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The Oceans of Mars

Category: Google Maps | Apr 16, 2016

Kenneth Field has updated his beautiful topographical map of Mars. (Is There) Life on Mars now includes the option to add lakes, seas and oceans and turn the red planet partly green (read the ‘details’ for an explanation as to why water on Mars wouldn’t appear blue)).

The map’s new water layer allows you to add water to the surface of Mars based on the planet’s elevation data. You’ve probably

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From Street View to 3D

Category: Google Maps | Apr 15, 2016

Did you know that Street View on Google Maps has hidden depth data. This hidden depth data has been used by projects like Urban Jungle to enhance Street View imagery and by others to create 3d point clouds of real-world locations.

Urban Jungle is a fantastic website that allows you to view Street View scenes enhanced with some virtual jungle greenery. The effect is possible because of this

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YmvdQunFfQs/from-street-view-to-3d.html

The Kobe Bryant Leaflet Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 15, 2016

The Los Angeles Times has created a very clever interactive map visualizing Every Shot Kobe Bryant Ever Took. The map allows you to explore all 30,699 shots made by Kobe Brynt in his long career.

The purple dots on the map indicate his successful shots and the yellow dots show his misses. You can mouse-over any of the dots on the map to find out which game it was made in, the distance and the

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Cleaning LA’s Streets

Category: Google Maps | Apr 14, 2016

Last week the Los Angeles Time created an interactive map showing the cleanliness of LA’s streets. The Where are L.A.’s Dirtiest Streets? map shows the levels of litter, illegal dumping and weeds on all of Los Angeles’ roads using data from the mayor’s Clean Streets initiative.

At the time I thought that the LA Times map had potential to be a useful tool for the city’s sanitation department.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/EygFo2nysi0/cleaning-las-streets.html

Rebalancing NYC Citi Bikes

Category: Google Maps | Apr 14, 2016

One of the biggest problems facing bike-share networks, such as New York’s Citi Bike, is re-balancing the bikes in the docking stations. Bikes need to be moved around the docking stations to ensure that stations are not empty and that bikes are always available. Uneven demand and daily traffic flows (particularly during peak commuting times) can prevent bike-share networks reaching their full

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gdsxTFOspms/rebalancing-nyc-citi-bikes.html

Escape Routes to Europe

Category: Google Maps | Apr 14, 2016

The routes taken by refugees attempting to enter Europe have changed and adapted as European countries have changed their immigration laws and erected physical barriers to block the entry of refugees. German website taz.de has mapped the changing routes taken by refugees to reach and cross Europe since the beginning of 2014.

Escape Routes is a Leaflet powered map which uses a timeline to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8t0nBffBFJs/escape-routes-to-europe.html

Mapping Stress Free Cycling

Category: Google Maps | Apr 13, 2016

The Bicycle Stress Map visualizes the levels of stress experienced by cyclists on Montgomery County’s streets. It allows cyclists to find and avoid the most stressful streets and provides a guide for planners as to where investment is needed to make Maryland a more cycle friendly county.

Each of the streets in Montgomery County has been given a Level of Traffic Stress score based on factors

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tIuRzSHskh0/mapping-stress-free-cycling.html

A Song of Ice, Data & Maps

Category: Google Maps | Apr 13, 2016

Every Spring, as another series of Thrones approaches, we get to witness little buds of hope emerging from the thawing earth of Winterfell. Yes – it’s time once again for a new crop of interactive maps all about A Song of Ice & Fire.

This year A Song of Ice and Data has emerged from Beyond the Wall to shed new light on George R. R. Martin’s fantasy world. A Song of Ice and Data is a new REST

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nHpJBy4Uc18/a-song-of-ice-data-maps.html

The Panama Papers – Money Trail

Category: Google Maps | Apr 13, 2016

Mexican news website Aristegui Noticias has created a story map which literally follows Juan Armando Cantu Hinojosa’s money around the world as he tries to hide his fortune from the tax authorities.

The business tycoon Juan Armando Cantu Hinojosa is a close friend of the Mexican President Peña Nieto. Ever since Nieto’s became president Hinjosa has made a fortune from the huge number of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LJxKs21JyH0/the-panama-papers-money-trail.html

Mapping US Political Donations

Category: Google Maps | Apr 12, 2016

The MapD Political Donations map visualizes 25 years worth of political donations data on a Mapbox GL powered interactive map. Using the map you can explore where and how much Americans have donated to the Democrats and Republicans since 1990.

Zoom-in on the map and you can see locations where political donations have been made. Blue dots on the map show donations made to Democratic candidates

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/inSCka48LCM/mapping-us-political-donations.html