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Mapping Native Americans

Category: Google Maps | Oct 2, 2014

Natives of North America is an interactive map of the Native American Nations. Obviously one of the biggest problems in mapping Native American territories is that official boundaries between the Nations did not exist and these territories were constantly shifting.

The map overcome this by creating largely artificial boundaries for the 500 or so native peoples of North America. However the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5gShaG3DDIs/mapping-native-americans.html

The Growth of the Megacities

Category: Google Maps | Oct 2, 2014

There are 28 megacities in the world, cities with a population in excess of 10 million. This Esri map looks at the growth of ten of these megacites around the world over the last century.

The Age of MegacitiesĀ maps the growth of ten global megacities by examining the expanding urban footprint of each city over the years. For each of the megacities you can view a series of map overlays, showing

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gTy9Y_ZixUI/the-growth-of-megacities.html

The Khmer Empire on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 1, 2014

I’ve been impressed with a lot of the long-form reports that I’ve seen recently, many of which have included great map interactions. I’ve therefore decided to try and create my own library which can be used to create great long-form mapped visualizations.

The Khmer Empire is the first outing for this library. In truth it isn’t a great long-form story about the Khmer Empire (I really don’t know

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ESf4kOIsPoQ/the-khmer-empire-on-google-maps.html

America’s Divided Cities

Category: Google Maps | Oct 1, 2014

Esri has mapped occupational class, income and educational achievement for every census tract in the United States. The Geography of Class, Education, and Income in the United States uses three maps shown side-by-side, one map for each of the three metrics.

The Occupational Class map shades each census tract to show the dominant occupational class. The Education map shades each tract to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wC2jtredd3E/americas-divided-cities.html

Twenty Five Years Since the Berlin Wall

Category: Google Maps | Oct 1, 2014

The Berliner Morgenpost has published a great aerial view map of Berlin which allows you to compare the modern day Berlin with the Berlin of 1989.

Twenty-five years ago this November the Berlin Wall was torn down. Since then Berlin has been transformed. Using the Berliner Morgenpost’s new interactive map Die Narbe der Stadt (The Scar of the City) you can compare the Berlin of 1989 with the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UoSCxgp1Wr0/twenty-five-years-since-berlin-wall.html

The Essex University Campus Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 1, 2014

Not only do universities have a need for accessible campus maps they also often have ready access to staff with amazing GIS skills. The result is that over the last few years we’ve seen some great university campus maps. Maps which make use of and push at the limits of the different mapping libraries on the market.

The Essex University campus map, WAI2Go, is a superb example of a campus map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jh8Msk7x1bc/the-essex-university-campus-map.html

The HMS Cavalier Guided Street View Tour

Category: Google Maps | Sep 30, 2014

C Inside Media has created a very impressive guided Street View tour of HMS Cavalier. The tour uses Google Maps Street View in conjunction with a narrated audio guide of the ship.

The HMS Cavalier is a retired C-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, which served in World War II. Using the HMS Cavalier Guided Tour you can explore the ship using the custom Street View imagery. This allows you to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kWwxnFq3qFw/the-hms-cavalier-guided-street-view-tour.html

Viva Street View Vegas

Category: Google Maps | Sep 30, 2014

Google’s indoor Street View imagery allows you to explore some wonderfully exotic locations around the world. On Google Maps you can take a virtual stroll down Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, check out the TARDIS (it’s bigger on the inside) or explore inside a submarine.

Naturally some of the most exotic indoor locations to appear on Street View are located in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Convention

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bXERbmhhRNs/viva-street-view-vegas.html

The Paris Map of Desire

Category: Google Maps | Sep 30, 2014

The Map of Desire is a real-time map of Paris shoppers based on Twitter activity in the French capital. The creators of the map claim that it uses machine-learning to track the location and level of desire among Parisienne shoppers in real-time.

I’m not sure how much ‘machine-learning’ is actually taking place. What the map does is search geo-tagged Twitter messages posted in Paris for a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CHN0nTAXbOM/the-paris-map-of-desire.html

US Carbon Footprint Map

Category: Google Maps | Sep 29, 2014

It seems to be Save the Planet day on Maps Mania. All the best maps today seem to be concerned with raising awareness about global emissions and our carbon footprint. My guess is that last week’s UN climate change summit in New York has led to a rise in the global output of environment maps.

Today we’ve already looked at the Changing Global Emissions MapĀ and the Changing Global Emissions Map,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rjneM8jzIBU/us-carbon-footprint-map.html