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The Game of Thrones Tracking Map

Category: Google Maps | May 25, 2016

Despite all the sterling work by the LOTR Project to create interactive maps of Middle Earth the most mapped fictional landscape in the fantasy world has to be Westeros.

If you don’t believe me here is just a selection of some of the Game of Thrones interactive maps that have featured on Maps Mania in the last two years:

Game of Thrones: The Kings Road Map
A Map of Ice and Fire
The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HGynSTDuDQE/the-game-of-thrones-tracking-map.html

Rural Life on Map & Film

Category: Google Maps | May 25, 2016

Over the last year I’ve lost more than a few hours browsing through the BFI’s interactive map of Britain on Film. The map is an amazing way to step back in time by finding and watching vintage film footage of locations throughout the UK.

Britain on Film contains thousands of vintage films from all over the UK which you can search for by location and then watch for free. This collection of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OYFWjrfxyCA/rural-life-on-map-film.html

The Nice Guys Maps of 1970’s LA

Category: Google Maps | May 24, 2016

The Nice Guys, starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, is set in 1970’s Los Angeles. If you want to re-familiarize yourself with LA in the ’70’s before seeing the movie then you should take a look at The Nice Guys Map.

This Google Map takes you on a little tour of some of LA’s most famous locations, including the Sunset Strip, the Hollywood Sign and Venice Beach. Each of the featured

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/y4MxdoTA5tU/the-nice-guys-maps-of-1970s-la.html

Bird Spotting on the Okavango

Category: Google Maps | May 24, 2016

In May of last year a group of explorers and scientists traveled down the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The aim of the expedition was to find new species and collect data on the environment of this mighty river.

Thanks to National Geographic’s Into the Okavango you can follow the progression of the expedition and explore the Okavango yourself via an interactive map. Into the Okavango is an

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/FHyhm3JIxh8/bird-spotting-on-okavango.html

Put the Wind Beneath Your Maps

Category: Google Maps | May 24, 2016

You can now add animated wind layers to your maps thanks to a new API from Windyty.

Windyty is an animated wind forecast map based on NOAA wind data. It allows you to view forecast wind patterns for the next five days on top of an interactive 3d globe. The map includes a number of other animated weather layers (including cloud cover and temperature) and allows you to view animated
wind

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UdDRyiW-LEk/put-wind-beneath-your-maps.html

Mesmerizing Commuting Maps

Category: Google Maps | May 23, 2016

Mark Evans has used the Google Maps API to create a hypnotic visualization of commuting flows, showing the distances and ‘journeys’ that American’s make to and from work.

Using the ACS Commute Map you can zoom in on any U.S. county and view an animated map showing where people live and work. The maps don’t show the actual journeys that commuters make but do give a great sense of how town and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eKhU7k0c3L4/mesmerizing-commuting-maps.html

Turtle Tracking Maps

Category: Google Maps | May 23, 2016

The WWF Species Tracker is a wonderful Google Map which allows you to follow the movements of a number of animals around the world. The map includes mapped tracks of a number of polar bears, yellowfin tuna, jaguars and whales. However, on World Turtle Day, you will probably want to use the map to follow the movements of marine turtles.

The World Wildlife Fund tracks several populations of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/GJrXVHw4iaU/turtle-tracking-maps.html

Map Reporting in Local Government

Category: Google Maps | May 23, 2016

There seems to be a mini resurgence in the use of interactive maps by local government as a means to gather information from residents about environmental problems in their neighborhoods.

In the early days of the Google Maps API a number of ‘pothole’ maps emerged. These, usually non-government, maps were developed to allow anyone to report where roads needed urgent repair. Interactive maps are

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/W36xynx38nw/map-reporting-in-local-government.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | May 22, 2016

This week Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger created an interesting mapped data visualization exploring the demographics of Zurich neighborhoods. The visualization centers around the magically transformation of bus route lines into interactive line graphs, in order to highlight the demographic differences between the different neighborhoods.

The interactive map in Zürichs Gegensätze presents two

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/uz-9tVU7dEk/maps-of-week_22.html

Bike to Work Color Wheels

Category: Google Maps | May 21, 2016

DataShine has created an interesting visualization of commuting journeys made by bike in a number of UK cities. The map uses data from the 2011 census to show the number of bike commuters between different neighborhoods.

The flow lines on the Great British Bike to Work map show neighborhood to neighborhood biked commutes which are made by more than 24 people. The colors of the flow lines on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hUaCTDFIja8/bike-to-work-color-wheels.html