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The Transit Deserts of New York

Category: Google Maps | Jul 13, 2016

Chris Wong has created an updated version of his Subway Deserts of New York map. His new interactive map shows areas of NYC which are more than ten minute walks from a subway station as deserted islands in the city of New York.

Subway Deserts v2 is an improvement on Chris’s original Subway Deserts map which placed blue circles over a 500 meter area around each subway station. In the new map

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England’s Rising Death Rates

Category: Google Maps | Jul 13, 2016

Death rates in England and Wales increased by 5.6% in 2015 compared to the previous year. The ONS is attributing this increase to rises in dementia and Alzheimer’s and a flu virus which predominantly affected older people. However others have argued that the UK’s government’s austerity programme has played a major role in the worsening overall health of the UK population.

The UK’s Office for

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The History of Greene Street

Category: Google Maps | Jul 12, 2016

In 1840 Greene Street, with 14 brothels, was the center of New York City’s sex industry. Since then the street has gone through many changes. with the brothels giving way to garment factories and then, later still, many of these vacated garment factories being occupied by artists as loft spaces.

You can learn more about the long and ever changing history of Greene Street on A Long History of a

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What Three Pokemon

Category: Google Maps | Jul 12, 2016

Damn my tendency to procrastination. Last night I was debating what would make an interesting clone of what3fucks. The obvious answer seemed to be replacing the swear words with Pokemon names.

Unfortunately for me I was rudely distracted by a bottle of ten year old brandy and never quite got around to starting this project. When I finally struggled, hungover, out of bed this morning I

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All the World’s a Stage

Category: Google Maps | Jul 12, 2016

I’m not sure that Shakespeare can be bounded in a nutshell but Expedia’s Global Shakespeare Explorer has made a good attempt at it. This interactive map plots locations important to Shakespeare’s life, plays and legacy.

Using Google’s antique mapping API seems an appropriate choice for the Global Shakespeare Explorer, helping to give the map a fitting dated Elizabethan feel. This antiquated

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The Clan Map of Scotland

Category: Google Maps | Jul 12, 2016

Tartan makers Lochcarron of Scotland have hit upon a novel marketing idea for promoting their different plaid patterns. Their interactive map, the Clan Map of Scotland, divides Scotland into geographical areas associated with the historical kinship groups of the country.

The map shows the areas of Scotland where each clans has historically been based. If you select a clan region on the map you

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Mapping the Battle of Gettysburg

Category: Google Maps | Jul 11, 2016

Mapping Gettysburg is an interactive map of the most decisive battle in the American Civil War. The map allows you to learn more about this important event in American history through eyewitness accounts, original photographs and views of the site as it is today.

At the heart of Mapping Gettysburg is a vintage map of the battlefield from the Library of Congress. This map of the ‘Field of

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What 3 F*cks

Category: Google Maps | Jul 11, 2016

There is something about the popular location coding system what3words which makes it a popular target for parody maps.

what3words divides the world into 57 trillion 3 x 3 meter squares. Each of those squares is uniquely identified with a three word address. This means that you can share your location anywhere in the world using just three words.

The simplicity of this location coding system

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Mapping Jewish Warsaw

Category: Google Maps | Jul 11, 2016

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a museum situated on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto. Over the last year the museum has created a couple of fascinating interactive maps exploring the history of Warsaw’s Jews and the plight of the city’s Jews under Nazi occupation in the Second World War.

The Right Address: Hiding Jews in Occupied Warsaw tells the stories of Warsaw

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Mapping Languages in Danger

Category: Google Maps | Jul 11, 2016

One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage is an interesting Esri story map highlighting a selection of endangered languages around the world.

UNESCO estimate that around 3,000 languages around the world are in danger of disappearing by the end of the century. This Esri story map highlights just a few of these languages, allowing you to listen to sound recordings of

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