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The Vintage Maps of San Francisco

Category: Google Maps | Feb 11, 2015

Last month I posted about how you can create interactive maps from the historical maps in the New York Public Library map collection. Thanks to the library’s Map Warper
project over 10,000 historical maps have now been georectified and can therefore be overlaid on a modern interactive map.

Today I discovered that the amazing David Rumsey Map Collection also has a project to georectify the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7PXZ_yqDox8/the-vintage-maps-of-san-francisco.html

Mapping New York’s Citibike Data

Category: Google Maps | Feb 11, 2015

There are a lot of mapped visualizations of data taken from bike sharing networks around the world. Not many are as good as the Citibike Dashboard.

The Citibike Dashboard map displays rides on New York City’s public bike share system for July 17, 2014, the network’s busiest day to date. What is really special about this Mapbox based visualization is the the control it gives the user to filter

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/2dSVxFuURpo/mapping-new-yorks-citibike-data.html

Long Island Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Feb 11, 2015

Yesterday we looked at some great examples of animated heat maps. Today we celebrate the fine art of animated choropleth mapping.

The Long Island Index’s 40 Years of Long Island’s Changing Demographics is a mapped visualization of demographic change throughout Long Island over a 40 year period (1970-2010). The map allows you to explore at census tract level demographic change using almost 40

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/j1qbiOTtLaA/long-island-mapping.html

Le Tour de Yorkshire Map

Category: Google Maps | Feb 11, 2015

Last year the Tour de France started in the English county of Yorkshire. The race was such a success with the locals that they are asked the Tour de France organizers to help them set-up their own race, the Tour de Yorkshire.

My favorite map of the 2014 Tour de France was created by the official website of
Yorkshire tourism. Thankfully they have also created route maps for the three stages of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eT00wnJux7w/le-tour-de-yorkshire-map.html

Mapping Cycling Traffic Density

Category: Google Maps | Feb 10, 2015

CyclePhilly is a smartphone app for recording bicycle trips in Philadelphia. The app is designed to collect data that can help planners in the City of Philadelphia and Delaware Valley build better bike routes.

The CyclePhilly Data Summary Map provides a visualization of cycling density in Philadelphia during the period May-Oct 2014. The density of bike traffic on the map is shown by the color

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_AYlbObMbjA/mapping-cycling-traffic-density.html

Animated Heat Maps

Category: Google Maps | Feb 10, 2015

CartoDB has released CartoDB Heat Maps. The new heat maps option in CartoDB leverages the power of the Torque library, which allows developers to efficiently render and publish very large datasets to the client.

Torque is probably best known for its temporal capabilities, which power all those very popular animated Twitter maps that you have no doubt seen (for example this Super Bowl Twitter

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Bju7k-rywq4/animated-heat-maps.html

Bangladesh and Netherlands on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Feb 10, 2015

Last week Google Maps added Street View imagery in Bangladesh. The first Street View imagery in Bangladesh is available in the capital, Dhaka and the port city of Chittagong.

This week Google has also added a lot of new off-road Street View in the Netherlands. The new imagery includes Delft Town Hall and Delft Market. In Amsterdam you can now tour the city’s canal’s on Street View. You can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HGBwHVDE5Cg/bangladesh-and-netherlands-on-street.html

Mapping Street Art Around the World

Category: Google Maps | Feb 10, 2015

If you’re interested in recording and documenting good examples of street art then you should consider getting the Graffiti Mapper app. Using the app you can submit examples of good street art to the Graffiti Mapper world map simply by taking a photo.

You can also use the app and the Graffiti mapper website to find nearby examples of street art using the Graffiti Mapper map.

Red Bull Street

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/t8KD93nywVM/mapping-street-art-around-world.html

The HSBC Tax Files Map

Category: Google Maps | Feb 9, 2015

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has been doing some great reporting lately exposing the secret offshore money system that businesses, politicians and wealthy individuals use to avoid paying taxes.

Last month the consortium released an interactive map, ICIJ Offshore Leaks, from an analysis of 2.5 million leaked financial records. This map links to over 60 stories

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_ak814k585k/the-hsbc-tax-files-map.html

The Time-Line Map Wizard

Category: Google Maps | Feb 9, 2015

Events Visualization is an interesting demonstration of an animated time-line of events on a Google Map. The tool can help you create a mapped visualization of events across time and space with markers indicating the magnitude of events.

The tool comes with an interesting demo map visualizing Islamic terrorist attacks around the world since 1983. The map animates through each attack in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/G75qAqp1Ad0/the-time-line-map-wizard.html