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Mapbox Mars

Category: Google Maps | Aug 2, 2014

I don’t think this is new (in fact I’m pretty sure I’ve seen at least two of these maps before) but I do like this neat collection of Mapbox created Mars maps by Chris Herwig.

Mars contains seven beautiful maps of Mars built from various NASA collections of imagery of the red planet. The collection also includes two images maps created from imagery collected by the Curiosity Rover.

Lately

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4qOQL4JqJIY/mapbox-mars.html

Mapping the Deadly Ebola Virus Outbreak

Category: Google Maps | Aug 2, 2014

The UK’s Channel 4 News has released an interactive map which charts the spread of the current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. The map uses Knight Lab’s StoryMapsJS narrative mapping platform to plot the spread of the deadly virus from rural Guinea to Lagos.

The Deadly Spread of Ebola map includes embedded videos of Channel 4 News reports about the current outbreak. The map also includes a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/A6hVccUZ0Yo/mapping-deadly-ebola-virus-outbreak.html

The Global Impact of World War I

Category: Google Maps | Aug 1, 2014

There is no getting away from the fact that there are going to be a lot of World War I related maps created in the next few years. Yesterday I was very impressed with an Esri Story Map which mapped the journey of one Australian soldier’s life from rural Victoria to his death at Gallipoli.

John Henry Cartwright’s Gallipoli Campaign is a very powerful and emotional map because it helps to convey

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/mGjWdImpPdg/the-global-impact-of-world-war-i.html

Happy Birthday Switzerland

Category: Google Maps | Aug 1, 2014

Today is Swiss National Day, a national holiday to mark the signing of the Federal Charter. In early August 1291 three Alpine cantons swore the oath of confederation, an action which is now seen to have been the foundation of Switzerland.

To celebrate Swiss National Day Vasile Coțovanu has released an animated time-line map, Accession of the Cantons to the Swiss Confederation, which shows when

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/pXLdi7EoWx4/happy-birthday-switzerland.html

One Man’s War Remembered

Category: Google Maps | Jul 31, 2014

On the 1st August 1914 Germany declared war on Russia. Germany followed this up, two days, later by declaring war on France. One day later Britain declared war on Germany. The First World War had truly begun.

One hundred years later the pace of World War I mapping is also gathering in momentum. The latest World War I map is this impressive Esri Story Map about one Australian farm-hand’s

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4QzEE7pFISs/one-mans-war-remembered.html

How Good is Your Country?

Category: Google Maps | Jul 31, 2014

My country is the 7th goodest in the world. How good is your country?

The Good Country Index is a recently launched initiative to rank the countries of the world by how much they contribute to the common good of humanity. The index ranks countries in a number of different areas, including science & technology, international peace & security and planet & climate.

The rankings themselves are

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Qwn1sMr56bw/how-good-is-your-country.html

The Oslo to Bergen Trekking Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 31, 2014

Today Bjørn Sandvik set out on an epic trek from Oslo to Bergen in Norway. You can follow Bjørn’s progress live on an impressive Leaflet map. Oslo-Bergen Til Fots (Oslo-Bergen on Foot) shows Bjørn’s live position, photos he has taken on his trek and an elevation profile.

The map on its own is pretty amazing. What is truly awesome, however, is that Bjørn’s blog Thematic Mapping has been

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/z9Mhnqobajc/the-oslo-to-bergen-trekking-map.html

Photos of World War One – Then and Now

Category: Google Maps | Jul 31, 2014

UK real-estate website Rightmove has created an interesting interactive which allows you to compare historical photographs taken during World War I with the same view depicted today in Google Maps Street View.

Then + Now is a series of World War I photos superimposed on top of the same location on Street View. A slide control allows you to swipe back and forth to compare the World War I

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/AT8eK4FvTwA/photos-of-world-war-one-then-and-now.html

The Rudest Places in Australia

Category: Google Maps | Jul 30, 2014

Aussies in the state of South Australia just can’t stop swearing, at least that seems to be the lesson to be learned from their Twitter messages. Languages of Australia is a map showing the languages of geolocated tweets in Australia. It also shows where people used profanities in their Tweets.

The map uses Twitter data from 6th June 2013 until March 14th 2014. It reveals that South Australia

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/INNMQ12Xr5o/the-rudest-places-in-australia.html

Mapping the Histories

Category: Google Maps | Jul 30, 2014

Herodotus, the Father of History, was a fifth century Greek historian. The Histories of Herodotus recounts the origins of the Great War between the Greeks and Persians and the rise of the Persian Empire.

The Hestia Project was set-up to carry out geospatial analysis of Herodotus’s Histories. Part of that project includes this Herodotus Timemap. The Timemap connects the text of the Histories

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/JinUBJfW13c/mapping-histories.html