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UK Car Accidents Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Nov 22, 2017

The Co-op’s Car Accidents Map can help you plan a UK driving route and tell you the number of collisions that tool place along the route in 2016. The map uses data from the Department of Transport to show you where collisions have taken place on the UK’s roads.

The car routing engine used in the Car Accidents Map doesn’t take into account the number of collisions along the route. In other

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/o9n4V67VPfo/uk-car-accidents-mapped.html

Censored on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Nov 21, 2017

Since the earliest days of Google Maps a big multi-colored circle has obscured a part of Noordwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands. It isn’t the only location in the world which is hidden on Google’s satellite imagery. However no one seems to know why Google is so keen to censor what appears to be just a normal Dutch residential neighborhood in Noordrwijk aan Zee. No other online map service censors

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fFx_72-8EFg/censored-on-google-maps.html

Ignore Google’s Thanksgiving Travel Advice

Category: Google Maps | Nov 21, 2017

According to Google for most people the best time to travel home for Thanksgiving is early Wednesday morning (3-4 am).  Google analysed traffic data from last year’s Thanksgiving holiday to determine the best and worst times to travel by car from a number of major cities. But ignore Google’s advice about the worst time to travel. It isn’t during rush-hour tomorrow. The worst time to travel is

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/t1rx2ZEm0jM/ignore-googles-thanksgiving-travel.html

Still Building Trump’s Wall

Category: Google Maps | Nov 20, 2017

Donald Trump wants to spend millions of hard working Americans’ tax-dollars on a wall between the United States and Mexico. KPBS claims that 653 miles of that wall already exists, 90% of which was built in only the last 12 years by Presidents Bush and Obama.

KPBS submitted a number of Freedom of Information requests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection in order to learn where that ‘wall’ is

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LwU8O3KzvNU/still-building-trumps-wall.html

The Cost of Going Outside

Category: Google Maps | Nov 20, 2017

Apparently Americans have to pay an entrance fee to ‘enter’ the great outdoors. Some National Parks in the USA charge an entrance fee. And the National Parks Service wants to put those prices up.

Mapbox has therefore released the NPS Fee Explorer Map. This interactive map allows you to select a national park, a mode of entry (car, bike or on foot) and the number of visitors to find out how

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-qV-avGB1Cg/the-cost-of-going-outside.html

Mapping the Irish Rebellion

Category: Google Maps | Nov 20, 2017

I’ve been experimenting a lot recently with the Leaflet-IIIF plug-in. The plug-in allows you to display IIIF manifests in Leaflet maps. This map of Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait Dedicated to Gauguin shows how you can use the plug-in to pan & zoom around an IIIF manifest. While this Compendium of Victorian Map Games shows how you can load different manifest URLs into the same Leaflet map.

One of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/mKadpQbMF18/mapping-irish-rebellion.html

Who Else Owns England?

Category: Google Maps | Nov 20, 2017

Who Owns England? has set itself the task of mapping who owns land in England. Earlier this year it released an interactive map showing all the land in England owned by the government, government bodies or charities. The map was partly an extension of earlier work done by Anna Powell-Smith for the satirical magazine Private Eye.

Back in 2015 Private Eye created an interactive map showing the 

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/a3o1jCogueQ/who-else-owns-england.html

Where can you travel without a visa?

Category: Google Maps | Nov 18, 2017

Travelscope is an interactive visualization of all the countries in the world that you can travel to without a visa. The map also includes options to view the population and GDP of every country in the world.

I really like the animated transitions when you switch between Travelscope’s two different map views. When you switch between the map and 3d globe view the map actually wraps itself into

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/B_O8yXbDgtQ/where-can-you-travel-without-visa.html

Mapping Earthquake Prone Buildings

Category: Google Maps | Nov 17, 2017

The New Zealand Herald has created an interesting mapped tour of Wellington’s Earthquake Prone Buildings. The map shows the location of the 95 Wellington buildings which have unreinforced masonry and the 699 buildings which are earthquake prone. The map also identifies hotspots where unsafe buildings are located in areas with large numbers of pedestrians.

The map effectively uses Mapbox GL to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wQPwnArbehk/mapping-earthquake-prone-buildings.html

Do you live near a gas pipeline?

Category: Google Maps | Nov 17, 2017

Do you know how near you live to a gas pipeline? Well you can now find out using a new interactive map from the Sierra Club. Yesterday the environmental organization released an interactive map of gas pipelines in the USA. You can use the map to see how near your home, school or workplace is to a gas pipeline and if they are in a pipeline blast zone or evacuation zone.

The Sierra Club Gas

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tvGL4efZvBQ/do-you-live-near-gas-pipeline.html