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Mapping the Effects of Palm Oil Production

Category: Google Maps | Nov 13, 2014

From Rainforest to Your Cupboard: The Real Story of Palm Oil is a Guardian interactive exploring the environmental impact of the increasing production and use of palm oil around the world.

One of the biggest disasters caused by the increase in palm oil consumption is the destruction of the rainforests in order to create palm oil plantations. The Guardian illustrates the effect of this

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Mapping the Heroes of WW1

Category: Google Maps | Nov 13, 2014

More than 9 million people were killed in World War I. It was a war that destroyed families and communities in towns and cities across the world. The devastating effect of the war is very powerfully demonstrated in these two maps visualizing the addresses of soldiers killed during the First World War.

The Streets They Left Behind is a map of the homes of the 9,400 men and one recorded woman

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/FXjiT1zuIwM/mapping-heroes-of-ww1.html

California’s Chemicals of Concern

Category: Google Maps | Nov 12, 2014

In California farmers apply more than 100 million pounds of pesticides to crops each year. Of particular concern to many environmentalists is the rise in the use of 1,3-Dichloropropene, a pesticide banned in Europe.

California’s Chemical Hotspots is a map showing the most commonly applied pesticides throughout the state from 2003 through 2012. The map provides a heat-map visualization of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jUYseEJHK-w/californias-chemicals-of-concern.html

Map Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot

Category: Google Maps | Nov 12, 2014

You can find Paradise by the trash cans, behind a Job Centre in Manchester, Lancashire. Paradise Street might not be the Paradise that you always envisioned but it is one of the many roads and streets given that biblical name in the UK.

Welcome to Paradise is a Google Map of Paradise Roads and Paradise Streets. The Welcome to Paradise project is busy mapping all such named roads in the UK. Not

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/E0o4r-Gg4t8/map-paradise-put-up-parking-lot.html

Putting Art on the Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 12, 2014

Last week Maps Mania featured the GalleriesNow Art Map, an events and exhibition guide for public and commercial contemporary art galleries. Curiously, while there have been many events listings maps developed over the years, there have been very few dedicated art gallery maps.

The Art Map allows users to find contemporary art
galleries around the world and also to find out what exhibitions

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0oNdRZh6G4U/putting-art-in-map.html

The Map of Football Fandom

Category: Google Maps | Nov 11, 2014

Earlier this year the New York Times started a new trend in digital maps when it released its Map of the Baseball Nation. The map divided the USA into new regions based on the number of
Facebook ‘likes’ held by each baseball team in the country.

The map proved so popular that the New York Times quickly followed up that map by Mapping the Basketball Nation. It has now also released a map of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bXpLeJd2FwM/the-map-of-football-fandom.html

Death on the Berlin Wall

Category: Google Maps | Nov 11, 2014

Spanish radio & television broadcaster RTVE has released an interactive map to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The map investigates the 138 victims who were killed trying to cross the Wall during the Cold War.

During the 28 years of the Wall’s existence 121 men, 8 women and 9 children were killed while trying to cross into West Berlin. Caidos en el Muro uses

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/D6iOIKhR2Ac/death-on-berlin-wall.html

The New Berlin Wall

Category: Google Maps | Nov 11, 2014

The Nokia HERE blog has been looking at historical maps of Berlin to see how map makers in pre-unification Germany represented the presence of the Berlin Wall and East and West Berlin in maps. In History of the Berlin Wall Through Maps CJ Schuler examines how cartographers in East and West Germany responded to the partition of the city.

The post looks at a series of maps, including this 1988

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Rj2WF3b9yaw/the-new-berlin-wall.html

Shooting the Hobbit

Category: Google Maps | Nov 10, 2014

Today I came across a wonderful online archive of World Maps Without New Zealand. The archive has decided to lift the lid on the secret world-wide cartographers’ conspiracy to remove New Zealand from the map of the world.

Now that World Without New Zealand has mentioned the Kiwi in the room I can freely link to this Hobbit Filming Locations Map. In fact, by linking to the map, I’m not strictly

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/L_iEm_h0RvQ/shooting-hobbit.html

Animating Big Data on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Nov 10, 2014

DataDraw is a JavaScript library for the Google Maps API which can be used to visualize and animate large amounts of data on a Google Map using a canvas layer.

You can view the library in action on this impressive Wind Visualisation map. The map simulates wind patterns on a styled Google Map. If you select the ‘animated style’ option you can view a beautiful animated simulated visualization of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SlhT1z-QLb4/animating-big-data-on-google-maps.html