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Watch that Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 18, 2014

Over the last few years a lot of car manufacturers have made great use of Google Maps and Street View to help market their cars. Swiss watch manufacturer Tissot has now caught the map marketing bug.

Tissot are using the Google Maps API to showcase some of the features on their range of watches. For example, you can experiment with the Tissot watch compass by rotating Street View imagery of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5Xe6ipe452I/watch-that-map.html

A Brief History of the Slippy Wind Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 17, 2014

Since its release two years ago Hint.fm’s beautiful Wind Map
has proved a source of inspiration to a number of map developers. This
real-time animated map of wind speed and direction really is a gorgeous
realization of live meteorological data. It is no surprise then that it has proved a source of inspiration for other cartographers.

The National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Association were

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TwINYB97xv4/the-growth-of-slippy-wind-map.html

Humanitarian Drone Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2014

It’s hard to get away from drone mapping at the moment. Last week on Google Maps Mania we featured four different drone related mapping projects:

Drone Adventures - a non-profit organization designed to promote the potential of drones in conservation and humanitarian work
MapKnitter – a free and open source tool for aligning and creating maps from drone and other overhead captured images

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ySjls5TXmB0/humanitarian-drone-mapping.html

The New York Once a Week Parking Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2014

I learnt something new today. In New York a lot the streets have once a week parking restrictions. Apparently this has something to do with access for street cleaning vehicles.

These parking restrictions can cause a problem for motorists in terms of long-term parking. Matt Petric has become so frustrated with the problem of having to move his friends’ cars multiple times per week while they

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fXOz2x2uAi4/the-new-york-once-week-parking-map.html

Dr Who Takes Over Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2014

Earlier today I posted about this picture of a Cyberman that has suddenly appeared on Google Maps in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. I assumed that this was the result of someone playing around with Google Maps Maker to change Google Maps.

However I have now found the TARDIS on Google Maps at a location nearby to the Cyberman .

I think Dr Who is actually produced by BBC Wales. I’m therefore beginning

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aVavv3RFdgg/dr-who-takes-over-google-maps.html

The Swiss Cantons of Football

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2014

By now I assume that you have seen the New York Times’ maps of the Basketball Nation and the Baseball Nation. These maps show the support of US baseball and basketball teams based on the locations of their Facebook fans.

Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger has created a similar mapped visualization showing the geography of football support in the country. Die Hochburgen der Schweizer Fussballfans

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/K4SP1qNupjc/the-swiss-cantons-of-football.html

When Cyberman Attacks Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2014

The trouble with crowd-sourced maps is that sometimes you can’t trust the crowd. Google has occasionally had trouble with people using Google Map Maker to make less than accurate changes to Google Maps.

Google Map Maker edits have to be approved by moderators and this usually works in stopping the most obvious attempts to vandalize Google Maps. However the occasional prank edit does sneak past

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Y2b1kuj_9DM/when-cyberman-attacks-google-maps.html

Live Tracking the Tour de France in 3d

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2014

Applied Works has used WebGL to create 3d maps of the climbing stages in the Tour de France. Tour de France – Mapping the Climbs currently has two maps which you can view. One is a demo map of stage 7 of the 2012 Tour de France. The other one is a map of stage 10 in this year’s race.

Both maps include an elevation chart beneath the map, You can mouse-over the elevation chart to see the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3zNJvOgQUvw/live-tracking-tour-de-france-in-3d.html

Stalking the Super Rich

Category: Google Maps | Jul 15, 2014

MansionMap is a great map to help you stalk the super rich. Using the map you can zoom into your nearest rich neighborhood and find out who owns all the most expensive houses.

However most times that you go a stalking you have a particular individual fixed in your mind. If that’s the case don’t worry because MansionMap allows you to search for people’s homes by name.

Want to stalk Hugh

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ZeII-QE4fWQ/stalking-super-rich.html

A Day in the Life of a New York Cab

Category: Google Maps | Jul 15, 2014

NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life is a MapBox visualization of the journey of one New York taxi over the course of 24 hours.

The map animates one New York taxi’s route over the course of one day. As the animation plays the taxi’s position is shown by a yellow circle map marker. All the passenger journeys are added to the map with a blue polyline. While the animation plays the map also keeps a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aVqVRl_MH7o/a-day-in-life-of-new-york-cab.html