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Exploring Alexander von Humboldt

Category: Google Maps | Jun 28, 2016

Esri has released a great cascading Story Map exploring the achievements of the geographer, naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. In Alexander von Humboldt’s Whole Earth Vision Esri uses vintage maps, Esri’s own 3d maps and historical images to help explain the scope and importance of Humboldt’s discoveries in South America.

The story map looks in particular at Humboldt’s attempt to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vH5zHjqbYKM/exploring-alexander-von-humboldt.html

The Spanish Election Map

Category: Google Maps | Jun 27, 2016

Spain’s second general election in six months has once again resulted in no political party gaining enough votes to take overall control of the government. You can view how each municipality voted in this interactive map from El Diario.

One surprise in the results was that the anti-austerity party Podemos did not increase their share of the vote. They were widely expected to overtake the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kjfc0aDr42Y/the-spanish-election-map.html

Japanese Pilgrimage Mandalas

Category: Google Maps | Jun 27, 2016

Gunma GIS Geek has used the Leaflet mapping platform to create interactive maps from a couple of famous Japanese pilgrimage mandalas. Pilgrimage mandalas are paintings which provide a panoramic view of temple and shrine sites.

The first map on Temple Pilgrimage Mandala is of the Nachi Pilgrimage Mandala. This 16th–17th century hanging scroll depicts the Nachi Shrine on the Kii Peninsula in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cTlQHGu3LCA/japanese-pilgrimage-mandalas.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jun 26, 2016

Choice and Chance is an impressive and harrowing mapped visualization recounting the events of June 12 in the Pulse nightclub. The visualization uses a 3d map of the nightclub to illustrate a number of first-hand eye witness accounts of Omar Mateen’s murder of killed 49 innocent people.

At the heart of this interactive report is a three.js powered 3d map of the Pulse nightclub. The 3d model of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-5AxmO63NKs/maps-of-week_26.html

Mapping the Divided Kingdom

Category: Google Maps | Jun 26, 2016

Fake is the New Real has released a map showing the vote margins in the UK’s European Union referendum. It visualizes where and by how much UK voters voted to leave or remain in the EU.

Most other visualizations I’ve seen have used a choropleth map to show the extent to which areas voted to leave or remain in the EU. This map uses colored scaled circles to show the vote margins in each UK local

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3JBBV9VwbdI/mapping-divided-country.html

The Illustrated Interactive Iron Works Map

Category: Google Maps | Jun 25, 2016

The National Park Service website has a wonderful illustrated map of the Saugus Iron Works in Massachusetts. The Saugus lron Works was the first successful, integrated iron works in the New World.

The illustrated map has been made interactive using the Leaflet mapping platform. It was well worth the effort as you can use the interactive map controls to zoom into the beautiful detail in this

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/oJ6EUJLA3xs/the-illustrated-interactive-iron-works.html

Animating Increasing Property Values

Category: Google Maps | Jun 24, 2016

The Vancouver Assessment Map is an interactive map showing how land assessment values have changed in Vancouver over the last ten years. The map visualizes how land & building values in the city have altered from July 2005 to July 2015.

The map includes an interesting 3d view, which allows you to view building & land values as extruded 3d building footprints or building lots. If you happen to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/K9WQ4ZQ5Z7I/animating-increasing-property-values.html

Who Voted to Leave the EU

Category: Google Maps | Jun 24, 2016

Yesterday the UK voted to leave the European Union. The immediate result has been the resignation of the Prime Minister and mayhem in the markets.

The Guardian has used a cartogram to illustrate how different areas voted in the EU referendum. On the map each electoral region has been sized by population. The result is a map which distorts the geography of the UK but more accurately reflects the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SDDUMLlzibQ/who-voted-to-leave-eu.html

Arresting Americans by Location

Category: Google Maps | Jun 23, 2016

In Mineral Country, Nevada the annual arrest rate is 2 people per 100,000. Just over the border in Esmeralda County the arrest rate is an incredible 126 per 100,000 people. Are the citizens of Esmeralda County relentless criminals or is something else going on here?

In Arresting America Fusion has mapped the arrest rates in most counties in the United States (there are some gaps in the data so

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Lrfu8QpTzPY/arresting-americans-by-location.html

5 Ways to Destroy Your House in Street View

Category: Google Maps | Jun 23, 2016

The End is Nigh! You can’t escape your destiny. Your road and your house are about to die. The only choice you have is whether you want your home to be destroyed by fire, flood or alien invasion.

1. Urban Jungle

Check out your house on Urban Jungle and you can see what happens when you forget to weed your garden. Urban Jungle allows you to catch a
glimpse of what your post-apocalyptic house

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LrxFLpDE3GU/5-ways-to-destroy-your-house-in-street.html