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The Flooding Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 10, 2014

The Shoothill GaugeMap is a Google Map of live UK river level data. The map allows you to view the river levels in England and Wales as measured by over 2,700 Environment Agency river level gauges.

If you select a gauge’s marker on the map you can view a chart showing the river levels over the last five days. The charts are very nicely designed and indicate normal ranges, levels below the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rvTRD1D9fhM/the-flooding-map.html

How Many Steps up Mount Everest?

Category: Google Maps | Jul 10, 2014

The UK’s mapping agency Ordnance Survey has released an interesting map that allows you to discover how high you can you climb by using the stairs in your house, workplace or school.

To use the map you need to work out how many stairs you have climbed. You can then enter the number of steps into How How Can You Climb? and the map will show you which buildings or mountains you have climbed the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tmLmb7769x0/how-many-steps-up-mount-everest.html

The Acupuncture Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 9, 2014

I was really impressed by some posters featured on the Landkarten Blog today. These adverts for an acupuncture business create some imaginary Google Maps for different parts of the body and use map markers to highlight acupressure points.

Of course I immediately thought that these maps would be very easy to create for real with the Google Maps API.

Here’s my Acupuncture map for the head.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/H1ogDYYUJcI/the-acupuncture-map.html

Isochrone Apartment Search

Category: Google Maps | Jul 9, 2014

SONA is a handy map that can help you find apartments to rent in Berlin by travel time.

If you enter the location of your workplace and the time you are prepared to commute into the SONA application you can view all the available apartments within your acceptable travel time on a MapBox created map. All the areas you can travel to on public transit in your commute time are shown on the map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/i60tFMR8M9A/icochrone-apartment-search.html

Routing for Beauty

Category: Google Maps | Jul 9, 2014

Last month Google Maps Mania reported on MIT’s StreetScore. StreetScore rates the perceived safety of locations in New
York, Boston, Chicago and Detroit based on crowd-sourced reactions to Street View images. The ratings are based on MIT’s citizen science project Place Pulse.

StreetScore gives a score to each Street View location to rate how safe people perceive that location based on the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UC41UcDrrfA/routing-for-beauty.html

A Map of the Drones

Category: Google Maps | Jul 8, 2014

Drone Adventures is a non-profit organization designed to promote the potential of drones in conservation, humanitarian work and in search and rescue operations. The organization helps to connect drone operators with people in need of up to the minute aerial imagery.

The Drone Adventures website includes details on projects where aerial imagery captured by drones has been able to help provide

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/JfWO4YFUqUs/a-map-of-drones.html

Mapping Jewish History in Hamburg

Category: Google Maps | Jul 8, 2014

The Google Maps API can be a wonderful resource to help students learn about the world. It can also be used as a tool to help present school projects in a visually appealing and engaging manner. The best example I’ve seen of a Google Maps aided school project is Geschichtomat.

In Geschichtomat – Explore Hamburg’s Jewish History! Hamburg school students were set the task of exploring the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/AMaG5mIqh58/mapping-jewish-history-in-hamburg.html

Open Mapping the Open Seas

Category: Google Maps | Jul 8, 2014

OpenSeaMap extends OpenStreetMap coverage to provide a free global crowd-sourced nautical chart. The map uses OpenStreetMap map data with additional layers designed to aid marine navigation and provide information on ports and harbors.

OpenSeaMap includes a trip planning tool which allows you to plot a course with start and end coordinates for each stage of a marine journey. The trip planning

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hPdrGqmj7-g/open-mapping-open-seas.html

Live Boston Train Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jul 7, 2014

If you want to track trains in real time on the Boston MBTA you now have a choice of two different maps.

The Boston Train Track shows the current position of Boston trains on an OpenStreetMap. The trains are color-coded by line and the train markers indicate the direction of travel. If you want more information you should check out the Live MBTA map.

The Live MBTA is not as pretty as the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7dig4sB-KM8/live-boston-train-maps.html

Map Roulette

Category: Google Maps | Jul 7, 2014

MapCam allows you to connect and chat with people around the world. The site displays active users around the world on a Google Map. You can click on any user’s marker to initiate a video chat or you can just sit back and wait for someone to call you.

Since the launch of the incredibly successful Chatroullete there have been a number of attempts to create a mapped version of the popular video

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5kS5gP1NVjo/map-roulette.html