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Mapping Support for Gun Control

Category: Google Maps | Mar 18, 2015

ISideWith has created an interesting map showing support for gun control laws across the USA.

ISideWith asks visitors to its website to answer a series of questions to discover which political candidate best matches their personal beliefs. One of the questions visitors to the site are asked is ‘Do you support increased gun control. The Support for Gun Control Google Map breaks down the answers

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/x7cH4Dhq_eU/mapping-support-for-gun-control.html

Mapping the Life of Robert Durst

Category: Google Maps | Mar 18, 2015

Mapbox has created a story map of the intriguing case of Robert Durst. Durst was arrested on March 14th on a first-degree murder warrant. If convicted he could face the death penalty.

Following the Life and Death of Robert Durst plots the key movements and actions of Robert Durst since his first wife ‘disappeared’ three decades ago up until his arrest in New Orleans on March 14th.

The map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9ROQZQ6ZmJ8/mapping-life-of-robert-durst.html

The Living, Breathing Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 18, 2015

Vector Map is an amazing map of the world, complete with 3d extruded buildings and roads with animated traffic. The screenshot above doesn’t do this map justice and you really need to view the map yourself in a WebGL enabled browser.

The map was built with Mapzen’s Tangram mapping engine. Tangram is a library for creating 2D & 3D maps with WebGL. The Vector Map includes Tangram’s extruded 3d

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/76ANreFhAoc/the-living-breathing-map.html

Mapping the World’s Street Art

Category: Google Maps | Mar 18, 2015

Google’s Street Art Project has doubled in size today. The Street Art Project showcases the work of street artists around the world. As of today the project contains over 10,000 high-resolution images of street art featuring the art work of eighty-five art organizations from 34 different countries.

Let’s ignore the art however and concentrate on the Street Art Project map. If you select the ‘

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/NKB-hYKmq3U/mapping-worlds-street-art.html

A Mapped Genealogy of Irish Surnames

Category: Google Maps | Mar 17, 2015

On St Patrick’s Day everyone you meet will claim to have Irish roots. You can now authenticate these claims by referring to the Geo-Genealogy of Irish Surnames.

This Esri map shows the location of 2,500 Irish surnames by county based on data from an Irish census in 1890. The surname labels displayed on the map are sized to represent relative birth rates in the county of people with that

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ycm35Ou9jRY/a-mapped-genealogy-of-irish-surnames.html

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Category: Google Maps | Mar 17, 2015

Come with me now as we Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Through the porthole on your right you can observe the Gutenberg Discontinuity, as we slowly pass through the Earth’s Lower Mantle into the Outer Core.

The slight discomfort that you now feel is caused by the 1.35 million atmospheres at this depth, which is roughly equivalent to 17,800 elephants standing on your head.

This fascinating

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CtEGJ1KQRBE/journey-to-center-of-earth.html

Seaview Brazil

Category: Google Maps | Mar 17, 2015

Google Maps has released some beautiful underwater Street View imagery from around the islands of Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas in Brazil. These underwater Sea View images were captured with the help of the Catlin Seaview Survey.

As well as the underwater Street View panoramas Google has added lots of Street View imagery taken on the islands and from a boat sailing around the islands

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ku2-BJhoGIg/seaview-brazil.html

Mapping the Life of St Patrick

Category: Google Maps | Mar 17, 2015

Around the world St Patrick’s Day is a day for dressing-up in green, putting on a funny hat and drinking lots of alcohol.

Except in Ireland.

In Ireland St Patrick’s Day is a day set aside to venerate the country’s patron saint. A day to celebrate the life and achievements of the man who brought Christianity to Ireland. This is done by dressing-up in green, putting on a funny hat and drinking

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/K4o54ot6s7g/mapping-life-of-st-patrick.html

Mapping the Battle of Atlanta

Category: Google Maps | Mar 16, 2015

150 years ago during the Battle of Atlanta Confederate and Union forces fought for control of the  important rail and supply center of Atlanta.

In 1864 Atlanta was just 23 olds and was more of a frontier town than a thriving city. However it did have huge strategic significance as the junction of four major railroad lines, the Western & Atlantic, the Georgia Railroad, the Atlanta & West Point,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4IbjfQ4w9qI/mapping-battle-of-atlanta.html

The Map of Prevailing Winds

Category: Google Maps | Mar 16, 2015

Wind History is an interesting mapped visualization of the history of wind direction. The map wind rose diagrams for 2,500 weather stations across North America.

The length of each bar on a wind rose is proportional to the frequency the wind comes from each direction. If you click on a wind rose on the map you can also view the average wind speed for each direction.

A month filter allows you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hHjPQ5FNeS0/the-map-of-prevailing-winds.html