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Smelly Maps of London & Barcelona

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2015

London Smellscapes (another version with darker map tiles) sets out to map the prevailing types of smells on London’s streets. What is most amazing is that it does this by using Flickr photos. Or rather it manages to map the prevailing smells by using smell-related words tagged on Flickr photos.

The map colors London streets by four different smells, ’emissions’, ‘nature’, ‘food’ and ‘animals’

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_siS7WwyJzI/smelly-maps-of-london-barcelona.html

Twitter’s Favorite Beers

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2015

Floating Sheep and New Maps Plus have released a hexbin map visualizing American Tweets about beer. The #beerTweets map allows you to see which types & brands of beer Americans are Tweeting about.

The map includes the option to compare two different types of beer and to see which is Tweeted the most at different locations in the USA. The map reveals some interesting spatial patterns in the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/sPkrI5A-_wo/twitters-favorite-beers.html

2000 Years of Volcanic Eruptions

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2015

Recently I, Scientist released an interactive map visualizing Volcanic Eruptions of the Last 2000 Years. The map plots the location and the frequency of volcano eruptions around the world using data from the the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Global Volcanism Program.

You can click on each eruption shown on the map to view the volcano’s name, the date of the last eruption and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HCH7WJwg5b0/2000-years-of-volcanic-eruptions.html

The Marauder’s Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 15, 2015

Today Leaflet announced the release of Leaflet 1.0 beta 1. Mapbox also chose today to launch a new Lord of the Rings map style.

I was keen to play with them both so I decided to combine the two and create a map of Harry Potter filming locations. The map was created with Leaflet using map tiles that are based on the new Mapbox LOTR style.

My Marauder’s Map shows a few of the locations in the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/a6vNvJcUHT8/the-marauders-map.html

The Lord of the Rings Map Style

Category: Google Maps | Jul 15, 2015

Mapbox has released a new map style with a Lord of the Rings theme. The LOTR Theme map includes many of the features which you would expect in a fantasy map, including mountain symbols, a rune-ish looking font and textured map tiles. The map even includes multiple locations where you might be able to find the ‘one ring’.

If you want to use the LOTR Theme map style the CartoCSS and assets are

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/c9qk7RhuQUQ/the-lord-of-rings-map-style.html

Every Job in America Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Jul 15, 2015

Where Are the Jobs uses data from the 2010 census to map every job in the USA. Each dot on the map represents one job.

The dots are colored on the map by four different industries
and sectors. The colors reveal some interesting patterns in the spatial distribution of jobs and types of jobs. Zoom in on a city on the map and you can not only see where jobs are concentrated but where the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/FBqwon4zXIc/every-job-in-america-mapped.html

In Space Everyone Hears Fetty Wap

Category: Google Maps | Jul 15, 2015

Lightyear.fm is an amazing demonstration of the speed that radio waves travel in space. By taking you on a virtual journey into space Lightyear.fm also shows you how far your favorite songs have traveled out into the Universe.

Once you lift-off and begin your spaceflight away from Earth your wireless radio receiver begins to pick up the latest music being broadcast from your home planet The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IhLFXlXx0WQ/in-space-everyone-hears-fetty-wap.html

Instaworld View

Category: Google Maps | Jul 15, 2015

Peekinto is a nice way to explore the world through the latest Instagram photos and Google Maps. Select a location on the Peekinto front page and you can view the location on a Google Map and browse the latest pictures taken at the location on Instagram.

Select one of the photo markers on the map and the selected image scrolls to the top of the map sidebar. The map view also includes a heatmap

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ZdIM8A7nj9w/instaworld-view.html

Can You Afford a House in Australia?

Category: Google Maps | Jul 14, 2015

The Special Broadcasting Service has created an interactive map to visualize housing affordability in Australia. The map shows whether house prices in each Local Government Area (LGA) are affordable based on the average income in the area.

Mapping Australia: Housing Affordability provides choropleth views of housing affordability across Australia based on the average income of two different

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/v2lA7LN6KRg/can-you-afford-house-in-australia.html

The Born Cages Festival Tracking Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 14, 2015

American alternative rock band Born Cages are tracking their summer festivals tour on Google Maps. The map plots the Google location history data from a mobile phone and is updated daily as the band travels around the United States.

The Born Cages: Festival Trail animates the band’s progress from the beginning of the tour up until the current date. As the animated track is drawn on the map the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zL85fDI3wvo/the-born-cages-festival-tracking-map.html