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The Worldwide Noise Pollution Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 4, 2016

The OSM Global Noise Pollution Map uses OpenStreetMap data to map the levels of noise pollution across the world. At the heart of the OSM Global Noise Pollution Map is the very clever but simple idea of assigning noise pollution levels based on OpenStreetMap tags.

Map features in OpenStreetMap are assigned a tag to describe what has been mapped. These tags can also be assigned a value. For

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Mapping the Hipster Hotspot Apocalypse

Category: Google Maps | Apr 4, 2016

On April Fools Day Trulia released a handy interactive map called Hipsters Apocalypse. To create this heatmap of Hipster hangouts Trulia has used all their local knowledge to show where all the overpriced barbershops, dive bars and food trucks are concentrated.

The Trulia Blog has embedded ten maps of U.S. cities where they say Hipsters are most abundant. However the map seems to work in most

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Mapping the Most & Least Deprived

Category: Google Maps | Apr 4, 2016

The Index of Multiple Deprivation is the official measure of relative deprivation in England. The index ranks every area in England from the most to least deprived. Over the years the indices have proved a popular data-set to map as a mapped visualization is a logical way to allow users to quickly explore relative deprivation in England by geographical area.

Alasdair Rae of Sheffield

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/oQ77SissKMA/mapping-most-least-deprived.html

Mapping the Monuments of Rome

Category: Google Maps | Apr 4, 2016

When in Rome do as the Romans do and use Milestone Rome to find all the nearby monuments and points of interest.

One of the fantastic things about Rome is that wherever you are in the city you are never more than a few meters away from some amazing site of historical importance. Using the Milestone Rome map you can quickly discover the nearest historical sites to your current location.

The

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Mapping the Murrumbidgee River

Category: Google Maps | Apr 3, 2016

The Murrumbidgee River is the second longest river in Australia. In fact it’s long enough to deserve its own art exhibition. ‘Drifter’ was an installation created by Mitchell Whitelaw for the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. The exhibition is now over but you can view an interactive version of the ‘Drifter’ map online.

Drifter presents a mapped view of the Murrumbidgee river system overlaid with

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The Transit Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Apr 3, 2016

This week saw the release of some interesting mapped visualizations of transit data. For example, Travel By Rail is a a great interactive map and data visualization of intercity rail journeys in Ukraine.

The map allows you to explore the number of outgoing and incoming intercity train journeys for towns and cities across the Ukraine (2014-2015) and provides a number of tools which allow you to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nQH9nrxdr_Q/the-transit-maps-of-week.html

Showing City Improvements with Street View

Category: Google Maps | Apr 2, 2016

Brazilian design collective URB-I have struck upon a brilliant use for the historical  Street View imagery available in Google Maps. They are using before and after shots from Street View to showcase improvements in street design made by city planners around the world.

URB-I’s Before and After includes examples of places across the globe where public spaces have been transformed from

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/RleeDJRyTkI/showing-city-improvements-with-street.html

Van Gogh is NOT a Cartographer

Category: Google Maps | Apr 2, 2016

I don’t imagine many people were taken in by my April Fools joke about Vincent Van Gogh’s long lost map of Amsterdam.

The map is actually an old vintage map of Amsterdam which has been processed by a Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style. This algorithm allows you to combine the content of one image with the style of another image. To create my Van Gogh map of Amsterdam I applied the style taken

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The Yellow Taxi Heat Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 1, 2016

Chris Whong’s NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life is one of the most impressive mapped data visualizations around. Therefore if you want to map NYC taxi data you have to be aware that the bar is set very high. Michael Fogleman’s 2015 Yellow Taxi Trips clears the bar.

This interactive map of over 77 million taxi trips from January to June 2015 allows you to explore the most popular destinations for

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HvgGFQdNeMY/the-yellow-taxi-heat-map.html

Van Gogh’s Secret Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 31, 2016

Art historians at the Aprilgrap Univeristy in Utrecht have discovered a hidden map in one of Van Gogh’s paintings.

The painting a ‘Bedroom in Arles’ depicts a room in which a number of framed pictures hang on a wall above a rickety bed. One scene depicted in these pictures has long been a mystery to art historians.

That mystery is now over. The Department of Art History at Aprilgrap

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