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Unemployment in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Dec 20, 2016

Ubilabs has published a nice tutorial on how you can use Mapbox GL’s fill-extrusion property to create a 3d mapped visualization of geographical based data. Using the fill-extrusion property you can extrude the height of shapefiles on a Mapbox GL map depending on the height of a value in your data. In this case Ubilabs have used this property to create a 3d map of Unemployment in Europe.

The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Xrb5FcriJJo/unemployment-in-3d.html

The Shortest Historical Tour of America

Category: Google Maps | Dec 19, 2016

Last week I was impressed by this map of the world’s longest pub crawl.  A map which shows the shortest route around 25,000 UK pubs. It is also a neat demonstration of a particular Traveling Salesman Problem and its solution.

The map was created by the University of Waterloo’s Department of Combinatorics and Optimization. The department actually has a whole website dedicated to exploring the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ake4NnnASOg/the-shortest-historical-tour-of-america.html

One Country Divided by a Common Language

Category: Google Maps | Dec 17, 2016

In the evening, when most of the USA is sitting down for dinner, people in the Midwest have their supper instead. This is just one of the many variations in the use and choice of language which is determined by where you live in America.

Linguists at Aston University and the University of Manchester have analysed the top 1,000 words used in Twitter messages. They then used users’ location data

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/R2_BxCS4hl0/one-country-divided-by-common-language.html

Evicted from New York

Category: Google Maps | Dec 16, 2016

Rent control is disappearing fast in New York. ProPublica reports that since a 1994 City council vote on ‘vacancy decontrol’ 250,000 New York apartments have lost their rent stabilization status. The 1994 vote allowed landlords to “to escape regulation and charge market rates once tenants moved out of apartments that cost at least $2,000 a month”.

The ProPublica report on the 1994 ‘vacancy

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dpM7HmT-l00/evicted-from-new-york.html

Explore the World Through Gesture

Category: Google Maps | Dec 15, 2016

A new experimental website from Google allows you to explore satellite imagery through finger or mouse gestures. Land Lines is an impressive demonstration of how machine learning can detect and recognize patterns in abstract imagery.

Land Lines includes two ways that you can interact with Google Maps satellite imagery. ‘Draw’ allows you to draw directly on your device’s screen using your

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Dgku0D3g9ec/explore-world-through-gesture.html

The World’s Biggest Pub Crawl

Category: Google Maps | Dec 15, 2016

The USA has developed some great optimal road trips which provide you with the shortest routes for visiting every major state landmark in the United States or for visiting every National Park. These maps provide a great guide for anyone who wants to make an epic sightseeing road trip across America

Here in the UK we also like sightseeing – visiting historical buildings and monuments gives us

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-1iddzNEtsA/the-worlds-biggest-pub-crawl.html

Mapping Every Human Being on Earth

Category: Google Maps | Dec 14, 2016

70 million people live in the Yangtze River Delta in China. Another 60 million people live in the Pearl River Delta. China really does have some of the most densely populated regions in the world.

You can now explore where the rest of the world’s people live on the World Population Density map. This interactive map uses analysis of satellite imagery and national census data to show the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dd8KLN87urQ/mapping-every-human-being-on-earth.html

Your Chances of a White Christmas

Category: Google Maps | Dec 14, 2016

Earlier this year NOAA released a handy interactive First Snow Map which provides a nationwide guide to when you can expect to get the first snow of the winter. The map shows the date at your location when the chance of snow is at least 50%, based on historical weather records. NOAA have now released a similar looking map which shows the historical predictability of whether you can expect a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xfAMoXqvF2c/your-chances-of-white-christmas.html

Live Air Pollution Maps

Category: Google Maps | Dec 13, 2016

You can now view a real-time map of air pollution around the world. AirVisual Earth is an interactive 3d globe which shows animated wind patterns and / or the Air Quality Index across the whole planet.

AirVisual Earth uses the American system of measuring air pollution based on the present levels of six ground level pollutants (ozone, PM2.5, PM10, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ILkGJ4Cn8H8/live-air-pollution-maps.html

Global Radio FM

Category: Google Maps | Dec 13, 2016

You can now listen to music from around the world. From the Pacific sounds of Radio Guam to the Siberian tunes of Radio Sabir, a new interactive 3d map allows you to listen live to thousands of radio stations across the globe.

Radio Garden features radio broadcasts from hundreds of countries around the world. Just click on a marker on this interactive map and you can tune in to local radio

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zBAM0yEbnWs/global-radio-fm.html