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The Interactive Sign Languages Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 31, 2017

Saint Mary’s University in Canada has released interactive maps which show you how to sign Atlantic Canadian place names in both American Sign Language (ASL) and the regional dialect Maritime Sign Language (MSL).

The Atlantic Provinces Sign Language Place Names maps are very easy to use. If you click on a location’s marker on the map a YouTube video will appear showing you how to sign the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7viN44lj0zQ/the-interactive-sign-languages-map.html

The World’s Solar Atlas

Category: Google Maps | Jan 31, 2017

The Global Solar Atlas allows you to carry out a simple solar power output calculation for nearly any location in the world. Using the map you can simply click anywhere in the world to view an estimation of the likely electricity output from photovoltaic solar panels at that location.

The Global Solar Atlas also provides a number of different map layers, including photovoltaic electricity

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_kh3Pz-XZNU/the-worlds-solar-atlas.html

Ban Trump from Britain

Category: Google Maps | Jan 30, 2017

An online petition to stop President Trump’s planned state visit to the UK has raised almost 1.5 million signatures in two days. The petition, on the UK government website, needed only 100,000 signatures to be considered for debate by the UK parliament. The government claims that “petitions which reach 100,000 signatures are almost always debated”.

You can see where people in the UK have

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/P9a86XOyfrc/ban-trump-from-britain.html

The World’s First Geological Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jan 30, 2017

William Smith was an English geologist who created the first nationwide geological map of the UK. In 1815 Smith’s beautiful geological map of Britain visualized geological types using different different colors.

William Smith’s Maps allows you to explore William Smith’s geological maps of England, Scotland & Wales in close detail. An interactive map interface allows you to view geo-rectified

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/AkB9-R8-WK4/the-worlds-first-geological-maps.html

Fun with Japanese Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jan 30, 2017

The Japanese certainly like to have fun with their interactive maps. A couple of weeks ago the Kirin Brewery company released the Green Emoji Map, a map of Japan which consists entirely of user submitted emoji symbols.

Toyota have now got in on the act with their own fun interactive map of Japan. Their Wondermap provides details of great places to visit throughout the country. To emphasize how

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_HQSR7WmeK4/fun-with-japanese-maps.html

Indoor Mapping with Mapbox GL

Category: Google Maps | Jan 29, 2017

Mapbox GL’s extrude property can be used to extrude polygon shapes to create interesting mapped visualizations of data in 3D. It can be used to extrude and color building footprints, as in this Toronto Zoning Map. It can also be used to represent census data in 3D, like in this┬áPopulation Density Inspector map, which shows the number of people living in each census block in America in 3D. Vox

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/W1DSx_TD1VE/indoor-mapping-with-mapbox-gl.html

Two and a Half Minutes to Midnight

Category: Google Maps | Jan 28, 2017

The National Snow and Ice Data Center has created a series of interactive maps which visualize Satellite Observations of Arctic Change. The maps allow you to see how sea ice, snow cover and frozen ground have all been shrinking during the 21st Century. Other maps plot air temperature changes in the Arctic and the changes to Arctic vegetation.

Global warming is causing observable changes to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ai7EVEV4Rn4/two-and-half-minutes-to-midnight.html

The Global Urban Footprint

Category: Google Maps | Jan 27, 2017

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has released an interactive globe which visualizes human settlements around the world. The Global Urban Footprint map shows the global distribution of the human population on a custom made WebGL globe.

The Global Urban Footprint globe was made by analyzing satellite imagery of the Earth. The globe uses only three colors: black for urban areas, white for land

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tveYOBNAR8k/the-global-urban-footprint.html

Mapping Tall Buildings in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Jan 26, 2017

When you need a map that can leap over tall buildings in a single bound you can call on the super OSM Buildings. OSM Buildings is a very impressive JavaScript mapping library that can be used to create 3D models of buildings from Open Street Map data.

For example when DNAInfo wanted to create an interactive map to show the visual impact of new skyscrapers on the New York skyline they used OSM

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zLWCoQQgpxE/mapping-tall-buildings-in-3d.html

Mapping School Ratings & Catchment Areas

Category: Google Maps | Jan 26, 2017

There are a number of factors that you might want to consider when choosing the right school for your children. In the UK you might want to consider Ofsted inspection reports, the school’s academic record and the teacher to pupil ratio. You will probably also want to view the school’s catchment area, especially if you are looking to move house.

This is where AdmissionsDay can help.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jJ2ugJcQsGc/mapping-school-ratings-catchment-areas.html