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The Christian States of America

Category: Google Maps | Feb 7, 2015

The United States is a wonderful melting pot of people of different races and religious beliefs ruled by a government of Christians. 93 percent of the elected representative of the 114th Congress’ House comes from just the Christian religion.

The Washington Post has created an interactive map showing the Religions of Our Representatives, The map colors each electoral district by the religion

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IZMq8JoBz40/the-christian-states-of-america.html

The New York Subway Bacteria Map

Category: Google Maps | Feb 7, 2015

I’m not quite sure why you would want to do this but you can now search New York subway stations by the bacteria that were found there. Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College found genetic material from 15,152 different species when they sampled DNA at 466 New York subway stations.

The Wall Street Journal has created a searchable map, Mapping the Bacteria in New York’s Subways, which

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vIO1p7M8CzM/the-new-york-subway-bacteria-map.html

Mapping Infrastructure Damage in Ukraine

Category: Google Maps | Feb 7, 2015

The United Nations Development Programme and the Ukrainian NGO Social Boost have collaborated to release a mobile application which allows residents in Donetsk and Lugansk to map damage to buildings.

Using the application residents in in the war-torn region of East Ukraine can upload information and photos of buildings which have been damaged in the fighting. The information can then be used

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/p32jTvEH5ik/mapping-infrastructure-damage-in-ukraine.html

The Jurassic World Interactive Map

Category: Google Maps | Feb 6, 2015

The renowned Jurassic Park entertainment complex has rejected the Google Maps API in favor of the upstart Leaflet.js mapping library. When the world’s favorite dinosaur inhabited theme park decided to create a new online map for Jurassic World they turned not to the mammoth Google brand but instead chose the Microraptor like independent mapping platform of Leaflet.

The Jurassic World Map is a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gYwouHcA-DU/the-jurassic-world-interactive-map.html

The 3d WebGL Spitfire Flight Simulator

Category: Google Maps | Feb 6, 2015

Over the last month the Google Earth Blog has been exploring some of the great 3d games created with the Google Earth API. However now that the Google Earth API is being deprecated it looks like 3d game developers will have to look to other platforms.

WebGL seems to be the format that most 3d globe makers are now moving towards. It wouldn’t be surprising therefore if developers also started

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ISnwX88heQU/the-3d-webgl-spitfire-flight-simulator.html

The Wood Map

Category: Google Maps | Feb 6, 2015

The Woodland Trust is a charity tasked with the protection and conservation of the UK’s native woodland heritage. There are 1,000 Woodland Trust woods across the UK and the charity’s Visiting Woods map is designed to help you find, visit and enjoy these woodland habitats.

The map allows you to search for nearby woods by address and postcode. It is also possible to filter the search results by

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/RODpB1xMIPc/the-wood-map.html

How Mobile Phones Define Cities

Category: Google Maps | Feb 5, 2015

A Tale of Many Cities is a really interesting examination of mobile phone usage in different cities around the world. Using the map it is possible to explore the different spatio-temporal patterns of mobile phone use which emerge in different neighborhoods in the same city.

On each of the city maps you can select and compare mobile phone usage data in different neighborhoods. Select two (or

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bRnox3d6csk/how-mobile-phones-define-cities.html

Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

Category: Google Maps | Feb 5, 2015

I think most of my knowledge about the world is shaped by the lyrics of popular songs. New York, New York will always be a helluva town while London still burns in boredom now.

Spotimap is a CartoDB generated map featuring songs about cities around the world. Click on any city’s musical note shaped marker on the map and you can view a list of songs about the selected city. What’s more, if you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Eo4DjVMm6lE/do-you-know-way-to-san-jose.html

The Land Rover Drivers Map

Category: Google Maps | Feb 5, 2015

When it comes to map based promotional campaigns most car manufacturers opt for a stylish Street View based interactive game. For example, see the car campaigns featured in this post on The Top 5 Street View Car Ads.

For their latest promotional campaign Land Rover has instead chosen to create a social sharing campaign centered around a Mapbox generated satellite map. Well Storied invites Land

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wVQ4JSg0N2A/the-land-rover-drivers-map.html

3d Elevation Profiles

Category: Google Maps | Feb 4, 2015

Mapbox has created a really great cycle route planning map for Washington DC which also provides a 3d dimensional elevation profile of the route.

Capital Bikeshare allows you to drop two markers on a map to set your starting point and destination. It then works out a cycling route between the closest Capital Bikeshare destination to your starting point and the closest station to your

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ycAATwifFIY/3d-elevation-profiles.html