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The WWE 2K17 Interactive Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 10, 2016

To promote the upcoming release of the WWE themed video game WWE 2K17 the game’s developers have released an interactive map of Suplex City. Using the map you can search Suplex City for clues to the identities of a number of WWE Superstars and Legends. Identify the legends correctly on the map and you could win yourself a roster poster of the identified WWE Superstar

The creators of Suplex

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Ocean Street View from Indonesia

Category: Google Maps | Aug 9, 2016

Lots of new underwater Street View is available on Google Maps off the coast of Indonesia. The new panoramic imagery allows you to take a virtual scuba dive and swim with the fish, turtles and other marine life in Indonesia’s seas.

Google’s underwater panoramic imagery can be a little hard to find on Google Maps so the best way to explore the new imagery is on the dedicated Street View –

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Goodbye to the Middle Class

Category: Google Maps | Aug 9, 2016

The Wall Street Journal has created three neat mapped visualizations of how the middle class in Philadelphia, Chicago and Baltimore have suffered at the expense of the super rich.

In The Carving Out of the Urban Middle Class the WSJ uses 3d choropleth maps to visualize the dominant income groups living in city neighborhoods in 1970, 1990 and 2014. By toggling through the dates on each of the

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Welcome to the Hellfest Site Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 9, 2016

This is definitely one of those times when a screenshot doesn’t do a map justice. In the amazing map depicted in the picture above all the people shown are dancing and all the flames are flickering. When I pan the map to the right I can watch motorbikes zooming up and down a road. If I pan to the left I can view an animated Ferris wheel. All of this in the best interactive festival site map you

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The Airbnb Effect

Category: Google Maps | Aug 9, 2016

One of the key criticisms of Airbnb in that it has a negative effect on affordable housing. Investigations into Airbnb, such as Airbnb’s Impact in San Francisco and Airbnb vs Berlin, have looked closely at ‘power users’. These are landlords who use Airbnb to make higher profits from short term
rentals rather than from renting to long term
tenants.

Inside Airbnb provide a number of mapped

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Visualizing 19th Century New York

Category: Google Maps | Aug 8, 2016

Visualizing 19th Century New York was created to support the Bard Graduate Center Gallery’s exhibition. The exhibition explored how New York was visualized in the 19th century in photography, printmaking and other visual arts.

The interactive map is used to plot landmarks and commercial spaces important to New York’s 19th century visual arts & industry. It also provides links to essays and

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Mapping the Met

Category: Google Maps | Aug 8, 2016

The Met Navigator is a wonderful indoor map of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It provides an independent floor-plan of the Met’s Fifth Avenue museum.

I think the Met Navigator is even a slight improvement on the official Met Map. It has a cleaner and less busy design than the official map. However, unlike the official map, it only provides a floor-plan of the ground floor. It

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ge0mliHFyNM/mapping-met.html

Creating Story Maps with Leaflet

Category: Google Maps | Aug 8, 2016

Last week Maps Mania posted a few examples of Mapbox Story Maps. Those examples all use Mapbox to display locations in a scroll-driven narrative. You can also use Leaflet.js to create scroll-driven story maps.

Jack Dougherty’s leaflet-storymap is a great template to use for creating scroll-driven story maps with Leaflet.js. Jack’s leaflet-storymap is an easy to use template for creating a

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Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Aug 7, 2016

My favorite map of this last week has to be Brand New Subway. Not only does Brand New Subway let you create your very own New York subway system it also works out how many passengers your network would attract,

Brand New Subway allows you to tear up the New York transit map and start from scratch. You can build subway lines anywhere you like in the city and place subway stations where ever you

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Free Maps from USGS & NatGeo

Category: Google Maps | Aug 7, 2016

National Geographic has released a great new service which allows you to print free USGS Quad maps. It’s also very simple to use. It allows you to just zoom in on your area of interest, select the Quad Map that you want and press print.

USGS’s 7.5-minute quadrangle maps are topographical maps covering an area of 49 to 70 square miles.
Using NatGeo’s PDF Quads interactive map you can quickly

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