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The 1855 Business Map of New York

Category: Google Maps | May 11, 2015

The New York Public Library’s Map Warper project uses the power of the ‘crowd’ to help digitize the library’s wonderful collection of historical maps. The New York Library’s Building Inspector is another ‘citizen science’ tool that allows anyone to help the library identify building footprints on the library’s maps.

Recently the Building Inspector has added the option for volunteers to find

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dJ_OFW2T9Sg/the-1855-business-map-of-new-york.html

A Game of Norway

Category: Google Maps | May 11, 2015

On May 17th Norway celebrates its Constitution Day. This national holiday celebrates the signing of the Constitution of Norway at Eidsvoll on May 17th 1814. The constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom in an attempt to avoid being ceded to Sweden after Denmark–Norway’s devastating defeat in the Napoleonic Wars.

Last year, to mark the 200th anniversary of the signing of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CrFHc-F45Ro/a-game-of-norway.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | May 10, 2015

Brick Street View is an incredible transformation of Google Maps and Street View into a Lego themed world of plastic bricks.
Brick Street View is the work of Einar Öberg, the creator of the awesome Urban Jungle Street View,
which allows you to see your street transformed into a jungle. Brick
Street View makes use of the same undocumented depth data stored in
Street View – only this time in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Vu4roiAXAzQ/maps-of-week_10.html

The Big Cheesy Map of France

Category: Google Maps | May 9, 2015

The Ultimate Cheesy Map of France is a map of the cheeses produced in each department in France. Click on a location on the map and you can discover all you would ever want to know about all the different types of cheeses that are produced in the selected region of France.

The information window pop-ups include forward and back arrows, which enable you to scroll through each of the locally

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cokDS9_GGw8/the-big-cheesy-map-of-france.html

Mapping a City’s Growth

Category: Google Maps | May 8, 2015

Yesterday I wrote about how I’ve been waiting for someone to create an animated map of building age data – in order to show a city growing over time. Incredibly the map team at the City of Amsterdam has responded to that request in a mere matter of hours.

Amsterdam Growing Over Time is an incredible animated map which shows how the city of Amsterdam has developed and grown from a few houses in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/2GHu7s_-elA/mapping-citys-growth.html

The 1898 Bird’s-Eye View of Chicago

Category: Google Maps | May 8, 2015

Cameron Booth has been having a lot of fun creating interactive maps from his great collection of transit maps. He has also created an interactive version of the Poole Brothers gorgeous 1898 Bird’s-Eye View of the Business District of Chicago.

To create this interactive version of the map Cameron used Thematic Mapping’s Zoomify plugin for Leaflet. If you like the Chicago map you can buy a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/mcpLSN_B4r4/the-1898-birds-eye-view-of-chicago.html

Live UK Election Maps

Category: Google Maps | May 7, 2015

The early results for the UK election are already in. At this very early stage the results seem to be suggesting that the polling companies have got things drastically wrong. What was predicted as a very tight result (with the Labour & Conservative Parties going into the election with the same level of support) already seems to be very wrong.

At the time of writing it seems that the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LCECkVchyOY/live-uk-election-maps.html

Lego Maps & Lego Street View

Category: Google Maps | May 7, 2015

In LegoLand everything is made of bricks. That includes Google Maps & Street View. Brick Street View allows you to take a little glimpse into this parallel world and observe how your house appears in Legoland,

Type your address into the Legoized Google Map and then drop the Lego Pegman onto your street. You can then view your home as it would look if it was built with little plastic bricks.

 

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_nRKN_Z1VpM/lego-maps-lego-street-view.html

An Animated Map of a City’s Growth

Category: Google Maps | May 7, 2015

Housing Plans is an animated map of new housing projects in Amsterdam. New housing plans are shown on the map with colored building footprints. The colors of the footprints indicate the planned year of each building’s completion

What I really like about this map is the animation feature. This really gives you a sense of where and how Amsterdam plans to meet its housing needs over the next 25

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Qxi45orqFuA/an-animated-map-of-citys-growth.html

The Pop Art Map

Category: Google Maps | May 6, 2015

Here’s a new map style to add to your collection of favorite base maps. I think its safe to assume that the Lichtenstein map is inspired by the famous pop art painter and not the German municipality of the same name.

The map emulates Roy Lichtenstein’s use of thick outlines, bold colors and copious dots. It’s also the second map I’ve seen to successfully use the much maligned Comic Sans as the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7bd_5UczD0c/the-pop-art-map.html