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The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Aug 17, 2014

Amplifon has created Sounds of Street View, a new platform to create and experience surround sound with Google Street View. Sounds of Street View has three example Street View locations which you
can explore with full 3d sound: the Place du Palais in France, Hapuna
Beach in Hawaii and Balboa Park in San Diego.

You can explore each of
these locations in Street View just as you would on Google

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jEsJfcRyPAk/the-maps-of-week_17.html

Mapping Fires in the Amazon

Category: Google Maps | Aug 17, 2014

InfoAmazonia has created an interesting Torque powered animated map of two years worth of fires in the Amazon. Fires in the Amazon uses data obtained from NASA satellite imagery.

InfoAmazonia is a network of organizations and journalists dedicated to providing news and data about the Amazon from the nine countries of the forest. All the data used on the site is open-sourced and provides a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xv18JRIxS3A/mapping-fires-in-amazon.html

Mapping the Militarization of the Police

Category: Google Maps | Aug 16, 2014

One of the outcomes of the situation in Ferguson, Missouri is a greater awareness of the Pentagon’s Excess Property Program. Through this program police forces across the United States are equipping themselves with military grade guns, grenade launchers, vehicles, night vision and body armor.

The New York Times has created an interactive map which allows you to discover what surplus

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zCOkIJxE8oE/mapping-militarization-of-police.html

The Crowd-Sourcing Robot Cartographer

Category: Google Maps | Aug 14, 2014

Artists Manfred Kraft, Tom Kresin and Michael Volkmer have just finished a mapped based interactive art exhibition at the Wiesbaden Museum of Fine Art in Germany.

The Radwende campaign involved a robot cartographer creating a daily heat-map from the previous day’s cycling tracks of Wiesbaden cyclists. Anyone could contribute to the artwork by downloading the Radwende mobile app and using it to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Z1RAQBqoYUg/the-crowd-soucing-robot-cartographer.html

Mapping the Ferguson Protests

Category: Google Maps | Aug 14, 2014

Al Jazerra’s has created a map of the racial mix in Ferguson in an attempt to try to shine some light on the background behind the shooting of Michael Brown and the resulting protests.

St Louis, A Divided City uses 2012 census data to plot the main racial groups in each census tract area in the city. The map reveals that two of the northern tracts in Ferguson have an evenly distributed racial

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/i5Itqm1eiB8/mapping-ferguson-protests.html

Tasmanian Car Crashes Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Aug 13, 2014

Tasmanian Crash Information provides three different mapped visualizations of ten year’s worth of car crashes in the country. All three maps use data from the Tasmanian Department of State Growth with CartoDB mapping tools.

The ‘Crashes Over Time’ map uses the Torque library to animate the ten year’s of data over time. This animated timeline feature seems to reveal an interesting drop in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_Ani_hCMiQE/tasmanian-car-crashes-mapped.html

Mapping the Ebola Outbreak – Part Three

Category: Google Maps | Aug 13, 2014

Over the last couple of weeks a number of maps have been released tracking the Ebola outbreak in western Africa. Today the World Health Organisation reported that the number of Ebola cases has risen to 1,975 and there have been 1,069 related deaths.

HealthMap are currently tracking the number of deaths in each affected West African country with their 2014 Ebola Outbreak map. The UK’s Channel 4

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Jj8jA7BojbE/mapping-ebola-outbreak-part-three.html

Mapping the Car Thieves

Category: Google Maps | Aug 13, 2014

How many cars were stolen in your neighborhood? is a CartoDB powered map of car thefts in the Netherlands. The map shows the number of cars stolen in each postcode area over the last six months. The larger the circle marker the larger the number of cars stolen.

The map reveals some interesting geographical patterns. For example, in Rotterdam and Utrecht most car thefts took place in the city

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Pbn4VmHH7y8/mapping-car-thieves.html

Napoleon Mappiing

Category: Google Maps | Aug 13, 2014

History Today has used Knight Lab’s StoryMap JS narrative mapping platform to plot the rise of Napoleon from his seizure of power, through the Napoleonic Wars, to his defeat and exile at Elba.

You can progress through the story of Napoleon’s reign by using the forward and back arrows. You can also mouse-over the map to view all the mapped locations and select a marker to jump to that part of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CI9kolNypVE/napolean-mappiing.html

Australian Solar Energy Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 12, 2014

The Australian Photovoltaic Institute has released a series of maps designed to explore the Australian solar PV market and the PV potential of rooftops.

The Live Solar Potential Map allows home owners in a number of Australian cities to estimate the potential of roofs for electricity generation from PV. If you zoom in on the map you can draw around the outline of your roof and view an

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SYTQDsNojVs/australian-solar-energy-maps.html