rather neatly as a gallery of Haval’s own Google Business Photos.

At the heart of Oxfordshire in 360 Degrees is a Google Map of Haval’s own custom shot Street View images from around the county. Select a marker on the map and you can view a Street

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Wu7yWeseiXE/custom-street-views-of-oxfordshire.html

Wow – It’s the Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Feb 15, 2015

The Mapbox Blog is continuing to showcase great maps built using Turf.js. Last week one of my favorite maps was a route planner using Capital Bikeshare stations. That map used Turf.js with elevation data to provide an amazing 3d elevation chart along a bike route.

This week the Mapbox Blog continued to demonstrate the geospatial processing abilities of Turf with an animated map of the Iditarod

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LoZ5eJJh2jA/wow-its-maps-of-week.html

Album Covers on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Feb 14, 2015

Ever since its release superimposing album covers on top of Google Maps Street View has been one of the most popular uses of Google’s 360 degree interactive imagery.

One of the most well known examples of this is The Guardian’s Classic Album Covers in Street View. In this series of famous album covers The Guardian superimpose pictures of album covers on top of the same view as seen on Street

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dkI0YP7Kgd0/album-covers-on-street-view.html

Where’s Pierre?

Category: Google Maps | Feb 14, 2015

Hide a token in this picture map and you could win a trip on a hot-air balloon.

I think the objective of this Leaflet based game is to find a token hidden within this drawing of a theme park. Magical Mystery Zee consists of a hand-drawn picture of a theme park which has been turned into an interactive map.

You need to pan and zoom into the picture to try and find the hidden token. When you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/AnhQNm2ze0U/wheres-pierre.html

Mapping Global Press Freedom

Category: Google Maps | Feb 13, 2015

Every year Reporters Without Borders releases the annual World Press Freedom Index. The Index ranks countries around the world based on the amount of freedom they grant their media.

The results of the 2015 World Press Freedom Index can be viewed on a Leaflet powered map. Countries on the map are colored based on their press freedom rankings. I hate to make spurious correlations – but

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/BYd88BkyZXU/mapping-global-press-freedom.html

The Freestyle Drawing Map

Category: Google Maps | Feb 13, 2015

Baaam.international is a fun Leaflet map which allows you to draw on a blank map. Actually the map isn’t entirely blank as you have to share your canvas with other artists signing-in from around the world.

The map includes four tools. The main tool is the drawing tool. Once you have zoomed into a blank section of the map you can select the ‘draw’ tool to start drawing on the map. When you have

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vBNAalo5bcc/the-freestyle-drawing-map.html

Closing America’s Ports

Category: Google Maps | Feb 13, 2015

A dispute between dock unions and port authorities in the United States has led to the almost complete shut-down of a quarter of the United States’ international trade. Seaports on the west coast of the U.S., which normally process around 25% of the country’s international trade, are being closed for the next four days.

Marine Traffic shows a large number of cargo vessels off the coast of Los

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/S0VJcEbcdjg/closing-americas-ports.html

Mapping LA’s Arts & Culture

Category: Google Maps | Feb 12, 2015

The Art for LA Cultural Asset Map is mapping cultural resources along LA’s Metro lines and municipal & school district boundaries. The map shows the locations of Los Angeles’ museums, galleries, libraries and theaters.

The map also includes the option to view the city’s transit lines and school districts. By including school boundaries Art for LA hope to reveal where mutually beneficial

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vqWVh9ehv1w/mapping-las-arts-culture.html