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Mapping Black Friday Hashtags

Category: Google Maps | Nov 26, 2014

Black Friday 2014 by Social Bakers is a series of maps visualizing the social sharing taking place around Black Friday on Twitter and Instagram.

The visualization includes maps of New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin and Miami showing the location of Twitter and Instagram posts which include Black Friday related hashtags. Social Bakers began gathering data for the maps on the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xvdYpf1SNR8/mapping-black-friday-hashtags.html

The Race Gap in U.S. Police Departments

Category: Google Maps | Nov 26, 2014

In Ferguson, Mo, 67% of the population is black. However only 11% of the Ferguson police department is black. According to a 2007 survey the situation is little better in most police departments around the country, where on average minorities only make up around 25% of police forces. In The Race Gap in America’s Police Departments the New York Times has mapped the racial composition of local

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/x_km0qkdpu8/the-race-gap-in-us-police-departments.html

How to Make a Rent Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 26, 2014

Last year the Financial Times created a nice interactive map visualizing the cost of renting in London. The London Renting Crisis map allows Londoners to view a heat map of where they can afford to rent in the capital based on their annual salary.

The map includes a slide control which allows you to adjust the annual salary level. As you adjust the salary the map automatically updates to show

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/h0w-Xz9TCW0/how-to-make-rent-map.html

The Solar Eclipse Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 25, 2014

The Solar Eclipse Finder is an Esri map that displays the path of past and future solar eclipses for any location on Earth.

The tool couldn’t be simpler to use. Just click on the map and past solar eclipses at the selected location are shown on the map in green and future eclipse are shown in blue. If you mouse-over the path of a solar eclipse you can view details in the map side-bar.

The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6yq9-m1U7Hg/the-solar-eclipse-map.html

The Rand McNally Trip Planner

Category: Google Maps | Nov 25, 2014

Rand McNally Trip Maker is a new interactive road trip planning tool. Using the map you can get turn-by-turn driving directions for your trip with the option to find interesting places to visit along the route.

To create a road trip with Trip Maker you just need to enter a starting location and your destination. You can add extra stops to your trip simply by selecting the ‘Add Stop’ button. 

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dUz8RtMjfIc/the-rand-mcnally-trip-planner.html

The Google Maps Virtual Post Office

Category: Google Maps | Nov 25, 2014

The French national mail service, La Poste, is using Google Maps and Street View in its latest online marketing campaign. La Poste – Ca Envoie is a fun little postal delivery simulator which allows you to virtually post a number of silly objects to any address.

Using Ca Envoie you can virtually drop a Sumo wrestler, a mermaid, a unicorn, a lumberjack, or some goose pâté onto any address in the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5urH_bPTCp8/the-google-maps-virtual-post-office.html

Super Mario World

Category: Google Maps | Nov 24, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered how Mario and Luigi manage to navigate so effortlessly around the Mushroom Kingdom and Dinosaur Land then you need to check out this Super Mario map from Duncan Graham. This interactive map reimagines the world as an 8-bit map in the style of Nintendo’s classic game, complete with golden coins and mushrooms.

Accompanying the map is a great ‘how-to’ guide on how the map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rqIiSAyfaiQ/super-mario-world.html

The Rapid Beating Heart of LA

Category: Google Maps | Nov 24, 2014

LA Metro Movement is an animated map of LA’s Metro Rapid buses. The map shows the routes of LA’s Rapid bus lines with the recorded locations of the city’s buses being animated as they transport passengers across the city.

I don’t know anything about the creation of this map so I’m guessing that the map is using the location data from one or two hours out of a single day. If you follow a single

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-OCSBcNf61w/the-rapid-beating-heart-of-la.html

Mapping New York Taxi Data

Category: Google Maps | Nov 24, 2014

This year there has been a number of really great mapped visualizations of New York taxi data. This latest map visualizes taxi traffic from JFK and LGA airports during the 2013 holiday season (Nov 15th to December 31st).

The NYC Taxi Holiday Visualization animates taxi journeys from New York’s airports over the course of a month and half. As the animation plays you can view the animated tracks

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/foEznowp0as/mapping-new-york-taxi-data.html

Wikipedia Heat Maps

Category: Google Maps | Nov 24, 2014

Frankenplace is a ‘thematic map search engine.’ Which means that you can use the map to create instant heat-maps for a range of words based on the words’ frequency in over 1.6 million articles on Wikipedia and online travel blog entries.

For example the heat map above is the result of typing ‘mosque’ into Frankenplace. If you enter ‘mountain’ instead then you will get a heat map that roughly

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0Kk4_1Sg5Ms/wikipedia-heat-maps.html