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Mapping Police Brutality

Category: Google Maps | Oct 20, 2014

After the shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown in Ferguson by a police officer a number of Ferguson citizens came together to form Hands Up United.

Hands Up United’s goal is in the short-term to get justice for the shooting of Mike Brown and, in the long-term, to help prevent future incidents of police brutality. To help achieve this goal Hand Up United has released an interactive map

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The Art History of Zero

Category: Google Maps | Oct 20, 2014

‘ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s’ is a Guggenheim exhibition showcasing the art of the ZERO group of artists. The ZERO art movement started in Germany in the 1950′s but soon became influential throughout Europe and Japan.

As part of the new ZERO exhibition (October 10, 2014–January 7, 2015) the Guggenheim has released an interactive map exploring the history of the ZERO group, the

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Mapping Real-Time Buses in 3d

Category: Google Maps | Oct 20, 2014

Over the years Maps Mania has reported on a huge number of real-time transit maps around the world. Transit maps which allow you to view the live movements of buses, trams and trains live on a map. Seetys is the first one that I’ve seen which allows you to follow vehicles in 3d.

The Seetys Transport website provides real-time simulated maps of bus networks in a number of Spanish cities. The

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The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Oct 19, 2014

The most beautiful maps of the past week come from this collection of road orientation maps. Crayon the Grids
is a series of maps where all the streets have been colored based on
their orientation. The results, I think you will agree are absolutely
stunning.

This series of city road orientation visualizations includes maps of San
Francisco, Tokyo, New York, Chicago, London, Washington DC,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/G4A93GkS9ac/the-maps-of-week.html

The View of Earth Live from Space

Category: Google Maps | Oct 18, 2014

ISS Live is a beautiful WebGL Earth visualization of the position of the International Space Station, which also includes NASA’s High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) live video stream of the Earth as seen from the ISS.

There are a number of other maps of NASA’s live stream of Earth but the use of a 3d globe in ISS Live makes this the most beautiful. The visualization uses Kloken Technolgies’

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/atlNNSw-uN0/the-view-of-earth-live-from-space.html

Mapping Jimmy John’s Exclusions Zones

Category: Google Maps | Oct 17, 2014

The Jimmy John’s franchised sandwich restaurant chain requires their employees to sign non-compete agreements. These non-compete contracts ensure that employees can not work for any other sandwich business within three miles of any Jimmy John’s location for two years after they leave their job with Jimmy John’s.

This means that there is now a 6,000 square mile ‘employment exclusion zone’ in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6QZkYihgsp8/mapping-jimmy-johns-exclusions-zones.html

Mapping Global Competitiveness

Category: Google Maps | Oct 17, 2014

The World Economic Forum has released the Global Competitiveness Index 2014-2015. The Index assesses and ranks the economic competitiveness of countries around the world based on a “set of institutions, policies, and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country”.

Switzerland, Singapore and the United States (in that order) are ranked the top three countries for competitiveness

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/pW_Yzf28VUk/mapping-global-competitiveness.html

Mapping Bike Crashes in Melbourne

Category: Google Maps | Oct 16, 2014

The Melbourne Bike Crash Map plots five years of Melbourne cycling accidents on a Leaflet powered map. You can use the map to see where bike crashes are most prevalent on Melbourne’s streets.

You can filter the results shown on the map by ‘all crashes’, ‘fatal crashes’ and ‘serious injury crashes’. You can also filter the results by time of a day. In addition the map provides a rough

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hp3JFUNhdU4/mapping-bike-crashes-in-melbourne.html

The Uber Surge Price Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 16, 2014

During the busiest periods the car ride-sharing specialists Uber increase their fare rates. Uber call this ‘Surge Pricing’ and claim it is designed to encourage more Uber drivers to be on the road at the busiest times.

You can use the Up Hail Google Map to check out the current pricing level in a number of cities. Up Hail provides a heat map for each city which compares the current Uber fare

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4uC94PyJxh4/the-uber-surge-price-map.html

The World’s Rivers Are Dammed

Category: Google Maps | Oct 16, 2014

Around the world more and more rivers are being dammed. Decades of dam building is leading to the global impoverishment in the health of the world’s river basins. poor water quality and low biodiversity.

International Rivers has released an interactive map which illustrates the effect of dams on the health of rivers around the world. The State of the World’s Rivers maps nearly 6,000 dams in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/R_-p_RWqfsM/the-worlds-rivers-are-dammed.html