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The Little Maps of Horror

Category: Google Maps | Oct 31, 2014

Where are the Bodies? is a special Halloween mapped tour of cemeteries and graveyards around the world. So on this Halloween, if you fancy tracking down the ghost of a celebrity, this Esri Story Map can show you where the famous and infamous are buried.

The map shows the final resting place of a number of gangsters and criminals around the world. If the thought of running into the ghost of

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The Crowdsourced Bike Accident Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 30, 2014

Only about 30% of biking accidents are ever reported. This makes it difficult to accurately identify accident hot-spots for cyclists. BikeMaps want to help overcome this problem by providing a centralized reporting system, where cyclists can map the location of cycling incidents.

BikeMaps consists of a Leaflet map of cycling traffic and user submitted cycling incidents. The rider volume layer

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xgOU_7Ar1CM/the-crowdsourced-bike-accident-map.html

The Crowd-Sourced Weather Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 30, 2014

The Netatmo Weather Station for Smartphone is a clever weather monitoring system which measures temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, and noise levels. The monitor connects with your computer or smartphone via WiFi so that you can access all the data recorded via the Netatmo app.

The Netatmo Weather Map allows you to view all the data from Netatmo weather monitoring stations throughout the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fneE-px-R2o/the-crowd-sourced-weather-map.html

Story Mapping Spatial Analysis

Category: Google Maps | Oct 30, 2014

This Story Map from Esri is a really interesting introduction to spatial analysis. The map guides you through some of the spatial analysis that you might undertake if you were planning to open up a new retail store, examining factors such as population, income distribution and travel time which might effect the store’s location.

An Example of Spatial Analysis runs through some of the spatial

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tVwsGlnRkII/story-mapping-spatial-analysis.html

Joined-Up Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 29, 2014

I’ve been very critical lately about the lack of development of the Google Maps JavaScript API. We’ve had to wait a long time for any new features to be added to the API. Today, however, Google has announced a new feature and it’s a good one!

Signed-in Maps allows your users to sign-in to your Google Maps API applications with a Google account. Once signed-in users will be able to see their

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SFx4trn5_zs/joined-up-maps.html

The Continents of Reddit

Category: Google Maps | Oct 29, 2014

The Internet Map is one of my all time favorite maps created with the Google Maps API. The map visualizes the 350,000 largest websites in the world.

The circles on this map represent individual websites on the Internet. The size of the
circle being determined by the amount of traffic on the website, The larger the amount of
traffic, the bigger the circle. The location of websites on the map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eCbdISjwRJ8/the-continents-of-reddit.html

Sentiment Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Oct 29, 2014

Twitter is a great resource for researching language use and people’s moods. The Geography of Hate, by Dr. Monica Stephens of Humboldt State University, is one of the best examples of a map which analyses Twitter messages to identify specific sentiments.

The Geography of Hate map shows the rough location of every geocoded tweet in the United
States, from June 2012 – April 2013, which

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/XO69DMfw3i4/sentiment-mapping.html

The New Zealand Dot Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 28, 2014

Mapping the Young Adults of New Zealand is a density dot map visualizing the population change of young Kiwis between 2001 and 2013.
Each dot on the map signifies the increase or decrease of one person aged between 20-34 in a census unit. The map also allows you to view the population growth and decreases of all ages.

Looking at the ‘all ages’ data the map reveals that both in urban areas and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zq1I-69DCGM/the-new-zealand-dot-map.html

Mapping the Hills of San Francisco

Category: Google Maps | Oct 28, 2014

This San Francisco Streets by Slope map shows you the location of San Francisco’s steepest streets and also shows you how you can route around them. The map can therefore be used as a quick guide to avoiding the city’s biggest hills.

Roads on the map are colored by the gradient of the climb. Red indicates the steepest streets and the flattest streets are shown in green. If you click on two

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/luJRDn2Wz2c/mapping-hills-of-san-francisco.html

Mapping the End of Slavery

Category: Google Maps | Oct 28, 2014

Visualizing Emancipation is an interactive map exploring the emancipation of four million
slaves during the American Civil War. The map allows users to explore and discover patterns in the end of southern slavery through the use of contemporary documents and primary sources.

The map calls these patterns of emancipation ‘event types’ and Visualizing Emancipation allows you to view these

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kjwTV_lgUck/mapping-end-of-slavery.html