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New York’s Subway Deserts

Category: Google Maps | Aug 4, 2015

Chris Wong has created a map of New York City’s Subway Deserts. The map only shows areas og New York which are more than 500 meters from a subway station.

If you are caught in one of these transit deserts you might want to use Transit Battle NYC. Transit Battle NYC
is an interactive isochrone map visualizing where in New
York you should catch the bus and when you should use the subway

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/esDz1ee6Trg/new-yorks-subway-deserts.html

Mapping Attacks on Islamic State

Category: Google Maps | Aug 4, 2015

Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet is mapping the air strikes of US and coalition countries in Iraq and Syria. Air Strikes in Iraq and Syria plots the 5,223 air strikes made against Islamic State since August of last year.

The map chronologically plots each air strike made by the coalition forces. Press play on the map and you can view each air strike in Iraq and Syria by date, from August 2014

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/MXM7u-7xH-0/mapping-attacks-on-islamic-state.html

The Startup Streets of San Francisco

Category: Google Maps | Aug 3, 2015

Startups Streets San Francisco is a CartoDB road map of the Californian city in which all the roads are renamed for the city’s largest startup companies.

The map isn’t based on the location of San Francisco’s startup companies but on the level of funding of each company. The companies with the biggest funding are assigned to the biggest San Francisco streets and the funding levels are based on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Xf_IY-a8CT0/the-startup-streets-of-san-francisco.html

The History of the World – Genesis Edition

Category: Google Maps | Aug 3, 2015

This interactive 3d globe from Dinosaur Pictures travels back 600 million years to the dawn of multi-cellular life on Earth. Of course that’s just the beginning, What Did the World Look Like actually allows you to view how our planet has looked throughout the entire history of life on Earth.

Here’s what the Earth looked like in the Jurassic era, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

I won’t show

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kiboGwE_tu4/the-history-of-world-genesis-edition.html

Never Get Lost Again – Smiley Face

Category: Google Maps | Aug 3, 2015

What3Words is the easiest way to share your location with friends and family. The What3Words location coding system divides the world into 57 trillion 3 x
3 meter squares. Each of those squares can be uniquely identified with just three words.

If you know the correct three words you can instantly find any location in the world. For example, if I tell you I’m currently at ‘Joke, Pretty, Dated’

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WGwR6e1so6E/never-get-lost-again-smiley-face.html

The Beautiful Hand Drawn Map of Reykjavik

Category: Google Maps | Aug 3, 2015

The Icelandic collective Borgarmynd has created some beautiful hand-drawn maps. Their Reykjavik Center Map is one of my favorite ever online interactive maps.

The Reykjavik Center Map is a hand-drawn watercolor map of the Icelandic capital. The map is made up of 186 A3 separate watercolor sheets, which took a team of architects and designers two years to complete. To create the watercolors

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/pNGKppLA2Z0/the-beautiful-hand-drawn-map-of.html

The Most Magnificent Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Aug 2, 2015

The disorientating effect of the Elastic Terrain Map
could mean that it won’t be adopted too widely. However it is a very interesting way of visualizing elevation data to give a 3d effect for terrain layers.

The map is billed as a new way to
visualize terrain data – and it is certainly that. The magic of the Elastic Terrain Map happens when you pan the map.
Wiggle the map and watch it wobble

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/r0-3RQtrijY/the-most-magnificent-maps-of-week.html

Around the World in Eighty Days

Category: Google Maps | Aug 1, 2015

Back in 2008 I used the Google Earth plugin to create a quick tour of the journey Phileas Fogg takes in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days. To my surprise Around the World in Eighty Seconds still works (although it will stop working in December when the Google Earth plug-in is turned off by Google).

I only mention my map now as it provides a rather neat counterpoint to a new Esri

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/niZqX-vSdQw/around-world-in-eighty-days.html

History of the World – Part One

Category: Google Maps | Jul 31, 2015

Two weeks ago Associated Press added thousands of vintage newsreel videos to YouTube from British Pathe. The videos contain original newsreel footage of some the Twentieth Century’s most historical events.

Luckily for me the videos were published just as I was looking for some time-based location data for a Leaflet.js slider control that I was working on. This Layer Group slider control for

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4BbNPmz-7yw/history-of-world-part-one.html

The Dresden Codex in Leaflet

Category: Google Maps | Jul 31, 2015

The Scripts of the World map unfortunately omitted Mayan Hieroglyphs. So in order to remedy the situation you should examine this Leaflet.js presentation of the Dresden Codex.

The Dresden Codex is the oldest known book written in the Americas. It is a pre-Columbian Maya book from the eleventh or twelfth century of the Yucatecan Maya in Chichén Itzá. It consists of 39 sheets in total, inscribed

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HGKEdHE_Xp0/the-dresden-codex-in-leaflet.html