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The Most Popular Names in B.C.

Category: Google Maps | Apr 16, 2015

The most popular boy’s name in the whole of British Colombia is Ethan. For girls the most popular name is Emma.

The Vancouver Sun has mapped the most popular boy’s and girl’s names in British Colombia by postal code area. The two maps show the most popular names given on birth certificates in each area from 2003 to 2013.

The Most Popular Names by Postal Code maps labels each postal code area

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kIDaYeQupXo/the-most-popular-names-in-bc.html

The UK Election – Battleground Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 16, 2015

The Daily Telegraph has released a Google Map of the marginal seats in the UK election. The Telegraph’s map divides the country into safe constituencies (seats that are likely to vote for the incumbent political party in the seat) and marginal constituencies (seats that might change hands).

Unfortunately The Telegraph has not explained the methodology they used (they say the map is based on 

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gR9bkbTdPpw/the-uk-election-battleground-map.html

The Street View Driving Test

Category: Google Maps | Apr 16, 2015

Romanian driving school ACR has devised an ingenious way for learner drivers to revise for their driving test theory exam using Google Maps Street View. Street View Test is a practice test for the theory exam which uses Street View images to contextualize each question in the practice test.

During the practice test learner drivers are asked a series of questions which they might be asked in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dp-2PC5dneA/the-street-view-driving-test.html

Do You Live Near a Hazardous Waste Site?

Category: Google Maps | Apr 15, 2015

In 1980 the United States passed a federal law to clean up sites contaminated with hazardous substances. National Geographic has created an interactive map that allows you to see how close you live to one of the 1,700 hazardous waste sites across the USA.

Enter your location into How Close Are You to a Superfund Site? and you can view the closest hazard waste sites to your home. The sites

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HxP40cxpyII/do-you-live-near-hazardous-waste-site.html

The Abbey Road Magical Street View Tour

Category: Google Maps | Apr 15, 2015

You can now see inside the famous Abbey Roads music studios in London on Google Maps Street View. You can even lay down a few tracks yourself during your virtual tour, using the embedded virtual mixing decks.

Inside Abbey Road allows you to explore around Abbey Road’s four main studios using Google’s panoramic imagery. During your virtual stroll around Abbey Road you will encounter a number of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KOiFGQ9GQGc/the-abbey-road-magical-street-view-tour.html

The Leaflet.js Site Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 15, 2015

This German sitemap is very clever. Medizintechnologie.de has created a Leaflet.js powered map from a hierarchical organisational chart of their website. The result is an interactive sitemap of the Medizintechnologie.de website.

Zoom in on the map and text site links are added to the markers lower in the hierarchical chain. You can also mouse-over each marker to see where the link leads to on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wnb83lzG8U4/the-leafletjs-site-map.html

The New York Tree View Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 14, 2015

There are half a million trees in the naked city. This map has all of them.

NYC Street Trees by Species is an interactive map of all New York’s trees. The most populous trees in the Big Apple are London Planetrees, closely followed by the Norway Maple. The map allows you to visualize the distribution of each species of tree separately or view all species at once. The dot size of each tree on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/2KgdRmehTCk/the-new-york-tree-view-map.html

Mapping Toronto Traffic

Category: Google Maps | Apr 14, 2015

The Toronto Star has mapped the volume of vehicle and pedestrian traffic at intersections throughout Toronto. Using data from the City of Toronto Transportation Services the map shows pedestrian and vehicle traffic over 24 hours (the data for each intersection was captured between 1999 and 2012).

The Toronto Intersections map consists of three main layers. A minimalist street map layer shows

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ceHEniqFxRk/mapping-toronto-traffic.html

Gourmet Burger Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Apr 14, 2015

The ever popular Twitter maps created using CartoDB’s Torque library receive their fair share of criticism. Recently CartoDB’s Andrew Hill wrote an article, In Defense of Burger Cartography, in which he defends animated Twitter maps and their creators.

The response that I’ve seen to Andrew’s post has been largely negative. You can get a taste of the criticisms of burger cartography from 

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3xV8–3IH3E/gourmet-burger-mapping.html

Ben & Jerry’s Free Ice Cream Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 14, 2015

April 14th is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s. If you can find a nearby Ben & Jerry’s then today you can grab yourself a free ice cream.

If you want to know where your nearest Ben & Jerry’s is then you use the Scoop Shop Locator. This map allows you to search for your nearest Ben & Jerry’s by address and to filter the results so that only stores participating in the Free Cone Day are shown on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/abQkXnbw1D4/ben-jerrys-free-ice-cream-map.html