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Telling Mapped Stories with Odyssey.js

Category: Google Maps | Jul 11, 2014

Over the last couple of years a number of narrative mapping libraries have emerged, which allow you to easily tell mapped stories. These libraries make it easy to create a map with a structured narrative which users can navigate through by scrolling down the page or by using forward and back arrows. As you progress through the story text the maps automatically pan and zoom to highlight the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6sb5oMZe1Bo/telling-mapped-stories-with-odysseyjs.html

Mapping the North Baltic Sea Conditions

Category: Google Maps | Jul 11, 2014

Aaltopoiju.fi is a Google Map of real-time observation data from four wave buoys which are located in the northern Baltic Sea. The map also displays wind and sea level observation data from other sources and wave, wind and sea level forecasts.

The attention to detail on this map is very impressive. With the use of custom map markers, styled information windows and the styling of the base map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/yNfMRCI4hIo/mapping-north-baltic-sea-conditions.html

Create Your Own Transit System & Transit Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 10, 2014

Transitmix is a new tool which allows you to design your own transit system on top of a Mapbox map. Using the map you can draw bus routes on any city’s road system, specify the frequency and times of service and find out the total estimated cost of your new bus system.

Creating your own bus routes with Transitmix couldn’t be easier. Just select the ‘Add a line’ option and start drawing on the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/yaYA5e9bJAI/create-your-own-transit-system-transit.html

The Vancouver Building Age Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 10, 2014

The Vancouver Building Age Map shows the age of buildings in Vancouver. The data for the building ages is from the City of Vancouver’s Open Data Catalogue and the map tiles were created using ArcGIS and TileMill. The property lots of the oldest buildings are shaded yellow on the map. The youngest buildings are shaded blue.

The Vancouver Building Age Map is the latest in an ever increasing

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hY080qM8Kds/the-vancouver-building-age-map.html

The Flooding Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 10, 2014

The Shoothill GaugeMap is a Google Map of live UK river level data. The map allows you to view the river levels in England and Wales as measured by over 2,700 Environment Agency river level gauges.

If you select a gauge’s marker on the map you can view a chart showing the river levels over the last five days. The charts are very nicely designed and indicate normal ranges, levels below the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rvTRD1D9fhM/the-flooding-map.html

How Many Steps up Mount Everest?

Category: Google Maps | Jul 10, 2014

The UK’s mapping agency Ordnance Survey has released an interesting map that allows you to discover how high you can you climb by using the stairs in your house, workplace or school.

To use the map you need to work out how many stairs you have climbed. You can then enter the number of steps into How How Can You Climb? and the map will show you which buildings or mountains you have climbed the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tmLmb7769x0/how-many-steps-up-mount-everest.html

The Acupuncture Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 9, 2014

I was really impressed by some posters featured on the Landkarten Blog today. These adverts for an acupuncture business create some imaginary Google Maps for different parts of the body and use map markers to highlight acupressure points.

Of course I immediately thought that these maps would be very easy to create for real with the Google Maps API.

Here’s my Acupuncture map for the head.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/H1ogDYYUJcI/the-acupuncture-map.html

Isochrone Apartment Search

Category: Google Maps | Jul 9, 2014

SONA is a handy map that can help you find apartments to rent in Berlin by travel time.

If you enter the location of your workplace and the time you are prepared to commute into the SONA application you can view all the available apartments within your acceptable travel time on a MapBox created map. All the areas you can travel to on public transit in your commute time are shown on the map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/i60tFMR8M9A/icochrone-apartment-search.html

Routing for Beauty

Category: Google Maps | Jul 9, 2014

Last month Google Maps Mania reported on MIT’s StreetScore. StreetScore rates the perceived safety of locations in New
York, Boston, Chicago and Detroit based on crowd-sourced reactions to Street View images. The ratings are based on MIT’s citizen science project Place Pulse.

StreetScore gives a score to each Street View location to rate how safe people perceive that location based on the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UC41UcDrrfA/routing-for-beauty.html

A Map of the Drones

Category: Google Maps | Jul 8, 2014

Drone Adventures is a non-profit organization designed to promote the potential of drones in conservation, humanitarian work and in search and rescue operations. The organization helps to connect drone operators with people in need of up to the minute aerial imagery.

The Drone Adventures website includes details on projects where aerial imagery captured by drones has been able to help provide

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/JfWO4YFUqUs/a-map-of-drones.html