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Mapping Possible Voting Issues

Category: Google Maps | Nov 8, 2016

Whatever the result of today’s U.S. election I suspect there will be some debate over the next few days around issues of voter fraud, suppression and intimidation. Electionland is using Google Trends to track voting issues around the country as they happen.

More than 650 journalism students, 450 journalists, 250 media organizations, two nonprofits and seven technology companies have come

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The History of Leather

Category: Google Maps | Nov 8, 2016

The University of Saskatchewan’s Trading Consequences project is studying the historical, economical and environmental impact of international commodity trading in the British Empire during the 19th century. The project uses text-mined spatial data and trade statistics from historical records to help analyse the growth and impact of the British Empire on international trade.

Mapping Supply

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Election for Sale

Category: Google Maps | Nov 7, 2016

MapD’s US Political Donations map allows you to explore the donations made to the Democratic and Republican parties dating back to 2001. The map includes a number of tools which allow you to filter the map by political party, by recipient and by date.

After filtering the map by party and date you can explore details of the donations received using the markers on the map. If you select the

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Mapping the Journey of New York’s Trash

Category: Google Maps | Nov 7, 2016

Every year New York produces over 14 million tons of trash. That garbage gets collected every week by 1,668 city collection trucks. From there New York’s rubbish is taken to one of the city’s waste transfer stations. Most of it is then loaded onto trains and barges and shipped to landfill sites or to waste-to-energy plants.

You can now follow the journey of New York city’s waste on an

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The Gerrymandered States of America

Category: Google Maps | Nov 6, 2016

I have a feeling that election maps are going to feature quite a lot this coming week. So let’s get the ball rolling with an interactive map from the Washington Post which gives a gerrymandered score for each congressional district in the United States.

The Washington Post has determined the gerrymandered score of each district based on the “ratio of the district area to the area of a circle

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Mapping New York’s Trees

Category: Google Maps | Nov 5, 2016

The New York City Parks Department’s 2015 tree census recorded 209 species of trees in New York and 666,134 trees in total. You can explore the results of the census on a new interactive map.

The New York City Street Tree Map uses Leaflet.js to show the location of every New York city tree. Using the map you can search through the records of New York’s trees by location, by species and by

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Hiking the Grand Canyon

Category: Google Maps | Nov 4, 2016

Earlier this year Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko walked 875 miles along the Grand Canyon. National Geographic has created a wonderful story map which allows you to follow this epic journey through the Grand Canyon.

As you scroll through Hiking the Grand Canyon you get to follow the route of this 70 day hike on a gloriously rendered map of the journey. As you progress through the hike the map

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Juan Mata Maps the World

Category: Google Maps | Nov 3, 2016

Manchester United star Juan Mata is not only a world class football player he is also a part-time amateur cartographer. When he isn’t busy on the Old Trafford pitch he likes to relax by tinkering with the Google Maps API.

You can check out his latest effort on the El Matamundi. The map locates every football stadium around the world where he has played during his long career. The map looks a

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ISS Spotting

Category: Google Maps | Nov 3, 2016

NASA has released a new interactive map which makes it much easier to spot the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth. The map can tell you the best times to see the ISS, where you need to look and how long it will be visible.

Share your location with the Spot the Station map and you can view details on the best dates and times to view the ISS. The map also tells you where to look

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The Only Election Map You Need

Category: Google Maps | Nov 2, 2016

Nate Silver rightfully earned a lot of plaudits for successfully forecasting the outcome in 49 of the 50 states in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election. However, if you want to know who will win next week’s presidential election, you should ignore FiveThirtyEight and ask an elementary school pupil instead.

Between now and November 4th elementary school children across America will be casting

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