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Hannibal’s Invasion of Rome

Category: Google Maps | Jul 15, 2014

Over the weekend I posted about a little JourneyMap library I had written for the Leaflet mapping platform using Waypoints.js.

I decided it might be useful to provide another demonstration map, this time mapping a real journey. Hannibal’s Journey uses the JourneyMap library to narrate through the history of Hannibal’s defeat of the Romans. To progress through the map simply scroll down the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_IiQ88fyxWc/hannibals-invasion-of-rome.html

Exploring Roman and Islamic Córdoba

Category: Google Maps | Jul 15, 2014

The city of Córdoba in Spain has quite a history. During the Roman Republic Córdoba was the capital of Hispania Ulterior and was then the capital of Hispania Baetica during the Roman Empire. It later became the capital of the Islamic Caliphate of Córdoba.

All this Roman and Islamic history has left its mark on the city. Visit Córdoba today and you can still see the evidence of Roman and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8f7gPWFZ2Qo/exploring-roman-and-islamic-cordoba.html

Mapping Disastrous Australia

Category: Google Maps | Jul 14, 2014

If you live on the eastern seaboard of Australia my advice is to immediately pack your bags and move to Geraldton on the west coast. Project Doom is a map of natural, man made and transport disasters which have occurred in Australia. If the map reveals only one thing it is that the east coast of Australia suffers more than its fair share of disasters.

The map shows the location of disasters in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/r8BvqFwrjqI/mapping-disastrous-australia.html

The Traveling Salesman Problem with Traffic

Category: Google Maps | Jul 14, 2014

Over the years on Google Maps Mania we have posted a number of maps that help to solve the perennial Traveler Salesman Problem (TSP). The TSP is the challenge of finding the shortest route which takes in a number of waypoints.

The developers at Forio decided that the TSP was not challenging enough and so set themselves the additional challenge of finding the quickest route taking into account

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/E4gKEUQRcMM/the-traveling-salesman-problem-with.html

Historical Photos of Rural America

Category: Google Maps | Jul 14, 2014

Dewey, Montana

Yale Photogrammr is a map of 90,000 historical US farm and agriculture photographs taken between 1935 and 1945.

The photos are mapped to county level. If you select a county on the map you can view all the photographs in the collection from the chosen county. You can also search the photos by photographer and date.

Wisdom, Montana

It is a bit of a shame that the photos aren’t

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7nYQuOd6xK0/historical-photos-of-rural-america.html

Mapping the History of Undersea Cables

Category: Google Maps | Jul 14, 2014

Messages in the Deep is a fascinating Google Map which allows you to explore the history of the growth of the undersea fibre optic network around the world since 1989.

The map allows you to view the undersea cable network for any year, or you can animate the map to view how this global network has grown since 1989. The map also allows you to refine the cables shown by cable owner.

You can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/EdytyBijrEY/mapping-history-of-undersea-cables.html

Citizen Scientist to the Rescue

Category: Google Maps | Jul 14, 2014

Night Cities ISS is a citizen science project by the Universidad Coplutense de Madrid, which is using the power of the crowd to help identify locations in satellite images taken from the International Space Station.

The project’s aim is to identify light sources in night time views of the Earth. Night Cities ISS presents you with an image taken from the International Space Station alongside a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Xb9G55gpBaM/citizen-scientist-to-rescue.html

Mapping the Languages of Sydney

Category: Google Maps | Jul 13, 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald has created an interesting mapped analysis of the languages spoken in the city. The map shows the top non-English languages spoken in each of the city’s suburbs, the density of English as a first language and the linguistic diversity in each neighbourhood.

Sydney’s Melting Pot of Language reveals that east Asians predominantly live in the north shore while Arabic

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4dHOP70Fm9U/mapping-languages-of-sydney.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jul 13, 2014

Transitmix
is a new tool which allows you to design your own transit system on top
of a Mapbox map. Using the map you can draw bus routes on any city’s
road system, specify the frequency and times of service and find out the
total estimated cost of your new bus system.

Creating your own bus routes with Transitmix couldn’t be easier. Just
select the ‘Add a line’ option and start drawing on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gP93oLedq1s/the-maps-of-week_13.html

How to Create a Story Map with Leaflet

Category: Google Maps | Jul 13, 2014

I’m a big fan of narrative mapping libraries, which allow you to easily create mapped stories. These
libraries help you create a map with a structured narrative which
users can navigate through by scrolling down the page or by using
forward and back arrows. As you progress through the story text the maps
automatically pan and zoom to highlight the locations mentioned in the
narrative

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TfK4DkUrrq4/how-to-create-story-map-with-leaflet.html