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Mapping the Digital Divide

Category: Google Maps | Oct 6, 2014

This map of broadband coverage in Italy shows the percentage of people in the country without broadband. Il Digital Divide in Italia provides a choropleth visualization of 2012 broadband infrastructure down to commune level.

The map shows a picture which is probably common to a lot of countries. In Italy broadband coverage is very good in most large towns and cities and very patchy in more

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UWJIh2AcEtM/mapping-digital-divide.html

The Best Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Oct 5, 2014

Last week’s UN climate
change summit in New York seems to have led to a rise in the global output of
environment maps. This week three environmental maps really caught my eye.

The Changing Global Emissions Map and the FFDAS Map  are two nicely designed maps which visualize CO2 emissions around the world. Using either of the maps you can discover the carbon emissions of any country around the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/04l0KFT0pLk/the-best-maps-of-week.html

Raise a Curtain on the World

Category: Google Maps | Oct 4, 2014

Google’s Photo Sphere is a great way for people around the world to add interactive panoramas to Google Street View.

While running Maps Mania I have come across some truly jaw dropping Photo Spheres that people have added to Google Maps. I have been adding the best Photo Spheres I’ve found to a little personal gallery. I’ve never bothered to post about the gallery before because apart from the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/v6ssJANB8bk/raise-curtain-on-world.html

Britain & the USA Battle to Conquer the World

Category: Google Maps | Oct 4, 2014

Last year there was a popular map doing the rounds which purported to show the ’22 countries which Great Britain had never invaded’. I believe the map was based on the book ‘All the Countries We’ve Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To’ by Stuart Laycock.

The IBT Pulse is obviously worried that the USA is stalling in its efforts to catch up with the militaristic tendencies of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8DANkBn2D3c/britain-usa-battle-to-conquer-world.html

Airbnb Price Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 4, 2014

Our favorite Dutch mapper maps.Amsterdam.nl has created a fascinating Airbnb price map for Amsterdam. Using the map you can find out where the most expensive and cheapest Airbnb properties are concentrated in the city.

The Property Value of Airbnb map plots the nightly rates for staying in Airbnb properties across Amsterdam. Each Airbnb property on the map is colored by price and rather neatly

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WMDH1_q4qbs/airbnb-price-maps.html

Putting ArcheAge on the Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 3, 2014

The Archebox ArcheAge Map is a map of the game world used in the MMORPG ArcheAge. The map includes options to view the location of islands, sunken ships and Northern chests. You can also use it to find the location of merchants, housing zones and other locations important to the game.

Registered users can use the map to add and save their own markers to the map. This feature can be used to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fUfqgZaoFQc/putting-archeage-on-map.html

London’s Calling – The Origins of Punk Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 3, 2014

Not everyone is going to like this map – but I love it. London’s Burning: Punk Rock Origins
is an Esri map featuring the (loose) origins of some of London’s finest punk bands. The map plots the birthplaces of some of the UK’s first punk bands and even allows you to listen to a selection of their finest songs.

I do have two slight niggles with the map. The first is the choice of song for SHAM

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_StvVn_08oY/londons-calling-origins-of-punk-map.html

The Solution to Affordable Housing

Category: Google Maps | Oct 3, 2014

The London property market appears to be an unpoppable bubble.

Even with a six year long stagnant economy and even though not one of London’s 8 million population can actually afford to buy a home in the capital the price of property in London still manages to magically soar and soar.

If you do want to buy a home in London I have a solution. First you need to build a time-machine. You then

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nyFtrF7skYA/the-solution-to-affordable-housing.html

Mapping Native Americans

Category: Google Maps | Oct 2, 2014

Natives of North America is an interactive map of the Native American Nations. Obviously one of the biggest problems in mapping Native American territories is that official boundaries between the Nations did not exist and these territories were constantly shifting.

The map overcome this by creating largely artificial boundaries for the 500 or so native peoples of North America. However the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5gShaG3DDIs/mapping-native-americans.html

The Growth of the Megacities

Category: Google Maps | Oct 2, 2014

There are 28 megacities in the world, cities with a population in excess of 10 million. This Esri map looks at the growth of ten of these megacites around the world over the last century.

The Age of Megacities maps the growth of ten global megacities by examining the expanding urban footprint of each city over the years. For each of the megacities you can view a series of map overlays, showing

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gTy9Y_ZixUI/the-growth-of-megacities.html