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Post Apocalypse Street View

Category: Google Maps | Feb 1, 2016

After the smallpox pandemic swept across the country it took only five days for the U.S. government to fall and for the country to descend into chaos. The only hope remaining is the Strategic Homeland Division (aka The Division), a clandestine group of agents who are determined to restore order.

News about the Division’s progress is obviously a little sketchy. However it is possible to view a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YXaT9q2H4xo/post-apocalypse-street-view.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jan 31, 2016

Elevation data played an important role in two of my favorite maps this week. Mundialis is a beautiful new interactive topographical map of the world and XG – Earth Bathymetry is a WebGL globe showing planet Earth without all its water.

The Earth Bathymetry globe uses data from NASA’s Blue Marble to provide a view of the undersea land surface and water depth. The shading of the sea floor

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WRlsGuM0fCA/maps-of-week_31.html

Transcribing Tithe Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jan 31, 2016

You can help the Cynefin Project digitize around 1,200 tithe maps by transcribing and geo-referencing a collection of 19th century maps of Wales. By contributing to this crowdsourcing effort you will help to create an online resource which will enable anyone to access and research Welsh tithe maps.

The Welsh tithe maps were created between 1838 and 1850 to show where land users were

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xn0fZfqii2A/transcribing-tithe-maps.html

The Washing Machine Capital of the World

Category: Google Maps | Jan 30, 2016

Atlas Obscura had a lot of success last year with their Punny Businesses in America map. The map was a crowd-sourced map of local businesses which use a little word play in their titles (such as the Slim Chickens restaurant in Fayetteville, AR).

Atlas Obscura’s latest map is an attempt to locate towns and cities around the world which try to claim a little notoriety through the use of a ‘World

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/K0gARF7F–g/the-washing-machine-capital-of-world.html

Mapping Boston Bus Speed

Category: Google Maps | Jan 29, 2016

This Leaflet powered map visualizes Boston bus speeds over the last three hours. The map uses the real-time GPS data from MBTA buses to plot the routes and speeds of the city’s buses.

The MBTA Bus Speeds map actually takes the discreet location reports provided by the MBTA, which are sent at regular intervals. Therefore the map works out the speeds based on the time taken to travel between

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/pHsf4AI9uMw/mapping-boston-bus-speed.html

Explore the World from Above

Category: Google Maps | Jan 29, 2016

The View from Above is a very beautifully realized promotional website from the Emirates airline. The website consists of a number of aerial videos of locations around the world, which you access from a 3D interactive globe.

The aerial videos are themselves pretty wonderful but what I really like about this site is the map markers and the transition between the markers and the actual videos.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hBdKQWQX2aw/explore-world-from-above.html

Mapping the Zika Virus

Category: Google Maps | Jan 28, 2016

The World Health Organization has established an emergency committee in response to the explosive spread of the Zika virus in the Americas. The virus has now affected people in 23 countries in the Americas. You can view a static map of the countries with active Zika virus transmission on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

The Zika virus causes an illness similar to dengue

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zxzplzlmRdA/mapping-zika-virus.html

The Belarus History Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 28, 2016

The Map of Belarus aims to tell the story of Belarus since the 13th century. It provides a general overview of the country’s history and its various rulers and leaders. It also shows how the country’s border has changed over the centuries.

As you scroll down on the Map of Belarus you move through its historical timeline. The timeline provides the dates of the reigns of Belarus’ leaders and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/FhTMcbjiFRQ/the-belarus-history-map.html

Mapping Culture Under Threat

Category: Google Maps | Jan 28, 2016

In the Middle East and North Africa ISIS is not only attempting to destroy lives and communities it is also targeting many cultural and historical artifacts in an attempt to destroy cultural histories which fail to conform to their narrow interpretation of the Koran. These attacks have targeted important historical sites and artifacts of Muslims, Christians and many other ethnic groups.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nEJzKRg4TPM/mapping-culture-under-threat.html

Mapping Creationism in Schools

Category: Google Maps | Jan 27, 2016

Apparently in the USA the state actively funds the teaching of creationism. Slate’s Publicly Funded Schools That Are Allowed to Teach Creationism map shows where public schools are receiving tax payers’ money for teaching alternatives to the scientific truth.

The map uses three different colored map markers to indicate different types of schools. These are: public schools in states which

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CO2-qa5OZc0/mapping-creationism-in-schools.html