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Mapping the Grid

Category: Google Maps | Oct 27, 2016

The Esri Story Maps team has released a comprehensive guide to the American power grid. An Atlas of Electricity explores where the USA gets its electricity from and how it distributes this power across the country.

At the heart of An Atlas of Electricity is an interactive map plotting the location and size of the grid’s power plants and transmission cables. This map allows you to explore the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/2EvAffb6n_0/mapping-grid.html

The 3D Building Age Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 27, 2016

Building age maps have been very popular over the last couple of years (you can view a long list of city building age maps here). I predict that the next trend in building age maps will be to show building ages in 3d.

The first example of a 3d building age map that I’ve seen is this map of Vallvidrera in Catalonia. Edificacions dels Barris de Muntanya colors the extruded 3d buildings of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/PaJRnsCX6eg/the-3d-building-age-map.html

Find the Best Neighborhoods to Stay

Category: Google Maps | Oct 26, 2016

Travel planning website TripHappy has developed a cluster analysis tool to help identify the best neighborhoods to stay in when visiting cities around the world. The tool analyses the neighborhood ratings from a number of hotel and homestay listing websites. It identifies the hotels in a city with the best neighborhood ratings and then finds clusters of hotels with the best neighborhood ratings

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/29PrtpxyFfY/find-best-neighborhoods-to-stay.html

Murder & Mayhem in London

Category: Google Maps | Oct 26, 2016

In London you are never more than three feet from a ghost. The streets of London are haunted by the memories of ghastly murders, bloody executions, plague pits and other fiendish enterprises.

Just in time for Halloween creative agency Imperio has launched an interactive map plotting and recounting the history of some of London’s most spine-chilling events. Enter a London borough or postcode

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Jx4vkVFTok8/murder-mayhem-in-london.html

3D Population Towers

Category: Google Maps | Oct 25, 2016

There have been quite a few examples recently of interactive maps created using Mapbox GL’s extrusion property to make 3d buildings (including buildings with light and shade, the Vancouver Zoning Map map and the Toronto Zoning Map). All of these maps use the height data in the buildings layer of the map style to visualize buildings in 3d.

The new extrusion property can also be used with your

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Jw_84b29-Fo/3d-population-towers.html

Death by Location

Category: Google Maps | Oct 25, 2016

Diabetes is more common in the German speaking regions of Switzerland. Liver disease is more common in the French speaking regions.

The Tages Anzeiger newspaper has used data from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute to map the mortality rates in Sweden from diabetes and liver disease. In Schüpfheim is the Diabetic Capital of Switzerland the newspaper examines the prevalence of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rP6KH6Rmvdc/death-by-location.html

Mapping Civilian Deaths in Syria

Category: Google Maps | Oct 24, 2016

Middle East Monitor has released an interactive map to visualize the number of civilian deaths in each region of Syria. The map is accompanied by charts showing how many civilian deaths have been caused by the various forces operating in the country and how many attacks these forces are responsible for on medical facilities and personnel.

The Middle East Monitor Interactive Map of Syria uses

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nKkRuLWe6K4/mapping-civilian-deaths-in-syria.html

Vintage Maps of the Hudson River

Category: Google Maps | Oct 24, 2016

The New York Public Library’s collection of geo-rectified vintage maps is a great resource for exploring old maps from around the world. If you want to search for old maps by location then you can use the map interface on the NYPL Map Warper page.

Bert Spaan, of NYPL Labs, has also created an interesting interactive strip map which allows you to find and explore vintage maps from the NYPL’s

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eFsik-jHduc/vintage-maps-of-hudson-river.html

Anti Flooding Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 24, 2016

Northamptonshire County Council in the UK has used the Leaflet mapping library to create a series of interactive illustrations explaining how individuals and agencies can help reduce the impacts of flooding.

The council’s Flood Prevention toolkit includes three interactive illustrations which help homeowners, businesses and communities learn about measures they can take to protect their

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fhjTQ8AfHw8/anti-flooding-maps.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Oct 23, 2016

Last week Mapbox revealed their new extrusion properties for data layers in Mapbox GL JS. These new extrusion properties allow you to create 3d buildings (extruding buildings by their number of floors) or other 3d data visualizations on a map using your own data layers.

Robert White has already used Mapbox’s new 3d buildings option to create this impressive Vancouver Zoning Map. Robert’s map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Mb9bSzpeSCA/maps-of-week_23.html