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Working Abroad in the EU

Category: Google Maps | Jun 20, 2017

The free movement of workers is one of the basic principles of the European Union. It means that Europeans can move between countries in the European Union in order to work. In 2015 4% of the EU’s population had made use of this right in order to live in an EU country in which they weren’t born.

The United Kingdom yesterday began negotiating its withdrawal from the European Union. One issue

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From the World to MIT

Category: Google Maps | Jun 19, 2017

Students travel from countries across the world in order to study at MIT. This year nearly a quarter of MIT’s overseas students come from China. India sends the next largest number of students to study at the university.

MIT World is a new interactive map from MIT Senseable City Lab that visualizes the countries MIT students have come from over the last twenty years. The map provides a

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Pollution Free Walking Routes

Category: Google Maps | Jun 19, 2017

Nitrogen dioxide emitted by motor vehicles has been above the legal limit in London for longer than most people care to remember. This means that pedestrians & cyclists can’t really avoid pollution in the capital. However it is possible to cut your exposure to air pollution in half by avoiding the city’s busiest roads.

The Cross River Partnership can help you find a healthier route for your

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_2Rd74Rg-yk/pollution-free-walking-routes.html

Make Your Own Map

Category: Google Maps | Jun 16, 2017

If you’re upset about seeing too many Maps without New Zealand then why not create your own map in which New Zealand is shown at the center of the world. The World Map Creator lets you create a map of the world centered on any location. You can even create your own map using your favorite map projection.

The World Map Creator includes the option to center your map on any location in the world.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/DGEZfy5wFA4/make-your-own-map.html

How Are You Helping Syria?

Category: Google Maps | Jun 15, 2017

Syria has been at war for 6 years and 63 days. This war has lead to over 11 million people losing their homes. What have you done to help?

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Google have teamed up to create an immersive web documentary explaining the issues around the Syrian refugee crisis, where Syrian refugees are going and how you can help. Searching for Syria uses audio, video,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Qbx98etXIms/how-are-you-helping-syria.html

Deserted Islands – A Story Map

Category: Google Maps | Jun 15, 2017

It is illegal to hunt or kill the rabbits on Okunoshima island in Japan. Not that many people want to kill them. In fact tourists from around the world flock to Okunoshima or ‘Rabbit Island’ primarily to visit the thousands of wild rabbits that inhabit the island.

However the rabbits of Okunoshima island weren’t always so revered. In fact the island was once the location of Japan’s secret

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/JqRc6YH7B1M/deserted-islands-story-map.html

Uber and Lyft in San Francisco

Category: Google Maps | Jun 14, 2017

In the Fall of 2016, on an average Friday, Uber and Lyft made more than 200,000 journeys. A new data visualization, Uber and Lyft in San Francisco, allows you to explore the combined usage of Lyft and Uber in San Francisco during Fall 2016 on an interactive map.

The map shows in which areas of the city the two ride-share services are used the most. You can explore the data by day of the week

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/pYxcKDocMro/uber-and-lyft-in-san-francisco.html

Street View Cars for Science

Category: Google Maps | Jun 14, 2017

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has teamed up with Google to use Google Maps Street View cars to measure air quality. Google’s Street View cars were equipped with sensors to measure nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide and black carbon as they drove the streets capturing the panoramic Street View imagery for Google Maps.

You can read more about the experiment on EDF’s article, Mapping Air

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0sQVRVJkNOQ/street-view-cars-for-science.html

Hamburg’s Live Transit Map

Category: Google Maps | Jun 14, 2017

You can now follow all the vehicles in Hamburg’s public transport system in real-time on just one interactive map. The HVV Live Map shows the live real-time position of buses, rapid transit and regional trains. It even shows you where the city’s ferries are and where they are going.

Vehicles are shown on the map using moving colored dots. The colors of the dots mirror the official colors of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cz08GBZhgzo/hamburgs-live-transit-map.html

New Google Map of Lynchings

Category: Google Maps | Jun 13, 2017

Between 1877 and 1950 more than 4,000 African Americans were lynched in the United States. The Equal Justice Initiative has collaborated with Google to launch an in-depth examination of this terrible episode in American history. A Lynching in America includes interviews, audio recordings and reports into the history of lynchings in the United States. It also includes an interactive map

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