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The London Buskers Map

Category: Google Maps | Jun 25, 2015

Busk in London is a really well designed mapped guide to where street performers can busk in London. The map shows which boroughs have accepted the Busk in London code of conduct and the location of designated busking pitches throughout the city.

I really like the simple and elegant design of the Busk in London map. The brightly colored guitar picks, which are used to mark designated busking

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WzRdmOYsZz0/the-london-buskers-map.html

The Running Cartoon Map

Category: Google Maps | Jun 24, 2015

For some reason CartoDB’s animated Torque library has largely been overlooked as a method for animating cartoons on maps. Until now that is.

Map Labels Above a CartoDB Torque Layer uses CartoDB’s animated heat map capabilities to create an animated running and jumping figure on top of a map. The map actually has a serious purpose to demonstrate how to layer labels on a map above the animated

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/B7bDAAJr0MY/the-running-cartoon-map.html

Introducing Precipice View

Category: Google Maps | Jun 24, 2015

Apparently there is nowhere that the Google Street View guys won’t go. They’ve already dived beneath the roaring seas, traversed the Liwa Desert and stared-down the polar bears of Churchill.

Now they have climbed the vertical face of El Capitan in Yosemite. To capture this new imagery Google cheated a little bit by employing the help of three experienced climbers: Lynn Hill, Alex Honnold and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3djVp7zz2pU/introducing-precipice-view.html

The History of Segregation in DC

Category: Google Maps | Jun 24, 2015

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC is a public history project exploring the historic segregation of DC’s housing. The map reveals how restrictive deed covenants were used in the early 20th century to exclude the city’s black population from D.C.’s best housing.

Esri’s Story Map template was used by the project to provide a narrative map which examines the use of racially restrictive

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/GpOMgJsmBWs/the-history-of-segregation-in-dc.html

Google Maps – the Body Edition

Category: Google Maps | Jun 24, 2015

A metabolic pathway is a series of chemical reactions occurring within a cell. Each metabolic pathway consists of a series of biochemical reactions that are connected by their intermediates: the products of one reaction are the substrates for subsequent reactions, and so on.

You can now explore these metabolic pathways on a new Interactive Metabolic Pathways Map. The map, created with the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/f_h5i6xuFXY/google-maps-body-edition.html

Mapping the Robot Invasion

Category: Google Maps | Jun 24, 2015

France, Spain and Portugal are ready to join Sarah Connor’s Resistance against the rise of the robots. However Sweden and Finland are willing to welcome our new robot overlords with open arms.

The European Commission has polled people in 28 European countries to determine how people feel about robots. Rue89 has created three maps from the results of the poll to visualize how Europeans perceive

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/v7J3SRLDXDE/mapping-robot-invasion.html

Mapping Compensation for Slavery

Category: Google Maps | Jun 23, 2015

Today I visited the wonderful Museum of London Docklands. The museum’s ‘London, Sugar and Slavery’ exhibition examines the dominant role of  London in the transatlantic slave trade.

Of all the many shocking facts revealed by the exhibition one fact really stuck with me. When the British government abolished slave-ownership in 1833 it decided to award £20 million in compensation. That equates

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/laBHUnbxdFM/mapping-compensation-for-slavery.html

Google Search Predicts the World Cup

Category: Google Maps | Jun 23, 2015

Last week Google opened a new Google Trends Datastore. The datastore provides a great source of data for anyone interested in mapping search trends on Google.

Google has released their own map of recent search trends for soccer around the world. The Search Interest in Copa America vs. FIFA Women’s World Cup map shows which countries searched the most for the Copa America and which countries

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/B3MfgXPsWx0/google-search-predicts-world-cup.html

A World with Wide Borders

Category: Google Maps | Jun 23, 2015

We are all used to choropleth maps being employed as a way to visualize the socio-economic performance of countries around the world. Choropleth maps are a great way to provide a global picture of different socio-economic indicators. They can effectively provide an overview of which countries are performing better and which countries are struggling within a particular socio-economic indicator.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/H3TIGYa9C2M/a-world-with-wide-borders.html

The Evolution of the Traveling Salesman

Category: Google Maps | Jun 22, 2015

There are a few interactive maps that attempt to solve the perennial Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP).  This is the challenge to find the shortest route possible given a number of predefined stops. Among the
most interesting solutions has been the Forio Route Optimizer, which finds the quickest route (with a number of stops), while also factoring in real-time traffic conditions on the roads.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-LkA6dk6Ai4/the-evolution-of-traveling-salesman.html