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Weasel Tracking on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 27, 2014

This week JSTOR Daily published a really interesting article exploring how and why a number of animal species in North America are flourishing by adapting to living in urban environments. Included in the article is a map tracking a Fisher weasel, named Phineas, over five days.

Phineas lives in the suburbs of Albany, New York and was given a GPS collars so that scientists could track his

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dFsYXDbL4ZU/weasel-tracking-on-google-maps.html

Beautiful WebGL Globes

Category: Google Maps | Sep 26, 2014

WebGL Globes are a fantastic way to visualize all kinds of global and astronomical data, from Earth weather to orbiting satellites and space debris. A couple of years ago the Google Data Arts team released the WebGL Globe as an open platform for geographic data visualization and since then we have seen some great examples of data visualizations built open this 3d globe code.

Orbital Objects

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tZ4rzBJ15FE/beautiful-webgl-globes.html

Assassin’s Creed on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Sep 26, 2014

Last month a a Street View tour of Mars, Venus and the Moon was unleashed to promote the release of the upcoming, online multiplayer first-person shooter video game ‘Destiny’. The Destiny Planet View Street View
tour allows you to explore and preview the game world of Destiny using interactive panoramas powered by Google Maps Street View.

Ubisoft has now entered similar territory by releasing

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hhmzGdQvCKM/assassins-creed-on-street-view.html

Mapping Japan’s Declining Population

Category: Google Maps | Sep 25, 2014

Japan’s population is aging and declining. Japanese people are living longer and having fewer children and later in life. By 2060 the Japanese government are predicting that over half the population will be over 65.

This Japanese Population Map visualizes the 2040 population predictions for every Japanese prefecture. Using the map you can explore the population predictions for the number of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Vo-K-QHdCNw/mapping-japans-declining-population.html

The California Pollution Map

Category: Google Maps | Sep 25, 2014

Back in April the LA Times mapped pollution in the city based on data from the California Environmental Protection Agency. The Pollution Burdens map provided a visualization of a number of pollution concerns in Los Angeles, including ozone concentration and drinking water quality.

The LA Times has now released a new pollution map of California using data from the California Environmental

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/mxv0HVt0VpU/the-california-pollution-map.html

Fall Colors on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 25, 2014

The Wisconsin Fall Color Report is a Google Map showing the color of autumn leaves throughout the state. Click on a county on the map and you can view the estimated date of when the county’s trees will be at the peak of their fall colors.

You can use the Wisconsin Fall Color Report to not only find out the best time to visit the state but also discover great places to visit and stay. As well

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/70hxJcXt6xw/fall-colors-on-google-maps.html

Tracking the X-Men

Category: Google Maps | Sep 25, 2014

For over 60 years the X-Men have been fighting evil around the world. Surprisingly during that time no-one has bothered to try and track their movements.

UNTIL NOW!

The World of X is a Google Map of the locations where the X-Men have been active across the globe. The map is not only an important cultural insight into the secretive world of these superheroes, it is also a really impressive

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rcG0FbgeBiI/tracking-x-men.html

Mapping Suspicious Wi-fi Networks

Category: Google Maps | Sep 24, 2014

Enter a location into the Skycure Threat Map and you can view nearby wi-fi networks that ‘carry suspicious traffic’. After you enter a location Skycure will show you a map with suspicious wi-fi networks highlighted with red map markers.

Users of Skycure’s mobile applications can detect network threats and at the same time help Skycure build data on wi-fi networks with suspicious traffic.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/50rzJIRBYfQ/mapping-suspicious-wi-fi-networks.html

How to Create Styled Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 24, 2014

Yesterday I wrote about Six of the Best Mapbox Styles. Today I thought it might be interesting to look at styling maps with the Google Maps API. While the Styled Maps feature in the JavaScript Map API is nowhere near as powerful as Tilemill or Mapbox Studio it does allow developers to control some design elements of a Google Map, such as defining the colors of map features.

A good example of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/NypuJhx-a2Y/how-to-create-styled-google-maps.html

Mapping Global Poverty

Category: Google Maps | Sep 24, 2014

The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative has developed a method for measuring poverty that takes into account a number of factors, including health, education, and living standards. This Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is made up of ten indicators, divided into these three main dimensions of poverty.

The Global Poverty Map provides a number of global views of poverty based on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fPwPSPoWdeo/mapping-global-poverty.html