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Sounds of the City

Category: Google Maps | May 6, 2015

Music Where You Are is a location based music discovery map. The map uses the Spotify API to find ‘music where you are, where you are going, and where you want to be’.

Share your location with the map and you can discover songs about your location from the Spotify playlist. Alternatively you can search for artists from your searched location. All the Spotify songs or artists from your search

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xNT_aspUikI/sounds-of-city.html

Mapping Child Gun Deaths

Category: Google Maps | May 5, 2015

This is the most depressing map of the week. The #NotAnAccident Index map plots the locations of child related gun accidents and deaths in the USA so far in 2015.

So far there has been at least 80 child shootings in 2015, where a person aged 17 or under has unintentionally killed or injured someone with a gun. If you select a marker on the map you can read details about the incident in the map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5eWlouXFDjM/mapping-child-gun-deaths.html

The Children’s Lottery

Category: Google Maps | May 5, 2015

If you want to succeed in life then you probably need to win the birthplace lottery. According to a new study, The Equality of Opportunity Project, where you grow-up can have a huge influence on how well you can improve your economic success.

The New York Times has mapped the results of the study to county level. Click on a county on
The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nZNH29TulsE/the-childrens-lottery.html

Live from the Moon

Category: Google Maps | May 5, 2015

Alcanza La Luna (Reach the Moon) allows you to watch a live telescope view of the Moon. Connect to Alcanza La Luna with a Facebook or Twitter account and you can even take control of the telescope and explore the Moon for yourself.

Alcanza La Luna has control of four telescopes positioned at different locations around the world, all within different time-zones. This enables Alcanza La Luna to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0yx9hpMCT0A/live-from-moon.html

Mapping Ambulance Response Times

Category: Google Maps | May 5, 2015

If you live in the eastern UK counties of Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire you should try extra hard not to find yourself in a life threatening condition. If you do then you might have to wait a while for an ambulance to arrive.

Totally Communications sent Freedom of Information requests to each Ambulance Trust in the country. The resulting Ambulance Response Times map shows  how

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6Hdm1fNgj70/mapping-ambulance-response-times.html

Where the Rich Live

Category: Google Maps | May 4, 2015

Australia’s Richest and Poorest Postcodes is a simple choropleth map showing the average annual salaries in Australia by postcode area. According to the map the richest Australian’s live in harbourside Sydney, while the poorest live in rural NSW.

The data for the map comes from the 2012-13 taxation statistics. Six of the top ten richest postcodes are in Sydney. Seven of the poorest postcodes

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/FdzhJSvahSE/where-rich-live.html

The Real-Time Sounds of the World

Category: Google Maps | May 4, 2015

Right now I’m listening to the sound of the rain falling on the roof of Maweni Farm in Tanzania. Earlier today I was listening to the sound of the dawn chorus in Tempe, Arizona. Later on I might be listening to the natural sounds of the Pacific Forest in Costa Rica.

All this is possible thanks to the wonderful Locustream SoundMap. The map allows you to select and listen to live microphones

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cECP7P747ZU/the-real-time-sounds-of-world.html

The Daily Flight Noise Pollution Map

Category: Google Maps | May 4, 2015

Flights Over Your Neighborhood is a very clever map which can show all the scheduled flights flying over your location and the amount of noise pollution that you will suffer. Unfortunately the map only works if your neighborhood is in Berlin. However, if you don’t live in Berlin, the map is still fun to play with.

Enter your address into the application and the map shows the actual routes of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/B5vsJbUcoT4/the-daily-flight-noise-pollution-map.html

Mapping Mediterranean Migrant Deaths

Category: Google Maps | May 4, 2015

Yesterday 10 people died trying to cross the Mediterranean. This means that over 1,600 migrants have already died this year trying to reach European shores.

Since 2013 the Migrant Files has been keeping a database of migrants who have died on their way to Europe. The database lists more than 29,000 people who have died trying to get to Europe since 2000.

An interactive map on the Migrant

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/MXZnLoBO8Oc/mapping-mediterranean-migrant-deaths.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | May 3, 2015

Created for Earth Day 2015 Above the Clouds
is billed as a ‘real-time interactive cinematic experience celebrating
the Earth’. In truth it isn’t really real-time (apart from the fact that
you actually watch it in real time) and there is very little
interactivity.

However Above the Clouds is very cinematic. The site uses a WebGL globe
with text from Carl Sagan and music from Sean Beeson to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dlzq-NDusAM/maps-of-week.html