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A Desire Named Streetcar

Category: Google Maps | Jul 24, 2017

In 1872 the Denver Horse Railway Company built the city’s first streetcar line. Over the following decades more and more lines were added until Denver had a streetcar network which covered much of the city. Unfortunately the arrival of the motorcar led to the longtime decline of the city’s streetcar transit system.

You can explore how Denver’s streetcar network grew and also observe its

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Why is the Bus Always Late?

Category: Google Maps | Jul 24, 2017

German newspaper Tagesspiegel has been investigating the punctuality of Berlin’s buses, trams and subway trains. They wanted to know which lines, bus-stops and stations had the best and worst punctuality problems. They also wanted to know why some buses are always late and why some trams are always on time or even early.

Why is the Bus Late? includes an interactive map which allows you to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Rd4ywreCJ0w/why-is-bus-always-late.html

Airbnb in Berlin

Category: Google Maps | Jul 24, 2017

In 2008 the first Berlin apartment was listed on Airbnb. It is estimated that there are now around 10,000 properties in Berlin being rented out on Airbnb. You can view where and when all 10,000 properties were listed on Airbnb on a new interactive animated map.

Airbnb in Berlin is an animated map which shows the growth of the Airbnb market in Berlin from 2008 to the present day. As the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/EAk7wtwOL3I/airbnb-in-berlin.html

The Rubbish Map of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jul 23, 2017

Litterati is an iOS and Android app which is used for logging the location of litter found on the streets. Using the app anyone can take a quick photo and report any litter that they find. The photo is then added to the worldwide Litterati interactive map.

The app has already proved hugely successful around the world. The Litterati interactive map already has nearly half a million reports in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WlfwKLDZHpE/the-rubbish-map-of-week.html

Where the UK is Getting Old

Category: Google Maps | Jul 22, 2017

The UK is getting old. Although some areas of the country are managing to stay relatively young. In 2016 18% of the population were aged 65 and over. 2.4% were aged 85 and over. As lifestyles & healthcare improve and people continue to have children later in life the percentage of the elderly is expected to increase. You can see how and where on a new map from the Office for National Statistics.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6ESgAjrLM28/where-uk-is-getting-old.html

Animated Race Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jul 21, 2017

Back in 2013 the New York Times created an impressive animated mapped visualization of the America’s Cup Finale between the USA and New Zealand. The America’s Cup Finale: Oracle’s Path to Victory showed the progress of the race between the two yachts from start to finish.

The America’s Cup 2013 Finale: An Animated Map is a lovingly created and accurate reproduction of the NYT’s map using

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/j2GOBnQWAPg/animated-race-maps.html

Detroit’s Deadliest Days

Category: Google Maps | Jul 21, 2017

50 years ago, in July 1967, a riot broke out in Detroit which lasted five days. By the time the riot ended 43 people were dead, 1,189 were injured, over 7,200 people had been arrested and more than 2,000 buildings had been destroyed.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Riot the Detroit News has released a map exploring every single one of the 43 deaths that occurred during the

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Street View in Space

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2017

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You can now see inside the International Space Station on Google Maps. ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet got a part-time job over the winter capturing panoramic Street View imagery from outer space for Google Maps. That imagery is now live.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_lYAW88oELI/street-view-in-space.html

The Emoji Weather Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2017

Dark Sky provide hyper-local weather information with its iOS and Android apps. It also provides a desktop weather map which includes a seven day forecast of weather conditions around the world.

The Dark Sky Weather Map has for a while included the option to view global weather conditions on an interactive 3d globe. It now also has an option to view a weather forecast on an emoji map of the

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The Manhattan Skyscraper Explorer

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2017

New York is a city of amazing tall buildings. But what do you actually know about Manhattan’s tallest buildings? Do you know how tall they are or when they were built? Do you know what each building is used for? To find out the answer to these questions you need the Manhattan Skyscraper Explorer

The Manhattan Skyscraper Explorer is your guide to Manhattan’s tallest building. This 3d Esri map

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