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New York Flight Patterns

Category: Google Maps | Dec 1, 2014

A lot of maps using CartoDB’s Torque library come in for a bit of criticism. This can be especially true of the many animated Twitter maps created using Torque. Over the last week How News of #Ferguson Spread on Twitter got picked up by a lot of websites. It also picked up just as much criticism from geo-hipsters, a lot of whom weren’t really sure about the value of the map.

However Torque can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3wY0cekFBAE/new-york-flight-patterns.html

Mapping a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Category: Google Maps | Dec 1, 2014

The Star Wars Galaxy Map is a two dimensional interactive atlas of a galaxy far, far away. You may have heard of the legendary battles between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance. Now for the first time you can explore the background to this epic galactic war.

The map shows the location of planets, sectors and regions within the Star Wars Galaxy. You can click on regions and planets to reveal

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-s2CWrwAUdU/mapping-galaxy-far-far-away.html

Road, River & Railway Maps

Category: Google Maps | Dec 1, 2014

Railroads: A Staple in World Growth is a neat interactive map showing only all the world’s railway lines and no other features. There are enough railway lines around the globe for a recognizable map of the world to appear.

Looking at the emergent map the former eastern bloc countries in Eastern Europe seem to have the densest concentration of railway lines. The map also clearly shows, via the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dJavnF2ouBk/road-river-railway-maps.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Nov 30, 2014

My favorite map this week was the Windyty Wind Forecast map. Windyty uses NOAA wind data to create a global animated wind map.

Watching the animated wind patterns on Windity can be pretty hypnotic, especially if you open up Noise Machine’s Wind Noise Generator in another browser tab.  If you need to relax and unwind this Sunday then you could do worse than sit and back and watch the Windty map

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

Improving the Public Tranport Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 29, 2014

Public Transport Not Traffic (PTNT) is a community campaign to improve Melbourne’s public transport network by asking the public to map their suggestions about how the city’s public transit system can be made better.

To add a suggestion anyone can click on the PTNT CrowdSpot map of Melbourne. Once you click on the map you can suggest the improvements that you would like to see at the selected

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CqQlQj39Fg4/public-transport-map.html

We’re Not in Vegas Any More

Category: Google Maps | Nov 29, 2014

On many Saturday mornings I awake dazed and confused. When I lift my head from my drool covered pillow I cannot help but wonder where the hell I am and how the hell did I get here. Eventually, hurting and hungover, I”ll get up and I’ll stagger to the window, look out upon the unfamiliar surroundings and exclaim,

‘Shit! Is this Vegas?’

I’m sure your Saturday mornings are mostly the same.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eE6OvtfW2tU/were-not-in-vegas-anymore.html

Mapping Fraccidents

Category: Google Maps | Nov 28, 2014

Earth Justice has released a map showing the location of accidents related to the rise of fracking in the USA. Fracking Accidents Across the United States uses the Google Maps API to plot accidents such as poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, industrial disasters and explosions, which have been connected to oil and gas drilling.

The map includes two overlays which

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/JdSrMKVL448/mapping-fraccidents.html

Old School Sim City

Category: Google Maps | Nov 28, 2014

Who isn’t a fan of Will Wright’s classic SimCity game?

Would be town planners around the world have had hours of fun building cities in SimCity. Over the years the game has become more and more realistic but has also maybe become a little too complicated for some. Well old school gamers can now recreate the simple fun of the original game in two new online versions of the original classic game

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1OnKyqFS8r8/old-school-sim-city.html

The Tapped Submarine Cables Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 28, 2014

This week German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on how telecommunications companies have been helping the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters’ (GCHQ) to tap submarine cables.

The report, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, revealed some details about submarine cables currently tapped by GCHQ. Submarine Cable Taps is an interactive map which shows which undersea cables

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/soMRu3hqJec/the-tapped-submarine-cables-map.html

The Animated Wind Forecast Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 27, 2014

Earth.nullschool.net’s gorgeous animated globe,
visualizing weather conditions around the world, has become the inspiration for many maps. For example Esri took the
same weather data from the Global Forecast System used in the earth.nullschool.net map and
created Windy-JS.

Windy-JS re-purposes the weather data so that it can be overlaid in a
canvas element on top of a variety of mapping

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UJigdDHrWXo/the-animated-wind-forecast-map.html