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Sentiment Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Oct 29, 2014

Twitter is a great resource for researching language use and people’s moods. The Geography of Hate, by Dr. Monica Stephens of Humboldt State University, is one of the best examples of a map which analyses Twitter messages to identify specific sentiments.

The Geography of Hate map shows the rough location of every geocoded tweet in the United
States, from June 2012 – April 2013, which

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/XO69DMfw3i4/sentiment-mapping.html

The New Zealand Dot Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 28, 2014

Mapping the Young Adults of New Zealand is a density dot map visualizing the population change of young Kiwis between 2001 and 2013.
Each dot on the map signifies the increase or decrease of one person aged between 20-34 in a census unit. The map also allows you to view the population growth and decreases of all ages.

Looking at the ‘all ages’ data the map reveals that both in urban areas and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zq1I-69DCGM/the-new-zealand-dot-map.html

Mapping the Hills of San Francisco

Category: Google Maps | Oct 28, 2014

This San Francisco Streets by Slope map shows you the location of San Francisco’s steepest streets and also shows you how you can route around them. The map can therefore be used as a quick guide to avoiding the city’s biggest hills.

Roads on the map are colored by the gradient of the climb. Red indicates the steepest streets and the flattest streets are shown in green. If you click on two

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/luJRDn2Wz2c/mapping-hills-of-san-francisco.html

Mapping the End of Slavery

Category: Google Maps | Oct 28, 2014

Visualizing Emancipation is an interactive map exploring the emancipation of four million
slaves during the American Civil War. The map allows users to explore and discover patterns in the end of southern slavery through the use of contemporary documents and primary sources.

The map calls these patterns of emancipation ‘event types’ and Visualizing Emancipation allows you to view these

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kjwTV_lgUck/mapping-end-of-slavery.html

Tube Tongues

Category: Google Maps | Oct 28, 2014

Oliver O’Brien’s London Tube Stats map is a fascinating analysis of traffic at all of London’s Underground stations. Using the map you can view a wealth of data on the number of customers and journeys made from each station on the London Underground for different times and days of the week.

The London Tube Stats map also includes a spoken languages overlay, which allows you to view the second

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5TUaBFquryM/tube-tounges.html

Fracking California

Category: Google Maps | Oct 27, 2014

Faces of Fracking is an investigation into how the impacts of fracking are being felt in California.

This story map visualization, built using d3.js, plots the locations of the 532 oil & gas wells in the LA Basin. As you scroll through the investigation the map also plots the number of pounds of toxic chemicals released at each fracking site.

Continue scrolling and the map zooms out to show

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0OnkmXMsnpo/fracking-california.html

The Global Hot News Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 27, 2014

Heatmap News is a heat map showing the concentration of global news stories indexed by Google News. The map is a great way to determine where major news events are currently taking place around the world.

The map uses the Google Maps API Heatmap Layer to visualize current news hot-spots. For example, at the time of writing, the map shows news hot-spots for the Ukraine elections, for news

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/oJ5ccftOo1Q/the-global-hot-news-map.html

The Global Flight Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 27, 2014

This Air Traffic map is a beautiful visualization of aircraft routes around the world. The map simply plots all international and domestic passenger air routes across the globe using green lines on a black background.

Simply by plotting international and domestic flights a fairly clear map of the world emerges. Africa and North & South America can be distinctly seen in the air traffic data.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OdvQwdxxBys/the-global-flight-map.html

The South Australian Road Trip

Category: Google Maps | Oct 26, 2014

South Australia Road Trips consists of five mapped tours of the stunning coastline and wonderful outback of South Australia.

This series of mapped guides, from the South Australian Tourism Commission, uses the Google Maps API to provide tours of the Murray River, Explorer’s Way, the South Australian Coast, South Australia’s wine region and the Southern Ocean Drive.

 Each of the five guides

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9VYOIM7Ik1E/the-south-australian-road-trip.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Oct 26, 2014

Last year there were over 6,000 earthquakes with a magnitude of over 4.5. A Year of Earthquakes is an interactive map plotting all the earthquakes around the world in 2013.

Not only does the map plot every earthquake that occurred last year it
also includes population density and mortality risk layers. Using these
layers it is possible to view where earthquakes are most likely to cause
high

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_LUnSb9ozj8/the-maps-of-week_26.html