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Every Wind Farm in America

Category: Google Maps | Aug 14, 2017

The American wind energy industry is expanding very quickly. Over $143 billion has been invested in new wind energy projects in the United States in the last 10 years. You can view how the number of wind farms has grown in the USA since the 1980’s on a new interactive map from the American Wind Energy Association.

The AWEA’s new U.S. Wind Industry Map shows the location of every utility scale

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HtQJohYcEjU/every-wind-farm-in-america.html

DC’s Historical Street View

Category: Google Maps | Aug 14, 2017

From 1948 to 1952 John P. Wymer systematically photographed every single neighborhood in Washington DC. The result is an incredible historical record of the American capital in the mid-twentieth century.

Wymer’s DC allows you to view all 4,000 images in the John P. Wymer Photograph Collection superimposed on top of Google Maps Street View. This allows you to directly compare the Washington DC

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ChB1amNAyU0/dcs-historical-street-view.html

How Does Your Neighborhood Rank?

Category: Google Maps | Aug 14, 2017

Last week Beñat Arregi released a series of interactive maps showing how Airbnb customers rank  the neighborhoods where they have stayed. After staying in a Airbnb property visitors are asked to give feedback on the property and on the neighborhood where it is located.

The aggregated ratings made by guests for each listing on Airbnb is publicly available. This means that you can use the Airbnb

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3VT-1FyXucQ/how-does-your-neighborhood-rank.html

Mapping Cabs in NYC

Category: Google Maps | Aug 12, 2017

Back in 2014 Chris Whong created an impressive interactive map using New York Taxi Data. Chris’ map provided a great insight into the daily life of one New York taxi driver. The impressive amount of data released by the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission however has other stories to tell about life and people in the Big Apple.

For example, Esri’s John Nelson has created a story map looking at

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9neA28wu4TI/mapping-cabs-in-nyc.html

Subway Specs

Category: Google Maps | Aug 11, 2017

New York architect Candy Chan was amazed to discover that there are no three-dimensional plans of New York subway stations. She therefore decided to create her own. The result is X-Ray Area Maps, a series of beautifully drawn bird’s eye view illustrations of subway stations which reveal the tunnels, platforms and escalators which exist under New York’s streets.

Each of the five 3d plans

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/k6PPomwdlPs/subway-specs.html

Transgender Laws and Persecution

Category: Google Maps | Aug 10, 2017

The Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project has mapped laws affecting the lives of trans people in countries around the world. The map allows users to better understand both the legal situation and the actual social application of these law in 126 countries across the globe.

If you select a country on the Legal and Social Mapping interactive map you can read a detailed overview of the legal,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fvI4_-tCqXw/transgender-laws-and-persecution.html

North or South? The Fast Food Decides

Category: Google Maps | Aug 10, 2017

After centuries of causing untold misery around the world the British have finally struck on a way to settle territorial disputes in a fair and disinterested manner.

It’s called the ‘Fast Food Method’.

Let me explain …

In recent years British geographers have discovered that most geopolitical issues can be solved by plotting the geographical distribution and density of fast food

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TW_OjOW3rYs/north-or-south-fast-food-decides.html

Stinking Neighborhoods on Airbnb

Category: Google Maps | Aug 9, 2017

Have you ever wondered how visitors from out of town rate your neighborhood? There is an easy way to find out. You just have to ask Airbnb customers.

The Airbnb feedback section includes an option for guests to rate the area in which they have been staying. After their visit Airbnb guests rate the neighborhood using a star based system. The aggregated rating made by guests for each listing

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ZDD_YxaPgwc/stinking-neighborhoods-on-airbnb.html

The Sound of Global Protest

Category: Google Maps | Aug 9, 2017

Cities and Memory has created the first sound map to document the different soundscapes of political protest around the world. The map includes sound recordings made during protests in 27 different countries. It allows you to listen to Americans protesting against Donald Trump, Icelanders demonstrating against the collapse of the country’s banks and the English protesting against Brexit.

You

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tOWoZ1YsHJk/the-sound-of-global-protest.html

Spying on the Spy Planes – Part Two

Category: Google Maps | Aug 8, 2017

Some of the most memorable interactive maps of 2016 were the ones created by Buzzfeed to illustrate their Spies in the Skies investigation into the use of spy planes by the FBI and the DHS.

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security make daily flights over American cities in spy planes equipped with high-resolution video cameras and cell phone tracking equipment. In their investigation

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/c78mNH6CbWg/spying-on-spy-planes-part-two.html