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Mapping Memories of Hiroshima

Category: Google Maps | Apr 27, 2016

It has been over 70 years since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Hiroshima Archive has been collating the memories of the remaining survivors of the nuclear bombing of Japan, You can access videos of these accounts on this 3d map of Hiroshima.

The Hiroshima Archive uses a Cesium generated 3d globe overlaid with a vintage map of Hiroshima. The map includes playable videos of personal

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rpkER5VDs18/mapping-memories-of-hiroshima.html

The Hockey Hotbed of the World

Category: Google Maps | Apr 27, 2016

Last year the 10 and 3 website released a Canadian NHL Players Map to visualize which areas in Canada produced the most NHL players. This year the 10 and 3 has decided to go global.

More than 50% of players in the National Hockey League are now non-native Canadians and Canadians no longer make up the majority of the league’s players. The 10 and 3 has therefore created a new interactive map to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TVcV99eDvvk/the-hockey-hotbed-of-world.html

Dublin – Easter Rising in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Apr 27, 2016

The 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising has easily become the most mapped historical event of this year.

Maps Mania has already featured a review of Google and Ireland 2016’s mapped audio and visual guide, Dublin Rising 1916-2016. Ireland 2016’s map includes a Street View tour of some of the important locations in the Easter Rising, narrated by actor Colin Farrell. We have also featured

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Qr1hcExFHbI/dublin-easter-rising-in-3d.html

A Bear’s Eye View of Yellowstone Park

Category: Google Maps | Apr 26, 2016

National Geographic attached cameras and tracking collars to two grizzly bears and two black bears inside Yellowstone National Park. They were then able to map the bears’ movements inside the park and observe how they prowl for food and interact with their environment.

A Bear’s-Eye View of Yellowstone allows you to watch footage from the four bear-cams and view the bears’ tracks as they move

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/QAx9Jyk05RU/a-bears-eye-view-of-yellowstone-park.html

Mapping Washington’s Spies

Category: Google Maps | Apr 26, 2016

AMC’s period drama ‘TURN – Washington Spies’ is a fictionalized account of America’s first spy ring, the Culper Ring. The Culper Spy Ring was established under the orders of George Washington. Its purpose was to spy on the activities of the British Army in New York City and report to General Washington.

To help promote the second season of ‘Turn’ AMC has released the TURN – Washington Spies

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/GsHYJ1zKN4A/mapping-washingtons-spies.html

15 Years of Migrant Deaths

Category: Google Maps | Apr 26, 2016

15 Years: Fortress Europe is an animated map of migrant and refugee deaths in Europe over the last fifteen years. The map uses data from the Migrant Files to show where and when migrants have died in trying to get to Europe, or in trying to move around the continent.

As the map plays through the fifteen years of data red markers are added to the map to show the location of migrant deaths. A ‘

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/S0J918DqQRE/15-years-of-migrant-deaths.html

Mapping Projected Population Growth

Category: Google Maps | Apr 25, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) allows you to visualize how US cities might grow under different economic conditions.

Using the ICLUS interactive map you can see how population growth could effect the expansion of urban footprints. The map includes a timeline control which allows you to see the likely effects of population growth on US

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WLiKvjfTR6Q/mapping-projected-population-growth.html

Berlin – Now and Then

Category: Google Maps | Apr 25, 2016

Der Tagesspiegel has created an interactive map which allows you to compare how Berlin looks today with how it looked back in 1928. The map uses aerial imagery of Berlin taken in 1928 and 2015.

Berlin 1928 und Heute allows you to swipe back and forth between the historical aerial imagery of Berlin and aerial imagery of the city today. The map also includes a tour of some locations in the city

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/PBVvlWOJbuY/berlin-now-and-then.html

The London Marathon in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Apr 25, 2016

Emu Analytics has created a 3d map of the London Marathon route using Qgis2threejs and building height & elevation data.

London Marathon 3D uses building height information derived from the UK Environment Agency’s LIDAR data. The height of the buildings does help in navigating your way around this 3d map of London. However the terrain elevation layer might be of more interest to marathon

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7dy4wVIeAS4/the-london-marathon-in-3d.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Apr 24, 2016

This week saw the release of two great interactive maps visualizing the world’s transportation, communication and energy networks. First up is Shipmap.org, an outstanding animated interactive map visualizing the movements of the global merchant shipping fleet over the course of one year.

The map uses AIS shipping data from exactEarth.
This data is then presented on a Leaflet powered map using

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bf0hYZu-PqY/maps-of-week_24.html