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Global Carbon Emissions on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 29, 2014

The World Resources Institute has used the Google Maps API to create an animated map which visualizes carbon dioxide emissions by country over the last 160 years.

The Changing Global Emissions Map uses scaled circular markers to show the carbon emissions of each country around the world. If you hover over the circles you can view the exact figure for each country, measured in millions of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gavH8aKtXz4/global-carbon-emissions-on-google-maps.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Sep 28, 2014

If you love music and maps then you will love the dancing maps of Rack City.
Just share your location with Rack City and you can listen to you
favorite tracks from SoundCloud while watching the map of your location
dance along to the track.

The application uses data from OpenStreetMap to show a basic map of your
location, including roads and buildings. The buildings on the maps are

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xIL16fYoFdo/the-maps-of-week_28.html

Lead Poison on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 27, 2014

The factories which once pumped dangerous lead and other toxic metal particles into American skies may have all been closed down but little has been done to clean-up the poisonous lead particles in the ground. The smelting factories may be gone but the dangers live on.

The USA Today’s award winning Ghost Factories is an interactive investigatory report examining the neighborhoods and families

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fhblYeqLhSM/lead-poison-on-google-maps.html

Weasel Tracking on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 27, 2014

This week JSTOR Daily published a really interesting article exploring how and why a number of animal species in North America are flourishing by adapting to living in urban environments. Included in the article is a map tracking a Fisher weasel, named Phineas, over five days.

Phineas lives in the suburbs of Albany, New York and was given a GPS collars so that scientists could track his

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dFsYXDbL4ZU/weasel-tracking-on-google-maps.html

Beautiful WebGL Globes

Category: Google Maps | Sep 26, 2014

WebGL Globes are a fantastic way to visualize all kinds of global and astronomical data, from Earth weather to orbiting satellites and space debris. A couple of years ago the Google Data Arts team released the WebGL Globe as an open platform for geographic data visualization and since then we have seen some great examples of data visualizations built open this 3d globe code.

Orbital Objects

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tZ4rzBJ15FE/beautiful-webgl-globes.html

Assassin’s Creed on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Sep 26, 2014

Last month a a Street View tour of Mars, Venus and the Moon was unleashed to promote the release of the upcoming, online multiplayer first-person shooter video game ‘Destiny’. The Destiny Planet View Street View
tour allows you to explore and preview the game world of Destiny using interactive panoramas powered by Google Maps Street View.

Ubisoft has now entered similar territory by releasing

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hhmzGdQvCKM/assassins-creed-on-street-view.html

Mapping Japan’s Declining Population

Category: Google Maps | Sep 25, 2014

Japan’s population is aging and declining. Japanese people are living longer and having fewer children and later in life. By 2060 the Japanese government are predicting that over half the population will be over 65.

This Japanese Population Map visualizes the 2040 population predictions for every Japanese prefecture. Using the map you can explore the population predictions for the number of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Vo-K-QHdCNw/mapping-japans-declining-population.html

The California Pollution Map

Category: Google Maps | Sep 25, 2014

Back in April the LA Times mapped pollution in the city based on data from the California Environmental Protection Agency. The Pollution Burdens map provided a visualization of a number of pollution concerns in Los Angeles, including ozone concentration and drinking water quality.

The LA Times has now released a new pollution map of California using data from the California Environmental

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/mxv0HVt0VpU/the-california-pollution-map.html

Fall Colors on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 25, 2014

The Wisconsin Fall Color Report is a Google Map showing the color of autumn leaves throughout the state. Click on a county on the map and you can view the estimated date of when the county’s trees will be at the peak of their fall colors.

You can use the Wisconsin Fall Color Report to not only find out the best time to visit the state but also discover great places to visit and stay. As well

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/70hxJcXt6xw/fall-colors-on-google-maps.html

Tracking the X-Men

Category: Google Maps | Sep 25, 2014

For over 60 years the X-Men have been fighting evil around the world. Surprisingly during that time no-one has bothered to try and track their movements.

UNTIL NOW!

The World of X is a Google Map of the locations where the X-Men have been active across the globe. The map is not only an important cultural insight into the secretive world of these superheroes, it is also a really impressive

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rcG0FbgeBiI/tracking-x-men.html