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What Each State is Reading

Category: Google Maps | Jan 23, 2018

Last year Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was the top selling novel on Kindle in every state apart from Ohio and Utah. The states that read the most books, based on Kindle’s most readers per state population, are nearly all northern states.

2017 – The Year in Books is an Amazon data visualization of the top selling fiction and non-fiction books in the USA last year. The visualization

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/a8ZxewOWidg/what-each-state-is-reading.html

Russia’s World Cup Stadiums

Category: Google Maps | Jan 23, 2018

This year Russia are hosting the 21st FIFA World Cup. Twelve stadiums will be used in the competition. Five of these will be entirely new stadiums. One, the Volgograd Arena, will be entirely rebuilt and one, the Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg, is being upgraded for the tournament.

All but one of the stadiums are in European Russia, west of the Ural Mountains, so that the competing teams

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/uRrL9kvodCU/russias-world-cup-stadiums.html

The UK’s Most Dangerous Roads

Category: Google Maps | Jan 23, 2018

The top 13 most dangerous roads in the UK are all in London. But it is isn’t just London’s roads which are potential death traps.
Last year 1,792 deaths were recorded in road traffic accidents in the UK, this is up 4 per cent on the previous year.

You can view the 50 most dangerous roads in Britain on a new map. The Most Dangerous Roads in Britain map shows the British roads with the highest

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hTHqMoJhKgo/the-uks-most-dangerous-roads.html

How Far Can You Get in Ten Minutes?

Category: Google Maps | Jan 22, 2018

TravelTime is a very handy tool for working out how far you can travel in a certain time. It allows you to find areas you can reach by walking, cycling, driving or accessing by public transport in a set amount of time.

If you share your location with TravelTime you can view an isochrone map
showing you how far you can travel using different lengths of time. For example,  you can select to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/PAXuKdQeuKM/how-far-can-you-get-in-ten-minutes.html

Mapping the World’s Favorite Songs

Category: Google Maps | Jan 22, 2018

The Pudding has mapped the world’s most popular songs on one interactive map. The Pudding’s Cultural Borders of Songs map uses data from YouTube to visualize what people are most listening to around the world.

The map replaces the world’s place-name labels with map labels which reveal the most popular songs in each part of the globe. Countries and states are also colored on the map by song.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Q6b6nj9rnUU/mapping-worlds-favorite-songs.html

Poles of Inaccessibility

Category: Google Maps | Jan 22, 2018

A pole of inaccessibility is the furthest point on the Earth from a point of accessibility. It is most often used to describe a point in an ocean which is the most distant from a coastline. However it could also be used, for example, to describe the point in a country which is the furthest distance from the sea.

Atlas Obscura has worked out a number of Poles of Inaccessibility. Their

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YPi-m8eSjrM/poles-of-inaccessibility.html

The History of the Russian Empire

Category: Google Maps | Jan 22, 2018

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution Histography has created an interactive map which visualizes Russia’s changing borders from the year 862 right up until the “adoption of Crimea into Russia” in 2014. Russian History looks at centuries of Russia’s history, particularly as to how it has affected the country’s border.

This history map is controlled by an interactive

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6wuDfbM9yoA/the-history-of-russian-empire.html

The First Modern Map of London

Category: Google Maps | Jan 20, 2018

Do you know how many roads there are in the City of London?

None – there are no roads in the City of London.

The reason there are no roads in the City of London is because all those streets paved with gold were named a long time before the word ‘road’ came into use about 250 years ago.

If you don’t believe me then you can search this 1682 map of London for any streets with a ‘road’

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6IkcmN8zY8s/there-are-no-roads-in-london.html

Which Country is Bigger?

Category: Google Maps | Jan 19, 2018

You’re smart.

You know that maps misrepresent the relative size of different countries. In fact you have a perfect mental map of the relative sizes of most of the world’s major countries.

Don’t you?

Let’s find out!

How Accurate is Your Mental Map? is a fun little survey which tests your knowledge of the size of countries around the world. In the survey you are are presented with the maps of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aWnwmf3EUZI/which-country-is-bigger.html

The Scaled Size of the Solar System

Category: Google Maps | Jan 19, 2018

If the Earth was the size of a tennis ball then Neptune would be about 15 miles away. It would also be about 27 cm in diameter (compared to Earth’s 7 cm).

A new interactive map helps explain the size of the solar system by overlaying a scaled representation of the distance from the sun to each of the planets on top of a map of your neighborhood. Basically Solar System Maps shows you how far

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/n282Fiw-VYI/the-scaled-size-of-solar-system.html