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Mapping School Segregation

Category: Google Maps | Dec 12, 2014

Sixty years after the ‘Brown vs Board of Education’ Supreme Court ruling that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional many schools in the United States remain, to all intents and purposes, segregated by race.

Diversity in New York City’s Schools is a Google Map visualizing the largest racial group in each New York school. Each school is

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gL65UTxTAt8/mapping-school-segregation.html

The World Ecosystems Map

Category: Google Maps | Dec 12, 2014

The US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri have released a detailed global ecological land units map. The map allows you to click on any location in the world to view the bioclimate, landform, lithology, and land cover parameters at that location.

Select a location on the Explore the Ecological Tapestry of the World map and four inset maps reveal the bioclimate, landforms, rock types and land

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gTxpzXrF93w/the-world-ecosystems-map.html

Mapping the Wasted Generation

Category: Google Maps | Dec 11, 2014

Social Explorer has collaborated with the Census Bureau to provide an interesting examination of the lives of young adults in the United States today. Young Adults Then and Now uses census data to compare the education and incomes of today’s 18-34 year old adults with those of previous generations.

At the heart of the visualization is a Leafet.js interactive map which allows you to choose a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tsZ4jPVIqy0/mapping-wasted-generation.html

The Declaration of Independence Map

Category: Google Maps | Dec 11, 2014

The Digital Declaration of Independence uses the Neatline story map tool to present a high-resolution scan of the 1823 facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, an annotated version of John Trumbull’s 1819 painting ‘Declaration of Independence’ and a map showing the home towns of all those who signed the Declaration.

I particularly admire the way the Neatline mapping tool has been used to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Q1DYZ6_sXkk/the-declaration-of-independence-map.html

Mapping California’s Drought

Category: Google Maps | Dec 10, 2014

I’ve been searching the arid desert valleys of the internet for a while, looking for a decent mapped visualization of the California drought. Ironically, just as the drought-stricken areas of Southern California look like they might get some welcome rain, a very good map has appeared from the clouds.

Unsurprisingly this informative map of the California Drought Visualized with Open Data comes

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/urQrCQabrf0/mapping-californias-drought.html

People from New Jersey are Lazy

Category: Google Maps | Dec 10, 2014

There have been some really beautiful mapped visualizations of New York City taxi data. These three OpenHeatMap aren’t them. However, although they might not be the prettiest maps, they still reveal some interesting patterns in how New Yorkers travel by taxi, how much they tip and where people travel from.

This Laziest and Furthest-Traveling heat-map (pictured) visualizes how far people travel

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OGbecoKQWNM/people-from-new-jersey-are-lazy.html

Mapping Rosetta

Category: Google Maps | Dec 10, 2014

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta space probe is now orbiting around comet 67P. On the 12th November the Philae lander was launched from Rosetta and landed on the comet. Contact was lost with Philae on the 15th November after the lander’s batteries ran out of power. In August 2015, when the comet has moved closer to
the Sun, it is possible that the lander’s solar panels will receive enough

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9dgKJEhcNTw/mapping-rosetta.html

Historical New York Map Tiles

Category: Google Maps | Dec 9, 2014

I’m a huge fan of the New York Public Library’s Map Warper project. Using the tool people have been digitally aligning the library’s historical map collection so that the maps can be overlaid on modern interactive maps. The result is that you can now browse over 10,000 historical maps on the Map Warper website.

CartoDB this week noticed that you can also use the map tiles from any of the over

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/B2yHIcWuGXA/historical-new-york-map-tiles.html

Mapping the Age of Chicago’s Buildings

Category: Google Maps | Dec 9, 2014

Back in July Wired published a nice tutorial on how to create a building age map. In Adventures in Mapmaking Wired’s MapLab not only provided a great tutorial on how to map the ages of a city’s buildings but also created an example map visualizing the ages of Chicago’s buildings.

The Wired Chicago map is OK but it is missing a legend (so it is difficult to determine a building’s age from its

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7032x2xO-P0/mapping-age-of-chicagos-buildings.html

The Mapping of the Ring

Category: Google Maps | Dec 9, 2014

One of the big trends in interactive maps over the last twelve months has been the growing use of story maps. This year digital maps have been used to tell stories in long-form news reports and in impressive data visualizations. While story maps have been popular in these non-fiction narratives they have not been used as much yet in the world of fiction.

One really impressive exception to this

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wHfXYBFkK-0/the-mapping-of-ring.html