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The Hand-Drawn Map Style

Category: Google Maps | Apr 1, 2014

Here at MapBox Mania we love some of the custom map styles that OpenStreetMap developers have designed. So today we want to share three of our favorite custom map styles created with OpenStreetMap map tiles.

The Hand Drawn Map of Toulouse uses TileMill to customize the look of OpenStreetMap to create a beautiful hand-drawn styled map. It is the lovingly created detail on this map that help

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aUG_3gwq-yg/the-hand-drawn-map-style.html

Pokémon Challenge – Spoilers!

Category: Google Maps | Apr 1, 2014

By now you have probably heard about the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge. Google has hidden 150 Pokémon characters on Google Maps. If you explore Google Maps on Android and iOS devices you can begin your quest to become a Pokémon Master by hunting down all the 150 Pokémon characters hidden around the world on Google Maps.

Unfortunately not everyone is cut out to become a Pokémon Master. Luckily

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lsr2Jpr3BZI/pokemon-challenge-spoilers.html

Live Streaming Street View on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Mar 31, 2014

Live streaming Street View is coming soon to Google Maps. The new imagery will be similar to the present Street View only, instead of using still images, it will involve real-time streaming images. Once the new streaming Street View goes live you will be able to click on Google Maps and actual see what is happening at a location live and in real-time.

Here’s a little background on this story:

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0xPnxj56Pag/live-streaming-street-view-on-google.html

Google Maps Pokémon Challenge

Category: Google Maps | Mar 31, 2014

Google has finally added the location of wild Pokémon to Google Maps. Google Maps on Android and iOS is now populated with 150 Pokémon.

What’s more you can use Google Maps to capture the Pokémon and enter the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge. The 150 Pokémon are located throughout the world, so you will have to be a Pokémon Master to capture them all. If you need a little help in getting started

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YN34mou_0Vw/google-maps-pokemon-challenge.html

Depth in Street View

Category: Google Maps | Mar 31, 2014

You must have seen Urban Jungle by now. Urban Jungle is a fantastic website that allows you to view Street View scenes enhanced with some virtual jungle greenery. The effect is possible because of undocumented depth data stored in
Street View. Urban Jungle is able to use that data to create a depth map
which can be used to plot geometry and sprites in the 3d space of the
Street View panorama

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-_nIDRXvkig/depth-in-street-view.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Mar 30, 2014

This clever map uses the underlying data for roads in OpenStreetMap to calculate the road orientation patterns for any location. Using the map you can zoom in on any area of the world and a rose diagram displays the road orientation distribution within the current map bounds.

The VeloViewer interactive map allows you to view the road
direction pattern for any district or city in the world.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lhjFbmZeDAk/the-maps-of-week_30.html

The World Map of Oil and Gas Exploitation

Category: Google Maps | Mar 30, 2014

Drilling Maps is a crowd-sourced map of health and safety issues near oil and gas operations. The map documents water & air quality pollution, and other issues related to oil and gas operations. The map also contains a vast amount of data about the location of oil and gas drilling sites and gas pipelines around the world.

The green markers on the map are oil and gas drilling sites, the pink

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lRdegp24WIk/the-world-map-of-oil-and-gas.html

Adding Depth to the London Tube Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 29, 2014

Harry Beck’s London Underground map is rightly lauded as an iconic landmark in the history of transit map design. However Harry Beck’s tube map is missing two important features: depth and live trains.

Luckily Bruno Imbrizi’s Experiment No.7 overcomes this deficiency in Harry Beck’s famous map. Experiment No.7 uses the three.js library to create a 3d map of the London Underground, with tube

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nq8Emff2Z5I/adding-depth-to-london-tube-map.html

Google Naps

Category: Google Maps | Mar 29, 2014

It only takes one letter to go viral. I’ve been watching Google Naps for the last few days and it has very quickly become more and more populated with user suggested locations of where you can go to have a quiet nap.

Google Naps doesn’t exactly strike me as fulfilling a need that the world has been crying out for. So why has it so quickly become so popular? Do we really need a map to help find

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lWOD0SUR3Zc/google-naps.html

The Musical New York Metro Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 28, 2014

MTA.me Conductor has turned Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 New York subway map into a real-time string instrument. The map visualizes in real-time trains moving on the MTA subway network and plays a note every time a subway train crosses the track of another train.

Every minute the application checks for new trains launched from their end stations.
The trains are then animated along the subway line

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/kYnid-HomSI/the-musical-new-york-metro-map.html