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Mapping the History of Ska

Category: Google Maps | Jul 26, 2016

Making the Waves: The Evolution of Ska maps the history of ska music from its origins in 1950’s Jamaica through its 70’s revival in the UK and on to its ‘third wave’ in the USA.

This EntertainMaps created map provides brief introductions to a number of ska musical artists in Jamaica, the UK and the USA. If you select the markers on the map you can read these introductions and watch a YouTube

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qhFVb9yr8xU/mapping-history-of-ska.html

Mapping the UT Tower Shooting

Category: Google Maps | Jul 25, 2016

Fifty years ago Charles Whitman killed 14 people and wounded 32 others at the University of Texas. The Texas Standard has interviewed nearly 100 survivors of the UT Tower Shooting, including professors, students and reporters. You can listen to the interviews and view archival newspaper reports & photos about the shooting on the Texas Standard’s new Tower History website.

Out of the Blue: 50

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xs3Y11GDfGk/mapping-ut-tower-shooting.html

Mapping Cape Town’s Townships

Category: Google Maps | Jul 25, 2016

There are around 437 informal settlements, or townships, in Cape Town. Places where many Cape Town citizens are forced to live, without occupation rights or security of tenure. These informal settlements mostly have a high density of occupation and very poor sanitation.

Code for Africa has mapped out Cape Town’s informal settlements and created a dashboard which allows you to explore issues

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0TeD2WRNTSo/mapping-cape-towns-townships.html

How to Create Map Backgrounds

Category: Google Maps | Jul 25, 2016

Transparent maps with image and video backgrounds can create interesting geographical context on interactive maps. These background effects are achieved by placing a video or image behind a map and adjusting the opacity of the map – so that the video or image can be seen through the map.

Earlier this year Muxlabs released a Map on Video effect. This is just one effect in their Map Effects 100

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/QBBBNmJ1EXc/how-to-create-map-backgrounds.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jul 24, 2016

The Sandby borg ring fort in Öland, Sweden was the site of a violent massacre in the 5th century and is currently being investigated by Swedish archaeologists. The archaeological website of the Sandby fort now includes a wonderful 3d map featuring a reconstruction of the fort and fort houses.

The 3d map of the Sandy borg fort includes overlays which allow you to view the locations of some of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Veu6Jq2BZqE/maps-of-week_24.html

Street Art of Lisbon

Category: Google Maps | Jul 24, 2016

Portuguese newspaper Expresso has created a Google Map showcasing the street art of Portugal. The map features the work of graffiti and street artists from all over the country.

The Mapa Interativo da Street Art Nacional is a simple but effective map with some neat custom touches. It uses the Google Maps API styled map feature to create a gray-scale background map. Clustered custom map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Cj09WCrsyrE/street-art-of-lisbon.html

Mapping the Tragically Hip

Category: Google Maps | Jul 23, 2016

It has been a good week for Canadian music maps. On Tuesday we reported on the Canadian Geographic: On the Coast map of Canadian locations featured in popular song lyrics. Now there is a new map of locations mentioned in the songs of the band Tragically Hip.

Gord Downie the lead singer and lyricist of the band has been diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. To help commemorate his career and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ReugQaO25cg/mapping-tragically-hip.html

How to Create a Pokemon Go Type Game

Category: Google Maps | Jul 22, 2016

Niantic is an established leader in location based games and has already enjoyed popular success with their Ingress game. However the stratospheric success of Niantic’s Pokemon Go means that the potential for location based augmented reality games is finally being more widely recognized. There is no doubt that the popularity of Pokemon Go means that there will soon be many imitators.

So – how

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Rjk5PioUrY0/how-to-create-pokemon-go-type-game.html

Mapping Water Risk Around the World

Category: Google Maps | Jul 22, 2016

The World Wildlife Fund’s Water Risk Filter assesses the physical, regulatory and reputational risk to water across the globe. It allows users to view key indicators of water risk in countries and different industries around the world.

The Water Risk Filter uses a number of key indicators to assess the levels of water risk. These include indicators such as water scarcity, pollution, ecosystem

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zKOAcxSQ9Ms/mapping-water-risk-around-world.html

US Training of Foreign Armies

Category: Google Maps | Jul 21, 2016

The Intercept has been investigating how every year the United States trains around 200,000 members of foreign police forces and armies around the world. Using data from diplomatic cables that were released by WikiLeaks the Intercept has examined where and how U.S. defense agencies, civilian agencies, armed forces colleges, defense training centers, military units, private companies, and NGOs

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TOLaTRYEgmg/us-training-of-foreign-armies.html