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The Uber Surge Price Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 16, 2014

During the busiest periods the car ride-sharing specialists Uber increase their fare rates. Uber call this ‘Surge Pricing’ and claim it is designed to encourage more Uber drivers to be on the road at the busiest times.

You can use the Up Hail Google Map to check out the current pricing level in a number of cities. Up Hail provides a heat map for each city which compares the current Uber fare

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4uC94PyJxh4/the-uber-surge-price-map.html

The World’s Rivers Are Dammed

Category: Google Maps | Oct 16, 2014

Around the world more and more rivers are being dammed. Decades of dam building is leading to the global impoverishment in the health of the world’s river basins. poor water quality and low biodiversity.

International Rivers has released an interactive map which illustrates the effect of dams on the health of rivers around the world. The State of the World’s Rivers maps nearly 6,000 dams in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/R_-p_RWqfsM/the-worlds-rivers-are-dammed.html

This Beautiful Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 15, 2014

I think I’m in love with this map of San Francisco. Every time I see its rainbow colored streets I become all weak at the knees.

Crayon the Grids is a series of maps in which the streets have been colored based on their orientation. The results, I think you will agree are absolutely stunning. This series of gorgeous visualizations includes maps of San Francisco, Tokyo, New York, Chicago,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UOjfFTFNuhE/this-beautiful-map.html

Commuting Times on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 15, 2014

If you enter your zip code into the Commute Map you can view a mapped visualization of where people in your area commute to for work. You can also use the map to compare the length and time of your daily journey to work with the average commuter journeys of your neighbors.

The red circles on the map show the center of each zip code area. The size of the circle indicates the number of people

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/PSzNAmF0fBo/commuting-times-on-google-maps.html

Real-Time European Rail Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 15, 2014

Real-time transit maps still get me excited. Being able to watch the real-time live position of trains on a map really appeals somehow to my inner geek.

While running Maps Mania I’ve seen the scale of real-time transit maps grow from city-wide transit systems to maps which cover whole countries. In Europe in particular there now exist a number of maps which visualize the rail networks of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9E07oXiR52w/real-time-european-rail-maps.html

What Your Zip Code Says About You

Category: Google Maps | Oct 14, 2014

Esri’s Zip Lookup map knows all about you – and that’s just from your zip-code. This map also reveals a lot about how businesses go about profiling you based purely on your postal address.

Type your zip-code into the map and see what Esri predicts about you and your lifestyle. The map uses Esri’s Tapestry Segmentation methodology to classify zip-code areas into 67 unique market segments. When

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/DK8TiC-a4Xo/what-your-zip-code-says-about-you.html

Waiting for the Gift of Sound & Vision

Category: Google Maps | Oct 14, 2014

Recently a number of developers have been adding sound to Google Maps Street View. The combination of 360 degree panoramas with recorded sound enables developers to help recreate both the audio and visual experience of locations around the world.

The Sound City Project has taken this concept one step further by producing their own interactive panoramas and combining these with high quality 3D

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/JHoaYPMP3MI/waiting-for-gift-of-sound-vision.html

Good Schools = High House Prices

Category: Google Maps | Oct 14, 2014

UK estate agents Savills has mapped the cost of buying a house near a good school in Great Britain. The map allows you to view the likely premium you would have to pay to purchase a property in a good school’s catchment area compared to the average local house price.

The Savills and the Good Schools Guide Interactive Map plots the location of the top fee paying and non-fee paying schools in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ZzEVSIIEBQ4/good-schools-high-house-prices.html

The 25 Best French Story Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 14, 2014

Esri has announced the winners of the 2014 French Story Maps competition.

Esri’s narrative mapping platform, Story Maps, combines maps with rich media content to tell the story of a place, event, issue, trend, or pattern in a geographic context. One of the huge advantages of Story Maps is the low entry barrier. You don’t need to be a GIS specialist or a web developer to create a Story Map.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IB-q_9t35Yw/the-25-best-french-story-maps.html

The Best Countries to be Old

Category: Google Maps | Oct 13, 2014

The HelpAge International Global AgeWatch index assesses the quality of
life for 91% of the world’s older people in 96 countries. The index ranks
countries by how well their ageing populations are faring using four
key criteria: income, health, capability and an enabling
environment.

The Global Rankings Map uses the index to visualize the data for the 96 assessed countries. The map uses a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TFViYb1_L0w/the-best-countries-to-be-old.html