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Vision Zero Boston

Category: Google Maps | Jan 25, 2016

Boston has initiated a project to eliminate all fatal and serious traffic accidents in the city by 2030. Vision Zero Boston aims to examine the causes of traffic accidents and implement policies to make Boston’s streets more walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly.

Part of the Vision Zero initiative is to canvas the opinions of people in the city and to identify safety issues on Boston’s

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KpQ7HTiVFJA/vision-zero-boston.html

Ich Bin Kein Berliner

Category: Google Maps | Jan 25, 2016

The majority of Berliners were not originally born in the city. The Berliner Morgenpost’s new interactive map, Zugezogenen Atlas, allows you to explore where these newcomers to Berlin were originally from.

The map shows locations around the world where at least 100 Berliners were born, based on the population register of June 2015.

Hamburg, Dresen and Leipzieg are the top three German cities

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4s9KqdWrkJw/ich-bin-kein-berliner.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jan 24, 2016

On an average day the Moscow Metro wi-fi network can see up to 70 TB of internet traffic. The Moscow Metro Wi-fi Map is a beautiful mapped visualization of all those wi-fi users as they travel around the city.

By tracking wi-fi users Moscow Metro are able to observe how passengers navigate the Moscow metro system. They can see how passengers travel around the system from the time that they

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9-v34oiziFI/maps-of-week_24.html

Snow Plow Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jan 24, 2016

If you want to know how long ago the roads around you have been cleared of snow then you can check out these snowplow maps.

Both the PlowNYC and Washington DC Snowplow map color city streets based on when they were last cleared. The PlowNYC map includes a legend about what the different colors indicate. Showing how many hours ago individual streets were cleared. On the Washington DC Snowplow

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bus3EjMriT8/snow-plow-maps.html

Snow Totals on the Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 23, 2016

If you want to know how much snow has fallen on the Eastern United States then the simple answer is a lot. According to the New York Times’ How Much Snow Has Fallen map parts of West Virginia have received 40 inches of snow.

The NYT’s map uses data from the National Weather Service and shows snow fall totals when they were last recorded at each weather station.

The National Weather Service

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aOHT98cyoc0/snow-totals-on-map.html

The London Building Heights Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 23, 2016

The Building Heights in London map is a great advertisement for vector maps. Up until a few days ago this map was incredibly taxing on the browser and almost impossible to navigate. Now all the building height data has been added to the base map as vector tiles and it works like a dream.

The map uses data from the Environment Agency’s open LIDAR data. As you might expect the map shows that the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LJLcw-gGWu0/the-london-building-heights-map.html

Here Comes the Snow

Category: Google Maps | Jan 22, 2016

Mapbox has mapped the winter storm spreading across the east coast of the USA. The map animates water equivalent accumulated snow depth data from NOAA’s High Resolution Rapid Refresh Model.

If the snow keeps you housebound this weekend then you might want to try and replicate this map yourself with Mapbox GL. The map uses the Mapbox GL video overlay capabilities to create an animated map of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/mttXNJILd38/here-comes-snow.html

Mapping Missing Airplanes

Category: Google Maps | Jan 22, 2016

Vanished Aeroplanes is a CartoDB created map of aircraft which have gone missing around the world. The map says that ‘all positions are approximate’ so my guess is that the panes have been mapped to their last known locations.

Looking at the map my immediate thought was that there appears to be a cluster of planes which have gone missing around the ‘Bermuda Triangle’, the Carribean and Central

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wfXkzEQ6EgY/mapping-missing-airplanes.html

India Night Lights

Category: Google Maps | Jan 22, 2016

More than one billion Indians live without electricity. Luckily we have twenty years of night-time satellite imagery to help identify those rural areas of India which don’t appear to have electricity, The World Bank and the University of Michigan have collaborated to analyse this satellite data for 600,000 villages across India.

India Lights is an interactive map which shows the results of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/amcHnLmd__4/india-night-lights.html

How to Make a Hexagonal WarGames Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 21, 2016

If you liked the WarGames Dashboard, that was featured on Maps Mania last week, then you might be interested in creating your own WarGames map style.

Here’s a quick tutorial on making a WarGames map using Mapbox Studio. Before getting started you can check out the finished map here.

1. The Base Map

The base map for the WarGames map comes from Project Linework. Project Linework have made a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HC2vVFKkwbM/how-to-make-hexagonal-wargames-map.html