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Colorful Cartography

Category: Google Maps | May 11, 2016

I don’t imagine that there are many major road junctions in the world that are are celebrated for their beauty. I certainly wouldn’t want to live next to one. However, while road intersections might be ugly, they can appear beautiful on maps. Especially if you add a little color.

Artist Nicholas Rougeux has created a series of posters featuring line drawings of major road intersections.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zDXttv1REhc/coloroful-cartography.html

Nul Points – Geographic Bias in the Eurovision Song Contest

Category: Google Maps | May 11, 2016

This Saturday millions of Europeans will sit down to watch three and half hours of excruciating television. Much of that time will be spent listening to contestants from around Europe singing some of the worst songs ever written. The rest of the evening will then be spent watching judges from each country awarding points to their favorite songs.

The voting system in the Eurovision Song Contest

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lF2cshhebMw/nul-points-geographic-bias-in.html

Fort McMurray Smoke Warnings

Category: Google Maps | May 10, 2016

The Map Room has a nice round-up of maps related to the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The round-up includes links to a collection of Landsat satellite images of the fire and a number of static maps which have overlaid the extent of the fire on other locations around the world.

Today Environment Canada has released an air quality alert warning about the poor air quality and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WCWZvo6i7BM/fort-mcmurray-smoke-warnings.html

How Green is Your Town?

Category: Google Maps | May 10, 2016

The Berliner Morgenpost has analysed hundreds of satellite images in order to determine Germany’s greenest towns. These are Germany’s Greenest Towns ranks Germany’s 79 major cities in order of how much vegetation they have.

Most previous analysis of Germany’s greenest cities has been determined by the amount of public parks and public recreational areas a city has, The Berliner Morgenpost has

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IlF0_qSKva0/how-green-is-your-town.html

Mapping US Nuclear Targets

Category: Google Maps | May 10, 2016

During the 1950’s the United States identified 1,100 locations around the world as targets for nuclear weapons. These included locations in Eastern Europe, Russia, China, and North Korea. These targets also included a number of cities with large urban populations, including Beijing, Moscow, Leningrad, East Berlin and Warsaw.

The Future of Life Institute has created an interactive map which

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rJ55g3_K7P4/mapping-us-nuclear-targets.html

Instant Instagram Maps

Category: Google Maps | May 9, 2016

If you have an Instagram account then SnapMap is a great tool which you can use to instantly create an interactive map of your photographs.

The SnapMap wizard is built upon Knight Foundations StoryMap.js. This means that any map created with SnapMap has the added bonus of being in the form of a story map. This is great if you want to create a mapped slideshow of your vacation photos or

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/JURZ2NhZm3U/instant-instagram-maps.html

The Interactive Watershed Map

Category: Google Maps | May 9, 2016

FernLeaf Interactive has created an interactive map which allows you to view over 100,000 watershed regions. The map shows the topological relationships between the USGS level 12 hydrologic units for the entire United States.

The Watersheds Map allows you to visualize watershed regions throughout the USA. As you mouse-over the map it automatically updates to show upstream areas in red and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/97PaJOM0pg4/the-interactive-watershed-map.html

The Mapped Wonders of Nordic Food

Category: Google Maps | May 9, 2016

Expedia has created two interactive maps which allow you to explore the wonderful delights of regional food in Sweden and Finland.

The Taste of Sweden uses Leaflet.js to create a gastronomic tour of some of Sweden’s regional dishes. Thankfully the map also includes the recipes for each of the featured meals. This means that if you are tempted by the thought of Lappland’s smoked reindeer stew

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/N0vMeD3dyYI/the-mapped-wonders-of-nordic-food.html

Mapping Bizarre Britain

Category: Google Maps | May 9, 2016

Every year hundreds of people in the English village of Brockworth chase an 8lb ball of cheese down Cooper’s Hill. This is just one of the many strange folk traditions and customs which you can discover on the Best of Bizarre Blighty interactive map.

The Best of Bizarre Blighty is a calendar and map of some of the most eccentric and weird events that take place in Great Britain. For example in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qy-9Gd59TWA/mapping-bizarre-britain.html

The Environmental Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | May 8, 2016

Last year the Cartography and Geovisualization Group at Oregon State
University created an amazing interactive map from NASA’s video of A Year In The Life Of Earth’s CO2.

The group’s Interactive Map of A Year In The Life Of Earth’s CO2 wraps an HTML5 version of NASA’s narrated video of a year’s Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide concentrations around an interactive globe. This mean that you

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