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Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Nov 2, 2014

The Seventeenth Century mathematician and philosopher Eilhard Lubinus
was commissioned in 1610 to create a map of Pomerania. Lubinus.pl has
made the inspired decision to use Lubinus’ beautiful Pomerania map as
the basis for a guided tour of the region.

Mapy Lubinusa
uses the Google Maps API to turn Lubinus’ Seventeenth Century map into
an interactive guide for visitors to modern day

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/69W16qamxus/maps-of-week.html

New York Marathon Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 1, 2014

This year spectators can track any individual runner in the New York Marathon. Using the New York Marathon Map you can enter the name or bib number of any participant in the race and view their position and times live on a map of the course.

Each runner in the race will be tracked as they pass each official timing point. You can then view estimated times for the runner to reach the next timing

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cfyDTmvZVds/new-york-marathon-map.html

The Real Estate Map for Ghosts

Category: Google Maps | Nov 1, 2014

One of the most popular websites in Japan has a new take on real estate mapping. Oshimaland is a ‘stigmatized property’ map.

It appears that many house-hunters can be put off buying a property if it has been the location for a gruesome crime, murder or suicide. Because of this squeamishness on the part of house-hunters many real-estate agencies don’t like to advertise the gruesome history of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/AvfkYm-yIFw/the-real-estate-map-for-ghosts.html

How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Category: Google Maps | Oct 31, 2014

1. Locate the Zombie Hordes

Even the most well prepared survivalist sometimes has to leave the safety of the base-camp and venture out on a food run. What you need on these dangerous occasions is a zombie locator map.

If you live in the US then you can use Trulia’s Unnatural Hazards Map. This map provides a handy heat-map of areas infested by the zombie hordes. You can use the map to find the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rWgsD6ek3F4/how-to-survive-zombie-apocalypse.html

The Little Maps of Horror

Category: Google Maps | Oct 31, 2014

Where are the Bodies? is a special Halloween mapped tour of cemeteries and graveyards around the world. So on this Halloween, if you fancy tracking down the ghost of a celebrity, this Esri Story Map can show you where the famous and infamous are buried.

The map shows the final resting place of a number of gangsters and criminals around the world. If the thought of running into the ghost of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/GLqkaEMKT8Q/the-little-maps-of-horror.html

The Crowdsourced Bike Accident Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 30, 2014

Only about 30% of biking accidents are ever reported. This makes it difficult to accurately identify accident hot-spots for cyclists. BikeMaps want to help overcome this problem by providing a centralized reporting system, where cyclists can map the location of cycling incidents.

BikeMaps consists of a Leaflet map of cycling traffic and user submitted cycling incidents. The rider volume layer

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xgOU_7Ar1CM/the-crowdsourced-bike-accident-map.html

The Crowd-Sourced Weather Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 30, 2014

The Netatmo Weather Station for Smartphone is a clever weather monitoring system which measures temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, and noise levels. The monitor connects with your computer or smartphone via WiFi so that you can access all the data recorded via the Netatmo app.

The Netatmo Weather Map allows you to view all the data from Netatmo weather monitoring stations throughout the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fneE-px-R2o/the-crowd-sourced-weather-map.html

Story Mapping Spatial Analysis

Category: Google Maps | Oct 30, 2014

This Story Map from Esri is a really interesting introduction to spatial analysis. The map guides you through some of the spatial analysis that you might undertake if you were planning to open up a new retail store, examining factors such as population, income distribution and travel time which might effect the store’s location.

An Example of Spatial Analysis runs through some of the spatial

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tVwsGlnRkII/story-mapping-spatial-analysis.html

Joined-Up Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 29, 2014

I’ve been very critical lately about the lack of development of the Google Maps JavaScript API. We’ve had to wait a long time for any new features to be added to the API. Today, however, Google has announced a new feature and it’s a good one!

Signed-in Maps allows your users to sign-in to your Google Maps API applications with a Google account. Once signed-in users will be able to see their

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SFx4trn5_zs/joined-up-maps.html

The Continents of Reddit

Category: Google Maps | Oct 29, 2014

The Internet Map is one of my all time favorite maps created with the Google Maps API. The map visualizes the 350,000 largest websites in the world.

The circles on this map represent individual websites on the Internet. The size of the
circle being determined by the amount of traffic on the website, The larger the amount of
traffic, the bigger the circle. The location of websites on the map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eCbdISjwRJ8/the-continents-of-reddit.html