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Flight of the Osprey

Category: Google Maps | May 11, 2018

Julie’s Improbable Journey is an Esri Story Map tracing the 2,500 mile migration of a young osprey from her birthplace in southeast Michigan to Venezuela. The map uses data collected from a satellite tag placed on Julie as part of a project led by Michigan Osprey.

As you progress through the story map overhead aerial imagery shows you a bird’s-eye view of Julie’s journey. The aerial imagery

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/uzS0fmMcZDg/flight-of-osprey.html

Norway’s Neglected Bridges

Category: Google Maps | May 11, 2018

In Norway the public roads administration is responsible for checking the safety of all the country’s bridges. According to VG they are not carrying out the required annual inspections for more than half of the country’s bridges. In Rules are Broken on Half of All Bridges VG looks at the data behind the inspections of Norway’s bridges.

VG’s investigative report includes an interactive map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kiu0Q2tZMWA/norways-neglected-bridges.html

Shadows of Boston

Category: Google Maps | May 10, 2018

Boston’s Planning and Development Agency has made an impressive interactive map which shows all of Boston’s buildings in 3d. Boston 3D Buildings is an amazing map of the city containing thousands of Boston’s buildings in glorious 3d.

My favorite feature of this incredible 3d map is that you can view the shadows of all the buildings for any time of day and for any month of the year. Just click

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OmpDj92xBPk/shadows-of-boston.html

Time Travel Switzerland

Category: Google Maps | May 10, 2018

Smapshot is a platform for georeferencing and visualizing historical images of Switzerland. The platform uses Cesium.js to display vintage photographs superimposed on top of a 3d globe. You can use Smapshot just to explore historical, vintage views of Switzerland. Or you can join in and help to georeference other vintage photographs of the country.

So far Smapshot has georeferenced a large

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/o-ojbk1FMjE/time-travel-switzerland.html

Tracking Cuckoos to Africa

Category: Google Maps | May 10, 2018

The number of cuckoos in the UK has fallen drastically over the last few decades. The British Trust for Ornithology has been tracking the migrations of cuckoos in order to discover why. By satellite-tracking cuckoos the BTO is able to learn more about their migration routes and their lives away from their breeding grounds in the UK. By identifying the areas of importance to these birds the BTO

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/V7XhvjK5BGI/tracking-cuckoos-to-africa.html

New York – Hour by Hour

Category: Google Maps | May 9, 2018

The night-time population of Manhattan is around 2 million people. During a normal weekday however the number of people shoots up to around 4 million, as people come to New York to work, shop and play.
The Manhattan Population Explorer is a mapped visualization which allows you to explore how the population of Manhattan changes block by block for each hour of every day, during an average New

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gXkVXfE1jZQ/new-york-hour-by-hour.html

The Dying Dead Sea

Category: Google Maps | May 9, 2018

The Dead Sea is shrinking. Every year the surface level of the Dead Sea drops more than a metre. In the 1980’s the tourist resort of Ein Gedi proudly sat on the coast of the Dead Sea. Tourists now face a 2km walk from Ein Gedi to reach the sea.

You can see how much the Dead Sea has shrunk since 1973 on this interactive Dead Sea Map. The map contains six overlays which show the surface area of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/df8qxA_7txA/the-dying-dead-sea.html

Wikipedia’s Languages Mapped

Category: Google Maps | May 8, 2018

Terra Incognita is a map based visualization tool for exploring the geography of Wikipedia in different languages. It provides a great way to research Wikipedia’s global coverage in different languages.

Terra Incognita was created to reveal the biases and unevenness in Wikipedia’s coverage in different languages. If you select a country on the map and a number of different languages the map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CFWMfBe5yY4/wikipedias-languages-mapped.html

An Interactive Map of 1.7 Billion Stars

Category: Google Maps | May 8, 2018

The European Space Agency’s ESASky 2.2 is an interactive map of the galaxy. The map uses imagery from ESA’s Gaia mission. The Gaia mission’s aim is to make the most accurate map of our Galaxy using observations from the Gaia satellite, which is in orbit around the sun.

My favorite feature of ESA’s interactive star map is the ‘Explore random target’ button. This button uses ESA’s Infinite

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/k-Lr-68z7Is/an-interactive-map-of-17-billion-stars.html

China to London by Train

Category: Google Maps | May 8, 2018

The South China Morning Post has published an impressive data visualization which take you on a journey along each of China’s five biggest Belt and Road infrastructure projects. China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road strategy plans to connect China to the rest of Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa with a huge transport and oil & gas pipeline network.

In The five main projects of the Belt

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6l-f5HVz-8M/china-to-london-by-train.html