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The Indigenous People of Colombia

Category: Google Maps | Sep 30, 2017

Over recent year the government of Colombia has been helping to secure the territorial land rights of some of the country’s indigenous peoples. More than 1,630,000 acres of land has been legally titled to indigenous communities, helping to ensure the survival both of the indigenous peoples and the important ecosystems which exist within those territories.

The Amazon Conservation Team’s

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HAn78ldMY78/the-indigenous-people-of-colombia.html

Mapping 17 million Data Points:

Category: Google Maps | Sep 29, 2017

Axismaps were challenged to visualize the percentage of children receiving rotavirus vaccines over ten years at state, county and zip code level. This is more than 17 million data points. A lot of data to put on an interactive map.

The resulting Rotavirus Visualization is a very effective demonstration of the growth in the number of children receiving the vaccine across the United States

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1j4vGw2QXVY/mapping-17-million-data-points.html

The Great British Music Map

Category: Google Maps | Sep 29, 2017

The Big British Music Map is a word map of famous UK bands and musical artists. It shows the most famous artists associated with the various regions and towns of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. If you select an artist on the map you can listen to their most iconic song. You can also view information about the artist’s net worth and charting history.

The association of artists to specific

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LHVi2au7-ug/the-great-british-music-map.html

Mapping Photos of Hurricane Maria

Category: Google Maps | Sep 28, 2017

The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation has created an interactive map to document and evaluate the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. The Hurricane Maria Photo Map is a crowd-sourced map of geo-located photos showing damage caused by the tropical storm.

The map is designed to assist Emergency Management Agencies in evaluating the damage caused by Hurricane Maria and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/t37bLUA2XKM/mapping-photos-of-hurricane-maria.html

Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

Category: Google Maps | Sep 28, 2017

The Canadian Indian residential school system was created in order to remove indigenous Canadian children from their families and cultures. Over the 100 years of the school system’s existence around 30% of indigenous children were removed from their homes and placed in residential boarding schools. The last of these schools was closed in 1996.

You can view all 132 of these schools, located

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/koUvBWT-3SQ/canadas-indian-residential-schools.html

The Superhero Distribution Map

Category: Google Maps | Sep 27, 2017

There’s obviously something in the water in New York. Something that turns ordinary men and women into superheroes. I’ve been analyzing the Marvel Superhero Origins map trying to work out where superheroes are most likely to born. The answer is ‘New York’ – probably.

Exploring the map for the distribution of superhero births reveals that more superheroes are born in and around New York City

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nSK3WPvECxI/the-superhero-distribution-map.html

This We’ll Pollute

Category: Google Maps | Sep 27, 2017

United States military and its contractors are the only people in the United States allowed to dispose of hazardous waste at highly polluting ‘open burn’ sites. It makes full use of this exemption.

Open burn sites are banned because of the potentially dangerous levels of air pollution resulting from their use. The Pentagon and its contractors operate 61 open burn sites with no environmental

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LAkXYNxeszI/this-well-pollute.html

NASA’s Updated Worldview

Category: Google Maps | Sep 26, 2017

NASA has updated the EOSDIS Worldview interactive map to make it easier to find satellite imagery for recent natural events around the world. It allows you to quickly find NASA satellite imagery for natural events which can be seen from space, such as hurricanes, wildfires, icebergs, algal blooms and volcanic eruptions.

Links to the imagery of recent natural events can be found under the ‘

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Y1sxUW0J-G8/nasas-updated-worldview.html

Mapping Storm Damage from the Air

Category: Google Maps | Sep 26, 2017

Yesterday NOAA Tweeted the above pre & post-Hurricane nighttime satellite imagery of Puerto Rico. The imagery shows the devastating effect the storm has had on the country’s electricity supply. Hurricane Maria has left most of the island without power. It has also caused extensive damage to buildings.

NOAA has also released an interactive map of aerial imagery of Puerto Rico and the U.S.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wVJ2L_tWPz8/mapping-storm-damage-from-air.html

Where Germany Votes Far Right

Category: Google Maps | Sep 26, 2017

Yesterday’s election results revealed the rise in support for the far-right in Germany, particularly among voters in the former East Germany. The increase in votes for the extremist AfD however was not entirely unexpected. In fact before yesterday’s election the Berliner Morgenpost had already explored the rising popularity of right-wing parties in previous German elections.

In Where Germany

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