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The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jun 12, 2016

Inside Asia Tours has produced three very impressive custom designed interactive maps showcasing some of the wonderful destinations that can be visited in Burma, Japan and in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos.

Each of the three custom designed maps feature some wonderful touches, such as animated boats and sea monsters. The custom map marker icons also include small animations and unfurling scrolls

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The New World Atlas of Light Pollution

Category: Google Maps | Jun 11, 2016

Only 12% of Europe is not affected by light pollution and because most Europeans live within the 88% of Europe which is affected by light pollution 99% of Europeans live under light polluted skies. If you live in Paris and you want to see the Milky Way you would need to travel over 900 km to Corsica, Central Scotland or to the Cuenca province in Spain to reach an area not significantly affected

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The Secret Life of Cats

Category: Google Maps | Jun 10, 2016

Wild Life’s Cat Tracker Project is a citizen science project studying the movements, diet and health of domestic cats. As part of the project volunteers have fitted GPS trackers to their feline friends in order to track the movements of the cats over a five day period.

You can view interactive maps showing the movements of around 140 different cats from the Cat Tracker Cat Tracks page. Each

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Mapping the Supply Chain

Category: Google Maps | Jun 10, 2016

There is a trend among the most ethical businesses to be more open about how and where goods are manufactured and about the environmental impact of the company’s products. As part of this trend some businesses have created supply chain maps to inform consumers about the origins of the raw materials, products or ingredients that make up the company’s products.

In the UK the retailer Marks &

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Mapping Al Qaeda in West Africa

Category: Google Maps | Jun 9, 2016

The Long War Journal has mapped over 100 Al Qaeda attacks in West Africa. So far this year over 100 terrorist attacks have been attributed to Al Qaeda in West Africa. The Long War Journal – Al Qaeda Map documents the locations of these terrorist attacks in the region.

The map uses color-coded categorized markers to indicate the year each attack took place and the type of terrorist attack

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/py7IpMDOkdE/mapping-al-qaeda-in-west-africa.html

The Map of ISIS Murdered Journalists

Category: Google Maps | Jun 9, 2016

The Committee to Protect Journalists has recorded the deaths of at least 27 journalists, murdered by Islamic State since 2013. Another 11 journalists are missing, feared dead.

The CPJ has mapped How Islamic State Silences the Press, showing where and when each of the journalists were killed. The map includes a CartoDB Torque animated mode, providing a chronological view of when the murdered

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Mapping NATO Military Exercises

Category: Google Maps | Jun 8, 2016

NATO is currently involved in the biggest war game in Eastern Europe since the Cold War. Over ten days 31,000 troops from 24 countries will participate in land & air operations in Poland as part of ‘Anaconda 2016’.

Anaconda 2016 is only one of around 150 different military exercises that NATO and its partners will undertake this year. Al Jazeera has created an interactive map showing the

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eSports Strategy Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jun 8, 2016

Stratuga is using Leaflet.js to build a platform that allows computer game players to create personal strategy & tactical maps for their favorite computer games. In essence Stratuga provides a number of interactive maps of computer game worlds which anyone can annotate, draw paths on or add markers to.

Using JavaScript mapping libraries to provide interactive maps of computer game worlds is

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Putting the Art into Cartography

Category: Google Maps | Jun 8, 2016

I’ve always wondered why interactive mapping platforms are not used more often to present and explore famous works of art. Paintings can be easily imported into any of the popular mapping platforms. Users can then use the panning and zooming tools to explore a painting and developers can use markers and other mapping tools to highlight and explain important features within the art.

You can see

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Mapping the Fortune 500

Category: Google Maps | Jun 7, 2016

Every year Fortune ranks the top 500 companies in the U.S. based on their yearly revenue. This year they have also published a map of the Fortune 500 based on the location of each corporation’s company headquarters.

The size of the blue circles on the Visualize The Fortune 500 Map map represent the size of each company’s revenue. You can adjust the corporations displayed on the map by their

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