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Mapping the Battle of the Somme

Category: Google Maps | Jul 1, 2016

Today marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the largest battle of World War I on the Western Front. It took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 and more than a
million men were wounded or killed.

The Living Legacies Engagement Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has released a story map of the battle, looking in particular at the key events involving the Irish Raised

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lM2siY89Drw/mapping-battle-of-somme.html

Renaming New York

Category: Google Maps | Jun 30, 2016

Did you know that Vandam Street in New York was named for Jeanne-Claude van Damme? Or that Smith Street was named for Anna Nicole Smith?

Of course you didn’t. Because of course they weren’t.

However that hasn’t stopped NeighborhoodX having a little fun re-imagining the etymology of New York’s Streets. In Renaming New York NeighborhoodX has redrawn the map of New York renaming streets for

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UsjFtmiyZyk/renaming-new-york.html

Mapping Euro 2016 Goals

Category: Google Maps | Jun 30, 2016

Swiss broadcaster RTS has mapped out the 88 goals scored so far in the UEFA Euro 2016 competition. Les 88 Buts de l’Euro allows you to view the pitch location of all 88 goals and even watch each of the goals on video.

Of the 88 goals only 13 have been scored from outside the penalty area. So far there have been 3 own goals, 40 right-footed goals, 28 left-footed goals and 17 goals from headers.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vyF-g7clXps/mapping-euro-2016-goals.html

Illegal Fishing Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Jun 29, 2016

Some fishing fleets are managing to illegally flout international and national fishing quota regulations by transferring fish at sea to large ‘reefers’, large commercial vessels which receive and freeze the fish before transporting them to other destinations. In this way the fishing ships are able to avoid detection of their over-fishing by local fishing authorities.

ODI has used data from

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jwn9VWj72Wc/illegal-fishing-mapped.html

Building Heights of England

Category: Google Maps | Jun 29, 2016

Back in January Emy Analytics released a Building Heights in London map. They have now released a new interactive map which incredibly shows the heights of all buildings in England.

Building Heights in England uses data from the Environment Agency’s open LIDAR data to color building footprints in all of England by the height of each building. You can use the map’s search function to zoom the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lK9mgGy7JdY/building-heights-of-england.html

Australia Election Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jun 28, 2016

This coming Saturday Australians will be voting in the Australian federal election. These maps can help you discover who is standing, where you can vote and where the two main party leaders are campaigning.

The Google Interactive Election Map allows voters to find their nearest polling booth and find out who is running in their election area. Each polling booth on the map includes a handy

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8ZFhX6dKJwk/australia-election-maps.html

The Talking Map Quiz

Category: Google Maps | Jun 28, 2016

Here at Maps Mania Towers we always enjoy a little map quiz. Today we have mainly been passing the time by playing Geoquiz.

There are many, many different map quizzes out there, so to grab our attention a quiz has to feature something a little different. The USP of Geoquiz is that you don’t have to type in the names of long, difficult to spell place-names when you answer a question. Instead

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eaTwkUE7moI/the-talking-map-quiz.html

Exploring Alexander von Humboldt

Category: Google Maps | Jun 28, 2016

Esri has released a great cascading Story Map exploring the achievements of the geographer, naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. In Alexander von Humboldt’s Whole Earth Vision Esri uses vintage maps, Esri’s own 3d maps and historical images to help explain the scope and importance of Humboldt’s discoveries in South America.

The story map looks in particular at Humboldt’s attempt to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vH5zHjqbYKM/exploring-alexander-von-humboldt.html

The Spanish Election Map

Category: Google Maps | Jun 27, 2016

Spain’s second general election in six months has once again resulted in no political party gaining enough votes to take overall control of the government. You can view how each municipality voted in this interactive map from El Diario.

One surprise in the results was that the anti-austerity party Podemos did not increase their share of the vote. They were widely expected to overtake the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kjfc0aDr42Y/the-spanish-election-map.html

Japanese Pilgrimage Mandalas

Category: Google Maps | Jun 27, 2016

Gunma GIS Geek has used the Leaflet mapping platform to create interactive maps from a couple of famous Japanese pilgrimage mandalas. Pilgrimage mandalas are paintings which provide a panoramic view of temple and shrine sites.

The first map on Temple Pilgrimage Mandala is of the Nachi Pilgrimage Mandala. This 16th–17th century hanging scroll depicts the Nachi Shrine on the Kii Peninsula in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cTlQHGu3LCA/japanese-pilgrimage-mandalas.html