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Battleground Britain

Category: Google Maps | Jan 22, 2015

The UK is gearing up for a general election in May. This means of course that there will be a lot of election maps coming out of the country in the next few months. First up is this map from the UK Parliament’s own in-house magazine, The House.

The 50 Constituencies to Watch is an Esri Story Map examining the 50 ‘most interesting’ marginal seats. All the UK constituencies are colored on the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0KJWBAVuj2A/battleground-britain.html

Maps for Photographers

Category: Google Maps | Jan 21, 2015

Pictureprep is an easy to use tool to visualize a camera’s field and depth of view on a Google Map. To view the field of view and depth of view on the map you simply need to right-click on the map once to set the camera’s position and right-click again to set the subject’s position.

The map sidebar includes a number of options to adjust the views based on the camera settings, including sensor

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fzMEIkuvioo/maps-for-photographers.html

Mapping the Global Swingers

Category: Google Maps | Jan 21, 2015

The Swinger Club Map is a Google Map and directory of swingers clubs around the world. The site has been designed to help swingers find their local clubs and to allow swingers to rate and review their favorite clubs.

The map includes a nice numbered marker clustering system. The numbers show the number of swinging clubs at a location. You just need to zoom in on a numbered marker to reveal

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xSnek3VO0Wg/mapping-global-swingers.html

Mapping the Journeys of Syrian Refugees

Category: Google Maps | Jan 21, 2015

Swedish radio station Sveige Radio has mapped the journeys of a number of Syrian refugees. Reporters from the station have been following the progress of over 70 Syrians over the past year, as they try to escape the crisis in Syria and enter ‘Fortress Europe’.

At the heart of Sverige Radio’s report on Fortress Europe is a CartoDB powered map. You can access the journeys and stories of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IAf823euoLk/mapping-journeys-of-syrian-refugees.html

Climbing the 3d Mountain

Category: Google Maps | Jan 20, 2015

Last week Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson became the first climbers to free-climb the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall of El Capitan. Since then I’ve been inundated with e-mails from people linking to the New York Time’s The Dawn Wall interactive.

I opened the interactive a few times in a non-WebGL enabled browser and was impressed with the Times’ use of a photo of the Dawn Wall, with the route and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/L4z_0n3RffI/climbing-3d-mountain.html

New York Vintage Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jan 20, 2015

The New York Public Library’s map collection is a wonderful resource for fans of vintage maps. Thanks to the library’s Map Warper
project over 10,000 historical maps have now been georectified and can therefore be overlaid on a modern interactive map.

New York Vintage Maps is a little collection I’ve put together using a few vintage maps of Lower Manhattan in New York. The maps date from 1784

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/uxKtvo77ko4/new-york-vintage-maps.html

The Serial Podcast Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 20, 2015

Sarah Koenig’s Serial podcast investigating the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and the prosecution of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed proved incredibly popular last year.

Analytics.io’s Serial map explores some of the important locations in the case and in the evidence, interviews and testimonies of the main protagonists in this tragic event. The map includes a timeline of important events on the day

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xPvZ__kOVsM/the-serial-podcast-map.html

The 3d Wiggle Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 20, 2015

That Map Looks Right is an eyesight blurring, head-ache inducing, roller-coaster ride through the 3d imagery of Bing, Apple and Google Maps.

There are hundreds of websites already dedicated to collecting and cataloging the imagery from online maps. However no-one has thought before to turn 3d map imagery into disturbing animated gifs.

It is a little hard to describe the effect created on That

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/XHtFFF_Ir6Y/the-3d-wiggle-map.html

All the Roads in Japan

Category: Google Maps | Jan 19, 2015

Mapbox has released a gorgeous map of all the roads in Japan. OpenStreetMap in Japan only shows roads and streets and omits all over map features.

The roads on the map are colored by the last date that they were edited on OpenStreetMap. Roads colored blue haven’t been edited since 2007. The yellow roads have been edited in the past year. The Mapbox post on the map includes a link to a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WyRoPFlERv8/all-roads-in-japan.html

The Wikipedia Fight Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 19, 2015

Wikipedia Article Contributor Locations lets you view where anonymous edits to Wikipedia articles were made from. The map is capable of visualizing more than one article’s edits on the same map so can be used to make some interesting comparisons.

Here are some links to view the maps of Wikipedia edits to religious figures – Muhammad vs Jesus vs Vishnu, major cities – San Francisco vs New York

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/g0drVl2mBoI/the-wikipedia-fight-map.html