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I Say Potato, You Say Potarto

Category: Google Maps | Oct 7, 2014

‘You Say Potato’ is a new book about English accents by David and Ben Crystal. As part of the promotion for the book’s release the publishers have released The You Say Potato Accent Map.

The map is made up of sound recordings of people around the world pronouncing the word ‘potato’. The map includes a few audio clips of famous people like Brian May and Stephen Fry, pronouncing the word ‘potato

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HzQ14aSP1AI/i-say-potato-you-say-potarto.html

The Frequent Fliers Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 7, 2014

Jet It Up is a great way to visualize your flight history and statistics. Log-in to Jet It Up with a Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or TripIt account and you can enter your flight history details and view a map of all your flights and access a host of statistics about your world-wide travel.

You can manually upload your flight history to Jet It Up. However, if you are a TripIt user, you can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/x9pA4nIKk5Q/the-frequent-fliers-map.html

Finding Points of Interest Nearby

Category: Google Maps | Oct 7, 2014

I’m a big fan of Google’s Field Trip application. Apart from Google Maps it is the only maps based app I actually have installed on my phone.

Field Trip is a great resource for finding nearby points of interest. The application runs in the background on your phone and alerts you when there is something that might be of interest to you nearby. It therefore helps you to find and learn about cool

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8w1abQkQR7c/finding-points-of-interest-nearby.html

Where the Singles at?

Category: Google Maps | Oct 6, 2014

Pew Research Center has been busy mapping all the eligible single men and women across the USA. Using census data Pew has mapped the number of unmarried men and women, aged 25-34, in metropolitan areas.

Mapping the Marriage Market for Young Adults is an interactive map which allows you to select areas on the map and view the number of single men and the number of single women available. The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TN6uEuKbe_o/where-singles-at.html

The House of Horror Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 6, 2014

The Horror Map is a Google Map showing the locations of 500 horror movies from all over the world.

You can use the map to zoom in on your location and find out the horror movies that have been set closest to you. The map sidebar also includes an index of entries on the map. If you select the ‘See more mapped locations’ link a menu appears which allows you to find out the locations of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4tItNPlu6Z4/the-house-of-horror-maps.html

Mapping Geneva’s Regeneration

Category: Google Maps | Oct 6, 2014

The Jardin des Nations project in Geneva is slowly transforming the International District of the city. The project involves the construction of new buildings, the extension of the tram network and new road infrastructure. Le Temps has released a story map Les Grands Chantiers de la Genève Internationale (The Major Projects of Geneva International) exploring some of the major changes taking

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bNRzCE6eIBI/mapping-genevas-regeneration.html

Mapping the Digital Divide

Category: Google Maps | Oct 6, 2014

This map of broadband coverage in Italy shows the percentage of people in the country without broadband. Il Digital Divide in Italia provides a choropleth visualization of 2012 broadband infrastructure down to commune level.

The map shows a picture which is probably common to a lot of countries. In Italy broadband coverage is very good in most large towns and cities and very patchy in more

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UWJIh2AcEtM/mapping-digital-divide.html

The Best Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Oct 5, 2014

Last week’s UN climate
change summit in New York seems to have led to a rise in the global output of
environment maps. This week three environmental maps really caught my eye.

The Changing Global Emissions Map and the FFDAS Map  are two nicely designed maps which visualize CO2 emissions around the world. Using either of the maps you can discover the carbon emissions of any country around the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/04l0KFT0pLk/the-best-maps-of-week.html

Raise a Curtain on the World

Category: Google Maps | Oct 4, 2014

Google’s Photo Sphere is a great way for people around the world to add interactive panoramas to Google Street View.

While running Maps Mania I have come across some truly jaw dropping Photo Spheres that people have added to Google Maps. I have been adding the best Photo Spheres I’ve found to a little personal gallery. I’ve never bothered to post about the gallery before because apart from the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/v6ssJANB8bk/raise-curtain-on-world.html

Britain & the USA Battle to Conquer the World

Category: Google Maps | Oct 4, 2014

Last year there was a popular map doing the rounds which purported to show the ’22 countries which Great Britain had never invaded’. I believe the map was based on the book ‘All the Countries We’ve Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To’ by Stuart Laycock.

The IBT Pulse is obviously worried that the USA is stalling in its efforts to catch up with the militaristic tendencies of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8DANkBn2D3c/britain-usa-battle-to-conquer-world.html