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Map Marker Collections

Category: Google Maps | Apr 30, 2016

Mapbox has released a new version of their Maki map icons collection. The collection includes 114 different open sourced map markers which can be used with your interactive maps.

Each icon in the Maki collection is available in two sizes, 11px by 11px and 15px by 15px, and can be downloaded in SVG format. The new collection also comes with the Maki Icon Set Editor, which allows you to change

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Rickshaws & Pigeons – Monitoring Air Pollution

Category: Google Maps | Apr 29, 2016

Delhi has one of the worst air pollution records in the world. London has the worst air pollution record in Europe. Both cities however are developing interesting ways to monitor near real-time air pollution.

In Delhi Project Peppered Moth has equipped five auto rickshaws with internet connected air pollution sensors. These sensors measure air pollution every 30 seconds as they navigate around

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8-Bit Maps of the World

Category: Google Maps | Apr 29, 2016

Back in 2010 Bret Camper released 8-Bit City – New York, an interactive 8-Bit map of New York, which resembled the world maps used in 1980’s computer games.

Since 2010 8-Bit City has expanded in scope and you can now view 8-Bit maps of 18 cities around the world. These 8-bit maps use data from OpenStreetMap which is then processed in a custom rendering engine, built by Brett, to create the

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Mapping the Science Paper Pirates

Category: Google Maps | Apr 29, 2016

Sci-Hub is an online repository of pirated scientific academic papers and articles. It allows researchers and students to access expensive pay-walled academic content. Content that is usually only available from expensive academic journal publishers.

Perhaps one of the strongest arguments in support of the illegal pirating of scientific papers is that the present system is prohibitively

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The Divided Recovery in House Prices

Category: Google Maps | Apr 28, 2016

The Washington Post has been looking at the uneven recovery in the housing market since its collapse in 2004. What they have found is that although the market has largely recovered it is the wealthy who are benefiting, while poorer and minority neighborhoods are lagging behind.

The Post’s report America’s Great Housing Divide is accompanied by an interactive map which allows you to see how

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Mapping the World’s Energy Use

Category: Google Maps | Apr 28, 2016

GoCompare has created an interesting map which shows how much of the world’s energy is produced by fossil fuels, nuclear power and renewable energy.

The What Powers the World map uses what resembles a NASA Night-Lights satellite view of the Earth. If you use the ‘Fossil Fuels’, ‘Nuclear’ and ‘Renewables’ buttons at the top of the map you can see the world’s lights turning on or off based on

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Mapping the Simpsons

Category: Google Maps | Apr 28, 2016

PlayGIS’s Springfield is a gloriously detailed map of America’s most famous town. The map allows you to explore an oblique view of Springfield and view places of interest in the town, such as the home of the Simpsons family (742 Evergreen Terrace) and the location of the.world’s first ever Kwik-E-Mart.

The Springfield map was created using the Esri mapping platform. It is now also available as

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Mapping Memories of Hiroshima

Category: Google Maps | Apr 27, 2016

It has been over 70 years since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Hiroshima Archive has been collating the memories of the remaining survivors of the nuclear bombing of Japan, You can access videos of these accounts on this 3d map of Hiroshima.

The Hiroshima Archive uses a Cesium generated 3d globe overlaid with a vintage map of Hiroshima. The map includes playable videos of personal

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The Hockey Hotbed of the World

Category: Google Maps | Apr 27, 2016

Last year the 10 and 3 website released a Canadian NHL Players Map to visualize which areas in Canada produced the most NHL players. This year the 10 and 3 has decided to go global.

More than 50% of players in the National Hockey League are now non-native Canadians and Canadians no longer make up the majority of the league’s players. The 10 and 3 has therefore created a new interactive map to

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Dublin – Easter Rising in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Apr 27, 2016

The 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising has easily become the most mapped historical event of this year.

Maps Mania has already featured a review of Google and Ireland 2016’s mapped audio and visual guide,┬áDublin Rising 1916-2016. Ireland 2016’s map includes a Street View tour of some of the important locations in the Easter Rising, narrated by actor Colin Farrell. We have also featured

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