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Mapping Land Use

Category: Google Maps | Nov 4, 2014

Today I’ve been showcasing some of the interactive maps designed by German web developer Hans Hack. One of my favorite of Hans’ maps is Flächennutzungstool, an interactive map which allows you to query a map of Germany for land use.

Flächennutzungstool (Land Use Tool) shows how land is used based on OpenStreetMap data. The map includes three drawing tools (circular, rectangular and polygon)

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/iE42s6zzwSk/mapping-land-use.html

Maps in Literary Research

Category: Google Maps | Nov 4, 2014

“All the world’s a Google Map and all the men and women mere data-points upon it”. – Billy Shakespeare

The TransVis Othello Time Map is part of a research project by Swansea University to explore how digital tools can support literary research. TransVis collects, digitises, analyses and compares translations and variations of literary works. The TransVis Othello Time Map plots when and where

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/PJSxMv74bwQ/maps-in-literary-research.html

The Interactive Paper Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 4, 2014

Hans Hack is a German web developer who has created a number of interesting interactive maps. Hans’ Straßenkrieg is one of my favorite German maps. This map reveals the history behind Berlin
street names which have a military connection.

The map highlights Berlin
streets which have been named after battles, important military leaders
or German army regiments. The colors of the roads

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/r2T1GjYK3qA/the-interactive-paper-map.html

The Street View Driving Test

Category: Google Maps | Nov 3, 2014

The invention of Google Maps Street View has proved a huge boon to car manufacturers. Now every time a car company has a new car to promote all they have to do is to create a Street View based marketing campaign.

For example Hyundai have dropped a few Sonata cars on Google Maps for their latest campaign. Your job is to try and guess the location of the car by exploring the location on Street

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1orqfb5Vras/the-street-view-driving-test.html

The Spookiest Maps

Category: Google Maps | Nov 3, 2014

On Friday I was so spooked out by the impending Zombie Apocalypse that I completely forgot to post about a couple of other Halloween flavored maps. So why not celebrate this bonus cartographic Halloween bonanza with this scary Mapbox Halloween Map.

This Mapbox Studio created map uses an appropriately themed color-scheme, with pumpkin colored seas and darkly ominous land features. Town and city

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kH9VGF9pi70/the-spookiest-maps.html

Google’s New Open Location Codes

Category: Google Maps | Nov 3, 2014

Geocoding can be very difficult. Postal addresses work well in many countries but can be very inconsistent in lots of other countries. It is also believed that over half the human population on the planet don’t actually have a postal address.

Luckily we can use latitude and longitude to accurately identify any location on a map. However a latitude and a longitude are hard to remember. To

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LHM1FG5E5cc/googles-open-location-codes.html

The Great Mapped Poppy Run

Category: Google Maps | Nov 3, 2014

Ben McBean was a Royal Marine who lost a leg and an arm when he stepped on a landmine while serving in Afghanistan. To help raise money for the Royal British Legion and to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the start of The First World War Ben recently completed a sponsored run around London.

Ben’s 31 mile London run was designed to draw the outline of a poppy on the map of London. By

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/uSUsoIN5j74/the-great-mapped-poppy-run.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Nov 2, 2014

The Seventeenth Century mathematician and philosopher Eilhard Lubinus
was commissioned in 1610 to create a map of Pomerania. Lubinus.pl has
made the inspired decision to use Lubinus’ beautiful Pomerania map as
the basis for a guided tour of the region.

Mapy Lubinusa
uses the Google Maps API to turn Lubinus’ Seventeenth Century map into
an interactive guide for visitors to modern day

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/69W16qamxus/maps-of-week.html

New York Marathon Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 1, 2014

This year spectators can track any individual runner in the New York Marathon. Using the New York Marathon Map you can enter the name or bib number of any participant in the race and view their position and times live on a map of the course.

Each runner in the race will be tracked as they pass each official timing point. You can then view estimated times for the runner to reach the next timing

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cfyDTmvZVds/new-york-marathon-map.html

The Real Estate Map for Ghosts

Category: Google Maps | Nov 1, 2014

One of the most popular websites in Japan has a new take on real estate mapping. Oshimaland is a ‘stigmatized property’ map.

It appears that many house-hunters can be put off buying a property if it has been the location for a gruesome crime, murder or suicide. Because of this squeamishness on the part of house-hunters many real-estate agencies don’t like to advertise the gruesome history of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/AvfkYm-yIFw/the-real-estate-map-for-ghosts.html