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Google Outer Space

Category: Google Maps | Oct 16, 2017

Google Maps can now help you navigate the solar system. As well as its aerial imagery, Street View and maps of Earth Google Maps can now take you to Mercury, Venus, Mars and Pluto. It can also show you maps of our moon and the moons Ceres, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Mimas, Enceladus, Dione, Rhea, Titan and Iapetus.

All of these new planets and moons on Google Maps have place-labels so you won’t get

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jyWzb5Gd-nk/google-outer-space.html

Animated Markers in Mapbox

Category: Google Maps | Oct 16, 2017

Arden de Raaij, a developer from Lisbon, has released a nicely designed Mapbox map for geotagged photos. The map shows where photographs were taken and allows you to view them directly from the map. It also has some very impressive animations and transitions which are fired when the user interacts with a map marker.

There are two main animation effects used for each map marker, which are

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/RMIOKwjhrhQ/animated-markers-in-mapbox.html

Santa Rosa Fire Satellite Imagery

Category: Google Maps | Oct 14, 2017

Satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe shows some of the devastating damage done by the wildfires in Northern California. Robin Kraft, a developer originally from Santa Clara, has created a before and after map which allows you to compare DigitalGlobe’s latest satellite imagery with aerial imagery taken before the fires.

The Satellite Map of NorCal Fires includes satellite imagery taken after the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Y4fLDYhLPA0/santa-rosa-fire-satellite-imagery.html

London Sucks You In & Spits You Out

Category: Google Maps | Oct 14, 2017

This week Election Data published an interactive map to visualize the net migration data for areas of the UK to & from London. The map shows whether more people in each local authority area in England move to London or have moved from London into the area. The map also provides a rather neat visualization of why the Conservative Party could be in trouble in its traditional heartland of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1RYqRhWBAfQ/london-sucks-you-in-spits-you-out.html

Arrows Swoop on Berlin Airport

Category: Google Maps | Oct 13, 2017

On the same date as Germany’s recent general election Berliners also got to vote on whether to go ahead with the planned closure of the city’s Tegel Airport. The Berliner Morgenpost’s interactive map of the referendum results got swamped a little by all the German Election maps.

The Tegel Volksentscheid 2017 interactive map shows you how many people voted ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in each electoral ward.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/G4h_D9s1HFw/arrows-swoop-on-berlin-airport.html

Minard’s March on Moscow

Category: Google Maps | Oct 13, 2017

Charles Minard was a pioneer of the use of graphics in engineering and statistics. His most famous visualization was his flow-map of Napoleon’s disastrous Russian campaign. During his March on Moscow Napoleon faced freezing temperatures and starving conditions (the Russian army burnt anything that might feed or shelter Napoleon’s army as it retreated). Minard’s flow map visualizes this eastward

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/NBoFMupyJkM/minards-march-on-moscow.html

The Northern California Wildfire Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 12, 2017

There are currently sixteen active wildfires burning in Northern California. Esri’s Waze Alerts and Wildfires interactive map uses live data from USGS and Waze, to show the locations of active wildfires and traffic alerts for Northern California.

The active fire data displayed on the map comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/oPCR6nrQglA/the-northern-california-wildfire-map.html

Big Planes & Little Planes in Real-Time

Category: Google Maps | Oct 12, 2017

Real-time flight tracking maps have been around for a number of years now. Flightradar24 is a great example of a website which allows you to search and view airplanes moving in real-time on an interactive map.

Aviation Tracker down’t have all the amazing options available in Flightradar24 but it does have an interesting approach to visualizing planes live on a map. The aircraft on Aviation

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/s8bD-NchXnI/big-planes-little-planes-in-real-time.html

The River Nile is Dying

Category: Google Maps | Oct 12, 2017

The BBC has released a web documentary which explores the dwindling health of the River Nile and how the human race is largely responsible for its demise. Maps are used throughout the BBC’s investigation to illustrate where and how climate change, human consumption, human waste and desertification are combining to kill the world’s largest river.

You can read the BBC’s web documentary yourself

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OH7c-p8rvV8/the-river-nile-is-dying.html

How Healthy is Your New Neighborhood?

Category: Google Maps | Oct 11, 2017

Are you living in an environmentally unhealthy neighborhood? HealthyEnviron can tell you. Just enter your address into HealthyEnviron’s interactive map and it will reveal how healthy your environment is – based on 11 different factors.

HealthyEnviron uses data from the CDC’s Public Health Tracking Network and the EPA’s Air Quality Database to give every neighborhood in the United States a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/I8B4Ciex4e8/how-healthy-is-your-new-neighborhood.html