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The Riga Ghetto Street View Tour

Category: Google Maps | Apr 7, 2015

The Riga Ghetto and Holocaust in Latvia Museum has created a harrowing virtual tour of the Riga Ghetto using Google Maps Street View. This guided narrated tour allows you to explore the modern day streets of Riga while learning about life in the Riga ghetto under Nazi rule.

The Walk Among Memories tour is narrated by Holocaust survivor Yakob Basner and includes survivor testimonies provided by

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/C-ecQqVE238/the-riga-ghetto-street-view-tour.html

Mapping the Transatlantic Slave Ships

Category: Google Maps | Apr 7, 2015

The Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Visualization uses data from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database to map 35,000 slaving voyages from 1500 to 1870. The visualization essentially consists of three animated heat-maps, showing the cumulative frequency of slave ships’ points of departure, the principal ports where slaves were purchased and the principal ports where the slaves were sold.

The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UC6UmC4QhZA/mapping-transatlantic-slave-ships.html

Satellite Mapping the Antarctic

Category: Google Maps | Apr 7, 2015

Leafarctica is an interactive map which allows you to view NASA MODIS satellite imagery of the Antarctic.

The map includes a polar view which would be impossible with the usual Web Mercator projection used by most interactive mapping platforms. Leafarctica therefore uses the Proj4js JavaScript library to enable Leaflet to display an Antarctic Polar Stereographic projection.

The map includes a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CxsxwYrJESA/satellite-mapping-antarctic.html

UK Election Maps – All Bets Are On

Category: Google Maps | Apr 7, 2015

The UK general election is now only one month away. At this stage in the campaign trail we would usually expect to see a few election maps released by the polling companies. This election however seems to be dominated by maps from betting companies, showing who the betting markets think will win the UK election.

Bet 2015 has released a UK map showing who they think will each parliamentary seat

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nvf3nFEL-DM/uk-election-maps-all-bets-are-on.html

UFO Maps

Category: Google Maps | Apr 6, 2015

QuantBait has created an animated map of all United States UFO sightings from 1933-2010. The UFO Sightings and Visualizations map shows all UFO sightings submitted to the National UFO Reporting Center.

The map uses CartoDB’s Torque library to animate through the decades of UFO sightings. The map reveals a clear trend of increasing numbers of close encounters through time. I’m not sure if this

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xij7o_LCiC4/ufo-maps.html

South Africa’s Election Dot Density Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 6, 2015

A couple of year’s ago Adrian Frith created a racial dot density map of South Africa. He has now created a dot density map of the 2014 South African general election. The Election Dot Density Map 2014 contains one dot for every South African voter. The dots on the map are colored by the political party voted for and placed randomly within the voting district.

It is really interesting comparing

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bqmLgfjqlMQ/south-africas-election-dot-density-map.html

Mapping Australia’s Population

Category: Google Maps | Apr 5, 2015

SBS has mapped Australia’s population changes from 2013-2014 using statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. In Mapping Australia: The ebb and flow of our cities’ populations SBS provides a choropleth view of which Australian areas grew in population and which fell from 2013 to 2014.

If you select a neighbourhood on the map you can view the percentage of population change. A line

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Yu3K-z1-J80/mapping-australias-population.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Apr 5, 2015

Indubitably the mapping event of the week was Google Maps’ annual April Fools prank. This year Google Maps transmogrified into a global PacMan game – and not just for April 1st.

April Fools Day may be over but if you go to Google Maps you can still play the game. Click the PacMan button that appears at the bottom of the map and Google Maps turns into a fully
functioning PacMan game. If you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HFsE3h7Zubk/the-maps-of-week.html

Stamen Watercolor in 3d

Category: Google Maps | Apr 5, 2015

3d OpenLayers and Cesium provides two synchronized map views. The 2d map view, on the left, is an OpenLayers map and the 3d view, on the right, uses the Cesium WebGL globe.

Both maps are synchronized with each other, so if you pan, zoom or rotate either map then the other map also moves to present the same view. The maps include a number of layers, including the Stamen Watercolor map, Bing

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lj1SHLWrumc/stamen-watercolor-in-3d.html

Mapping the Films of New York

Category: Google Maps | Apr 4, 2015

In the three years from 2011 to the end of 2013 there were 17,241 film scenes shot on New York’s city streets. There were so many that it is probably harder to find a Manhattan street that didn’t feature in one movie or another than one that did.

This Filmed in NYC Leaflet map allows you to explore which films were shot on which New York streets. You can click on the colored streets on the map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_aq7eKLaui4/mapping-films-of-new-york.html