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Hydropowered Canadians

Category: Google Maps | Jun 2, 2016

Hydropower produces about 60% of all the electricity generated in Canada. You can explore Canada’s coast to coast hydropower infrastructure on the Canadian Hydropower Interactive Map.

The map shows the location of Canada’s hydropower facilities and transmission lines. You can select the markers of the individual hydroelectric installations on the map to view the name of the operator and the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aHuKhY4F-7c/hydropowered-canadians.html

Textbook Provision in Kenya

Category: Google Maps | Jun 2, 2016

Maria Renee Horn has mapped the number of subject textbooks available to students in public and private schools in Kenya. Textbook Provision in Kenya’s Private and Public Schools compares the number of textbooks in five different school subjects in each Kenyan county.

Using the map you can view how many textbooks are available to students in each of five subjects: English, Kiswahili, Math,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/E4uMY6zUL3w/textbook-provision-in-kenya.html

Maps from the Courtside

Category: Google Maps | Jun 1, 2016

Interactive mapping platforms have suddenly become very popular tools for visualizing basketball statistics.

In April the Los Angeles Times created a very impressive visualization of every shot made by Kobe Bryant in his long career. Every Shot Kobe Bryant Ever Took uses Leaflet.js to present a shot map of Kobe Bryant’s 30,699 career shots, both successful and misses. This was quickly followed

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/56xiuZQWPLM/maps-from-courtside.html

Escaping the Holocaust

Category: Google Maps | Jun 1, 2016

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, in London, has one of the world’s largest archives about the Holocaust and Nazi era. Part of this archive includes documents and testimonies given to the library by refugees from Nazi Germany and other European countries.

The Refugee Family Papers Map allows you to explore and search the Wiener Library’s collection of refugee family

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Z–Ht6mH8uo/escaping-holocaust.html

The World’s Longest Rail Tunnel

Category: Google Maps | Jun 1, 2016

Today the world’s longest rail tunnel, the Gotthard base tunnel in Switzerland, will see it’s first ever train journey. 

The Gotthard tunnel is 57 km long and runs under the Alps between Erstfeld and Bodio. Before the opening of the new tunnel, trains have had to use the Gotthardbahn rail tunnel. Trains using the new tunnel will be able to cut 45 minutes from their journey times.

You can view

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rgbzNS_nLjY/the-worlds-longest-rail-tunnel.html

Roots – The Interactive Map

Category: Google Maps | May 31, 2016

The History Channel’s dramatization of Alex Haley’s ‘Roots: The Saga of an American Family’ began last night. The series presents an historical portrait of American slavery through the story of one family.

The History Channel’s website for the new television series includes an interactive map visualizing the 350 year history of the Transatlantic slave trade. Mapping Slave Journeys uses data

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UuWKjKa1Z0A/roots-interactive-map.html

New York Under Water

Category: Google Maps | May 31, 2016

Advancing Waters is a mapped visualization of the likely effects of rising sea levels on the five boroughs of New York City. The map goes beyond most other sea level rise maps by not only showing areas which would be affected by rising seas but also provides information on the infrastructure and people in the areas affected,

You can adjust the sea level rise visualized on the map using either

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vDp4CqUD2LU/new-york-under-water.html

Slow Down GPS

Category: Google Maps | May 30, 2016

In Scandinavia the If Insurance company has released a new free sat nav application which can be used with Apple and Google powered mobile devices. It works like most sat nav devices except that the app uses a child’s voice when you are driving in an area where there are likely to be children around.

It is estimated that around 65% of Scandinavian drivers drive above the speed limit near

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/blx5204M_gY/slow-down-gps.html

Mapping the History of the World

Category: Google Maps | May 30, 2016

James Cunningham and Misha Wagner recently decided to map the entire history of the world. The result of this ambitious undertaking is Timeglo.be, a d3.js powered interactive globe plotting the location of over 20,000 events across the whole of recorded history.

Timeglo.be uses data from Wikipedia and DBpedia to show historical events on an interactive 3d globe. The map provides a global

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/p03IXpjCGmU/mapping-history-of-world.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | May 29, 2016

I’ve been thinking a lot about the potential of Terrapattern this week. Terrapattern uses deep learning machine vision techniques to search for similar patterns in satellite imagery.

It is a technology which could truly revolutionize a number of fields. For example in archaeology aerial imagery of historical sites is often used to determine sub-surface features based upon features which can be

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/j0PSQBfgw-w/maps-of-week_29.html