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Explore Venus in Street View

Category: Google Maps | Sep 2, 2014

Back in the day GTA4.net created a truly impressive Street View map of Liberty City (unfortunately that map no longer works). The map allowed you to explore the whole of Liberty City, from Grand Theft Auto IV, in custom Street Views created from the game.

The new, upcoming, online multiplayer first-person shooter video game Destiny has just taken that concept to a whole new level. To promote

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The Spread of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Category: Google Maps | Sep 2, 2014

Twitter has released another one of those animated Tweet maps created with CartoDB’s Torque library. The #IceBucketChallenge map shows how the viral craze for throwing a bucket of ice cold water over your head quickly spread across the world.

As with all these animated Twitter maps you have to normalize the mapped data in your own head – and try to take into account where Twitter has a lot of

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The World Alcohol Map

Category: Google Maps | Sep 2, 2014

Everybody likes a drink. Even the Saudis like the occasional sip of wine when no one is looking.
The Wine, Beer or Spirits?
map uses data from the World Health Organization to show how much alcohol is consumed in each
country around the world. The map also shows which drinks are the most popular in each country.

Mouse-over a country to see how much beer, wine and spirits are consumed and in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/VJL_cxw4QfA/the-world-alcohol-map.html

Affordable Housing in LA

Category: Google Maps | Sep 1, 2014

This clever mapped application from The Los Angeles Times shows you where you can afford to rent or buy property in the city.

Just enter your yearly income and how much of that you are prepared to spend on a mortgage or rent and the application will show you where you can afford to live in LA. Areas where you can’t afford to either rent or buy are shaded red on the map. Yellow and blue shades

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Fracking in Pennsylvania Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Sep 1, 2014

StateImpact Pennsylvania has released a series of mapped visualizations of Natural Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania.

The maps show which operators are drilling in Pennsylvania and where. They also show which wells have been cited for violating state environmental regulations. So far there have been 3,331 violations resulting in fines of $4.9 million. The drills are displayed on the map with

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Route Planning with Rest Stops

Category: Google Maps | Sep 1, 2014

Alongways is a neat and simple route-planning map, which can also help you find rest-stops along your journey.

The application uses the Google Maps API Directions Service with the Google Places API to help you find handy places to stop along a route. The application is very simple to use. Just enter your starting location, a destination and the kind of rest-stops you want and the map will

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The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Aug 31, 2014

This week ProPublica released an impressive mapped visualization of the effect of
climate change and oil & gas exploration in the state of Louisiana.

Southern Louisiana is losing 16 square miles a year to the Gulf of Mexico. At the heart of ProPublica’s map, Losing Ground,
is a series of timeline visualizations of historical aerial imagery.
These timelines allow you to observe the loss of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/BMGoHClL3NM/the-maps-of-week_31.html

Mapping Events

Category: Google Maps | Aug 31, 2014

MapTiming HASH is a new application designed to help you find upcoming events on a map. Currently the map is populated with the dates and times of church services in Belgium. However anyone can add an event to the map and the application is not restricted to mapping events in Belgium or to religious services.

Over the years there have been many attempts to crack the events mapping market. One

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The Bárðarbunga Depth Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 30, 2014

Quakes 3d is an interesting animated mapped visualization of seismic activity near the Bárðarbunga Volcano in Iceland over the last two weeks.

The map animates through two weeks of earthquake activity, visualizing a heat map of seismic activity on the surface, overlaid on top of an aerial image of the area. At the same time the same data is plotted as a depth map beneath the map layer.

You

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The Photo Map from Outer Space

Category: Google Maps | Aug 29, 2014

Last year Dave MacLean, from the GIS Faculty at the Centre of Geographic Sciences of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), released an amazing map of photos taken from the International Space Station.

Our World from the ISS
is an ESRI map of photos, taken from the ISS posted by @Cmdr_Hadfield
and @AstroMarshburn on Twitter. The map allows you to view thumbnails of the posted images. If

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