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Vintage Maps of Toronto

Category: Google Maps | May 27, 2017

The Geospatial Centre at the University of Waterloo has been busy digitizing its collection of historical maps. You can view these vintage Canadian maps at Kitchener-Waterloo: 1955 to present.

The maps available include historical maps of Toronto, Ottawa, Galt and Dundass. Also available is a map of the Centre’s 1955 air-photo collection. Both the vintage maps and the vintage aerial imagery

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UxR2jsFt_cI/vintage-maps-of-toronto.html

Live Satellite Images of the Earth

Category: Google Maps | May 26, 2017

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked whether I know any maps with real-time satellite imagery of the Earth. The short answer is that we aren’t quite there yet. There is no map that can show you real-time satellite imagery of the whole Earth. However there are websites that can show you satellite imagery which was taken just a few hours ago.

NASA and USGS’┬áLandsat 8 completes

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/00xqHEFgGcU/live-satellite-images-of-earth.html

Medieval Map Wizards

Category: Google Maps | May 25, 2017

The Medieval Fantasy City Generator is a fun tool for creating random fictional maps of medieval towns. Just choose your size of town or city and the Wizard of Maps will magically create your very own fantasy medieval map.

All the maps created by the Medieval Fantasy City Generator include a number of similar features. Each town or city is centered around a central market place. Each town is

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rmiibdygGcU/medieval-map-wizards.html

Executive Travel

Category: Google Maps | May 25, 2017

The Executive Abroad is an interactive map which plots the overseas visits of every U.S. President and Secretary of State. The map starts in 1905 because no president traveled outside the country during their term of office before Theodore Roosevelt traveled to Panama in 1906.

If you select a President or Secretary of State’s name on the map you can view all their international trips. The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/NpdomYS-T_4/executive-travel.html

The Interactive Map of Unobtrusive Design

Category: Google Maps | May 25, 2017

Ongesigneerd (translation: ‘Unsigned’) is a podcast about unobtrusive design by Dutch broadcasters VPRO. To accompany the new season of the podcast VPRO has released the Ongesigneerd Interactive Map.

In the podcast series broadcasters Tjitske Mussche and Laura Stek discuss the design of everyday objects that we find in the world around us. The interactive map presents a hand-drawn city scene,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/uKLTw4BbUTU/the-interactive-map-of-unobtrusive.html

Tsunami Travel Times

Category: Google Maps | May 24, 2017

A tsunami that started off the coast of Japan would take about ten hours to cross the Pacific Ocean before it hit the coast of Los Angeles.

You can find out out the estimated travel times of tsunamis in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean using NOAA’s Estimated Tsunami Travel Times map. The map displays pre-computed tsunami travel times. NOAA haven’t provided a lot of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aEsOKNbXGl4/tsunami-travel-times.html

The Geography of Hip-Hop

Category: Google Maps | May 24, 2017

The Geography of Hip-Hop is an interactive map documenting the history and geography of hip-hop. The map (and accompanying essay) explore how hip-hop has spread around the world and how different cites have developed their own distinct sounds and styles of hip-hop.

The interactive hip-hop map allows you to browse and listen to hip-hop music by location. The map features 955 songs, most of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/QhalYr-IhCk/the-geography-of-hip-hop.html

This Town was Named for You

Category: Google Maps | May 23, 2017

Many places around the world have decided to celebrate your life by naming roads, neighborhoods and towns in your honor. You can discover all the wonderful locations which now bear your name using the Where the Streets Have Your Name map.

Where the Streets Have Your Name is a great application that you can use to create a Google Map showing all the places around the world that have your name.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/NSNy4RmGv3w/this-town-was-named-for-you.html

Who Owns England?

Category: Google Maps | May 23, 2017

There has been a lot of speculation recently about who owns England? Land ownership in England is a closely guarded secret. The reason why the ownership of English land is kept such a closely guarded secret is because the answer is – the French.

England is owned by the French. Or, more accurately, the Normans.

In 1066 William the Conqueror and an army of northern Frenchmen successfully

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eySGkUXxvfo/who-owns-england.html

Climbing the Himalayas

Category: Google Maps | May 22, 2017

The Discovery Channel’s Mount Everest in 3D is probably the closest that you will ever get to climbing Mount Everest.

In effect the climb is just a video of (what I assume is) a 3D map of Everest. However the video is linked to an elevation scale and as the video plays you can keep track of the rising elevation. On your ascent of the mountain you can also stop off at the Khumbu Icefall.

The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YL6fn4wL-e4/climbing-himalayas.html