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Video Journey Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Oct 21, 2016

A new website allows you to to take a virtual boat journey down the Seine, a street car ride through San Francisco or a bus journey around London. Videomapia is an interactive map of videoed road, boat and train trips around the world. The map allows you to watch videos of short trips around cities and follow along with the journey on a synchronized Leaflet map.

The markers on the global

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Q53vt4_7DnY/video-journey-mapping.html

Signs of Luxembourg

Category: Google Maps | Oct 21, 2016

The University of Luxembourg wants to map the linguistic landscape of Luxembourg. They want to see how written languages are represented in public spaces and how different kinds of signs, languages and lettering help to create the linguistic landscape of a place or community.

They have therefore devised a citizen science project to help map the use of different languages in signs throughout

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/c2F3OvN3FXM/signs-of-luxembourg.html

How to Add 3D Buildings to a Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 20, 2016

Mapbox has now added an example of 3d buildings to the Mapbox GL JS documentation. The Display Buildings in 3D example map provides you with all the code you need to use extrusions to display 3d buildings in a Mapbox GL map.

One thing missing from the example map is the light properties that control the lighting of the 3D buildings: light color, intensity, position, and anchor. These light

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wFyB8K6fcUo/how-to-add-3d-buildings-to-map.html

Mapping Human Colonies on Mars

Category: Google Maps | Oct 20, 2016

Recently National Geographic has started using Leaflet.js to provide interactive versions of the beautiful supplemental posters issued with each months National Geographic magazine. The September poster, exploring life in the Pacific Ocean off British Columbia, is available to view in the British Columbia Supplement.

The October print edition of the National Geographic includes a double sided

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aAwsi8Mbmj4/mapping-human-colonies-on-mars.html

Redlining Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 19, 2016

The Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) was a government-sponsored corporation created as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. Its purpose was to refinance home mortgages, which were in default, in order to help prevent foreclosures.

The HOLC is often cited as starting the practice of mortgage redlining. Redlining is the process of denying services to residents of certain areas

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CAljLiLpy7Q/redlining-maps.html

3D Buildings in the Sun

Category: Google Maps | Oct 18, 2016

Mapbox has created another great demo showcasing the new 3d buildings feature available in Mapbox GL. This new map demonstrates how you can use shading & lighting with 3d buildings to create depth and reflect different lighting conditions.

The extrusion lighting demo map in Shading and lighting 3D features in Mapbox GL JS includes three controls. These controls allow you to change the colors

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/RBzDvj6GlYM/3d-buildings-in-sun.html

Mapping Fracking Demands on Water

Category: Google Maps | Oct 18, 2016

Over 350 billion gallons of water are used in hydraulic fracturing in the United States. Unfortunately over half of the wells hydraulically fractured in the last five years are in areas of high or extremely high water stress, including water basins in Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and California.

Ceres has released an interactive map to show the locations of hydraulic fracturing well locations and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/RmAeQRLy8CA/mapping-fracking-demands-on-water.html

Category: Google Maps | Oct 18, 2016

NATO has released a new interactive map to help explain how the organization functions and operates around the world. NATO on the Map allows you to view which countries belong to the alliance, countries it works in partnership with and its operations around the world.

The map includes two main map views a Google Maps aerial view and a Cesium powered 3D view.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0fvmuijU23k/nato-has-released-new-interactive-map.html

Mapping NATO’s Global Operations

Category: Google Maps | Oct 18, 2016

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was set up after World War II as an alliance of European and North American countries. Its aim was to safeguard the member countries by agreeing to a policy of mutual defense.

NATO has released a new interactive map to help explain how the organization functions and how and where it operates around the world. NATO on the Map allows you to view

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0fvmuijU23k/nato-has-released-new-interactive-map.html

Vancouver’s 3D Building Zones

Category: Google Maps | Oct 17, 2016

Last week Mapbox revealed their new extrusion properties for data layers in Mapbox GL JS. These new extrusion properties allow you to create 3d buildings (extruding buildings by their number of floors) or other 3d data visualizations on a map using your own data layers.

Robert White has already used Mapbox’s new 3d buildings option to create the impressive Vancouver Zoning Map. Robert’s map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rrVULaDv02A/vancouvers-3d-building-zones.html