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High Speed Rail Destinations

Category: Google Maps | May 5, 2018

China now has over 16,000 miles of high-speed rail-lines. Trains can travel on these high-speed lines at over 200 mph. It is the world’s largest and most used high-speed rail network. Places High-Speed Rail Can Take You is an interactive map of China’s growing high-speed rail network. The map is designed to show you where you can travel to by high-speed train from any Chinese city.

If you

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How Segregated is Your Town?

Category: Google Maps | May 4, 2018

This week the Washington Post released an impressive interactive map revealing the level of segregation in American towns and cities. The Segregation Map is a huge dot map of the United States, visualizing the ethnic breakdown of the American population. The Washington Post aren’t alone in worrying about the level of segregation in American cities. The Anti-Discrimination Center has also this

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European Building Heights

Category: Google Maps | May 4, 2018

Europe’s earth observation programme Copernicus has released building height data for all of Europe’s major cities. Using the Urban Atlas interactive map you can view and download the building data for the capital cities of all 31 countries in the European Union and European Free Trade Association.

The building heights data on the interactive map consists of a 10 m x 10 m resolution raster

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The Diverse But Segregated States of America

Category: Google Maps | May 3, 2018

The United States of America is becoming more and more diverse. It is also remains stubbornly segregated. According to the Washington Post most urban neighborhoods are becoming less segregated. Nevertheless many cities remain strongly segregated.

The Post has used data from the US census and from the 2016 five-year American Community Survey to map out where different ethnic groups live in

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Greggs vs Starbucks

Category: Google Maps | May 3, 2018

Most geographical disputes in the UK are solved by closely examining the distribution of the national chain of Greggs bakeries. For those of you who didn’t grow up in the warm embrace of Northern England Greggs is the largest bakery chain in the United Kingdom. It is loved by many for its sausage rolls, cheap sandwiches and sweet cakes.

Last year the Tab worked out Where the North is by

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Destruction is Coming

Category: Google Maps | May 2, 2018

A new interactive map has got Guns and Roses fans excited. GNR.fm features a Mapbox map of the world. On top of the map is an animation flicking through the five skulls from the cover of the Guns and Roses album ‘Appetite for Destruction’.

If you visit the website on a mobile devise you are asked to choose one of the five skulls and share your location with the map. The map also features a

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Mapping the Frenzy of Orlando

Category: Google Maps | May 2, 2018

Ludovico Ariosto’s ‘Orlando Furioso’ is an epic 16th century poem. The poem is set in a time of war between the Christians and Saracens and involves journeys around the known world (and to the moon). As well as the eponymous hero Orlando the poem features a wide cast of colorful characters, including sorcerers, a gigantic sea monster and a flying horse.

The Orlando Furioso Atlas is busy

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Overcrowded America

Category: Google Maps | May 1, 2018

One of the consequences of the affordable housing shortage is that many people are having to share apartments with more people than the buildings were designed to accommodate. The LA Times used data from the American Community Survey, spanning 2008 to 2012, to map where in the USA people are living in crowded homes. A home was considered crowded if it housed more than one person per room.

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Who Will Win the Midterms?

Category: Google Maps | May 1, 2018

The 2018 Midterm Elections are now only half a year away. G. Elliott Morris of the Crosstab has released his forecast map for the 2018 midterm elections to the House of Representatives. Crosstab’s forecast is based on an average of opinion polls, a forecast of the polls on polling day and simulations of the election.

The 2018 Midterm Elections Forecast interactive election map shows the

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3D Map Games

Category: Google Maps | May 1, 2018

For some reason all the online mapping companies seem desperate to become computer gaming platforms. Mapbox has released the Mapbox Unity SDK and Google is also keen for people to use the Google Maps API with Unity.

These mapping SDK’s for Unity are designed to help game developers build games based on real world locations. But why bother with Unity when you can just create fun games with

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