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Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Sep 21, 2014

It is a disgrace that nine years after the release of Google Maps,
Google still haven’t managed to properly map one of America’s most loved
towns. Luckily where ever Google fails Esri comes to the rescue.

Look up Springfield
on Playgis and you will find a gloriously detailed map of this most
famous of American towns. From the world’s first ever Kwik-E-Mart to
Springfield Elementary School

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6yylVNXaVyE/maps-of-week_21.html

Mapping US Household Income

Category: Google Maps | Sep 20, 2014

Income Craters – 2012 uses data from the 2012 US Census Bureau to visualize household income across the United States.

The choropleth map view provides a quick overview of household income across the US. You can also zoom in on individual cities to view median income levels at neighborhood level. Mouse-over an area on the map and you can view the median household income in the yop right-hand

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/XPbGCbouAHM/mapping-us-household-income.html

3d Hexbin Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Sep 20, 2014

LuminoCity3D has released a hexbin map of population and employment density in Great Britain.

Hexagonal binning is an effective method of creating a spatial histogram by coloring hexagonal overlays within a geographical area. Like most hexbin maps LuminoCity3D uses color to represent population density. However LuminoCity3d also uses the height of the grid cells to visualize density in 3d.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vwuxakNWS9w/3d-hexbin-mapping.html

Scottish Referendum Results Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 19, 2014

There are quite a few maps around today showing the results of the Scottish Referendum. Most of the maps, such as these maps by City A.M. and CTV News, decided to show the results by simply shading electoral regions using two different colors, to indicate areas where voters voted ‘Yes’ and where voters voted ‘No’.

This approach works well in showing the overall vote in each electoral region.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Vk_26cJSn2k/scottish-referendum-results-maps.html

Breaking Down Mortgages by Race & Location

Category: Google Maps | Sep 18, 2014

A new map from the Urban Institute shows that minorities in the USA are being priced out of the housing market.

A New View of the Housing Boom and Bust plots 100 million mortgages from 2000 to 2012 across the United States. The map shows each owner-occupied mortgage origination for twelve years, in which the borrower’s race and ethnicity were fully recorded.

Using the timeline feature you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/F_YuoskSQ4c/breaking-down-mortgages-by-race-location.html

The War of Scottish Independence

Category: Google Maps | Sep 18, 2014

Scotland Decides is an Esri StoryMap exploring the relations between Scotland and England over the last 700 years.

The map starts with a look at the Wars of Scottish Independence (starring Mel Gibson as William Wallace). It progresses through other important events, such as the Union of the Crowns, the Act of Union and the Battle of Culloden.

My favorite chapter in this StoryMap is on that

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ccR8-3b9NPw/the-war-of-scottish-independence.html

Health in the Amazon

Category: Google Maps | Sep 18, 2014

In the Amazon a large proportion of Brazilians don’t have access to the mains water supply and only have the most rudimentary of sewage systems. The combination of no easy access to clean drinking water and poor sewage means that the region suffers higher incidence rates than the rest of Brazil for a number of diseases.

Infoamazonia has released an interactive map,
Visaguas, which examines

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Vuw-N_HZlZc/health-in-amazon.html

Scottish Independence Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 18, 2014

A static map has been doing the rounds on social media during the last week showing countries around the world which have gained independence from the United Kingdom. There is now an interactive map of the same data, Countries that Have Gained Independence from the United Kingdom.

The map shows the 62 countries around the globe who used to be a part of the British Empire but are now

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ybPHu5H9JUc/scottish-independence-maps.html

Mapbox Studio, More Kadinsky than Matisse

Category: Google Maps | Sep 17, 2014

Last week Mapbox released the successor to TileMill, Mapbox Studio. Studio allows you to fully control the design of your base-map layers and create your own beautifully designed custom maps.

Today I managed to have my first proper look at Mapbox Studio and I have to say it is a very impressive and powerful design tool.

For my first map design I thought I would use Mapbox Studio to try and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9hHX82vrLsM/mapbox-studio-more-kadinsky-than-matisse.html

The Boston Bike Network Map

Category: Google Maps | Sep 17, 2014

The Boston Bike Network Plan map shows the current bike network in Boston and also allows you to see how the Boston cycling map will hopefully develop over the next 30 years.

The map shows Boston’s current bike routes. The routes are color-coded to show dedicated off-road bike paths, shared bike paths, and road based bike lanes. The map also includes a time-line control which allows you to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xplUI2tGDyk/the-boston-bike-network-map.html