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How Immigrants Boost the Economy

Category: Google Maps | Feb 23, 2017

The New American Economy has mapped the contributions of immigrants in all 435 Congressional districts, the 55 largest U.S. metro areas and all 50 states. The map provides information on the tax contributions made by immigrant workers and data on their spending power and contributions to entrepreneurship and the general workforce.

If you select a location on the Map the Impact interactive map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OsKp5miAPog/how-immigrants-boost-economy.html

The Broken Bridges of Madison County

Category: Google Maps | Feb 23, 2017

The 2015 National Bridge Inventory shows that more than 130,000 bridges in the USA are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. The Washington Post has released an interactive map, How many structurally deficient bridges are in your county?, which shows the state of bridges in every country in the country. The map also allows you to view the inspection results for every classified

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/22xrDdIlqiE/the-broken-bridges-of-madison-county.html

Mapping the Internment of Japanese Americans

Category: Google Maps | Feb 22, 2017

February 19th was the 75th anniversary of the executive order authorizing the internment of Japanese Americans. During the Second World War over 120,000 Japanese Americans were placed in concentration camps in the United States.

Esri has manually digitized the archival records of the War Relocation Authority, the civilian body that oversaw the relocation and incarceration of Japanese Americans

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/s0kv3-eEImk/mapping-internment-of-japanese-americans.html

Travel Time Location Search

Category: Google Maps | Feb 21, 2017

TravelTime is a new location search engine which allows you to find places by travel time. It allows you to find locations by the amount of time it will take to walk, cycle, drive or get public transport to.

If you share your location with TravelTime you can view an isochrone map showing you how far you can travel in a set amount of time. For example you can select to view where you could walk

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ikyd0Z1QXpc/travel-time-location-search.html

The Aged in Spain Live Mainly on the Plain

Category: Google Maps | Feb 21, 2017

The over 65’s make up the majority of the population in 10 percent of census areas in Spain. Many of these neighborhoods with an aged population are in rural areas, such as Galicia and along the Mediterranean Coast. However it isn’t true to say that the old in Spain live mainly on the plain. Many cities, like Burgos, Leon, Salamanca and Valladolid also have a high number of retirees living in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fN9YbVi5YQ4/the-aged-in-spain-live-mainly-on-plain.html

Powered by Wind

Category: Google Maps | Feb 20, 2017

This US Wind Turbine Industry map provides an overview of the location and capacity of wind farms in the USA. The map plots the location of individual wind turbines across the country, colored by manufacturer.

The links at the top of the map allow you to quickly zoom the map to the largest wind farms in the USA. When you zoom in on a wind farm the inset information window updates to show the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kEhzi3n-k0s/powered-by-wind.html

The History of American Cities

Category: Google Maps | Feb 20, 2017

The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides information on the building age and historic monuments of American cities. Their Atlas of ReUrbanism includes a series of interactive map which visualize a host of historical information about a number of American cities. The maps include information on the relative building age of city neighborhoods, the location of nationally registered

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/FuEJbBJvoKM/the-history-of-american-cities.html

The 2016 Global Light Pollution Map

Category: Google Maps | Feb 19, 2017

The Light Pollution Map allows you to see how human populations around the world effect our ability to see the stars at night. The light pollution map was created by stitching together cloud free night time satellite imagery of the Earth.

Using the map you can get a reasonable sense of where humans live around the globe. In the USA you can make out the major urban centers in the east of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Zg0aYnNxhgs/the-2016-global-light-pollution-map.html

The Internet Shutdown Tracker

Category: Google Maps | Feb 18, 2017

In India the government uses blanket internet shutdowns to try to curb violence and unrest in conflict ridden areas. The state believes that these bans on internet access are important preventative measures to stop the spread of violence.

Opponents of these internet shutdowns argue that because India has a flourishing digital economy such indeterminate denials of access to the internet cause

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0HDJK_uZGqc/the-internet-shutdown-tracker.html

How to Add a Walking Time Layer to a Map

Category: Google Maps | Feb 17, 2017

An isochrone layer shows travel times on a map. It can be used to show how long it will take to travel from one location to other locations on a map. For example it can be used to visualize how far you can walk within different periods of time from a given location.

If you want to add a walking time layer to an interactive map then you can use walkshed.js. Walkshed.js is an opensource

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/BfeADpKFD44/how-to-add-walking-time-layer-to-map.html