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Uluru on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Jun 8, 2017

Panoramic Street View imagery of the magnificent and sacred Uluru is now on Google Maps. Google worked with Aṉangu Traditional Owners of Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park to ensure that they respected Tjukurpa law while capturing this new 360 degree imagery of Uluru and the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park.

You can explore the new Street View imagery of Uluru on Google Maps. To find out where the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qccEohXzlSQ/uluru-on-street-view.html

How Well Do You Know Your Hoods?

Category: Google Maps | Jun 8, 2017

How well do your know your local neighborhoods and the neighborhoods of the world’s largest towns & cities? You can find out by playing Click that ‘hood!.

Click that ‘hood! is a geography game which tests your knowledge of city neighborhoods. To play Click that ‘hood! you first need to select a city or town from the long list of locations available. You are then shown an interactive map of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OaMwf7POhG4/how-well-do-you-know-your-hoods.html

Don’t Miss the Eclipse

Category: Google Maps | Jun 7, 2017

Witnessing the 1999 total eclipse in Northern France was one of the most memorable experiences in my life. It would have been even better if it hadn’t been obscured by clouds.

On August 21 North America will experience a total eclipse of the sun. If you are planning to view the eclipse then you might want to check NOAA’s Cloudiness Map of the Eclipse. The map not only shows you where you can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ecNWXOCW10M/dont-miss-eclipse.html

The Global Refugee Crisis

Category: Google Maps | Jun 7, 2017

CREATE Lab has mapped the movement of refugees around the world for every year since 2000. The map uses data from the U.N. Refugee Agency to show where refugees have come from and which countries around the globe that they have fled to.

At first glance the animated flowing dots on the Global Refugee Flow map can be a little confusing. As with a lot of animated maps it can be hard to pick out

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_jBWtJ-AXZk/the-global-refugee-crisis.html

The Wall Between the USA & Morocco

Category: Google Maps | Jun 7, 2017

If Donald Trump had been President of the United States in the Paleozoic era then he might have built a wall between the USA & Morocco.

The super-continent of Pangea existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, before it began to break apart about 175 million years ago. Of course there weren’t any country borders on Pangea. By some estimates, however, the land mass that is now

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/36ZHuhb8rgc/the-wall-between-usa-morocco.html

Mapping Frank Lloyd Wright

Category: Google Maps | Jun 6, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright was born 150 years ago on June 8th, 1867. To mark the 150th anniversary of the architect’s birth the National Trust for Historic Preservation has released a mapped tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House and a map of some of his most memorable buildings.

A Tour of the Pope-Leighey House includes a floor-plan, photos and descriptions of one of the architects Usonian

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dRhFy5DSXV8/mapping-frank-lloyd-wright.html

Mapping Constructivist & Brutalist Buildings

Category: Google Maps | Jun 6, 2017

The Constructivist Project celebrates and documents the design and buildings developed by the Soviet Constructivist group of architects. Soviet Russia’s Constructivist architecture of the 1920’s and early 1930’s embraced modern materials and technology to design buildings with a social and communal purpose.

The Constructivist Project Map allows you to find and explore Constructivist buildings

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7uCEcao8yqY/mapping-constructivist-brutalist.html

Mapping the Fictional San Francisco

Category: Google Maps | Jun 5, 2017

In ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ Jules Verne described San Francisco as a city of “verdant squares”. You can discover how other authors have described the city on the Literary City interactive map.

Ever since the days of the Californian gold rush San Francisco has held a special position in the myths and literature of America. To celebrate San Francisco’s status as one of the most vibrant

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gK67aqSGuO0/mapping-fictional-san-francisco.html

Every Traffic Fatality in America

Category: Google Maps | Jun 5, 2017

Mapping Traffic Fatalities on America’s Roads is a Google Map which visualizes every traffic fatality on American roads for any month from 2001 to 2016.

Using the month and year drop-down menus you can select to view the data for any month. The fatalities shown on the map aren’t differentiated by type of vehicle or by the weather conditions but you can click on individual markers to view this

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/u3z6ntk1Y_A/every-traffic-fatality-in-america.html

Archaeology in Danger

Category: Google Maps | Jun 5, 2017

The Temple of Baal, before & after destruction by ISIS

In 2015 ISIS destroyed the Temple of Baal in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria. This pointless destruction of a World Heritage site briefly managed to turn the world’s attention towards the danger faced by archaeological sites around the world, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East.

Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/MCbdVWgPHsk/archaeology-in-danger.html