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The English Noise Pollution Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 13, 2015

English Noise Mapping is a Leaflet map of English Strategic Noise Mapping data published by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. The map shows the noise levels along major English roads and railway lines.

For both major roads and railway lines there is a choice of data to view on the map. Select ‘Lden’ to view the 24 hour annual average noise level. ‘Lnight’ displays the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/uYsYOzDrNvY/the-english-noise-pollution-map.html

Mapping the Watts Riots

Category: Google Maps | Aug 12, 2015

Fifty years ago yesterday a a black motorist was arrested for drunk-driving in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. An argument ensued which quickly escalated from a minor disturbance into a riot, followed by six days of looting and arson.

In December 1965 the McCone Commission report was published. The report documented the results of the McCone Commission inquiry into the riot and its

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Where’s Your Hood?

Category: Google Maps | Aug 12, 2015

In maps (as in life) boundaries can be fluid entities. This seems especially true when considering local neighborhood boundaries, where it can be very difficult to find even two people who agree on the borders of their local neighborhoods.

DNAInfo hopes to settle the argument over the exact position of New York neighborhoods by crowdsourcing the definition of neighborhood boundaries. Where

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0Ovtys6soLQ/wheres-your-hood.html

Exploring London’s Geology

Category: Google Maps | Aug 12, 2015

It is hard to study the natural geology of London – most of it is hidden underneath slabs of concrete, tarmacked roads and huge buildings. Geologists in London are therefore forced to study the rock types and fossils used in London’s buildings and pavements.

London Pavement Geology is a map exploring the types of natural materials used in the city’s construction. Using the map you can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/VXqPv1maybM/exploring-londons-geology.html

Syndey University’s Panoramic Video Tour

Category: Google Maps | Aug 11, 2015

Quite a few universities now use 360 degree panoramic photographs to create a virtual tour of campus buildings and facilities. The Sydney University Tour is the first that I’ve seen which uses 360 degree panoramic videos. It’s also the very first time that I’ve seen a 360 degree panoramic timelapse used on any website.

On this virtual tour you can watch and interact with a number of panoramic

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/av_vCOEdYhs/syndey-universitys-panoramic-video-tour.html

Sydney University’s Panoramic Video Tour

Category: Google Maps | Aug 11, 2015

Quite a few universities now use 360 degree panoramic photographs to create a virtual tour of campus buildings and facilities. The Sydney University Tour is the first that I’ve seen which uses 360 degree panoramic videos. It’s also the very first time that I’ve seen a 360 degree panoramic timelapse used on any website.

On this virtual tour you can watch and interact with a number of panoramic

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/av_vCOEdYhs/syndey-universitys-panoramic-video-tour.html

Landsat Maps Our Changing World

Category: Google Maps | Aug 11, 2015

The Landsat program has been capturing satellite imagery of the Earth since the early 1970’s. This means we now have access to over 40 years of satellite imagery, which is a wonderful resource for documenting changes to our planet.

Landsat Lens allows you to explore how the Earth has changed by allowing you to compare Lansat satellite imagery from six different years. The map allows you to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SyswkYysqXU/landsat-maps-our-changing-world.html

Minecraft Seed Map Viewer

Category: Google Maps | Aug 11, 2015

Minecraft seeds are the code numbers used to identify each new spawn of a Minecraft world. Each new world in Minecraft is assigned a random unique number, known as the seed.

Of course some worlds are better than others. There are numerous communities online that you can browse to find good seeds. Alternatively you can use Wooloo Maps. Wooloo Maps is a Google Maps based seed viewer, which

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Sfg6eFQGGdg/minecraft-seed-map-viewer.html

The World’s Top 12 Tech Cities

Category: Google Maps | Aug 11, 2015

Tech Cities is a map of the top 12 global cities at the forefront of the technology industries. The map explores the reasons why technology companies congregate in these 12 cities, exploring factors such as the access to venture capital, the facilities available and the social life on offer in each city.

What I most like about this map is the transition from the global view to a zoomed in city

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/L7VFqDN-VEA/the-worlds-tech-cities.html

The Walking Dead on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 10, 2015

Zombies have now taken over most of the known world. However there is still hope. If you can survive just 30 days of quarantine within your own zombie infected neighborhood then help will arrive.

Prove that you have the necessary zombie survival skills by surviving for just one month and you will be extracted from your home town and welcomed into the safety of our zombie-free haven.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/yrliqW6fGcY/the-walking-dead-on-google-maps.html