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Fractal Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Aug 20, 2014

Here is a Leaflet powered Fractal Map which allows you to view a number of beautiful fractal patterns. Using the map you can view a number of different fractals and use the map controls to zoom in and out on the repeating patterns.

The map includes a leaflet hash library, which means that you can pan and zoom the map to find your favorite fractal patterns and then share the view by cutting and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ecpp3UEoZCk/fractal-mapping.html

Mapping Pedestrian Accidents

Category: Google Maps | Aug 19, 2014

With so many great mapping visualization tools on the market it is tempting to just grab some geo-located data and throw it onto a map. You can then publish it online and shout out to the world, ‘Hey look at this cool map’.

Twitter did that this week with their Torque powered map News of ¬†Ferguson Spreads Across Twitter. The map has worked very well as an advertisement for Twitter (I’ve seen

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YBb6OpZ8x8k/mapping-pedestrian-accidents.html

Wind Farm Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Aug 19, 2014

Wind Farms Through the Years is an animated map showing the locations and the dates of when wind farms were constructed in the USA. The map animates through the years 1975 to 2013 adding the wind farms to the map by date of construction.

As the animation plays the map keeps a total of the number of wind farms constructed and the number of homes those wind farms could power. You can also drag

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/auXJJMFKJ4M/wind-farm-mapping.html

Adding Markers in Mapbox GL

Category: Google Maps | Aug 19, 2014

I wouldn’t normally post this map showing the birthplaces of Liverpool Football Club players but it is the first Mapbox GL created map in the wild that I’ve seen which includes map markers. The map also includes text labels with the markers so could provide a useful source for anyone looking to add markers and / or text labels to a Mapbox GL map.

The Mapbox GL example maps includes one demo

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/klK-OYjexTw/adding-markers-in-mapbox-gl.html

The Ferguson Story Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 18, 2014

The Washington Post has created a story map plotting the major events in Ferguson since the killing of Michael Brown.

The Angry Aftermath of the Missouri Shooting maps the protests, looting and other events that have hit Ferguson following the shooting of the unarmed teenager. You can navigate the map by selecting the categorized markers on the map or you can follow the story chronologically

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/76TzyuampJc/the-ferguson-story-map.html

Devastating Street View of Gaza

Category: Google Maps | Aug 18, 2014

The Gaza War Map is a powerful visualization of the devastating effect of Israeli air strikes in Gaza. The map consists of a number of 360 degree panoramic Street Views taken in the Gaza Strip since the onset of the present conflict between Israel and Hamas.

You can navigate to each of the Street Views by using the thumbnail images or by selecting the markers on the map. As you pan around one

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8Em0gOtywaA/devastating-street-view-of-gaza.html

Putting Sex on the Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 18, 2014

OpenLoveMap is a map designed to help you discover sex-shops, bordellos, strip-clubs, condom vending machines and other sex related locations.

You can search the map by location and the map uses categorized markers to help you quickly find the type of sexual establishment which you require. The map appears to use the Overpass API to retrieve the point of information data (amenity=’stripclub’

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/PRRAEmy3O4A/putting-sex-on-map.html

The World’s Worst Air Pollution

Category: Google Maps | Aug 18, 2014

China is the country with the worst air pollution in the world. However the average air pollution in China pales into insignificance compared to the air pollution of New Delhi, the city with the worst global air pollution.

You can compare your country and city’s air pollution to these two extremes on a new Pollution Map from Yale University. This visualization of the world’s air pollution uses

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/sjTnQEShVYE/the-worlds-worst-air-pollution.html

Go Berlin – The Map Guide to Berlin

Category: Google Maps | Aug 18, 2014

If you live in Berlin, or have plans to visit the city any time soon, then you should immediately bookmark Go Berlin. This is the only map of Berlin that you are ever likely to need.

Go Berlin is a new events listings and city map from Berlin magazines Zitty and Tip Berlin. At the moment the map is only in an Alpha release stage but it is already an invaluable guide to discovering where to go

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/69Cj1KSjsgo/go-berlin-map-guide-to-berlin.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Aug 17, 2014

Amplifon has created Sounds of Street View, a new platform to create and experience surround sound with Google Street View. Sounds of Street View has three example Street View locations which you
can explore with full 3d sound: the Place du Palais in France, Hapuna
Beach in Hawaii and Balboa Park in San Diego.

You can explore each of
these locations in Street View just as you would on Google

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jEsJfcRyPAk/the-maps-of-week_17.html