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Map Roulette

Category: Google Maps | Jul 7, 2014

MapCam allows you to connect and chat with people around the world. The site displays active users around the world on a Google Map. You can click on any user’s marker to initiate a video chat or you can just sit back and wait for someone to call you.

Since the launch of the incredibly successful Chatroullete there have been a number of attempts to create a mapped version of the popular video

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5kS5gP1NVjo/map-roulette.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jul 6, 2014

Alternate history novels have been very popular over the last few years.
So surely there must be a market for alternate history maps. Newcastle
Brown Ale obviously think so.

The brewer has released an alternate history map of the United States in honor of Independence Day. If We Won
is a brilliant map of the USA showing how the country might look if the
American War of Independence had

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lJA2RR1mDX0/the-maps-of-week.html

The 2014 Tour de France Live Tracking

Category: Google Maps | Jul 5, 2014

This year the greatest cycle race in the world, the Tour de France, has three stages in the UK. If you want to watch the race in person then you should
check out the route of the three UK stages on the official website of
Yorkshire tourism.

The Yorkshire tourism website has created route maps for the first three
stages of the race: Stage 1: Leeds to Harrogate, Stage 2: York to
Sheffield

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/yMvX_JiPGhM/the-2014-tour-de-france-live-tracking.html

The Mapbox Computer Game

Category: Google Maps | Jul 5, 2014

Game on With Mapbox and Tilemill is an awesome little demo of how you can create a simple computer game using the Mapbox mapping platform. The game is hosted on Codepen so you can see at a glance how the game works and even use the JavaScript panel to get clues as to how to win the game.

The game world base map tiles were created with Tilemill. The player’s character is a marker added to the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UqXXcB4dvOM/the-mapbox-computer-game.html

The Geography of ISIS in Iraq

Category: Google Maps | Jul 4, 2014

A Rogue State Along Two Rivers is a New York Times interactive which explore the rise of ISIS by following the paths of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The interactive stitches together a series of aerial images of both rivers to create a linear narrative as you scroll down the page.

Obviously there is a danger with this kind of linear narrative that the medium becomes the whole message. Any

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Kv8uqBrIsE8/the-geography-of-isis-in-iraq.html

The United States of Australia

Category: Google Maps | Jul 4, 2014

At the risk of once again offending all our American readers on Independence Day may we present to you another alternate history map of the USA. This time we have tried to re-imagine what the map of the United States might look if Australia was ever to invade.

 In this map I’ve renamed the US states with some of my favorite Australian place names. The New Australia map was really too hard to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/42CzI6w3wDM/the-united-states-of-australia.html

Mapping Nieuw Amsterdam

Category: Google Maps | Jul 4, 2014

New Amsterdam is an alternate history map of New York that I created to show how the map of New York would look in a United States of the Netherlands. It is if you will an anti Independence Day map – shamelessly ripped off from the If We Won map.

I’ve now added some locations to San Francisco (or as it is now known – Helige Frans). I thought that it would be a little harder to find Dutch names

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_gjObe55bCw/mapping-nieuw-amsterdam.html

Navigating the Roman Empire

Category: Google Maps | Jul 4, 2014

The cursus publicus (the public way) was created by the Roman Emperor Augustus to facilitate transportation and communications between Rome and the provinces of the Roman Empire. It was in effect the courier and transportation service of the Roman Empire, consisting of relay points at forts and stations along the major road systems of the Roman world.

The Tabula Peutingeriana is a road map of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qpeAtSYZ9bY/navigating-roman-empire.html

Mapping Car Sharing Routes in Milan

Category: Google Maps | Jul 3, 2014

Density Design have created a number of visualizations of one week’s worth of data from the car sharing service Enjoy in Milan. The visualizations in Seven Days of Car Sharing include some interesting mapped views of the data.

One of the most interesting maps is an animated Voronoi map. This map shows areas surrounding individual cars which contain all the points on the map closer to that car

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3bEq8aIN3QU/mapping-car-sharing-routes-in-milan.html

If We Were Dutch

Category: Google Maps | Jul 3, 2014

This week I really liked the Newcastle Brown map If We Won. The map presents an alternate history of the USA, showing what towns and cities might be called now if the USA hadn’t won the War of Independence.

This morning I decided to have a go at creating a similar map. The result is New Amsterdam, a little map of what New York might look like today if the Dutch were still in charge. The map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Rz1Tj6JybI0/if-we-were-dutch.html