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All the World’s a Stage

Category: Google Maps | Jul 12, 2016

I’m not sure that Shakespeare can be bounded in a nutshell but Expedia’s Global Shakespeare Explorer has made a good attempt at it. This interactive map plots locations important to Shakespeare’s life, plays and legacy.

Using Google’s antique mapping API seems an appropriate choice for the Global Shakespeare Explorer, helping to give the map a fitting dated Elizabethan feel. This antiquated

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The Clan Map of Scotland

Category: Google Maps | Jul 12, 2016

Tartan makers Lochcarron of Scotland have hit upon a novel marketing idea for promoting their different plaid patterns. Their interactive map, the Clan Map of Scotland, divides Scotland into geographical areas associated with the historical kinship groups of the country.

The map shows the areas of Scotland where each clans has historically been based. If you select a clan region on the map you

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Mapping the Battle of Gettysburg

Category: Google Maps | Jul 11, 2016

Mapping Gettysburg is an interactive map of the most decisive battle in the American Civil War. The map allows you to learn more about this important event in American history through eyewitness accounts, original photographs and views of the site as it is today.

At the heart of Mapping Gettysburg is a vintage map of the battlefield from the Library of Congress. This map of the ‘Field of

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What 3 F*cks

Category: Google Maps | Jul 11, 2016

There is something about the popular location coding system what3words which makes it a popular target for parody maps.

what3words divides the world into 57 trillion 3 x 3 meter squares. Each of those squares is uniquely identified with a three word address. This means that you can share your location anywhere in the world using just three words.

The simplicity of this location coding system

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vB4t9tJA3aw/what-3-fcks.html

Mapping Jewish Warsaw

Category: Google Maps | Jul 11, 2016

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a museum situated on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto. Over the last year the museum has created a couple of fascinating interactive maps exploring the history of Warsaw’s Jews and the plight of the city’s Jews under Nazi occupation in the Second World War.

The Right Address: Hiding Jews in Occupied Warsaw tells the stories of Warsaw

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/02Kzuz01ZpM/mapping-jewish-warsaw.html

Mapping Languages in Danger

Category: Google Maps | Jul 11, 2016

One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage is an interesting Esri story map highlighting a selection of endangered languages around the world.

UNESCO estimate that around 3,000 languages around the world are in danger of disappearing by the end of the century. This Esri story map highlights just a few of these languages, allowing you to listen to sound recordings of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/QRHrMt83JLA/mapping-languages-in-danger.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jul 10, 2016

This week saw the release of two very well designed interactive weather maps, VentuSky and MeteoEarth.

VentuSky allows you to view a mapped forecast of the weather for any location in the world for over a week ahead. One of the most impressive features of VentuSky is the wind speed option which visualizes wind direction & speed on the map with animated streamlines. As well as wind forecasts the

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The Perfect Weather Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jul 9, 2016

The problem with the weather is it is always too hot, too cold, too wet or too dry. The solution of course is to adopt a nomadic lifestyle and to migrate around the world using global weather data. To help you plan your annual migratory pattern Perpetual 72 shows you where in the world you can expect a perfect 72 degrees for every month of the year.

Of course 72 degrees Fahrenheit might not be

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Da4c_Fn3kgk/the-perfect-weather-maps.html

The Eugenics Map of the World

Category: Google Maps | Jul 9, 2016

During the 20th Century many countries around the world adopted policies, influenced by the ideas of eugenics. The general purpose of these eugenic policies was meant to improve the genetic stock of each country’s ‘superior’ population. Most people are probably aware of the eugenic policies of the Nazi government in Germany. Less well known are the eugenic beliefs of other world leaders, such

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The Songline Navigation System

Category: Google Maps | Jul 8, 2016

Long before maps and compasses were invented the indigenous people of Australia were able to navigate using the songlines of the Gods.

Songlines, or dreaming tracks, are the creation myths of Indigenous Australians. They are the paths that the creator-beings took across the world while naming and creating the features of the land. These songlines crisscross Australia and, if you know the

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