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Voronoi Temperature Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Sep 11, 2014

MesoWest’s VoroWeather Map is an interesting Voronoi tessellated weather map of the US.

The map uses weather observations from around 2500 weather stations across the United States. Each station is marked on the map with black dots. Every area of the country is then shaded on the map based on the weather readings of the closest station. The Voronoi Tessellation for each station has been

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KJhfUg3eKNI/voronoi-temperature-mapping.html

The Mapped History of Bogatazo

Category: Google Maps | Sep 11, 2014

On April 9th, 1948 in Colombia, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala, the Liberal leader and presidential candidate, was assassinated in Bogotá. In response to the assassination massive riots broke out in the city. The riots of April 9th left 3,000 to 5,000 dead and thousands injured, with much of downtown Bogotá destroyed.

The History of Bogatazo is a story map which recounts the assassination of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ZQAoN_d1w2s/the-mapped-history-of-bogatazo.html

Welcome to North Korea

Category: Google Maps | Sep 11, 2014

The Welcoming Face of North Korea is a multi-media interactive documentary exploring tourism in one of the most difficult to visit countries in the world.

The site uses parallax scrolling, video, photographs and maps to take you on a journey through North Korea from the perspective of a tourist on an organised group tour to the country. The interactive documentary is a fascinating insight into

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Tp8HCkhFslU/welcome-to-north-korea.html

Which is the Largest Country Subdivision?

Category: Google Maps | Sep 10, 2014

The Regional World is a simple map of the world which shows the first sub-national administrative regions of every country in the world.

The map uses data from Natural Earth to show only the first level of administrative boundaries for each country. There’s nothing particularly innovative about the map or that surprising really. Larger countries tend to have large sub-national administrative

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9UJCyESsLZQ/which-is-largest-country-subdivision.html

Map Your Driving Data

Category: Google Maps | Sep 10, 2014

I don’t normally cover hardware on Maps Mania but I like the look of this new gadget for your car. Automatic is a car accessory that is designed to both help improve your driving and help you save on gas.

Plug Automatic into your car’s data-port and it will automatically connect your smartphone and car, wirelessly. It then provides feedback on your driving, provides suggestions on how you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eX9z6eTzHWI/map-your-driving-data.html

Explore the Pyramids on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Sep 10, 2014

You can now explore the Pyramids of Giza with Google Maps Street View. Google has added Street View imagery in Egypt at Giza, at Saqqara, and in the ancient city of Abu Mena.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/297O5jQ-9NU/explore-pyramids-on-street-view.html

Mapping a 100 Years of Revolution

Category: Google Maps | Sep 10, 2014

100 Years of Unrest is a Leaflet map plotting the history of social unrest across the world over the last century. The map’s focus is on social unrest caused by the fight for human rights, freedom and independence.

100 Years of Unrest shows the locations of major protests, uprisings, rebellions & revolts, civil wars, wars for independence and revolutions across the globe from 1913 until the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9oVusBEQmNo/mapping-100-years-of-revolution.html

Google Mug Maker

Category: Google Maps | Sep 9, 2014

Over the last week Google has been running a campaign encouraging people to work for free in order to help Google improve its map data. The timing of this campaign has coincided with Google’s release of its Google Map Maker tool in Taiwan, Russia and Malaysia.

Google Map Maker relies on people donating their time and energy for free to help improve Google Maps. Using the tool you can add roads,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fSIsItFYtac/google-mug-maker.html

Mapping the Syrian Civil War

Category: Google Maps | Sep 9, 2014

The @deSyracuse Syria Civil War map is a fairly regularly updated map of developments in war torn Syria.

The map doesn’t claim to be ’100% accurate’ but it does provide an overview of the position inside Syria and the reactions of its immediate neighbors. The map includes a number of overlays which attempt to show government controlled areas, areas controlled by Isis and by the Kurds.

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From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/NPs_YyIGVFQ/mapping-syrian-civil-war.html

Mapping Gunfire Near DC Schools

Category: Google Maps | Sep 9, 2014

Washington DC’s ShotSpotter system is a network of over 300 acoustic sensors that are used to detect the sound of gunfire in the city and triangulate the location of each shooting. The Urban Institute has used the data from the ShotSpotter system to map gunfire incidents which took place near Washington DC schools during the 2011–12 school year.

Mapping Gunshots Near DC Schools plots schools

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IrN1nAvF1H4/mapping-gunfire-near-dc-schools.html