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China Be Dammed

Category: Google Maps | Apr 9, 2014

If there’s one thing that China likes more than a smoggy city it is a dammed river. China is actually trying very hard to decrease its reliance on fossil fuels. One outcome of this is a huge expansion in hydropower.

China is planning to build 84 major dams in the southwest of the country. The Wilson Center has released an interactive map showing the locations of all the proposed dams. Do

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Mapping Central Bank Interest Rates

Category: Google Maps | Apr 9, 2014

Central Bank interest rates in most major western countries are at historic lows as governments try to stimulate their economies by encouraging businesses and individuals not to save and to spend or invest their money instead.

Folha de S,Paulo has created a Google Map to show the interest rates of central banks across the globe. In Japan the interest rate is 0%, while in Brasil it is 11%. The

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Finding Nearby Places to Visit

Category: Google Maps | Apr 9, 2014

Panoramap is a neat way to search for interesting places to visit around your immediate location. The map shows the locations of the hundreds of thousands of photographs submitted to Wikimedia during the annual Wiki Loves Monuments contests.

Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photo contest for monuments, organized by Wikimedia. If you click on a marker on the map you can view the

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Real-Time Trams in Budapest

Category: Google Maps | Apr 9, 2014

Hungarian map portal Utcakereso has now added the option to view the locations of live buses, subway trains and trams in Budapest. Utcakereso is an OpenStreetMap based mapping portal to Hungarian addresses, businesses and real-estate property. The site now includes the option to view BKV (the Budapest public transit system) vehicles moving in real-time.

The live public transit option allows

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0A4sKFBCrxU/real-time-trams-in-budapest.html

The Zombie Manor of Death on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Apr 8, 2014

You can now explore the Zombie Manor of Death using Google Maps Street View. The Zombie Manor is an 18th Century English country house that is now haunted by the living dead.

At weekends teams of zombie hunters pay good money to risk life and limb by taking on the zombies in the Zombie Manor. The safer option is to visit the manor house for free on Street View.

In capturing these Street View,

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Google Maps at the Webby’s

Category: Google Maps | Apr 8, 2014

There are only 16 days left until this year’s Webby Awards. As ever Google Maps features prominently in a number of the nominated websites. Here are just a few of our favorite websites that are contenders for this year’s awards.

 
Find a Spring is a community driven database and Google Map of natural springs around the world. If you select a spring’s map marker you can view details about the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/NWmMoKNHHDQ/google-maps-at-webbys.html

Classic Album Covers on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Apr 8, 2014

Ever since Google launched its 360 degree interactive imagery music
fans have been using Street View to find and tour the locations of
famous album covers

Back in 2009 the NME created this Musical Tour of London with Google Street View, providing links to Street View locations where a number of classic album covers were taken in the UK capital. BuzzFeed also put together a collection of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0B9QtYX6YD8/classic-album-covers-on-street-view.html

Human Evolution Maps

Category: Google Maps | Apr 8, 2014

Six million years ago hominins split from a common ancestor with chimps. Fossils finds reveal that
hominins then diversified into many different species, including one, ‘Homo sapiens sapiens’ which developed and eventually spread all around the world.

The New Scientist has released an interactive map of early hominin fossil finds. How the Upright Ape Conquered the World displays the locations

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/pE_45oUwYq8/human-evolution-maps.html

A Game of Thrones Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Apr 7, 2014

I think I’ve spotted the latest trend in online mapping – The Game of Thrones. I’ve no idea why this week of all weeks there is such a huge interest in George Martin’s series of fantasy novels ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Maybe Amazon has got a sale on.

Game of Thrones is an Esri StoryMap of Westeros and Essos. The map sidebar includes links to important locations on the two continents. If you

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Do you live near a nuclear power plant?

Category: Google Maps | Apr 7, 2014

This Esri map can help you find out how near you live to a nuclear power plant. Enter your address or zip-code into the How close am I to a nuclear power plant? map and you can discover where the nearest nuclear power plants to your home are situated.

The map draws lines from your home to the five nearest power plants and tells you the distance to each. The map includes the 10 and 50 mile

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/P3a3SBC0-30/do-you-live-near-nuclear-power-plant.html