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Enjoy the Summer in New York’s Parks

Category: Google Maps | Aug 9, 2014

Explore NYC Parks is a useful map of all the amenities offered by and all the upcoming events planned in New York’s many parks.

The best thing about this map of New York parks are the extensive search options. You can search for parks within a defined distance of any event, you can search for parks by amenity or by upcoming events.

The amenities and events search tools both provide a long

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/grJOiOzb1CU/enjoy-summer-in-new-yorks-parks.html

Mapping Valhalla

Category: Google Maps | Aug 9, 2014

The Courier-Journal has created a PGA Championship 2014 Interactive Course Map. The map includes a satellite image overview of each of the Valhalla Golf Club’s 18 holes.

You can select to view any hole on the course from the menu at the top of the map or from the hole’s number directly on the map. When you select a hole you can view a satellite overview, showing the tee, green, bunkers and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ndUnU1VenbA/mapping-valhalla.html

2,500 Historic Maps of Germany

Category: Google Maps | Aug 8, 2014

Virtuelles Kartenforum 2.0 is a collection of over 2,500 geo-referenced historical German maps.

Using the Virtuelles Kartenforum portal you can search for an historical map by name. You can also search by date range and by location. To search by location you can pan and zoom the map and all the available historical maps within the current map bounds will be listed in the map sidebar.

Select

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1O62UPvoCsQ/2500-historic-maps-of-germany.html

Video Playback on a Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 7, 2014

I’ve been playing almost non-stop with the new Mapbox GL since its release yesterday. The API is packed full of awesome features and functions. One of the most impressive features is the ability to add a video as an overlay on a base map.

Mapbox has just added a great demo (and the code) of this feature to their example maps in the Mapbox GL documentation. The video was captured by a drone on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ZTVGxMvZMSM/video-playback-on-map.html

INXS Around the World

Category: Google Maps | Aug 7, 2014

Here’s the third Torque powered map of the week and thankfully none of them are mapping Tweets. How INXS Conquered the World is a Torque powered Leaflet map which plots the touring schedule of the Australian band.

The map plots INXS’s 2,145 gigs around the world from 1977 until 2012. It is interesting to watch the map as the band progresses from gigging in Sydney to touring Australia, moving

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/D87o2KckcpA/inxs-around-world.html

Hacking and Mapping Citibike Data

Category: Google Maps | Aug 7, 2014

CartoDB’s Map of the Week is this week an interesting tutorial on how to hack the Citibike website to retrieve and map your Citibike journeys (this is through your own log-in so I assume & hope you can only access your own data).

The tutorial shows you how to retrieve your Citibike data and then animate your bike rides over time using the Torque library. The tutorial includes two animated maps

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/NfJINV-Y8Ac/hacking-and-mapping-citibike-data.html

Mapping the Ebola Outbreak – Part Two

Category: Google Maps | Aug 7, 2014

HealthMap is a Google Maps based application that plots real-time worldwide infectious disease outbreaks around the world. HealthMap has now released a map to track the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

The 2014 Ebola Outbreak map tracks the number of deaths in each affected West African country. The map also allows you to plot the development and spread of the viral outbreak over time. If you use the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/H09FRgKCQiY/mapping-ebola-outbreak-part-two.html

Wow – it’s Mapbox GL

Category: Google Maps | Aug 7, 2014

Mapbox has announced the release of Mapbox GL JS. I’ve only had a few hours to play with it so far but it already looks to be the most exciting and impressive mapping API on the market. It really does make the Google Maps API look dated, tired and jaded now.

Mapbox GL JS allows developers to create maps with very powerful options for dynamic styling and map interactivity on the client-side. It

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/smtz1GKOrXw/wow-its-mapbox-gl.html

Super Moon & Super Tides

Category: Google Maps | Aug 6, 2014

On the 10th August you will be able to see an extra special Supermoon in the night sky. On the 10th the full Moon coincides with the perigee side of the Moon’s orbit (when the Moon is closest to the Earth).

One effect of this Supermoon will be king tides. King tides are the highest tides, which occur when the moon is closest to the Earth. If you live in South Carolina you can help MyCoast:

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Wh_08DgZDMw/super-moon-super-tides.html

The Drone Crash Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 6, 2014

Don’t Fly Drones Here is a Mapbox map of drone no-fly zones in the United States. Areas in the US with drone flight restrictions, commonly in and around major airports, military bases and national parks, are displayed on the the map in red.

If you know of a drone no-fly zone missing from the map you can submit a ticket to the Don’t Fly Drones Here map repository on GitHub and it will be added

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UqW1kosj6cY/the-drone-crash-map.html