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Segregating America’s Schools

Category: Google Maps | Aug 25, 2016

A great movement to re-segregate schools is underway. Across the United States wealthy communities are gerrymandering school districts to ensure that their children will not have to mix with the children of poorer families.

The Supreme Court case of Milliken v. Bradley in 1974 ruled that desegregation could not be ordered across school district lines. At the same time as rich neighborhoods are

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4sz21N0tpQc/segregating-americas-schools.html

London’s Heartbeat

Category: Google Maps | Aug 25, 2016

The London Underground is the beating heart of London. It is also its venous system, carrying its people, its lifeblood, around the city.

Tube Heartbeat is a map of traffic on the London Underground. It is an animated flow map which shows how traffic at individual stations rises and falls over the course of a single day. As the animation plays the map of the London Underground beats like a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OVBlECELg4A/londons-heartbeat.html

OpenStreetView

Category: Google Maps | Aug 24, 2016

OpenStreetView is a new application and map for collecting and presenting geo-referenced Street View imagery. OpenStreetView is a Telenav project but the software is open-sourced and the imagery is free to use under a Creative Commons license.

Using the iOS or Android app you can collect Street View imagery and automatically upload it to the OpenStreetView map. You can view all the uploaded

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zwljpvKbBr0/openstreetview.html

The Global Trade in Crude Oil

Category: Google Maps | Aug 24, 2016

Crude oil is the world’s single most actively-traded commodity. A World of Oil allows you to explore the world’s leading exporters and importers of oil over the last 20 years.

A World of Oil uses a WebGL interactive globe to visualize the top ten importers and exporters of crude oil for each year from 1995 to 2014. You can also select individual countries on the map to view where the county

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/VQ-E7JDiTNY/the-global-trade-in-crude-oil.html

Mapping the Texas Triangle

Category: Google Maps | Aug 23, 2016

Texas Triangle Tragedies maps the number of fatal accidents in Texas from 2005 to 2014. The map picks out what it calls the ‘Texas Triangle’, an area outlined by I-35, I-45 and I-10, which has a high concentration of traffic accidents.

I like the consistent design on the interactive map in this report. The aesthetic of highway signs is used for the timeline, legend and for the information

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8xjlKFpDKk4/mapping-texas-triangle.html

Discover the New Delft

Category: Google Maps | Aug 23, 2016

Nieuw Delft is a huge new urban development taking place in the Dutch city of Delft. The development will include 800 new homes, new businesses, restaurants and parks. You can now explore how this new development will look when finished on a beautifully designed interactive map.

Ontdek Nieuw Delft is a really cleverly designed oblique aerial view map of the Nieuw Delft district. The map allows

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tETOjf3NC2A/discover-new-delft.html

Revealing Your Location with Photos

Category: Google Maps | Aug 23, 2016

Many people knowingly share their location with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pokemon Go and countless other apps. However there are probably just as many people who are unaware that they are sharing their location on-line, either because they have forgotten that they agreed to it, or they were unaware what they agreed to when they blindly ticked to accept an app’s terms and conditions.

There are

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eJ-6i-xZees/revealing-your-location-with-photos.html

Brutalist Street View

Category: Google Maps | Aug 22, 2016

Google’s panoramic Street View imagery is a great resource for documenting and reporting on building styles around the world. For example, Arti-Fact has been collating and collecting architecturally interesting buildings and sculptures that can be found on Google Maps Street View for over four years.

Artstreetecture is a similar collection of architecturally interesting Street View images.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9_muMZTbDI4/brutalist-street-view.html

The World of Movie Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 22, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered where your favorite films were shot or which locations in your neighborhood have featured in the movies then you should check out these interactive maps dedicated to mapping the filming locations of blockbuster movies.

MovieTrip features a worldwide Google Map plotting the locations featured in thousands of films. Just zoom in on a location and the markers on the map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WsBsMg6UREk/the-world-of-movie-maps.html

Singapore’s Stagnant Housing Market

Category: Google Maps | Aug 22, 2016

Singapore’s relatively weak economy, extensive new builds and tighter rules on immigration has led to a cooling of the Singapore property market. The Strait Times has analysed the data behind Singapore’s stagnant housing market, looking at where real estate is not selling and why.

Tracking Down Singapore’s Unsold Private Homes includes an interactive map visualizing real estate projects in the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TktDEevYAY0/singapores-stagnant-housing-market.html