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The Building Age Story Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 22, 2017

I really like building age maps. Multi-colored building footprints nearly always make really beautiful looking maps. But building age maps don’t just look good. They also have interesting stories to tell about where a city’s oldest buildings still exist in the city’s streets.

Most building age maps leave the users themselves to find these stories in the patterns of the colored building

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Vbtx83IwM9I/the-building-age-story-map.html

The Geography of Murder

Category: Google Maps | Mar 21, 2017

In 2015 there were over 13,000 gun murders in the United States. Those murders weren’t distributed equally throughout the country (even if you normalize the data for population). In fact 26% of gun homicides in 2015 took place in just 1,200 neighborhood census tracts, home to just 1.5% of the population.

The Guardian has used data from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) to plot the locations of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eBJnjP1vGSo/the-geography-of-murder.html

Comparing New York Neighborhoods

Category: Google Maps | Mar 21, 2017

You can learn a lot about New York’s neighborhoods on DATA2GO.NYC. The DATA2GO.NYC mapping and data tool allows you to access federal, state and local data concerning the economic well-being of all of the city’s neighborhoods. Using the tool you can view information in many different areas, such as educational attainment and average incomes in each New York neighborhood.

Using the DATA2GO.NYC

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fHrwP1xEVM4/comparing-new-york-neighborhoods.html

The Worldwide Waste Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 20, 2017

The University of Leeds and the International Solid Waste Association have created an interactive map which explores & visualizes issues around municipal waste management across the globe. The Waste Atlas includes information about landfills, dumpsites and waste management in 164 different countries and 1,779 different cities around the world. Using the map you can compare and contrast the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Erfbqmcjpa0/the-worldwide-waste-map.html

Mapping the History of Latin America

Category: Google Maps | Mar 20, 2017

HGIS de las Indias is a historical-geographical information system for Latin America. The map provides a way to explore and discover information about the historical geography of Latin America from 1701 to 1808.

HGIS de Las Indias includes a number of map layers which allow you to explore historical data on the interactive map. These layers include a collection of 19 georeferenced vintage maps

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fOXzxsO1DNE/mapping-history-of-latin-america.html

Mapping China’s Polluting Factories

Category: Google Maps | Mar 20, 2017

Air pollution is a huge problem in China. Last year the American Association for the Advancement of Science reported that in 2013 air pollution killed 1.6 million people in China. One of the major causes of air pollution in the country is the large number of coal burning factories throughout China.

You can now see who the major air polluting culprits are in China on a new map of air pollution.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/W1PvPr6yOVM/mapping-chinas-polluting-factories.html

Safe Walking in Melbourne

Category: Google Maps | Mar 19, 2017

In the USA a number of cities have introduced Vision Zero projects. Vision Zero initiatives look at the causes of traffic accidents and where they most happen. They then implement policies to try to make those streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users.

In Australia the city of Melbourne has WalkSpot. In this project Victoria Walks and CrowdSpot are working together to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HGJrU4b80tw/safe-walking-in-melbourne.html

City Journeys with Scrolling Street Views

Category: Google Maps | Mar 18, 2017

A few year’s ago the Swiss broadcasting company SRF created a great web documentary about the Langstrasse district in Zurich. A similar web documentary has now been created for the Bloorcourt neighborhood in Toronto. Both these web documentaries provide seamless journeys through the city streets using connected ‘Street Views’ and video interviews with the inhabitants of both districts.

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From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3-hwF0576-A/city-journeys-with-scrolling-street.html

The 3D Building Age Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 17, 2017

A new map of the Morningside Heights neighborhood in Manhattan shows the age of every building in the historic district. A building age map of New York isn’t exactly new. In fact you can view the age of every New York City building on the New York Building Age map. However the Morningside Heights Historic District Explorer not only shows building age but also allows you to view historic

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vyNil9S7yPk/the-3d-building-age-map.html

Eucalyptus, Sheep & Desert

Category: Google Maps | Mar 16, 2017

Most of Australia is desert. The bits that aren’t desert are populated by sheep and eucalyptus forests.

I discovered these interesting facts from some old Australian maps featured on ABC’s But where is the green sheep? Old maps put the art in cartography. The ABC article features some great examples of vintage maps from the National Library of Australia’s collection. The static maps include a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/S6ebvhvyLSE/eucalyptus-sheep-desert.html