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The Olympics in Your Backyard

Category: Google Maps | Aug 20, 2016

If you have been inspired by the Rio Olympics then why not run some Olympic races around your own neighborhood? You don’t even need to measure out the correct distances as the New York Times has worked it all out for you.

Olympic Races, In Your Neighborhood allows you to see what Olympic races would like if they were held in the streets around your house. Just enter your address into the NYT’s

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ARt7AF6Hu6U/the-olympics-in-your-backyard.html

Design Patterns for Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 19, 2016

If you ever want to know the best way to visualize your spatial data then you might want to have a look at UX Patterns for Maps. UX Patterns for Maps provides brief descriptions of a number of visualization techniques which you can use for mapping data.

The site is a great introduction to various design patterns that you can use for visualizing data on maps. So, if you ever need to know when

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/pFVLl3s8u-o/design-patterns-for-maps.html

Austin’s Magical Music Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 19, 2016

The Austin Music Map is a great crowd-sourced interactive map of Austin’s music scene. The map allows you to explore and listen to music from all around Austin. It also allows you to upload your own musical moments that you have experienced in the city.

Apart from the great music that is embedded on the map, what impresses me most about the Austin Music Map is the use of circular information

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Zqv2dHA4fj8/austins-magical-music-map.html

Find Your Nearest Dinosaur

Category: Google Maps | Aug 19, 2016

Forget Pokemon. Buzzfeed has created a dinosaur location map.

What Dinosaur? is a simple Google Map which can show you the nearest dinosaur to your current location. Just click on the interactive map to share your location and What Dinosaur? will show you your nearest dinosaur and how far away it is. It also provides you with a brief description of the dinosaur and where its fossil remains

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5H7ouFKx22s/find-your-nearest-dinosaur.html

Map Colors Don’t Run

Category: Google Maps | Aug 18, 2016

One of the biggest trends in interactive mapping in 2016 is mapped visualizations of sports data. If you are thinking about creating your own sports data map then you might also want to think about styling your map tiles to match the colors of your favorite sports team. Luckily Teams Basemaps has done all the work for you.

Team Basemaps provides team base maps in the colors of all the teams

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/r5KfeaM198s/map-colors-dont-run.html

The World Wide Map of the Internet

Category: Google Maps | Aug 18, 2016

The New Cloud Atlas is a map of the global information infrastructure which transmits data around the world. The map shows the locations of the physical hardware (such as submarine cables, telecoms towers, masts and antennae) that power the World Wide Web. Using the map you can also view the locations of warehouse data centres, internet exchanges, cables and street cabinets

The data for both

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/W_oM8J3MsRw/the-world-wide-map-of-internet.html

Global Map of OSM Activity

Category: Google Maps | Aug 17, 2016

OSM Activity is a global heat map of OpenStreetMap edits made around the world. The map shows the number of changes made to OpenStreetMap in each map tile area dating back to 2008.

If you zoom in on the map you can click on a map tile to view a graph displaying the number of changes made to OpenStreetMap in that area. The graph itself is also interactive. You can mouse-over the graph to view

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/E8p8NIclr58/global-map-of-osm-activity.html

Mapping India’s Members of Parliament

Category: Google Maps | Aug 17, 2016

Natafilter is a searchable interactive map of members of India’s Lok Sabha. It allows you to select any election constituency on the map to discover the name (and other details) about it’s Member of Parliament.

Using the map you can view details about each MP’s educational qualifications, net assets and (probably most interesting) the number of criminal cases in which they have been involved.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zeG0_Ig5USA/mapping-indias-members-of-parliament.html

Animated Street View Driving Directions

Category: Google Maps | Aug 17, 2016

You can create your own animated Street View driving routes with Map Channels’ Animated Route Maps. Just enter a starting point and a destination into Animated Route Maps and you can view the entire route animated on Google Maps Street View.

The application provides a great way to preview a route before undertaking a journey. It can also be used to provide an animated Street View tour of any

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/QtFACvYEp7g/animated-street-view-driving-directions.html

Mapping Gold at the Rio Olympics

Category: Google Maps | Aug 16, 2016

The race is over and we can now announce the medal winners in the 2016 Olympic’s mapping competition. So in reverse order:

The Bronze Medal

It has to be said that Fiasco Design went into this year’s Olympics showing great form after their amazing showing at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Their custom made interactive map for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games uses the same pictorial map style that

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