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The Magnificent Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Mar 8, 2015

Last week’s Maps of the Week round-up was dominated by vintage New York maps and animated weather maps. So I thought I;d shake-it up a bit with this week’s Magnificent Maps of the Week, which features vintage maps of New York and animated weather maps.

I honestly hadn’t intended to feature my own Gangs of New York map this week. However it does feature quite highly in the new Most Read Posts

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/JHO5wuhy2sg/the-magnificent-maps-of-week.html

The Victoria Cross Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 8, 2015

The UK are honoring First World War winners of the Victoria Cross with commemorative paving stones. The pavings stone are being laid outside the birth places of soldiers who won Britain’s highest military honor during WWI.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has released an Esri Story Map showing the locations of the commemorative paving stones laid so far (the map will be

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gQhUDDAn-Rc/the-victoria-cross-map.html

CSS Transform Your Maps

Category: Google Maps | Mar 7, 2015

Three years ago Bonne Voy used CSS transform and jQuery to create an impressive folded map effect to a Google Map. Folded Google Maps
animates the unfolding of the Google Map as if it was a paper map. It also uses the CSS transform to apply a tilted effect to the map.

In a recent demo map Mapbox also used CSS transform to visualize 3d elevation profiles on bike routes between Washington DC’s

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xOlhxRI0n38/css-transform-your-maps.html

Mapping the Cape Fire

Category: Google Maps | Mar 7, 2015

Eyewitness News has created a Google Map showing the extent of the wildfires that raged around the Cape Town south peninsula last week.

The fire has affected around 5,000 hectares of land. To help visualize the true extent of the fire Eyewitness News’ map, Cape Fire – A Comparison, allows you to overlay a polygon of the affected area overlaid on other locations around the world. The map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/akNcr2HQuAg/mapping-cape-fire.html

The US Cookie Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 6, 2015

The LA Time’s What Cookie Are You Getting map can tell you where your local girl scouts cookies were made. Apparently the girl scouts have two different sources for the cookies they sell and which ones you get will depend on where you live.

The What Cookie Are You Getting map colors the United States based on whether the local girl scouts buy their cookies from ABC Bakers or Little Brownie

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SupnwgeOkTM/the-us-cookie-map.html

One Dot, One Vote

Category: Google Maps | Mar 6, 2015

One Dot For Every Voter is a map comparison of the 2011 and 2015 Chicago Mayoral Election Results. The map visualizes every voter in Chicago with a dot, colored by the candidate they voted for.

The slide control on the map allows you to compare this year’s results with the 2011 mayoral election results. Switching between the two years on the map not only clearly shows the drop in turnout in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fNhBKAmnsh4/one-dot-one-vote.html

Volcanoes in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Mar 6, 2015

Mountains of Fire is an Esri Story Map which takes you on a tour of some of the world’s biggest volcanoes. The tour uses Esri’s 3D Scene Viewer, which means you can explore each of the featured volcanoes from all angles.

The tour begins with a brief introduction into how volcanoes are formed and what causes them to erupt. You are then taken on a tour of some of the world’s most active

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/a6V2nF1BaLs/volcanoes-in-3d.html

Mapping Australia’s Imported Food

Category: Google Maps | Mar 5, 2015

I know very little about international trade, so I’m not sure why the Where Does Australia Import its Food? map upsets me so much. This map is a fascinating insight into where Australia imports food from around the world.

To be fair a lot of Australia’s food is imported from nearby New Zealand. For example most of Australian livestock imports come from New Zealand. However the next four top

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-PGpjf6jqMc/mapping-australian-food.html

The Changing Contours of Chicago Crime

Category: Google Maps | Mar 5, 2015

The Mapbox Blog has published another neat map demonstrating the capabilities of Turf.js. Chicago Crime Data with Turf is an animated heat-map of Chicago crime data since 2001.

The map provides a moving timeline of crime in Chicago over more than a decade. The graph beneath the map shows how Chicago crime during this period has declined. One neat feature of the map is that you can select a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cVy0PAhcW2s/the-changing-contours-of-chicago-crime.html

Mapping the Weather with WebGL

Category: Google Maps | Mar 5, 2015

Over the last month there has been some great examples of mapped visualizations of weather data. Weather-grid.GL is another great map visualization library, which works particularly well in displaying atmospheric data on an interactive map.

The Weather-grid.GL website explains how you can use the library to convert gridded data into LeafletJS WebGL overlays. The site also includes a link to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/W6W26nSUNis/mapping-weather-with-webgl.html