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Climb Mont Blanc on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Jan 21, 2016

You can now climb the highest mountain in the Alps from the comfort of your own home using Street View. Google has teamed up with a group of alpine photographers, climbers and skiers to bring you some stunning panoramic imagery from Mont Blanc.

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Google’s latest Alpine Street View includes vertiginous imagery from the actual climb and some stunning panoramic views from the

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The Curious Case of Typhoid Mary

Category: Google Maps | Jan 20, 2016

Mary Mallon was the first identified carrier of typhoid in the United States. From 1900 to 1907 Mary worked as a cook for seven different families in New York and Long Island. While Mary was employed as a cook in these different households, members of the families would develop typhoid fever. It is believed that she infected at least 51 people during her cooking career.

George Soper, a typhoid

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Submarine Cable Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jan 20, 2016

Every year Telegeography creates an updated undersea cable map of the world. The 2015 Submarine Cable map was inspired by medieval and renaissance cartography and features not only a vintage map style but sea monsters, map border illustrations
and images showing some of the common causes of cable faults.

The map shows 299 submarine cable systems across the globe, that are active or are under

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The History of New York’s Grid Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 19, 2016

In 1807 the New York state legislature appointed Gouverneur Morris, John Rutherfurd, and Simeon De Witt to devise an orderly street plan for Manhattan. So began the formation of New York’s grid street plan.

Part of the purpose of the new map of New York, as the New York City Council stated, was “laying out Streets… in such a manner as to unite regularity and order”. This is how New York

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Mapping the Metro & Grand Paris Express

Category: Google Maps | Jan 19, 2016

Le Grand Paris en Cartes is a series of interactive maps exploring aspects of the Paris Metro system and the impact of the Grand Paris Express, which is currently under construction.

The series includes a map of Metro Station Traffic (pictured), showing incoming traffic at each Metro station in 2013. It also includes a CartoDB animated map visualizing 24 Hours of Traffic on the Metro.

The

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The Easter Rising Street View Tour

Category: Google Maps | Jan 19, 2016

This year marks the centenary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland. In Easter week in 1916 a group of Irish Republicans rose against British rule in Ireland and seized key locations in Dublin and proclaimed an Irish Republic.

To mark the 100 year anniversary of the Easter Rising Google and Ireland 2016 have released an interactive Google Street View tour of Dublin, exploring the historical

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Ebola & Chocolate are Monkey Killers

Category: Google Maps | Jan 18, 2016

Two of the biggest threats facing great apes are Ebola and chocolate. Since the 1990’s Ebola has killed 33% of the world’s gorilla and chimpanzee populations. The other major threat to great ape populations is the loss of their natural habitat. In Africa the chimpanzee has lost half of its original range. Part of this loss is due to illegal cocoa farms.

The African Wildlife Foundation

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Mapping New York’s Greenhouse Emissions

Category: Google Maps | Jan 18, 2016

New York City wants a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the city by 2030. To meet this target the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan requires the benchmarking of energy and water consumption for tax lots with single properties that have over 50,000 square feet of floor space, and tax lots with multiple properties where there is over 100,000 square feet of floor area. These buildings

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Find Any Location with Just Three Pictures

Category: Google Maps | Jan 18, 2016

What3Words
is the easiest way to share your location with friends and family. The What3Words location coding system divides the world into 57 trillion 3 x 3 meter squares. Each of those squares can be uniquely identified with just three words.

Enter any location in the world into What3Words and you will be given an easy to remember address consisting of just three words. You can then easily

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Moscow’s Animated Metro Passenger Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 18, 2016

The Moscow Metro wi-fi network is available to passengers both in station and on journey while aboard the city’s metro trains. This means that Maxima Telecom, the operators of the wi-fi network, are able to track individual users as they move about the metro system.

Many metro networks around the world have adopted electronic ticketing systems. This means transit authorities now have the

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