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Mapping Attacks on Aid Workers

Category: Google Maps | Jan 9, 2016

Despite their charitable purpose aid workers face increasing levels of threat when carrying out their work. IRIN and Humanitarian Outcomes have mapped global aid worker attacks from 2000 until the end of May 2015. In those 15 years, over 3,000 aid workers have been killed, injured or kidnapped. The Aid Worker Attacks map allows you to explore where and when aid workers have been attacked since

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They Paved Paradise …

Category: Google Maps | Jan 8, 2016

Forty years ago the Los Angeles City Council adopted some of Joni Mitchell’s lyrics as a mission statement. They made it their intended purpose to ‘Pave paradise and put up a parking lot’. That aim has now been achieved.

Los Angeles now has around 200 square miles of parking spaces. Shane Phillips estimates that there is now more space for each car than for each person in Los Angeles county.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/b47Z8t4cds4/they-paved-paradise.html

Natural Resource Conflicts

Category: Google Maps | Jan 8, 2016

The EEC Platform aims to generate knowledge about the potential security implications of climate change. As part of that mission they have a released an interactive map, called the EEC Factbook, to raise awareness about current conflicts around the world which may be related to environmental change.

The examples displayed on the map are not meant to be exhaustive or representative. The

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The Geography of Car Ownership

Category: Google Maps | Jan 8, 2016

I don’t own a car. The reason I have no car is because I live in a city with great public transport. I can get everywhere I want to get quicker and cheaper without a car.

I’m not the only one who thinks so. A new map of car ownership by CityMetric shows that over 50% of my neighbourhood are car free households. And it’s not just in my neighbourhood or in my city. The CityMetric map of car

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Oz Talk Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Jan 7, 2016

Stop pashing your Bruce or Sheila and take a closer look at these maps exploring the regional differences in Australian English.

Mapping Words Around Australia maps the responses to a number of questions about which words Australians prefer to use for certain things. The maps, from the Linguistic Roadshow, show the results of over 20,000 responses to a language survey, from all across

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Mapping 911 Response Times

Category: Google Maps | Jan 7, 2016

The Seattle Times has carried out a detailed investigation into the geography of police response times in Seattle. Their investigation reveals that where you live and what type of crime you report can have a big impact on the speed it takes the police to respond to your 911 call.

How long is too long to wait for help when you call 911? includes a choropleth map which allows you to view the

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1911 New York Street View

Category: Google Maps | Jan 7, 2016

Yesterday the New York Public Library announced that more than 180,000 items in its Digital Collections are now available in the public domain. The items include maps, photographs, letters, posters, manuscripts, sheet music, drawings and other texts, all of which you can download in high-resolution and without restriction from the Digital Collections website.

The material provides a great

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How to Design a Pop Art Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 7, 2016

Back in May Katie Kowalsky, a cartography student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, released the Lichtenstein Map. This pop art map was inspired by the artist Roy Lichtenstein, who was in turn inspired by comic art.

If you want to design your own Roy Lichtenstein inspired pop art map then you might want to have a look at the Mapbox Blog. In Designing the Whaam! Style in Mapbox Studio Amy

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Create Your Own 3D Planet

Category: Google Maps | Jan 6, 2016

Planet 3D is an awesome WebGL based 3D planet texture generator, which allows you to design your very own 3D globes.

Before starting to build your own planet it is a good idea to have a look at the preset 3D globes, which you can select from the ‘preset’ button at the bottom of the screen. Once you have chosen the preset planet that you like you can adjust the look of the planet by using the

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Worldwide Air Pollution Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Jan 6, 2016

The Plume Report has released what they are calling ‘the first worldwide air map’. This will obviously come as a bit of a surprise to the World Air Quality Index, whose own real-time air pollution map has been around for a few years now.

The Plume Report Map is also a live real-time map of air pollution around the world. The claim that this is the first worldwide map rests on Plume’s ability

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