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Mapping the Invention of Printing

Category: Google Maps | Apr 24, 2018

Most people probably associate the birth of printing with Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of mechanical movable type in the 15th century. However a new interactive map from the Library of Congress explores the use of woodblock printing by the Chinese nearly 1,000 years before Gutenberg was even born.

In Incunabula the Library looks at the emergence of printing in Western Europe in the 15th and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/igJmR_-6u9o/mapping-invention-of-printing.html

America Powered by Wind

Category: Google Maps | Apr 24, 2018

The U.S. Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) is a new dataset of wind turbine locations and capabilities. The dataset can be visualized on a new interactive map showing the locations of all the USA’s wind turbines. The USWTDB Viewer shows both onshore and offshore wind turbines and their technical specifications.

The map visualizes 57,636 turbines, which combined have a total rated capacity of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3IYz83Li6oc/america-powered-by-wind.html

Mapping the Worst Bus Stops in London

Category: Google Maps | Apr 24, 2018

The worst bus stop in London, according to Kognito, is the Ringway bus stop in zone 4. Only 4% of buses at this stop arrive on time, based on the Transport for London (TfL) timetable.

Data analytic platform Kognito has analysed three month’s worth of Transport for London data to determine which are London’s best and worst bus stops. For the three months examined Kognito looked at the bus

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WOs5offKpwE/mapping-worst-bus-stops-in-london.html

Where on Earth?

Category: Google Maps | Apr 23, 2018

How well do you know the world? Could you guess the name of a major city purely from its Wikipedia entry and show where it is on a map of the world?

Play this game and you will find out.

WikiWhere is a fun geographical game which is designed to test how well you know the world’s major cities and where they are located in the world. The game asks you to pinpoint the location of five major

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/yDscddv3hQI/where-on-earth.html

Urbano Monte’s Planisphere

Category: Google Maps | Apr 23, 2018

In November 2017 the David Rumsey Map Collection at Stanford University obtained one of only two manuscript copies of Urbano Monte’s Planisphere. This huge map is one of the earliest large complete maps of the world.

The original manuscript map is in the form of a 60 sheet atlas. Urbano Monte intended for the sheets to be joined together to create one very large 10 foot map. The David Rumsey

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5Mr5HuW7azc/urbano-montes-planisphere.html

Damming the Balkans

Category: Google Maps | Apr 23, 2018

The Balkans are home to Europe’s last great wild rivers. But not for much longer. 3,000 dam projects are about to devastate the natural habitats and surrounding landscapes of Europe’s last untamed waterways.

Save the Blue Heart of Europe is a campaign to raise awareness of the ecological damage being done to Balkan rivers and their environments and to petition international banks to stop

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/l48q8ibkAGw/damming-balkans.html

Where’s Napoleon?

Category: Google Maps | Apr 21, 2018

That Napoleon can be a tricky little blighter to track down. One day he might be marching on Moscow, while the next he’s attacking the British at Waterloo. If you want to know where Napoleon is on any particular then you need Hit the Road with Napoleon.

Hit the Road with Napoleon is a handy little tool for anybody who struggles with working out where Napoleon was on any day in history. To use

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9gxjlhdbcAk/wheres-napoleon.html

Ottawa’s Bike Maps

Category: Google Maps | Apr 20, 2018

Bike Ottawa has been promoting cycling in the Capital Region since 1984. It advocates for cycling as a safe, fun, and environmentally friendly form of transportation in the city.

As part of its advocacy for cycling Bike Ottawa has released a number of interactive maps. The maps were created by the organization’s Data Group and look at the safety of cycling in Ottawa, bike routing and cycling

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dk3SCgAXMRc/ottawas-bike-maps.html

Mapping Every Air Raid on Yemen

Category: Google Maps | Apr 20, 2018

In March 2015 a coalition of countries led by Saudi Arabia began bombing Yemen. Since then there has been more than more than 16,000 air raids on the country. At least one third of these have been targeted at civilian residential areas. During the air raids on Yemen at least 1,600 schools have been partially or totally destroyed and several UNESCO heritage sites have also been destroyed.

Al

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zTtSA8fuxFs/mapping-every-air-raid-on-yemen.html

Britain from Above

Category: Google Maps | Apr 20, 2018

I’ve spent most of the morning scouring vintage aerial views of the East End of London looking for my house. It isn’t easy. Back in the day the East End used to be full of these huge buildings that the locals called factories. The factories have now all gone. So the East End of today looks hugely different from the air than it did 80 years ago.

The aerial photographs that I’ve been looking at

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/PUin-eqSvEE/britain-from-above.html