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Street View Invades Greenland

Category: Google Maps | Feb 18, 2015

Google Maps Street View imagery has arrived in Greenland and captured some truly beautiful panoramic shots.

Google’s new Street View imagery includes the Ilulissat icefjord (above) and in Nuuk you can view the statue of Hans Egede, known as the Apostle of Greenland.

You can explore traditional village life in Qaqortoq (below) and a grass roofed church in Brattahlid

More Street View

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1eRv2mB4aRc/street-view-invades-greenland.html

Mapping Historical Beijing

Category: Google Maps | Feb 18, 2015

Dashilar is one of Beijing’s better conserved districts. The area, named after one of the city’s most historical shopping streets, is known for its traditional shops, tea-houses and Chinese opera houses.

Unfortunately the district has suffered in the modern era of China’s rapid economic development and has seen years of neglect. The Dashilar Project is trying to regenerate the area, while also

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IwW2qdDcOHI/mapping-historical-beijing.html

Computer Generated Maps

Category: Google Maps | Feb 17, 2015

Boids n Buildings isn’t really a computer generated map – it is more of a computer generated city. The application throws a little WebGL magic on top of mrdoobs’ procedural city generator to create a random city complete with 3d buildings and flocks of birds.

The initial city map works by generating a road with other roads then being generated along its length. Each road stops being drawn when

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bP-N6x92SoE/computer-generated-maps.html

More Secret Lives of Cats

Category: Google Maps | Feb 17, 2015

Two years ago the BBC screened a documentary called The Secret Life of Cats. In the programme they attached GPS trackers and micro-cameras to a number of domestic cats in an English village.

To accompany the television show the BBC published ten Ordnance Survey maps showing the tracks of ten
of the featured the cats over a 24 hour period. Each of the maps is accompanied by a small
film clip

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/X9QNKBfP-V0/more-secret-lives-of-cats.html

Earthquakes in Dutch Gas Fields

Category: Google Maps | Feb 17, 2015

Earthquakes in the Groningen Gas Field is a great mapped visualization of earthquakes caused by gas drilling in the Groningen region of the Netherlands.

The map animates through the history of Groningen earthquakes in chronological order, since 1987. While the map animation plays a series of related facts and other information scrolls across the bottom of the map. The map also makes good use

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bh-7kDv-RHQ/earthquakes-in-dutch-gas-fields.html

Mapping China’s Spring Movement

Category: Google Maps | Feb 17, 2015

This week around 2.8 billion trip will be made in China by people travelling to celebrate the Chinese New Year with their families. Baidu has created a mapped visualization showing where and when its customers are travelling over this holiday week.

Baidu’s mobile maps has over 350 million active users and receives over 10 billion location requests every day. This provides Baidu with a unique

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ByTbdG5WeFE/mapping-chinas-spring-movement.html

Can You Beat the Landmark Quiz?

Category: Google Maps | Feb 16, 2015

Mapbox has a new Picture Book map style resplendent with a custom font and illustrations of famous landmarks around the world. If you like the look of the Picture Book map style you can fork it on GitHub.

But before you go forking willy-nilly you might want to give the map a quick look-see. To introduce the new map style Mapbox has released a fun map quiz. Your task in the Landmark Quiz is to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YzbXuEtUdEw/can-you-beat-landmark-quiz.html

3d Historical Maps

Category: Google Maps | Feb 16, 2015

The Map Library of Catalonia has georeferenced 1,855 of its collection of historical maps. Catoteca Digital is a Google Map which allows you to search georectified maps from around the world by location.

If you select a map’s marker on the map and click on the ‘Georeferencer’ link you can view the historical map overlaid on top of a Google Map. The overlaid map includes an opacity control so

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KmKOydILmrA/3d-historical-maps.html

Custom Street Views of Oxfordshire

Category: Google Maps | Feb 16, 2015

Nikhilesh Haval’s Oxfordshire in 360 Degrees is a neat custom Street View guide to the picturesque county of Oxfordshire, England. It also serves rather neatly as a gallery of Haval’s own Google Business Photos.

At the heart of Oxfordshire in 360 Degrees is a Google Map of Haval’s own custom shot Street View images from around the county. Select a marker on the map and you can view a Street

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Wu7yWeseiXE/custom-street-views-of-oxfordshire.html

Wow – It’s the Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Feb 15, 2015

The Mapbox Blog is continuing to showcase great maps built using Turf.js. Last week one of my favorite maps was a route planner using Capital Bikeshare stations. That map used Turf.js with elevation data to provide an amazing 3d elevation chart along a bike route.

This week the Mapbox Blog continued to demonstrate the geospatial processing abilities of Turf with an animated map of the Iditarod

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LoZ5eJJh2jA/wow-its-maps-of-week.html