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Make Your Very Own Toposcope

Category: Google Maps | Mar 1, 2017

A toposcope is a marker that is placed on the top of a hill or other elevated position to show the direction and distance to notable locations which can be seen from that point. Toposcopes can usually be found at popular vantage points to help you spot nearby locations which can be observed from that position.

If your favorite hill or elevated position doesn’t have its own toposcope then don’t

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New York in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Feb 28, 2017

New York is the city where construction never sleeps. If you want to keep track of the endless pace of new builds in Lower Manhattan you can use Downtown Alliance’s new 3D map which tracks the urban landscape in the area of New York below Chambers Street.

LM3D maps all current and future developments in Lower Manhattan. It also allows you to analyse building use within the area, as it

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Travel Time New York

Category: Google Maps | Feb 28, 2017

Travelling between Manhattan and Brooklyn is going to get harder. In 2019 the MTA plans to close the L train’s East River tunnel for 18 months. This will affect the journeys of thousands of travelers in New York every day.

2019 might seem like a long time away but it’s not too early for Google’s Sidewalk Labs to start planning for the disruption. They have teamed up with Transportation

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/sVw-SzbEIGY/travel-time-train-new-york.html

Harriet Tubman – An American Hero

Category: Google Maps | Feb 27, 2017

Harriet Tubman is an American hero. She escaped from slavery in 1849. She then went on to use the Underground Railroad to personally help around seventy other people escape from slavery. During the American Civil War she also worked as a scout, spy and nurse for the United States Army.

Ron Stodghill in Harriet Tubman’s Path to Freedom examines the extraordinary life of Harriet Tubman. In this

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Where’s Everyone Moving?

Category: Google Maps | Feb 27, 2017

In the UK when people move house they often give their new address to the post office. This enables the Royal Mail to redirect any mail posted to their old address to their new home. It also means that the post office has a lot of data about where people move from and where they move to in the UK.

The Royal Mail has used data from over a million of these redirection applications to create the

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Sounds of the City – Mixing Desk

Category: Google Maps | Feb 24, 2017

You can become your own urban DJ and remix the sounds of the world’s cities on the Soundcities Herd Above the Noise map. This map lets you play and remix sound recordings captured in thousands of different urban landscapes around the globe.

Soundcities – Herd Above The Noise uses the Sound Cities extensive database of geo-tagged sound recordings to take you on an animated audio tour of the

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How Immigrants Boost the Economy

Category: Google Maps | Feb 23, 2017

The New American Economy has mapped the contributions of immigrants in all 435 Congressional districts, the 55 largest U.S. metro areas and all 50 states. The map provides information on the tax contributions made by immigrant workers and data on their spending power and contributions to entrepreneurship and the general workforce.

If you select a location on the Map the Impact interactive map

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The Broken Bridges of Madison County

Category: Google Maps | Feb 23, 2017

The 2015 National Bridge Inventory shows that more than 130,000 bridges in the USA are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. The Washington Post has released an interactive map, How many structurally deficient bridges are in your county?, which shows the state of bridges in every country in the country. The map also allows you to view the inspection results for every classified

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Mapping the Internment of Japanese Americans

Category: Google Maps | Feb 22, 2017

February 19th was the 75th anniversary of the executive order authorizing the internment of Japanese Americans. During the Second World War over 120,000 Japanese Americans were placed in concentration camps in the United States.

Esri has manually digitized the archival records of the War Relocation Authority, the civilian body that oversaw the relocation and incarceration of Japanese Americans

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/s0kv3-eEImk/mapping-internment-of-japanese-americans.html

Travel Time Location Search

Category: Google Maps | Feb 21, 2017

TravelTime is a new location search engine which allows you to find places by travel time. It allows you to find locations by the amount of time it will take to walk, cycle, drive or get public transport to.

If you share your location with TravelTime you can view an isochrone map showing you how far you can travel in a set amount of time. For example you can select to view where you could walk

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ikyd0Z1QXpc/travel-time-location-search.html