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Mapping the Age of Chicago’s Buildings

Category: Google Maps | Dec 9, 2014

Back in July Wired published a nice tutorial on how to create a building age map. In Adventures in Mapmaking Wired’s MapLab not only provided a great tutorial on how to map the ages of a city’s buildings but also created an example map visualizing the ages of Chicago’s buildings.

The Wired Chicago map is OK but it is missing a legend (so it is difficult to determine a building’s age from its

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7032x2xO-P0/mapping-age-of-chicagos-buildings.html

The Mapping of the Ring

Category: Google Maps | Dec 9, 2014

One of the big trends in interactive maps over the last twelve months has been the growing use of story maps. This year digital maps have been used to tell stories in long-form news reports and in impressive data visualizations. While story maps have been popular in these non-fiction narratives they have not been used as much yet in the world of fiction.

One really impressive exception to this

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wHfXYBFkK-0/the-mapping-of-ring.html

Zombies on Your Street

Category: Google Maps | Dec 9, 2014

Are There Zombies in Your Neighbourhood? is a fun Street View application which allows you to view a zombie walking down your street. Enter an address into the app and you can watch an animated zombie walking down your street using Google Maps Street View imagery.

As the zombie walks down your street you can adjust the viewpoint and even adjust the size of the zombie. You can also grab the URL

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1UGjpJs91mo/zombies-on-your-street.html

Where the River Flows

Category: Google Maps | Dec 8, 2014

Recently Stephen Von Worley created a series of beautiful maps, Crayon the Grids, in which the U.S.’s roads were colored by orientation. Andrew Hill has created a similar map of U.S. Rivers Colored by the Direction they Flow.

The map uses data from Nelson Minar’s Vector River Map, which in turn uses river flow data from
NHDPlus. Andrew has also used the same river data to create another

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/XtoB_rq4rHk/where-river-flows.html

The Snow Plows of Newark

Category: Google Maps | Dec 8, 2014

On the eve of Thanksgiving the brave men and women of the City of Newark were busy plowing the streets of snow. Their efforts have been immortalized for ever in this animated map of the City’s twelve snow plows in action.

Snow Plow Trucks in Newark, NJ is a CartoDB map which shows the animated tracks of each of the City’s snow plows on the day of the 26th November. The action starts at ten in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fkG7k6ipUX4/the-snow-plows-of-newark.html

How to Pronounce Esjufjöll

Category: Google Maps | Dec 8, 2014

The 2010 eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull caused major disruption to air travel across Europe. Eyjafjallajökull also caused major disruption to newsreaders around the world, who had the daily struggle of having to pronounce the volcano’s name correctly.

Ragnar Heidar has now created a Leaflet.js map to teach you how to pronounce the names of Icelandic volcanoes correctly.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YLJd-Jhw4KE/how-to-pronounce-esjufjoll.html

The Marvelous Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Dec 7, 2014

Eric Fischer at Mapbox has mapped 6 billion geo-tagged Twitter messages. The 6 Billion Tweets Map
is a great visualization of Twitter’s global appeal, not only showing where
Twitter is popular but also where the social network has
yet to gain traction.

Mapping 6 billion Tweets is quite a technical achievement. If you
are interested in how Eric was able to manage mapping so much data on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ec5kMLco0vU/the-marvelous-maps-of-week.html

The New York Rat Map

Category: Google Maps | Dec 7, 2014

The NYC Rat Map is a Leaflet.js powered map showing the latest reports of rat sightings in New York City. The map shows the locations of all rat sightings in the city since 4/5/2014. If you select a marker on the map you can view details about the date of the sighting, the environment of the sighting and the exact address.

The NYC Rat Map uses Dave Leaver’s Marker Clusterering plug-in for

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UF-7rC5v3oU/the-new-york-rat-map.html

The No Bears in the Bathtub Map

Category: Google Maps | Dec 6, 2014

In Georgia it’s illegal to keep your donkey in a bathtub, in Oklahoma you can be arrested for making ugly faces towards a dog and in West Virginia it is illegal to harass a Bigfoot or Sasquatch.

The world is full of strange and ridiculous laws. The World’s Craziest Laws is a Google Map which allows you to view the silliest laws of each country and each U.S. state. Just click on a country or

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-6lcL1D_Ns0/the-no-bears-in-bathtub-map.html

International Space Station Radio

Category: Google Maps | Dec 6, 2014

Since April of this year the International Space Station has been broadcasting the ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment, a live video stream of Earth. Since this video broadcast went live we have seen a number of applications which have embedded the USTREAM video on top of maps showing the current location of the ISS above the Earth.

One of the best maps of the ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment is 

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kqsKg6Xk8Wo/international-space-station-radio.html