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Category: Google Maps | Sep 12, 2016

As summer fades into Autumn in the northern hemisphere it’s time for the return of the annual Fall Foliage Prediction Map. This map from Smoky Mountains predicts the best time to experience Fall across the United States.

The map includes a timeline which allows you to to view the national Fall colors by week from August until the middle of November. The colors on the map provide a handy guide

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6BFwJNTdjqs/as-summer-fades-into-autumn-in-northern.html

Fall Foliage Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 12, 2016

As summer fades into Autumn in the northern hemisphere it’s time for the return of the annual Fall Foliage Prediction Map. This map from Smoky Mountains predicts the best time to experience Fall across the United States.

The map includes a timeline which allows you to to view the national Fall colors by week from August until the middle of November. The colors on the map provide a handy guide

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6BFwJNTdjqs/as-summer-fades-into-autumn-in-northern.html

Monday’s Map Games

Category: Google Maps | Sep 12, 2016

It’s always a good idea to ease your way into the working week by spending a little time playing a fun map game. So let’s start this Monday with Posio, a multi-player geography game.

Posio is very similar to a lot of other games built with interactive maps. You are given the name of a city and all you have to do is click where you think the city is on a map of the world. However what makes

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/GL3JdbZQtEA/mondays-map-games.html

A Glimpse into Tokyo’s Past

Category: Google Maps | Sep 12, 2016

Retroscope is a fascinating insight into Tokyo’s history glimpsed through historical aerial views of the city. This interactive map presents a collection of aerial views of the city dating back to 1945.

The map uses a magnifying lens control to allow you to view historical aerial imagery of Tokyo overlaid on a modern map of the city. You can also select to view a vintage 1880 map of Tokyo

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OvYyMEdDJgg/a-glimpse-into-tokyos-past.html

Maps of the Week – China

Category: Google Maps | Sep 11, 2016

This Maps of the Week round-up has a distinct Chinese flavor. China’s diplomatic and territorial pursuits in the South China Sea and in the Pacific have been explored this week in two well designed interactive maps.

China has provided over $1.9 billion in aid to Pacific Island countries in the last ten years. You can view how much Pacific Island countries have received in aid from China on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eS8J6WsmuU0/maps-of-week-china.html

Magical Musical Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 10, 2016

Let the map be your instrument and the sounds of the city be your inspiration and muse. It’s time for a little map music.

Cinco Cidades is a fascinating project documenting the soundscapes of Portuguese cities. The  Folk Songs Project has recorded the ambient sounds at a number of locations in five different cities in Portugal. Using the Cinco Cidades soundmap you can can select and mix

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/V7gN8C0Z8e8/magical-musical-maps.html

Markers & Icons for Interactive Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 9, 2016

Mapskin is a collection of scalable vector map icons which are available as an open source font. The collection includes a large number of icons, sorted by a number of categories, including ‘controls’, ‘layers’ and ‘styling’.

You can add mapskin icons to your interactive maps by adding a link to the mapskin icon CSS style sheet on the mapskin CDN. Alternatively you can download and host the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tQxl36qTrkk/markers-icons-for-interactive-maps.html

The Solar Energy Potential of Your Home

Category: Google Maps | Sep 9, 2016

Home owners in Northern Virginia can use a new interactive map from the Northern Virginia Regional Commission to determine the solar energy potential of their house. The map provides an assessment of the solar energy potential of building rooftops in the Northern Virginia region.

If you enter an address into the Northern Virginia Solar Map you can view an aerial view of your home overlaid with

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/AQ_ctLduE28/the-solar-energy-potential-of-your-home.html

Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea

Category: Google Maps | Sep 8, 2016

The conflicting territorial and maritime claims of China, Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam in the South China Sea continue to affect diplomatic relations in the region. The potential for oil and gas exploitation, conflicting fishing rights and the control of major shipping lanes means that there are major disputes over both maritime boundaries and the ownership of islands

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aN-u1CjB3wk/territorial-dsputes-in-south-china-sea.html

North Dakota’s Oil Boom & Bust

Category: Google Maps | Sep 7, 2016

Boom to Bust is a fascinating animated map visualization of the rise and fall of North Dakota’s oil & gas industries. The map shows the amazing growth in North Dakota’s oil & gas revenues beginning in 2006 and the subsequent fall in revenues since 2015.

The map animates through the years from 2006 to March 2016. The scaled circular markers on the map show the location of individual oil wells.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dZUrkeDLU5M/north-dakotas-oil-boom-bust.html