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New York’s Worst Landlords Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 11, 2014

The Public Advocate for the City of New York has released an interactive map, The NYC Landord Watchlist, which maps the city’s most poorly managed buildings.

The map uses data from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to list overĀ  6,800 buildings across New York. You can search the map by address and by borough. If you select a property listed on the map you can view the

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The World in Eight Projections

Category: Google Maps | Oct 11, 2014

Eight Projections is a series of maps of regions of the world drawn in eight different map projections. All eight projections are displayed on the same map at the same scale and with the same center.

The series includes maps of the Continental USA, South America, Europe, Oceania, Africa and North America. The eight map projections for each region are drawn using SVG. Each regional map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7wHb82WiJ3I/the-world-in-eight-projections.html

Equal Population Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Oct 10, 2014

This population visualization from Slate is very clever. It allows you to compare the population density of different locations in the United States.

The Equal Population Mapper lets you click anywhere on a map of the United States and view a circular region of equal population to New York around the selected area. It really is a very effective tool to visualize the population density of New

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/BjaholypD44/equal-population-mapping.html

Mapping the Anthropocene

Category: Google Maps | Oct 10, 2014

Welcome to the Anthropocene explores the effect of the human race on planet Earth. This Smithsonian created Esri Story Map presents a series of maps demonstrating the influence of human activity on the planet and also explores some of the solutions being developed to try and re-shape the way we interact with the Earth.

This narrative map is in two distinct halves. The first part of the story

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/2BlIurSweAw/mapping-anthropocene.html

Mapping the History of Manhattan’s Growth

Category: Google Maps | Oct 9, 2014

Urban Layers is an incredible new mapped visualization of Manhattan’s building history. The map uses building construction data from PLUTO with Mapbox GL to create a highly responsive and interactive tool to explore the history of building construction in central New York.

The time-line function provides a great tool to explore the building history of Manhattan. You can use the time-line to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/P9DK8frRFxQ/mapping-history-of-manhattans-growth.html

Mapping the Anonymous Criminal Companies

Category: Google Maps | Oct 9, 2014

The Great Rip-Off is a map from Global Witness which highlights the abuse of anonymous companies around the world. The map helps to plot the global connections between the anonymous companies used by tax evaders, terrorists, drugs cartels and corrupt politicians to hide their ill-gotten gains.

The map itself is used as a navigational aide to explore the stories behind some of the abuses

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dq5ckWqMXbQ/mapping-crimes-of-anonymous-companies.html

The Global Price Map of Illegal Drugs

Category: Google Maps | Oct 9, 2014

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Wine has released their 2014 World Drug Report. The report provides an overview of global drug trafficking and consumption. It also provides information on the street price of different illegal drugs in countries around the world.

Canada.com has used the UN’s data on the street price of drugs to create a world-wide map of What illegal Drugs Cost on the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/t4F8Xtqb6us/the-global-price-map-of-illegal-drugs.html

Could the TARDIS beat a DeLorean?

Category: Google Maps | Oct 8, 2014

A new Google Map allows you to test the speeds of a number of different modes of transport and find out which is the fastest way to travel.

Just enter a starting point and a destination into Are We There Yet? and pick your preferred mode of transport. You can choose from a number of vehicles, including a TARDIS, a DeLorean, a broomstick, Santa’s sleigh or even a dinosaur.

Your chosen route is

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LHzzCp6XUME/could-tardis-beat-delorean.html

Thieves Don’t Like Hills

Category: Google Maps | Oct 8, 2014

There is a theory that San Francisco criminals don’t like hills. You might be able to test this hypothesis with Mapbox’s new Surface API.

The Surface API includes elevation data so that you can use the API to find out the elevation of points on a map or to create an elevation chart of a walking or cycling route. However the Surface API is more than just an elevation service. It can also be

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/uxOqVEkLKTk/thieves-dont-like-hills.html

Mapping Null Island

Category: Google Maps | Oct 8, 2014

People searching for Null Island on Mapbox

The exact location of the mysterious Null Island has managed to evade explorers for centuries. Two maps released this week may have finally solved the mystery.

Earlier this week Mapbox released a beautiful looking map of the most requested locations on Mapbox. The map (pictured above) shows the top 50,000 most requested map tiles by map developers

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/f39jMCa4RI0/mapping-null-island.html