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Mapping Generation Mauerfall

Category: Google Maps | Nov 15, 2014

25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall Google has interviewed twenty-five young Germans to find out what life is like in the reunified Germany. Google’s #Deutschland25 features twenty-five interviews with individualswho have grown-up in Germany’s Generation Mauerfall.

In the interviews director and journalist Bettina Blümner questions twenty-five extraordinary young Germans about their

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Mapping the Murder of Journalists

Category: Google Maps | Nov 14, 2014

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists 1,082 journalists have been killed around the world since 1992. Reuters has created an interactive visualization, Journalist Deaths, of all 1,082 journalist deaths by time and by location.

The graphic includes two visualizations. ‘Over Time’ is an interactive bar chart showing the number of journalists killed by year. You can filter the results

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Mapping Bedtimes

Category: Google Maps | Nov 14, 2014

I have a theory that in Europe people who live in the northern countries go to bed far earlier than those who live in southern Europe. The more protestant, dour northern Europeans head off to a bed early. At exactly the same time those Roman Catholic, fun-loving Europeans in the south are just leaving home for that evening’s fiesta.

For some reason I assumed that there would be a similar

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/r0uiCl1Yyb0/mapping-bedtimes.html

Around Norway on Video

Category: Google Maps | Nov 14, 2014

Norwegian television channel NRK has released a video map featuring clips from the popular television programme Norge Rundt. Norge Rundt (Around Norway) has been broadcasting since 1976, featuring local stories from NRK offices around Norway.

Kart hos NRK has mapped 2,064 video clips from Norge Rundt, all of which can be watched directly from the map. The map allows Norwegians to find and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IoSNoIpvmqU/around-norway-on-video.html

Mapping the Brisbane G20 Summit

Category: Google Maps | Nov 13, 2014

The Social Media Research Group at the Queensland University of Technology are mapping the social media activity surrounding this weekend’s G20 Summit in Brisbane. The G20 Hypometer Map also shows the location of restricted and declared areas in the city.

Geo-tagged Tweets sent from within Brisbane are displayed on the map with circular map markers. You can select individual markers on the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/I3pEMBFlL1w/mapping-brisbane-g20-summit.html

The New York Numbers Game

Category: Google Maps | Nov 13, 2014

Despite the city’s perverse house numbering system there is a secret trick to finding an address in New York. The secret is to remember that numbers get higher as you head towards the rivers and as you head north.

I Quant NY has created a handy map which visualizes this system by coloring properties by the number of each property address. On the map the higher addresses are shaded in a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/U3AIFreFoBM/the-new-york-numbers-game.html

Mapping the Effects of Palm Oil Production

Category: Google Maps | Nov 13, 2014

From Rainforest to Your Cupboard: The Real Story of Palm Oil is a Guardian interactive exploring the environmental impact of the increasing production and use of palm oil around the world.

One of the biggest disasters caused by the increase in palm oil consumption is the destruction of the rainforests in order to create palm oil plantations. The Guardian illustrates the effect of this

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Mapping the Heroes of WW1

Category: Google Maps | Nov 13, 2014

More than 9 million people were killed in World War I. It was a war that destroyed families and communities in towns and cities across the world. The devastating effect of the war is very powerfully demonstrated in these two maps visualizing the addresses of soldiers killed during the First World War.

The Streets They Left Behind is a map of the homes of the 9,400 men and one recorded woman

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/FXjiT1zuIwM/mapping-heroes-of-ww1.html

California’s Chemicals of Concern

Category: Google Maps | Nov 12, 2014

In California farmers apply more than 100 million pounds of pesticides to crops each year. Of particular concern to many environmentalists is the rise in the use of 1,3-Dichloropropene, a pesticide banned in Europe.

California’s Chemical Hotspots is a map showing the most commonly applied pesticides throughout the state from 2003 through 2012. The map provides a heat-map visualization of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jUYseEJHK-w/californias-chemicals-of-concern.html

Map Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot

Category: Google Maps | Nov 12, 2014

You can find Paradise by the trash cans, behind a Job Centre in Manchester, Lancashire. Paradise Street might not be the Paradise that you always envisioned but it is one of the many roads and streets given that biblical name in the UK.

Welcome to Paradise is a Google Map of Paradise Roads and Paradise Streets. The Welcome to Paradise project is busy mapping all such named roads in the UK. Not

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