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Mapping Child Poverty in London

Category: Google Maps | Jul 30, 2016

Steven Feldman of KnowWhere has mapped the changes to child poverty rates in London between 2008 and 2013. The results suggest that child poverty has decreased in most London wards over this period. As Steven mentions in his commentary on the data this is good news – and rather surprising considering the UK government’s austerity measures.

Child Poverty in London includes a number of maps of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4rmvC4fmYaA/mapping-child-poverty-in-london.html

Whose Being Evicted in San Francisco?

Category: Google Maps | Jul 29, 2016

The Anti-Eviction Project has created a lot of interesting maps around the issue of housing in San Francisco. For their latest map the Anti-Eviction Project has teamed up with Carto to visualize eviction rates in the city by neighborhood, demographic segment and median rent.

The Evictions by Demographic Segment map shows a choropleth view of the number of evictions in San Francisco by area.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/w7BBCiDtQjE/whose-being-evicted-in-san-francsico.html

Which are the Squarest & Roundest Countries?

Category: Google Maps | Jul 29, 2016

Sierra Leone is the roundest country in the world. The most rectangular country is Egypt.

Forget the battle between Clinton & Trump. The biggest online debate over the last few weeks has been over which are the most rectangular and round countries.

The controversy started earlier this month when David Barry posted his research into The Rectangularness of Countries. Barry used the shapefile

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Kl1AeMFm-4w/which-are-squarest-roundest-countries.html

Election Chartograms

Category: Google Maps | Jul 28, 2016

The major winner in the last UK general election was the tiled grid map. My bet for this year’s U.S. election is the ‘chartogram’.

For example this week the Wall Street Journal has created an historical U.S. election map which represents each state as a bar chart showing the state winners in previous elections. A Field Guide to Red and Blue America is similar to a traditional tiled grid map,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YUScnZqq1DE/election-chartograms.html

The Impact of the Olympics on Rio

Category: Google Maps | Jul 28, 2016

Esri has produced a great interactive presentation exploring Rio de Janeiro’s preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games. Ready or Not, Let the Games Begins examines the impact on Rio, both positive and negative, of the infrastructure developments being made for the games and how these changes are affecting the city and its citizens.

The interactive is divided into five main sections looking at;

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rlYHjmyAaqI/the-impact-of-olympics-on-rio.html

The Living Dead of Andorra

Category: Google Maps | Jul 27, 2016

After looking at average heights around the world earlier today it seems like a good idea to look at the average life expectancy of different countries across the globe. Unfortunately this 3DFx Widget – Life Expectancy map is as bad as Le Pais’ average height map is good.

It’s hardly ever a good idea to try and visualize data on a 3d globe with vertical towers. It is in fact a really bad idea

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IdXpZZ_ROkY/the-living-dead-of-andorra.html

NYC: Travel Time & Jobs

Category: Google Maps | Jul 27, 2016

Eighteen of the top Twenty neighborhoods for job access in New York City are in Manhattan. If you live in Manhattan there are an average of 4,128,263 jobs accessible within one hour by public transit.

You can use the Rudin Center’s┬áNYC Neighborhoods: Mobility and Economic Opportunity interactive map to view the number of jobs available within one hour of travel in each of NYC’s neighborhoods.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Rnjehi0Al0g/nyc-travel-time-jobs.html

Height Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Jul 27, 2016

El Pais has mapped out the average heights of men and women in countries around the world. The Average Height for Countries map reveals the average heights of 30 year old men and women across the globe. It also shows how much the average height of men and women has increased in each country over the last 100 years.

The map includes four different layers. which you can view by selecting the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/RnEYcZoXDFA/height-mapping.html

Extract a Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 26, 2016

MapXtract is a really neat tool to style a map and then download it as a png, svg or GeoJSON. The MapExtract editor uses OpenStreetMap data so should work for any location in the world.

To use MapXtract you just need to pan and zoom the map to the location that you want for a map. A location search function is missing from MapXtract. This means that you need to find the location that you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7BaTancU_28/extract-map.html

Google Maps Highlights Areas of Interest

Category: Google Maps | Jul 26, 2016

Google has begun to highlight ‘areas of interest’ on Google Maps. According to the Google Maps Blog “areas with the highest concentration of restaurants, bars and shops” will now be shaded orange on Google Maps.

This is a neat idea. It should mean that when you are in an unfamiliar area you can quickly identify areas where there should be a concentration of venues for eating, drinking and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/erCKIQVYBj4/google-maps-highlights-areas-of-interest.html