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Mapping Australia’s Imported Food

Category: Google Maps | Mar 5, 2015

I know very little about international trade, so I’m not sure why the Where Does Australia Import its Food? map upsets me so much. This map is a fascinating insight into where Australia imports food from around the world.

To be fair a lot of Australia’s food is imported from nearby New Zealand. For example most of Australian livestock imports come from New Zealand. However the next four top

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-PGpjf6jqMc/mapping-australian-food.html

The Changing Contours of Chicago Crime

Category: Google Maps | Mar 5, 2015

The Mapbox Blog has published another neat map demonstrating the capabilities of Turf.js. Chicago Crime Data with Turf is an animated heat-map of Chicago crime data since 2001.

The map provides a moving timeline of crime in Chicago over more than a decade. The graph beneath the map shows how Chicago crime during this period has declined. One neat feature of the map is that you can select a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cVy0PAhcW2s/the-changing-contours-of-chicago-crime.html

Mapping the Weather with WebGL

Category: Google Maps | Mar 5, 2015

Over the last month there has been some great examples of mapped visualizations of weather data. Weather-grid.GL is another great map visualization library, which works particularly well in displaying atmospheric data on an interactive map.

The Weather-grid.GL website explains how you can use the library to convert gridded data into LeafletJS WebGL overlays. The site also includes a link to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/W6W26nSUNis/mapping-weather-with-webgl.html

The Trashiest Map of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Mar 5, 2015

Artist Jennifer Maravillas has been wandering around Brooklyn collecting trash from every neighborhood block. The result of all this litter-picking is a map of the borough made from all of the collected rubbish, called 71 Square Miles.

The finished 10 x 10 foot trash map of Brooklyn is on display at BRIC Arts until September 6th. However, if you can’t make it to BRIC Arts, you can still

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/p6nzCjEnMKs/the-trashiest-map-of-week.html

The Ice Cold Gold Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 5, 2015

Tonight Animal Planet’s Ice Cold Gold begin its third season. You can explore some of the stunning locations featured in the new season in this Esri Story Map.

Ice Cold Gold is a reality television program about a mining team trying to exploit the natural resources of Greenland. As you scroll through the Ice Cold Gold – Digging Deeper Story Map you can view video clips from the series,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/swWzVedSS5w/the-ice-cold-gold-map.html

The Weather’s Getting Animated

Category: Google Maps | Mar 4, 2015

The weather has been looking better lately. This is largely due to some great work being done by CartoDB and Mapbox.

Last week CartoDB Heat Maps was used to create this map of historical Hurricane and Tropical Cyclone Track Density. The map animates the track density of hurricanes and tropical cyclones
from 2000-2013, using data from the National Climatic Data Center. Over at Mapbox they’ve

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tz9Uzsl5uCw/the-weathers-getting-animated.html

Mapping All the Singles

Category: Google Maps | Mar 4, 2015

Last year Jonathan Soma created a great mapped visualization of single men and women in the USA. The U.S. Singles Map
shows the number of single men and women in metropolitan statistical
areas (major cities and their suburbs), allowing you to adjust the results displayed on the map by age.

The map is great if you don’t mind traveling halfway across the country in search of a partner but not

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qk5xIYtw1gQ/mapping-all-singles.html

Mapping Moscow’s Bike Share Network

Category: Google Maps | Mar 4, 2015

Andrey Karmatsky has created some great mapped visualizations of Moscow’s Velobike bike sharing network.

The Velo map uses the Yandex Map API to visualize user routes, user activity and a timeline of usage data by day of the week and time of day. The Routes view allows you to click on individual bike stations and visualize the total number of bikes hired and the station usage by day and hour.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fNci9GF_zlU/mapping-moscows-bike-share-network.html

Mapping the Top International Events

Category: Google Maps | Mar 4, 2015

Global sporting and music events can attract fans from all around the world. Ticketbis has created a map of the biggest international events of the last three years and visualized the number of international fans traveling to the event from abroad.

Fans on the Move shows the movements of Ticketbiz customers around the world over the last three years as they attend sports, music and theater

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1v11nNP1VNI/mapping-top-international-events.html

Mapping Police Violence and Killings

Category: Google Maps | Mar 3, 2015

There were a number of well reported instances of black American citizens being killed by the police in 2014. Not all of them were as well reported as the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. According to Mapping Police Violence there were at least 1175 people killed by the police in 2014. 302 (25%) of them were black.

The National Police Violence Map is a mapped timeline of the 302 black men

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4RU3cBSFuhs/mapping-police-violence-and-killings.html