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Mapping Car Sharing Routes in Milan

Category: Google Maps | Jul 3, 2014

Density Design have created a number of visualizations of one week’s worth of data from the car sharing service Enjoy in Milan. The visualizations in Seven Days of Car Sharing include some interesting mapped views of the data.

One of the most interesting maps is an animated Voronoi map. This map shows areas surrounding individual cars which contain all the points on the map closer to that car

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3bEq8aIN3QU/mapping-car-sharing-routes-in-milan.html

If We Were Dutch

Category: Google Maps | Jul 3, 2014

This week I really liked the Newcastle Brown map If We Won. The map presents an alternate history of the USA, showing what towns and cities might be called now if the USA hadn’t won the War of Independence.

This morning I decided to have a go at creating a similar map. The result is New Amsterdam, a little map of what New York might look like today if the Dutch were still in charge. The map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Rz1Tj6JybI0/if-we-were-dutch.html

Bike Routing in Sweden

Category: Google Maps | Jul 3, 2014

Trafiken.nu is a well thought out new bike route planning map for western Sweden. Enter a starting point and destination into the map and Trafiken will return a suggested bike route and an elevation chart of the route.

The map includes the locations of bike sharing stations with live bike availability data, bike stands, bike shops and pumping stations. The routing of the bike directions is

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kJin-4DvKhY/bike-routing-in-sweden.html

The Grand Theft Auto Satellite Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 2, 2014

I’ve been spending a lot of my time this week looking for base map tile layers. After finding this Guild Wars 2 map tiles API I seem to have taken a serious detour in my quest for a good map tile layer for my current project. Instead I have been sidetracked into hunting out ever more obscure map tile layers from computer game worlds.

This Interactive GTA V Glitch map has created a Google Map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/x0uM0-3JwKQ/the-grand-theft-auto-satellite-map.html

See Towns Grow With These Historic Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jul 2, 2014

The USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer is a great way to explore the growth of US cities using USGS historical maps.

Click on the modern Esri map of a location and all the available USGS historical topographic maps of the area are shown in a timeline beneath the map. If you select a map from the timeline it will then be overlaid on the modern map. You can therefore work through the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LWU3XMeF4V4/see-towns-grow-with-these-historic-maps.html

Moves on the Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 2, 2014

Moves is an activity tracking app for Android and iOS. The app automatically records your walking, cycling and running and therefore provides a great record of your daily movements. The app contains a lot of other features, such as a pedometer and a calorie counter, but it is its use as a location tracker which interests me – especially when you connect it to Move-O-Scope.

Move-O-Scope can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Gr4U0W57TnM/moves-on-map.html

Are You a Smarty Pin?

Category: Google Maps | Jul 1, 2014

Smarty Pins is a new fun Google Maps quiz, released by Google themselves. The quiz follows a familiar format. You are asked a series of questions and have to drop a pin on the map to indicate your answer.

You start the game with 1000 miles on the clock. Miles are taken off your clock based on how far away you drop your pin from the correct location. Your objective is to answer as many

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-tnK__XqOkA/are-you-smarty-pin.html

San Francisco Building Height Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 1, 2014

At first glance this map of San Francisco building height might look like it couldn’t teach you anything new. After all it isn’t as if those tall buildings in the Financial District are trying to hide. However it is a pretty looking map, with each building footprint colored to show the height of the building.

If you do want to learn something new you can mouse-over individual building plots on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Pbi44oo6lw4/san-francisco-building-height-map.html

Mapping the Growing Rise of New York

Category: Google Maps | Jul 1, 2014

The Accidental Skyline is a well designed map of New York showing the Floor Area Ratio of building lots. The map is designed to highlight where new development could occur across the city.

A quirk of New York City planning regulations allows for the transfer of unused development rights from one site to another
development site. The transfer of these air rights allows buildings to
become

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8Vqsm_G03Lg/mapping-growing-rise-of-new-york.html

Mapping the Medieval City

Category: Google Maps | Jul 1, 2014

City Witness is a project which aims to further our understanding of the medieval history of the Welsh town of Swansea. Part of this project has been to try and reconstruct a map of the medieval town.

Using a combination of historic maps and written and archaeological records the project has tried to map the town’s medieval layout and urban features. The Medieval Swansea Map overlays the newly

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/P0_fkxJRVVQ/mapping-medieval-city.html