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Mapping the World at War

Category: Google Maps | Apr 11, 2017

Since 1969 the indigenous people of Indonesia’s Papua and West Papua states have been fighting for independence. Some estimates suggest that more than 100,000 people have died in the struggle. Unfortunately this is just one of many long ongoing conflicts around the world which go largely ignored in the west.

IRIN, the non-profit humanitarian news and analysis team, wants to draw attention to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cqVFsXWpHe8/mapping-world-at-war.html

Analyzing OpenStreetMap Stats

Category: Google Maps | Apr 11, 2017

Mapbox has released a series of interactive mapping tools which allow you to analyse and visualize user contributions and edits to the OpenStreetMap mapping platform. These map tools were developed by Jennings Anderson, a PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder. He developed the tools while working as a Mapbox Research Fellow researching OpenStreetMap contributors and quality.

You

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The FedEx Sound Tracking Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 10, 2017

Most of the large delivery companies provide live tracking maps which allow you to follow the progress of your order while it is on route to your house. FedEx has taken this useful service and turned it into a work of artful cartography with its very own original soundtrack.

FedEx SoundTrack uses your order tracking number to show you the progress of your parcel on a map of the USA. While you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bLut6ZcFwr0/the-fedex-sound-tracking-map.html

5000 Vintage Maps of New York

Category: Google Maps | Apr 10, 2017

There is now a new way to find and discover old vintage maps of New York. The New York Public Library has a large collection of historical maps of the city. Most of these maps have been geo-rectified, which means that they can be viewed using an interactive mapping platform such as Google Maps.

You can now browse and search this collection using the NYPL’s new Maps by Decade map search

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/sxIj32hQFCI/5000-vintage-maps-of-new-york.html

Mapping Urbanization in China

Category: Google Maps | Apr 10, 2017

The New York Times has created an impressive mapped visualization showing the incredible rate of urbanization in China’s Pearl River Delta. Just thirty years ago this area was mainly rural farmland and waterways. Since then the city of Guangzhou and surrounding industrial towns have all grown at an incredibly rate. The city and towns have now all merged to create one huge industrial urban

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3tdSkEReQGs/mapping-urbanization-in-china.html

deck.gl – Visualizing Data on a Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 8, 2017

Uber’s deck.gl data visualization framework provides a number of ways to visualize geographical data on top of an interactive map. The framework is used by Uber to help visualize its internal data. It is also available to all other developers under an open license.

deck.gl essentially provides a number of JavaScript layers which can be used with an interactive map to create WebGL data

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Qc_DxmlYClg/deckgl-visualizing-data-on-map.html

Find a Bike Route

Category: Google Maps | Apr 7, 2017

BikeRoll is a new bike route planning application which can help you find the best way to get from A to B on two wheels. The application provides an easy to use map tool to find, plan and save bike routes.

BikeRoll has a simple and intuitive interface which is designed to make planning a bike route as easy as possible. You can request a bike route by simply clicking twice on the map to set

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-tZ3XvC_73s/find-bike-route.html

The World’s Highest Mountains

Category: Google Maps | Apr 6, 2017

Peaks and Valleys is an impressive 3D tour of the Earth’s tallest mountains and deepest canyons. This Esri Story Map takes you on a journey from the tip of Mount Everest to the world’s lowest valleys, desert basins and inland seas.

As you scroll through Peaks and Valleys the map automatically flies around the world to show each continent’s highest mountains in glorious 3D. If you want to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Fbds6FqQOjs/the-worlds-highest-mountains.html

Air Pollution Near Schools

Category: Google Maps | Apr 6, 2017

Greenpeace has released a map showing all nurseries and schools in England and Wales that are located near dangerously polluted roads. Currently there are at least 2,092 educational institutions that are within 150 metres of a road breaching the legal limit for NO2 pollution.

Greenpeace’s Road Pollution map shows the pollution levels of motorways and A roads and the locations of schools and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rVL-devPuIQ/air-pollution-near-schools.html

The Water Quality of US Streams & Rivers

Category: Google Maps | Apr 5, 2017

A new interactive map from the USGS allows you to see whether the water quality of US streams and rivers has improved or decreased over the last few decades. The Water-Quality Changes in the Nation’s Streams and Rivers map shows water quality trends in waterways since the beginning of the 1970’s.

The colored arrows on the USGS map show which streams and rivers have improved in water quality

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fCy05nSK1T4/the-water-quality-of-us-streams-rivers.html