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Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jun 21, 2015

Lifewatch Inbo has used CartoDB’s Torque to visualize bird migration patterns. In a series of animated CartoDB Torque powered maps Lifewatch Inbo has
visualized the flight migration of birds over the course of one night.

Using CartoDB to Visualize How Far Birds Migrate in a Single Night
uses data from the ROBIN bird radar detection system to simulate the
trajectory of individual birds from

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dhgsBq16ogE/maps-of-week_21.html

The Marauder’s Map – Adding Labels

Category: Google Maps | Jun 21, 2015

The Marauder’s Map is my latest pet project. It is really just an excuse to play with Mapbox Studio. I decided that if I was going to learn how to design maps with Mapbox Studio and CartoCSS then a Harry Potter themed map was as good a project as any.

Images of the Marauder’s Map used in the Harry Potter movies gave me the two basic colors used in the map for the map background and the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/DeOh9AJwwIE/the-marauders-map-adding-labels.html

Historical Photo Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Jun 20, 2015

There’s nothing I enjoy more than exploring historical maps and vintage photos. Well – actually there a couple of things I enjoy more. However, due to my unfortunate personal circumstances, it seems that this weekend I’ll have to satisfy myself by playing with these great maps of vintage photographs.

Pastvu is a Russian website which allows you to view thousands of vintage photos of locations

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lLVILb_vQ3c/historical-photo-mapping.html

Mapping Sherlock’s London

Category: Google Maps | Jun 19, 2015

The movie Mr Holmes, starring Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes, opens in the UK today. To get you in the mood for the film why not explore this map of Sherlock’s London. The map features a number of locations which feature in the original novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The map of London used in Sherlock’s London was originally created for a London Museum exhibition about Sherlock Holmes.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/R5TDQFZIiCA/mapping-sherlocks-london.html

As the Crow Flies

Category: Google Maps | Jun 19, 2015

I love CartoDB’s Torque. It is a very powerful mapping tool for plotting geographical data over time. Unfortunately it gets a lot of unfair criticism because of all those stupid Twitter maps that everyone insists on using it for.

It is therefore always a delight to come across a Torque powered map which is actually both visually compelling and informative at the same time. Lifewatch Inbo has

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/H-EYg4J9SZA/as-crow-flies.html

The United Maps of Lego

Category: Google Maps | Jun 19, 2015

The United States of Lego is a map of the U.S. created from the world’s favorite colored building bricks. The map includes 50 Lego dioramas, each depicting life in one of the U.S. states.

Select a state on the map and you can view the Lego diorama for the state. For example, Washington has lots of coffee shops, Texas has a cowboy and Hawaii has surfers.

If you can turn Lego into a map then

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/FCcXaOxwkKY/the-united-maps-of-lego.html

Mapping Google Trends

Category: Google Maps | Jun 18, 2015

Google has a new Google Trends Datastore, which provides a great source of data for anyone interested in mapping search trends on Google. Key datasets from Google Trends are added to the Datastore each day which can be downloaded in CSV format.

Many of the datasets have a geographically element to them. For example, at the moment you can download a CSV file of ‘2016 Election Candidates: Search

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/T8qQeRmXYlY/mapping-google-trends.html

Game of Thrones Filming Locations

Category: Google Maps | Jun 18, 2015

If you are already missing a Game of Thrones then why not visit some of the stunning real world locations used in the TV program? If you can’t visit them yourself then you can at least explore them on the Game of Thrones: Discovering the Known World map.

The map takes you on a tour of some of the locations used when filming Game of Thrones, including locations in Ireland, Iceland, Spain and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5JaGYgzljN0/game-of-thrones-filming-locations.html

A Map to Get Lost By

Category: Google Maps | Jun 18, 2015

Maps for Getting Lost is a clever generative and transitory map, created by Olivier Jack. Search for a location on Maps for Getting Lost and you are presented with a street map of the location. However the map quickly fades away leaving you lost on a blank page.

If you mouse-over the map the streets will reappear momentarily beneath your mouse, only to slowly fade to black again. The street

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cdpj0Lt9Wxo/a-map-to-get-lost-by.html

London Transport Travel Times

Category: Google Maps | Jun 18, 2015

Transport for London has released a handy Google Map that visualizes how long it will take you to travel anywhere in the capital on public transit from any location in London. The map also allows you to check any location’s distance from frequent public transport services.

Enter an address into WebCAT and you can view an isochrone map showing how long it will take to travel anywhere in London

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/u_pJCk-zh7A/london-transport-travel-times.html