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Where’s Will Ockenden?

Category: Google Maps | Aug 17, 2015

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation wants your help in tracking the movements of Will Ockenden. To help you in this task ABC has released all of Will’s private cell phone data.

ABC aren’t trying to ruin Will’s life by releasing his private data. In fact Will Ockenden is one of ABC’s own reporters. The point of the exercise is instead to reveal how Australia’s new data retention laws can be

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The Sleep Map of America

Category: Google Maps | Aug 17, 2015

Jawbone has been busy mapping the sleeping patterns of Americans. Using data from one million users of the UP wearable activity tracker Jawbone has created an interactive map of the average bedtime by US county and a map of the total hours of sleep by county.

In Which Cities Get the Most Sleep you can view the bedtimes of Americans in each county across the country. The map reveals an

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ympcs_wZviE/the-sleep-map-of-america.html

My Name is Hunt – I Don’t Want to Die

Category: Google Maps | Aug 17, 2015

Today I woke up groggy and confused on a construction site in Rio de Janeiro. I have no idea how I came to be here. Worse than that, I appear to have lost my memory.

That’s right, I also have no idea who I am.

In my pocket I found a letter. The letter explains that I have been injected with a virus that is slowly killing me. The only way to save my life is to follow the clues which will lead

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/q3rISaIxwvo/my-name-is-hunt-i-dont-want-to-die.html

Mapping 14,000 Satellites

Category: Google Maps | Aug 17, 2015

Satellite Map allows you to view the position and tracks of over 14,000 satellites orbiting the Earth. The choice of a 3d globe for this visualization also means that you can view the altitude of each satellite.

The map includes a number of options which enable you to filter the satellites shown on the map by country, type, size, date of launch, orbit period, inclination, apogee and perigee.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gzP_kEE17nY/mapping-14000-satellites.html

Subway Complaints

Category: Google Maps | Aug 17, 2015

Madrid Subway Complaints is a map visualizing the number and categories of complaints made about each subway station on the Madrid Metro network. The complaints made by passengers at each Madrid Metro station range from the slowness of the trains to the price of the journeys.

The map uses scaled, colored and nested circular markers to show the number of each different type of complaint made at

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cQ_oe-KQxEA/subway-complaints.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Aug 16, 2015

The Landsat program has been capturing satellite imagery of the Earth
since the early 1970’s. This means that we have access to over 40 years
of satellite imagery, which is a wonderful resource for documenting
changes to our planet.

Landsat Lens
allows you to explore how the Earth has changed by allowing you to
compare Lansat satellite imagery from six different years. The map
allows

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

Redlining During the New Deal

Category: Google Maps | Aug 15, 2015

The Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) was a government-sponsored corporation created as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. Its purpose was to refinance home mortgages which were in default to prevent foreclosure.

The HOLC is often cited as starting the practice of mortgage redlining. Redlining is the process of denying services to residents of certain areas based on the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zcL_PEnCXTk/redlining-during-new-deal.html

Vintage Maps of Ireland

Category: Google Maps | Aug 15, 2015

S Wilson has a nice collection of geo-rectified vintage maps of Ireland. The Historic Maps of Ireland collection includes vintage maps ranging from John Speed’s 1610 Map of Ireland up to an 1897 Map of Ireland by Matthews-Northrup.

As well as the vintage maps of Ireland the site also includes collections of Historic Maps of Dublin City and Historic Maps of County Dublin. All the maps can be

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/L9UHvO7jd1E/vintage-maps-of-ireland.html

Mapping the Black Death

Category: Google Maps | Aug 14, 2015

In the summer of 1665 London experienced a huge rise in the numbers of people dying from the Bubonic Plague. The Guardian has used historical data from the Bills of Mortality to chart the progression of the plague parish by parish over the course of the summer.

In Mapping London’s Great Plague of 1665 the newspaper has created a dot density map showing the number of plague burials by parish

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9zLpQLd6zsY/mapping-black-death.html

Light Pollution Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 13, 2015

Cities at Night is an attempt to collate and share night time images of the Earth captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

A major part of Cities at Night is a citizen science project in which anyone can help identify the exact locations depicted in photographs by ISS astronauts. By contributing to the project you can help to build a better map of worldwide light

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/oKx93akuqb0/night-pollution-map.html