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The Global Price Map of Illegal Drugs

Category: Google Maps | Oct 9, 2014

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Wine has released their 2014 World Drug Report. The report provides an overview of global drug trafficking and consumption. It also provides information on the street price of different illegal drugs in countries around the world.

Canada.com has used the UN’s data on the street price of drugs to create a world-wide map of What illegal Drugs Cost on the

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Could the TARDIS beat a DeLorean?

Category: Google Maps | Oct 8, 2014

A new Google Map allows you to test the speeds of a number of different modes of transport and find out which is the fastest way to travel.

Just enter a starting point and a destination into Are We There Yet? and pick your preferred mode of transport. You can choose from a number of vehicles, including a TARDIS, a DeLorean, a broomstick, Santa’s sleigh or even a dinosaur.

Your chosen route is

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Thieves Don’t Like Hills

Category: Google Maps | Oct 8, 2014

There is a theory that San Francisco criminals don’t like hills. You might be able to test this hypothesis with Mapbox’s new Surface API.

The Surface API includes elevation data so that you can use the API to find out the elevation of points on a map or to create an elevation chart of a walking or cycling route. However the Surface API is more than just an elevation service. It can also be

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Mapping Null Island

Category: Google Maps | Oct 8, 2014

People searching for Null Island on Mapbox

The exact location of the mysterious Null Island has managed to evade explorers for centuries. Two maps released this week may have finally solved the mystery.

Earlier this week Mapbox released a beautiful looking map of the most requested locations on Mapbox. The map (pictured above) shows the top 50,000 most requested map tiles by map developers

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/f39jMCa4RI0/mapping-null-island.html

I Say Potato, You Say Potarto

Category: Google Maps | Oct 7, 2014

‘You Say Potato’ is a new book about English accents by David and Ben Crystal. As part of the promotion for the book’s release the publishers have released The You Say Potato Accent Map.

The map is made up of sound recordings of people around the world pronouncing the word ‘potato’. The map includes a few audio clips of famous people like Brian May and Stephen Fry, pronouncing the word ‘potato

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HzQ14aSP1AI/i-say-potato-you-say-potarto.html

The Frequent Fliers Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 7, 2014

Jet It Up is a great way to visualize your flight history and statistics. Log-in to Jet It Up with a Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or TripIt account and you can enter your flight history details and view a map of all your flights and access a host of statistics about your world-wide travel.

You can manually upload your flight history to Jet It Up. However, if you are a TripIt user, you can

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Finding Points of Interest Nearby

Category: Google Maps | Oct 7, 2014

I’m a big fan of Google’s Field Trip application. Apart from Google Maps it is the only maps based app I actually have installed on my phone.

Field Trip is a great resource for finding nearby points of interest. The application runs in the background on your phone and alerts you when there is something that might be of interest to you nearby. It therefore helps you to find and learn about cool

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Where the Singles at?

Category: Google Maps | Oct 6, 2014

Pew Research Center has been busy mapping all the eligible single men and women across the USA. Using census data Pew has mapped the number of unmarried men and women, aged 25-34, in metropolitan areas.

Mapping the Marriage Market for Young Adults is an interactive map which allows you to select areas on the map and view the number of single men and the number of single women available. The

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The House of Horror Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 6, 2014

The Horror Map is a Google Map showing the locations of 500 horror movies from all over the world.

You can use the map to zoom in on your location and find out the horror movies that have been set closest to you. The map sidebar also includes an index of entries on the map. If you select the ‘See more mapped locations’ link a menu appears which allows you to find out the locations of

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Mapping Geneva’s Regeneration

Category: Google Maps | Oct 6, 2014

The Jardin des Nations project in Geneva is slowly transforming the International District of the city. The project involves the construction of new buildings, the extension of the tram network and new road infrastructure. Le Temps has released a story map Les Grands Chantiers de la Genève Internationale (The Major Projects of Geneva International) exploring some of the major changes taking

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