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Cleaner Air = Longer Lives

Category: Google Maps | Sep 15, 2017

You can use this interactive map to find out how many extra years you could expect to live if your country met the World Health Organization’s recommended safe levels of air quality. The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago’s Air Quality-Life Index map shows how many life years could be saved in countries around the world if they met WHO standards for safe levels of airborne

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/og0top77dGM/cleaner-air-longer-lives.html

Rocking All Over the World

Category: Google Maps | Sep 15, 2017

Taylor Swift really likes playing in Nashville. If you check out her gigging history on the Music Globe you can see that the number of concerts she has played in Nashville dwarfs all other locations. Mind you she did move to Nashville at the age of fourteen, so perhaps her gigging history isn’t that surprising.

You can find out where other musical artists like to gig on this new 3d Music Globe.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/MyFvqj-B5HI/rocking-all-over-world.html

Before & After Irma

Category: Google Maps | Sep 14, 2017

The Washington Post has used satellite imagery from before & after Hurricane Irma to show the scale of the destruction caused by the tropical storm in the Carribean and in Florida. Before and After Hurricane Irma uses high resolution satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe to provide an aerial view of just a few of the areas devastated by the storm.

NOAA has also released an interactive map which

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6h_TIyaokcM/before-after-irma.html

Street Views of 1980s New York

Category: Google Maps | Sep 14, 2017

Broadway in the mid 1980s had a lot to offer.  Karate Kid Part II was on at the cinema, Cats was being performed nightly at the theater and on Times Square you could buy just about any drug that you wanted. If that sounds appealing to you then get ready to jump into this new Street View time machine.

80s.NYC is a fantastic collection of vintage photographs of New York City street scenes, all

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ElmQ9U1GiH0/street-views-of-1980s-new-york.html

10 Street View Games to Kill Your Day

Category: Google Maps | Sep 14, 2017

1. GeoGuessr

There are lots of ‘Can you guess the Street View?’ type games but there is only one GeoGuessr. GeoGuessr is probably the most popular Google Maps geography game.

In this geography game you are shown a random Street View image and you must try to guess where in the world the Street View was taken. Once you have guessed you are shown how close your guess was to the correct location

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ff3k1bcOsKY/10-street-view-games-to-kill-your-day.html

Mapping Australia’s Support for Gay Marriage

Category: Google Maps | Sep 13, 2017

This month Australia is holding a non-binding national postal survey into the issue of same-sex marriage. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has released a really interesting story map which looks at the results of a poll which asked Australians the same question last year. How Australians think about same-sex marriage, mapped shows the level of support for gay marriage across the whole

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/R9h0Yah-Lqk/mapping-australias-support-for-gay.html

The Relative Cost of Housing

Category: Google Maps | Sep 13, 2017

Last month the Housing Affordability Story Map used Esri’s Housing Affordability Index to map the local affordability of housing across the United States. The map looked at the share of average income in an area to the size of the average mortgage to determine how affordable local property is for local people.

Mortgage Magnitude is another Esri story map which uses the Housing Affordability

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/AuMxWPm0yH4/the-relative-cost-of-housing.html

Global Sea Level Rise Since 1933

Category: Google Maps | Sep 13, 2017

The Permanent Service of Mean Sea Level has been measuring sea level changes around the world since 1933. To do this the organisation has over 2,000 tide gauge meters measuring sea levels across the globe. CORRECTIV has mapped the records from 500 of these meters to provide an insight into how sea levels have changed in the last century and how they might change in the future.

Using

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rbf2U3_5_4s/global-sea-level-rise-since-1933.html

The Languages of Sydney

Category: Google Maps | Sep 12, 2017

Small Multiples has used the Language Spoken at Home (LANP) data from the 2016 Australian census to map the languages spoken in Sydney and Melbourne. The languages we speak in Sydney and Melbourne includes two interactive dot maps (one for each city) which show the languages spoken at home by those cities’ residents.

The individual dots on both maps represent 5 people. The colors of the dots

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1M2cj-Lecqw/the-languages-of-sydney.html

Dreamliner by Dreamliner

Category: Google Maps | Sep 12, 2017

Last month Boeing drew a massive geo-glyph of a Dreamliner aircraft during a test flight over the United States. While performing engine performance testing a Dreamliner test aircraft flew for 18 hours from Seattle to Seattle. Its flight path (which took it as far south as the southern tip of Texas) just happened to be in the shape of a giant, USA spanning, airplane.

You can review the whole

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