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Canvas Masking in Leaflet

Category: Google Maps | Mar 28, 2015

Democracy Street is a really interesting map which reveals the etymology of UK streets that have been named after UK politicians. One clever design feature of the map is the use of a masking effect to highlight interactive areas on the map.

All of the featured roads & streets on the map are colored yellow. However the yellow roads on the map don’t show up so well when the map is zoomed out. To

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SModN_l42S4/canvas-masking-in-leaflet.html

The Democratic Road Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 28, 2015

Democracy Street is a new UK map, partly sponsored by the UK parliament, which is attempting to map the influence of democratic history on the country’s place-names. Using the map you can discover which streets in your neighbourhood have been named after a politician or someone else who has been important in some way to the country’s democratic history.

Streets and roads named after an

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CksCldxPwjE/the-democratic-road-map.html

There Are 3D Maps – Then There’s Our Tam

Category: Google Maps | Mar 27, 2015

Our Tam is an amazing WebGL powered 3d map of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. Using the map you can rotate around the mountain and zoom in and out on features with incredible speed. If you view the site in a non-WebGL browser the map degrades gracefully to a 2d Google Map.

The map features a number of markers which allow you to explore stories, photos and videos of the mountain

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tNFvltBJLfU/there-are-3d-maps-then-theres-our-tam.html

Visit the New York of 1609

Category: Google Maps | Mar 27, 2015

It’s been a while since I last traveled back to the New York City of 1609. In the past I’ve always enjoyed my little trips to the forests and creeks of Mannahatta.

The last time I visited the Mannahatta Project you could view a map providing an imagined satellite view of how Manhattan Island might have looked back in 1609. Since that last trip to 1609 New York the project has been renamed the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7Ci6KQ5v__E/visit-new-york-of-1609.html

Berlin Development Plans in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Mar 27, 2015

Last year Berliners had the chance to vote on plans to develop Tempelhofer Feld, the site of the old Templehof Airport. Before the vote the Berliner Morgenpost created a very nice 3d map of the development plans (the development plans were defeated so this visualization is a little out of date now but it still well worth a look).

The Berliner Morgenpost used ViziCities to create 3d map of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3ZedATZURHQ/berlin-development-plans-in-3d.html

Mapping Independent Film Events

Category: Google Maps | Mar 27, 2015

Screening Film is a Google Map of independent film events in the UK. The map can be used by organizers to list independent film screenings & events and by film fans to find independent films showing at venues nearby.

Users can filter the events on the map by date (this week, next week, this month & next month) and by genre of film. If you select a venue on the map the details of the upcoming

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/DjXkRVFe8cM/mapping-independent-film-events.html

Your Invite to the Turf Party

Category: Google Maps | Mar 26, 2015

If you haven’t started playing with Turf.js yet I can only assume that it’s because your invitation somehow got lost in the post. Let’s remedy that now:

This is your formal invitation to the Turf Party. No RSVP necessary.

Turf is an incredibly powerful JavaScript library for performing many common GIS operations in the browser. Turf,jsParty is a great online editor which allows you to play

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/skAp3RYX-LA/your-invite-to-turf-party.html

Rising Rents in Boston Mapped.

Category: Google Maps | Mar 26, 2015

Ungentry has released a nice visualization of rising rents in Boston. Ungentry are a volunteer group using creative technology to solve civic and social problems. One of their main concerns is examining the negative effects of gentrification.

By using three synchronized Leaflet maps side-by-side Ungentry has created an effective tool for comparing Boston housing, income and demographic data

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KH-1WCHOAqo/rising-rents-in-boston-mapped.html

Tracking Shell in the Arctic

Category: Google Maps | Mar 26, 2015

The oil company Shell have neither drilling permits nor any other regulatory approvals to drill in the Chukchi Sea, north of Alaska. Despite this Shell is sailing the drillship Noble Discoverer and the Polar Pioneer, a Transocean semi-submersible drilling rig, towards the Alaskan Arctic.

Greenpeace are doing everything they can to highlight the actions of Shell. This includes tailing Shell’s

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/VCqM8GG7bkk/tracking-shell-in-artic.html

The Maps of Saturday Night Live

Category: Google Maps | Mar 25, 2015

SNL40 is possibly not the most useful map of the week but it is kind of fun. Inspired By Saturday Night Live’s ‘Weekend Update’ SNL40 allows you to view a number of different TileMill created map styles behind your favorite Saturday Night Live comedians.

Change the channel on the TV to flick through the different map styles and presenters. There are six maps in total. If this format of map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/F4cA4GA5bSs/the-maps-of-saturday-night-live.html