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Mapping the Global Terrorism Database

Category: Google Maps | Aug 6, 2014

I recently suggested on Twitter that the Global Terrorism Database might make for a more interesting Torque animated map than all the Twitter related maps which have been so popular lately. The Global Terrorism Database is an open-source database of terrorist attacks around the world from 1970 through 2013.

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, who

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KCxYsXyD_jQ/mapping-global-terrorism-database.html

Mapping Australia’s Immigrants

Category: Google Maps | Aug 5, 2014

Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service, a multilingual broadcasting service for ethnic communities, has mapped the top three birthplaces of immigrants in suburbs and towns across Australia.

Where Australia’s Immigrants Were Born uses 2011 census data with the Mapbox mapping platform to visualize the countries of births of Australian immigrants. The article actually contains a series of maps,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zhbSNlON3xo/mapping-australias-immigrants.html

Google Maps Lands on the Moon & Mars

Category: Google Maps | Aug 5, 2014

Google Maps now lets you explore the Moon and Mars. To visit either the Moon or Mars open the new look Google Maps and to switch to ‘Earth’ (or satellite view) and zoom out on the map until you see the whole globe. The Moon and Mars should now appear as options at the bottom of your screen.

If you are finding it difficult to find the Moon or Mars then try these direct links – Moon & Mars.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hAmB_JOp_1Q/google-maps-lands-on-moon-mars.html

Putting Google Places on the Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 5, 2014

The Google Places library is a great resource to populate a map with local businesses, restaurants, cafes and points of interest. The Places Library allows you to display nearby categorized venues, venue details (including address, opening hours & customer reviews) and display photos of the venue.

There are lots of ways you can use the Places library on a Google Map. Here are a few maps which

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/31mu5IN6Dac/putting-google-places-on-map.html

Real-Time Wind Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Aug 5, 2014

Cameron Beccario’s earth.nullschool.net uses D3.js to create an interactive globe that displays wind speeds in near real-time.

Since its release Cameron has continued to add more and more functions to the map. If you select the ‘earth’ title in the bottom left-hand corner of the site you can access a menu which allows you to change the map projection and to visualize other types of animated

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/P6OajrxqQrU/real-time-wind-mapping.html

Ground Overlays Make Beautiful Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 4, 2014

I really like Disney’s Walt Disney World map which uses the Google Maps API’s¬†Ground Overlay¬†feature to overlay a custom made static map on top of the Google Maps base layer. This is a great way to create an impressive looking, distinctive map.

Of course to create such a good looking map you need to start with a good custom designed static map. This might be why this feature is probably most

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/y6U6wnj_bMs/ground-overlays-make-beautiful-maps.html

Mickey Mouse Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Aug 4, 2014

Walt Disney World are using the Google Maps API to provide an impressive interactive map of the Orlando resort. The Explore Walt Disney World Resort map allows you to explore the resort by park and resort and to search for individual rides and attractions.

The map uses custom text labels and custom designed markers to create a very distinctive map. What makes the map really distinctive is the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/yOOrhgqddGk/the-mickey-mouse-map.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Aug 3, 2014

OSM Then and Now allows you to view OpenStreetMap coverage around the world in 2007 side-by-side with today’s OpenStreetMap.

OpenStreetMap was started in the UK in 2004. OSM Then and Now shows that
by 2007 OpenStreetMap was still a largely European project. By 2007
European cities, such as London, Amsterdam and Berlin had been
comprehensively mapped. Conversely coverage in the rest of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/P5G71qcuyh8/maps-of-week.html

A New Type of Tourist Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 3, 2014

Taxi Stockholm has created a new kind of tourist map. A map which uses data from millions of taxi trips taken in Stockholm to identify the city’s favorite destinations.

Taxi Trails has taken the data from all of Stockholm’s GPS enabled cabs and used the Google Maps API to create a heat-map of taxi destinations in the Swedish capital. Taxi Stockholm believe that this heat-map is not only a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/iT14d_6sYRU/a-new-type-of-tourist-map.html

Mapbox Mars

Category: Google Maps | Aug 2, 2014

I don’t think this is new (in fact I’m pretty sure I’ve seen at least two of these maps before) but I do like this neat collection of Mapbox created Mars maps by Chris Herwig.

Mars contains seven beautiful maps of Mars built from various NASA collections of imagery of the red planet. The collection also includes two images maps created from imagery collected by the Curiosity Rover.

Lately

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4qOQL4JqJIY/mapbox-mars.html