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Mapping Bizarre Britain

Category: Google Maps | May 9, 2016

Every year hundreds of people in the English village of Brockworth chase an 8lb ball of cheese down Cooper’s Hill. This is just one of the many strange folk traditions and customs which you can discover on the Best of Bizarre Blighty interactive map.

The Best of Bizarre Blighty is a calendar and map of some of the most eccentric and weird events that take place in Great Britain. For example in

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The Environmental Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | May 8, 2016

Last year the Cartography and Geovisualization Group at Oregon State
University created an amazing interactive map from NASA’s video of A Year In The Life Of Earth’s CO2.

The group’s Interactive Map of A Year In The Life Of Earth’s CO2 wraps an HTML5 version of NASA’s narrated video of a year’s Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide concentrations around an interactive globe. This mean that you

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The Illustrated Map of Johannesburg

Category: Google Maps | May 7, 2016

Mapping iThemba is an interactive map which explores issues around post-colonial science and drug discovery in South Africa. The map tells the story of iThemba Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company striving to create ‘African solutions for African problems’.

At the center of this interactive is an illustrated map, providing an oblique view of Johannesburg, Pretoria, and the surrounding

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Spatial Patterns in Neighborhood Diversity

Category: Google Maps | May 6, 2016

A new Leaflet powered map and interactive graph allows you to explore the racial and ethnic diversity of towns and cities in the United States. The interactive visualizes the ‘diversity gradient’, showing how diversity varies in urban areas as you move from city centers out to the suburbs.

Locating Neighborhood Diversity in the American Metropolis provides a visualization of diversity in a

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Ramadi in Ruins

Category: Google Maps | May 6, 2016

In its recent history the Iraqi city of Ramadi has been occupied by the American military during the Iraq war, invaded by ISIL after the withdrawal of US and coalition forces, and then recaptured by Iraqi government forces with the help of US and coalition air strikes.

The result of all these ‘liberations’ has come at the cost of the city’s devastation . Over 3,000 buildings and nearly 400

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The Vintage Photos of Old San Francisco

Category: Google Maps | May 4, 2016

OpenSFHistory has a collection of over 100,000 vintage photos of San Francisco. You can browse the collection by location on the OpenSFHistory Map.

The OpenSFHistory Map is a little basic but it does provide a neat way to search and view vintage photographs of the city by location. Hopefully one day OpenSFHistory will get around to adding a facility to filter the photos shown on the map by

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Annual Psychedelic Cloud Cover

Category: Google Maps | May 4, 2016

Maps showing the average temperature of different locations for different times of the year can be quite handy when you are thinking about planning a vacation. However you might also want to check out how cloudy it might be. Using a new global cloud atlas you can find out the average amount of cloud cover nearly every location on Earth experiences during any month of the year.

EarthEnv’s

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The Real-time Video Map

Category: Google Maps | May 4, 2016

A couple of years ago, when the short-form video sharing site Vine first appeared, there was a small trend to create maps of the latest videos posted using Vine. The maps proved quite popular at the time.

There was a certain appeal to the maps as they allowed you to see normal people around the world broadcasting in almost real-time. They also probably had a certain voyeuristic appeal.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ywQGk-53FXo/the-real-time-video-map.html

Crowdsourced Sidewalk Scores

Category: Google Maps | May 3, 2016

Walkscope Denver is a crowd-sourced map which is gathering data on the quality of Denver’s sidewalks. The map allows anyone to select a section of sidewalk or intersection and report on the quality of the sidewalk or add pedestrian counts.

To add an observation to the map you just need to select a sidewalk or intersection on the map and then select whether you want to report on sidewalk

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Mapping Spike Lee’s New York

Category: Google Maps | May 3, 2016

Spike Lee has set a large number of his movies in his home city of New York. Red Bull are celebrating this fact with an interactive strip map, New York Through the Lens of Spike Lee, which looks at some of the locations around the Big Apple where the director has shot scenes for his movies.

The map not only allows you to discover locations which feature in Spike Lee’s movies but also lets you

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