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Mapping Population in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Nov 29, 2017

UK developers Parallel have released an interactive map which visualizes UK population density in 3D. Their ONS Population Estimates map shows the population density in each UK Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) and the age breakdown of the population in each LSOA.

The population density view on the map uses Mapbox GL’s extrusion property to create 3D towers on the map. The height of the towers

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/RFk-7B_3p0Y/mapping-population-in-3d.html

Videos on Maps

Category: Google Maps | Nov 28, 2017

Earlier this year the Leaflet mapping library followed Mapbox GL’s example by releasing a L.VideoOverlay class which allows you to add videos as an overlay to your Leaflet maps. This means that you can add playable videos on top of both Mapbox GL and Leaflet maps. This feature is particularly useful if you want to add animated timelapse satellite images to a map.

If you are interested in how

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zEfKd446f6Y/videos-on-maps.html

London Bans Fried Chicken

Category: Google Maps | Nov 28, 2017

Many councils in the UK have introduced 400 meter fast food exclusion zones around schools. These zones don’t apply to existing fast food outlets but do apply to anyone planning to open a fast food restaurant in the future. The purpose of these exclusion zones are to help fight the rise of child obesity.

Later this week the London mayor Sadiq Khan plans to announce a fast food exclusion zone

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UukLZNlgt1A/london-bans-fried-chicken.html

Map of the Year 2017

Category: Google Maps | Nov 27, 2017

The Journal of Maps has named their Best Map of 2017. Their choice for map of the year is a flow map visualization of people moving between U.S. states. The map certainly proved an inspiration to a number of cartographers this year.

Migration in the United States 2009-2013, which we first featured on Maps Mania back in May, uses flow lines to visualize the numbers of people moving between

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/XGOcLX2-32Q/map-of-year-2017.html

Street View Tag

Category: Google Maps | Nov 25, 2017

Street Tours is a new mapping tool which allows you to easily create interactive tours using Google Maps Street View. Using the tool you can tag locations on Google’s panoramic imagery to provide additional information for the tour’s users.

The image above shows a Street Tour of Bournemouth Beach in the UK. In this demo tour the pier, the Oceanarium and the Tourist Information office have all

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-BSwiwdqjz4/street-view-tag.html

Power Plants of North America

Category: Google Maps | Nov 24, 2017

The North American Power Plants interactive map shows the location of nearly 10,000 power plants in the USA, Canada & Mexico. The map also provides a breakdown of how much capacity is provided by each type of power plant. Currently natural gas provides over 40% of capacity in the whole of North America.

6,400 of the power plants on the map (generating one or more megawatts) use renewable

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/DJ7kyaeU7tQ/power-plants-of-north-america.html

The Global Croplands Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 24, 2017

The USGS has released an interactive map which shows all the land used for crops and all the possible cropland in the world. As the world’s population continues to grow the USGS believes that monitoring global croplands and their water use is essential to ensure future food security.

The Global Croplands map provides 30 meter resolution cropland data for the entire world. The data comes from

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6SMmxcjmFR8/the-global-croplands-map.html

Australia’s Marriage Law Survey Results

Category: Google Maps | Nov 23, 2017

In September Australia held a non-binding national postal survey into the issue of same-sex marriage. There was a high response rate, with over 80% of eligible voters participating in the survey. An overwhelming 61.6% of voters voted ‘Yes’ to same-sex marriages while 38.4% voted ‘No’.

You can see how people voted in your area on Esri’s interactive map of the results. Their¬†Australian Marriage

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jK81QRFktJo/australias-marriage-law-survey-results.html

How the World has Changed

Category: Google Maps | Nov 23, 2017

Urban Radiance compares historical night-time satellite views of the Earth to analyse urban development across the world. By comparing recent night-time satellite imagery with historical night-time satellite views of the same locations Urban Radiance is able to show how countries have changed in terms of urbanization, electrification and population density.

Urban Radiance has compiled

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/uc-ppjkzPxw/how-world-has-changed.html

The Geography of the Thanksgiving Meal

Category: Google Maps | Nov 22, 2017

Tomorrow across the United States people will be sitting down to eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The tradition largely depends on where you live in the country.

The traditional Thanksgiving menu can be hugely influenced by geography. For example if you live in the north or west then you will probably have cranberry sauce with your turkey; while those who live in the southern states will

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cazcGGr6q8U/the-geography-of-thanksgiving-meal.html