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Dunkin’ Donuts vs Starbucks

Category: Google Maps | Aug 26, 2014

The Boston Globe has released a map of all the Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbuck locations in the USA. In Dunkin’ Donuts Set for California Expansion the Boston Globe visualizes the dominance of each business in the areas where they were founded.

The map shows a higher density of Starbucks on the West Coast and a higher density of Dunkin’ Donuts in the Northeast. However the map also shows how both

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Source Maps and Supply Chain Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Aug 26, 2014

These days more and more consumers care about the manufacturing conditions and the environmental impact of the physical products that they buy. They care about whether their manufactured goods are produced in safe working conditions and that the businesses pay a living wage.

Many consumers also care greatly about the conditions and environmental impact of the food and drink products which they

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Live Heat Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Aug 25, 2014

Where Are All the CitiBikes is a real-time heat-map of the number of bikes currently available at CitiBike stations across New York.

Throughout a normal day bikes are constantly being borrowed and returned from CitiBike stations. This map uses data from CitiBike System Data to show the density of bikes at stations at the present time. Larger numbers of bikes at a station is shown on the map in

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Walk the Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 25, 2014

Here is another fun little Mapbox GL demo. The Walk Map allows you to navigate around a map using your cursor keys. That may not sound like a lot of fun but it is a rather neat demonstration of the Mapbox GL rotate event.

Using the up and down buttons you can move forwards and backwards on the map, while the left and right buttons allow you to rotate the map. The map rotation is fired by

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3xznsBSjjpo/walk-map.html

The World of Fiction Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Aug 25, 2014

LibrAdventures is a new Google Maps based literary atlas which
allows you to explore locations across the globe in terms of their association with famous authors and works of literature.

Users can explore the literary atlas in a number of ways. You can search the atlas by individual author, by literary genre or by location. A good place to start exploring the atlas is the Index page, which

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Real-Time Earthquake Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 24, 2014

It’s been quite a day for big earthquake news, with two large earthquakes (magnitude 5.3 & 5.1) near the Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland and an earthquake of 6.1 magnitude near American Canyon in California.

Perhaps unsurprisingly the USGS provides one of the best near real-time maps of earthquake activity. The Latest Earthquakes Map provides you with a number of options to view earthquake

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The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Aug 24, 2014

The Gaza War Map
is a powerful visualization of the devastating effect of Israeli air
strikes in Gaza. The map consists of a number of 360 degree panoramic
Street Views taken in the Gaza Strip since the onset of the present
conflict between Israel and Hamas.

You can navigate to each of the Street Views by using the thumbnail
images or by selecting the markers on the map. As you pan around

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Mapping the Minimum Wage

Category: Google Maps | Aug 23, 2014

The Minimum Wage Map is a neat interactive map which allows you to compare the minimum and the average annual salaries (in a range of different occupations) of each U.S. state. If you mouse-over a state on the map you can view the state’s minimum hourly wage rate, a yearly minimum wage rate and the average salaries of different occupations.

A number of South Eastern states have no state

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Fracking Hell

Category: Google Maps | Aug 22, 2014

This Global Flaring Visualization is an animated map showing nightly, infrared satellite detected natural gas flaring across the world.

For cost reasons oil producers frequently flare methane and other gases produced by oil wells rather than recover the gases. This flaring adds huge amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere and the gases themselves can often pollute the air.

The map uses data

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Mapping Strabo’s Geographica

Category: Google Maps | Aug 22, 2014

Recently Google Maps Mania reviewed the Hestia Project’s Herodotus Timemap. Herodotus, sometimes known as the Father of History, was a fifth century Greek historian. In his ‘Histories’ Herodotus recounts the origins of the Great War between
the Greeks and Persians and the rise of the Persian Empire.

The Hestia Project’s Herodotus Timemap connects the text of the Histories with a Simile

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