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Which Team Should You Support?

Category: Google Maps | Aug 7, 2015

The new season of the English Premier League kicks-off tomorrow. This season the EPL is introducing a new rule to overcome one of the major problems currently besetting the game. In order to eradicate the much maligned ‘London Reds’ syndrome this year football fans will only be permitted to enter a football stadium if they live in the team’s catchment area.

Every football fan knows that you

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Google Maps Marker Labels

Category: Google Maps | Aug 6, 2015

Google has added a rare new feature to its JavaScript Google Maps API. The new Marker Labels allow you to label markers with a letter, a single digit number or any other character.

You can use the feature to add Marker Labels to both the in-built markers and custom marker icons. You can also define the color of the text used in the marker. You can find out more in the developer’s guide and the

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Who Will Miss Jon Stewart?

Category: Google Maps | Aug 6, 2015

As Jon Stewart prepares to sit behind the Daily Show desk for the last time a new Google Trends map shows us where he will be missed the most.

The Jon Stewart in Search Interest map suggests that the comedian will not be missed very much in Texas. This choropleth map shows the regional search interest in Jon Stewart between 2010 and 2015. On the map each region is colored to show how it ranks

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Send a Street View Postcard

Category: Google Maps | Aug 6, 2015

Say Hello from Europe is a very clever marketing idea from Swiss International Airlines. This Facebook hosted application allows you to send a virtual postcard, using Street View imagery, to any of your Facebook friends.

Visit the app on Facebook and you can view a map of all Swiss International Airlines destinations. Choose a location on the map and you can then explore the city using Google

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The Worldwide Air Pollution Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 6, 2015

Yale University’s Environmental Performance Index – Air Map¬†visualizes air pollution levels across the world. The map uses ground level data from the World Health Organization and satellite-derived estimates calculated by researchers at Dalhousie University.

The map shows the levels of fine particulate matter or PM2.5 across the globe. It also allows you to view the location of the world’

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Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Tube Strike

Category: Google Maps | Aug 5, 2015

At 16.30 (BST) today London will come to a shuddering halt as the fearless workers of the London Underground down tools and go on strike. This means that there will be no London Underground services from this evening until the early hours of Friday morning.

Londoners will of course respond to the situation with their usual stoic stiff upper-lips. City bankers will jump on their bicycles and

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Climb the Eiger on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Aug 4, 2015

Back in June Google released stunning Street View imagery from a climb of El Capitan in Yosemite. The best way to explore this rock-climbing Street View is on this Behind the Scenes
special.

El Capitan, Yosemite: Behind the Scenes is a great
presentation of this new Street View imagery. As you scroll up the page
you can view the locations of the Street View panoramas, superimposed
upon the

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New York’s Subway Deserts

Category: Google Maps | Aug 4, 2015

Chris Wong has created a map of New York City’s Subway Deserts. The map only shows areas og New York which are more than 500 meters from a subway station.

If you are caught in one of these transit deserts you might want to use Transit Battle NYC. Transit Battle NYC
is an interactive isochrone map visualizing where in New
York you should catch the bus and when you should use the subway

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Mapping Attacks on Islamic State

Category: Google Maps | Aug 4, 2015

Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet is mapping the air strikes of US and coalition countries in Iraq and Syria. Air Strikes in Iraq and Syria plots the 5,223 air strikes made against Islamic State since August of last year.

The map chronologically plots each air strike made by the coalition forces. Press play on the map and you can view each air strike in Iraq and Syria by date, from August 2014

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/MXM7u-7xH-0/mapping-attacks-on-islamic-state.html

The Startup Streets of San Francisco

Category: Google Maps | Aug 3, 2015

Startups Streets San Francisco is a CartoDB road map of the Californian city in which all the roads are renamed for the city’s largest startup companies.

The map isn’t based on the location of San Francisco’s startup companies but on the level of funding of each company. The companies with the biggest funding are assigned to the biggest San Francisco streets and the funding levels are based on

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