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Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jan 18, 2015

This week Airbnb released a custom designed map showcasing some interesting facts
about Airbnb users around the world. The map also features real-time
guest check-ins and activity around Airbnb’s #OneLessStranger campaign.

The map itself contains two zoom levels. You can zoom from an
interactive WebGL 3d globe to a nicely designed two dimensional map of the
world. The map uses custom

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/XkOanfwYpY8/maps-of-week.html

Improving the Canal Network Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 17, 2015

The Canal & River Trust are trialing a new national map of the UK canal network. You can preview the new map here and provide feedback and help improve the map by completing a short questionnaire.

Where the new map improves on the old Canal & River Trust map is in the handling of map markers and labels. In the old map a numbered marker clustering system is employed. This works reasonably well.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ezoDO9J3k5s/improving-canal-network-map.html

Mapping the Freedmen’s Bureau

Category: Google Maps | Jan 16, 2015

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands was a U.S. government agency established to give aide to freed slaves during the Reconstruction era of the United States.

Mapping the Freedman’s Bureau is a Google Map dedicated to documenting the many locations that played an important role in the lives of the newly freed survivors of slavery. The map plots the locations where Freedman’s

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/EWU7dENZb_A/mapping-freedmens-bureau.html

The First Nations Music Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 16, 2015

Musique Nomade uses a mobile recording studio to travel around the communities of the First Nations of Quebec to help develop and promote First Nations artists.

Nations et Communautés is a Google Map showcasing some of the music created by First Nation artists. The music of the different First Nation communities are indicated on the map by categorized map markers. You can learn more about

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rgAsX2ircHw/the-first-nations-music-map.html

Synchronized Video Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Jan 16, 2015

This Awesome Speedflying map is a death defying leap into some great old-school video mapping. It has been a while since I’ve seen a good video synchronized with a Google Map but it has been worth the wait.

Awesome Speedflying is a first-person video view of someone paragliding from the Alps in Switzerland. As the video plays you can follow the track and position of the paraglider on a Google

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lLoWbJQPmvA/synchronized-video-mapping.html

The Funniest Maps of the Year (2014)

Category: Google Maps | Jan 15, 2015

Springfield is a gloriously detailed map of the most famous of town in America. From the world’s first ever Kwik-E-Mart to Springfield Elementary School, this Spingfield map has it all. You can even use the map to look up the address of individual families, for example the Simpsons family at 742 Evergreen Terrace.

Even though this is undoubtedly the best Simpsons map ever – I still want more.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/D2aKvk0EoUc/the-funniest-maps-of-year-2014.html

The Amazing Self-Drawing Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 15, 2015

Sketch Map is a clever interactive map which uses D3.js and Walkway.js to sketch a road map one little bit at a time. Zoom in and out on the map or pan around and you can observe how the roads and transit lines are sketched out in real-time.

When I first saw the map in action my initial thoughts were ‘… this is very clever. Not very useful … but very clever’.  However, thinking about this

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kq9tOx6q3Zs/the-amazing-self-drawing-map.html

Mapping the English Green Belt

Category: Google Maps | Jan 15, 2015

The United Kingdom, like many other countries, has a green belt policy for controlling urban sprawl. The policy defines zones (a green belt) around urban centers where new building is restricted and where agriculture, forestry and outdoor leisure prevails.

The English Greenbelt is a CartoDB created map of greenbelt areas in England. The map contains two main layers, the green belt zones and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/QMqXEeBkcec/mapping-english-green-belt.html

Find my Nearest Shark

Category: Google Maps | Jan 14, 2015

On of the most useful Google Maps ever made has to be Where the F..k Should I Go for a Drink?. This little app provides the invaluable service of locating your nearest bar.

Unfortunately ‘Where the F..K Should I Go for a Drink’ has always been f..cking useless at finding your nearest shark. That’s why the world has been crying out for How Far Am I From Sharks. Thanks to this handy new app you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KqjP_4g5uxA/find-my-nearest-shark.html

Love Maptually

Category: Google Maps | Jan 14, 2015

Who wouldn’t marry a man who can create a lovely map like this?

The Proposal is an animated story map recounting the courtship and relationship between Antin and Laura. As this animated map plays out we are taken through the first meeting of our future lovebirds, their first date, first kiss, first declaration of love and finally to Antin’s proposal of marriage.

An animated polyline ties the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-v-7y5vwal8/love-maptually.html