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The Interactive Map of Middle Earth

Category: Google Maps | Apr 4, 2014

The LOTR Project’s interactive Map of Middle Earth is a beautifully drawn map of J.R.R. Tolkein’s fantasy world, which allows you to follow The Fellowship’s journey from The Shire all the way to Mordor.

The map includes information about important locations in the plot of The Lords of the Ring and allows you to explore important events and also follow the paths of the main characters. The map

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A Game of Thrones Interactive Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 3, 2014

If you can’t wait until April 6th to watch the fourth season of Game of Thrones then you can whet your appetite with this interactive map of Westeros.

Arya’s Journey plots the story of Arya Stark,the youngest daughter and third child of Lord Eddard and Catelyn Stark of Winterfell. You can follow Arya’s journey be clicking on the markers on the map or follow her journey in chronological order

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Google Maps Night Life Tours

Category: Google Maps | Apr 3, 2014

“The city at night is a space of potential, filled with pleasure and danger.” – Anna Friz

You can of course virtually explore many of the world’s greatest cities using Google Maps Street View. Now for the first time you can also explore a city purposefully photographed at night on Street View.

Google Night Walk is an amazing narrated Street View tour of Marseilles at night. Google Night Walk

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Zeit Online Drops Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Apr 3, 2014

Over the years German newspaper Zeit has published some great data visualizations using the Google Maps API. However  it has now followed the trend set by many other digital publishers in moving away from Google Maps and towards using OpenStreetMap.

Zeit Online and Google Maps

IN 2011 Zeit Online used Google Maps to reveal the location data captured by mobile phones. The map animated the

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Development Goals Discussed on Twitter

Category: Google Maps | Apr 2, 2014

Global Pulse has released an impressive interactive presentation exploring how the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals are being discussed on social media.

In the year 2000 the UN agreed to set eight Millennium
Development Goals. The eight MDGs were meant to provide a framework from which to halve poverty around the world by
2015. As that deadline approaches Global Pulse and the

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Mapping European Migrant Deaths

Category: Google Maps | Apr 2, 2014

The Migrants Files has mapped over 23,000 migrants who have died on their way to Europe since the year 2000.

Partially funded by the European non-profit organization, Journalismfund.eu, the Migrant Files has been compiling data on the deaths of Europe’s would-be migrants from a number of different sources.

The map shows the locations of where migrants have died either in their attempts to

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UK Air Pollution on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Apr 2, 2014

The UK is this week experiencing record levels of air pollution. This is partly being caused by sand from the Sahara but also by the UK’s appalling record on traffic pollution.

The record levels of air pollution has become a big news story in the UK media today. Which means that Defra (the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs) couldn’t have picked a more opportune time for the launch

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The Matrix on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Apr 1, 2014

This one sounds like an April Fools joke but I promise you it isn’t.

Photographer Alexis Jemus has shot a number of indoor Street Views of Montreal businesses as part of the Google Business Photos program. When he shot the Street View for the Montreal Ikea store he decided not to hire models for the shoot but instead cloned himself 50 times.

Don’t believe me? Then check out this incredible

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Deforestation Leads to Slavery

Category: Google Maps | Apr 1, 2014

Maps can be very powerful tools in data visualization. Especially when you want to show a correlation between two different data-sets. This is true of this map of Forced Labor in Amazonia.

The visualization overlays data relating to the location of rescued slaves and deforestation in the Amazon on a map of Brazil. The correlation between locations where those in forced labor have been rescued

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Finished Pokémon? Then try Mobbles

Category: Google Maps | Apr 1, 2014

If you have found all 150 Pokémon in the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge then you are ready to take on the Mobbles challenge.

Mobbles is a fun game for Android and iOS devices. The game involves searching Google Maps for hidden creatures. When you find the creatures you can tap on them and capture them. If that sounds a little like the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge don’t worry as Mobbles

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