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Star Viewer

Category: Google Maps | Jun 9, 2015

The DECam Legacy Survey has released a map of the universe constructed from images captured by the Dark Energy Camera on the Blanco Telescope.

Sky Viewer is powered by the Leaflet mapping library and includes five main map views. These include false-color images and theoretical models. The map also includes a Dust IR Emission layer showing dust emissions in the Milky Way.

If you need a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cMHemMVyBHg/star-viewer.html

Where are the World’s Straightest Roads?

Category: Google Maps | Jun 9, 2015

According to this map the world’s straightest roads are in the American Mid-West and the Canadian prairies. How Straight or Bendy are the World’s Roads is a Leaflet powered map showing the straightness of the world’s roads (or at least all the roads that have so far been added to OpenStreetMap).

Each road on OpenStreetMap has been given a ‘bendyness ratio’, which was calculated by dividing its

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wXar0gRThXE/where-are-worlds-straightest-roads.html

Leaflet Distance Scale

Category: Google Maps | Jun 9, 2015

The Leaflet mapping library does already have a scale control, which shows the scale of the current center of the map in metric (m/km) and /or imperial (mi/ft) systems. However, if you want a scale with more customization options, you can also use the leaflet-graphicscale plug-in.

This distance scale plug-in for Leaflet allows you to add an animated distance scale to a Leaflet map with a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0PPLS112wMw/leaflet-distance-scale.html

Sky View – the View from Above

Category: Google Maps | Jun 8, 2015

Street View is old hat. Ocean View is sooo four hours ago. In the age of drones we want Sky View.

TripinView is a new website which provides a Street View type service … only from a bird’s eye perspective. Using TripinView you can explore locations around Europe with some beautiful aerial imagery and video footage.

Like in Google Maps Street View when you visit a location on TripinView the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/XhY3ot9Bahs/sky-view-view-from-above.html

Mapping Italian Hospital Performance

Category: Google Maps | Jun 8, 2015

Dove Ti Curi is a
map of Italian hospitals. The map uses data from the Italian Ministry of Health to show the performance indicators for each hospital and compare them with the national averages.

The map uses nineteen different indicators, including heart attacks, strokes and the most common cancers. The map provides a comparison of the proportion of deaths at each hospital with the national

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1BmXVsD3VuQ/mapping-italian-hospital-performance.html

Swim with the Sharks on World Oceans Day

Category: Google Maps | Jun 8, 2015

To mark World Oceans Day Google has released 20 new underwater Street View locations. You can explore the new Oceans collection on Google Views.

Google’s Ocean Street View imagery is provided by the Catlin Seaview Survey. The new imagery includes underwater Street Views from the oceans around the Philippines, Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, the Cook Islands, Australia and American Samoa.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/A-4fDBmZSeM/swim-with-sharks-on-world-oceans-day.html

Edinburgh Blackspots

Category: Google Maps | Jun 8, 2015

Blackspot is a map of vehicle collisions in the city of Edinburgh between 2010 and 2013. Using the map it is possible to see which locations in the Scottish capital had the highest number of vehicle accidents during this period.

The size of the spots on the map are scaled by the number of vehicles involved in each accident. It is also possible to change the scale by the number of casualties

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/P-m9qpDRzFg/edinburgh-blackspots.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jun 7, 2015

There’s only one serious contender for my favorite map of the last week. The Star Wars Galaxy
is a huge 3d WebGL map of the entire fictional galaxy from the Star Wars films. The map includes 3d models of all the
planets and all the moons that exist in a galaxy far, far away.

When the map loads you should press the play button in the bottom
left-hand corner of the map to set out on a tour of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vwSunR9QYTw/maps-of-week.html

Mapping Historical Tornado Data

Category: Google Maps | Jun 7, 2015

Exploring Three Decades of Violent Storms is a mapped visualization of thirty years of tornado strikes in the USA.

You can explore the data on the map by year and by location. Select a year from the map sidebar and you can view all of that year’s recorded tornadoes on the map. The map sidebar shows details on the total number of tornadoes in the year and the number of resulting injuries &

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7qLUjVm4ybI/mapping-historical-tornado-data.html

View Your House on an 8-Bit Game Map

Category: Google Maps | Jun 6, 2015

The Real Game Map Generator is a clever OpenStreetMap based tool to create an 8-bit game world map from any real world location. Just enter your address into the map and you can create a little game world map of your own neighborhood.

I’ve no idea how this works. My guess is that the application looks at the color of the underlying OpenStreetMap map tiles and then uses these colors to create

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/i_m90wxjzls/view-your-house-on-8-bit-game-map.html