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The Walksheds of Boston

Category: Google Maps | Apr 29, 2015

Exploring Transit and Driving Behavior in MA examines the effect of Boston’s public transit network on the amount of traffic on Boston’s streets. The article visualizes a number of data-sets on a series of Google Maps to explore how proximity to MBTA transit corridors impacts on the car driving frequency of Boston residents.

The maps include a simple visualization of the walksheds around each

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/QATTs7S27pw/the-walksheds-of-boston.html

The Mapped Guide to Walking in L.A.

Category: Google Maps | Apr 28, 2015

It isn’t true that no one walks in Los Angeles and, despite all claims to the contrary, there are some great places to walk in the city. To help you find those great walks the Los Angeles Times has created the L.A. Walks Map.

The map features walks which have featured in the newspaper’s monthly L.A. Walks series. If you select a marker on the map you can view details on the length, time and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/A82O6IuEVhk/the-mapped-guide-to-walking-in-la.html

The Hyundai Factory Street View Tour

Category: Google Maps | Apr 28, 2015

You can take a fully guided tour of the CAOA Hyundai factory in Brazil thanks to a new narrated Street View tour of the factory

Fabrica Hyundaicaoa takes you on a tour of the factory, allowing you to follow the fully automated journey of the cars as they go from the body shop to the paint shop, through trim and finally to the test center. The whole tour is narrated (in Portuguese) and plays

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6j_6BRg1eBw/the-hyundai-factory-street-view-tour.html

Hello – Planet Earth

Category: Google Maps | Apr 28, 2015

Created for Earth Day 2015 Above the Clouds is billed as a ‘real-time interactive cinematic experience celebrating the Earth’. In truth it isn’t really real-time (apart from the fact that you actually watch it in real time) and there is very little interactivity.

However Above the Clouds is very cinematic. The site uses a WebGL globe with text from Carl Sagan and music from Sean Beeson to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1ca6Q-3-3NM/hello-planet-earth.html

Basketball Shooting Heatmaps

Category: Google Maps | Apr 27, 2015

Last week Maps Mania linked to CartoDB’s Referee Map, an animated heatmap of one soccer referee’s movements during a
soccer game. The map uses CartoDB’s Torque library to animate the
referee’s heat map over the ninety minutes of a single match.

Player heatmaps are obviously very popular in other sports. In the NBA shooting heatmaps can be used to reveal the individual shooting patterns of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fdPt0ye_mbw/basketball-shooting-heatmasp.html

Map of the Dead

Category: Google Maps | Apr 27, 2015

The cemeteries of Chicago are home to a number of famous & infamous figures from history. The Chicago Tribune’s Tour of the Dead is a handy guide to anyone interested in visiting the final resting places of some of the individuals who have helped influence Chicago and the world.

The map includes some of Chicago’s infamous gangsters, such as Al Capone and Sam Giancana. From the world of films &

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nZFPcT44I9s/map-of-dead.html

Mapping London & Berlin’s Squatting History

Category: Google Maps | Apr 27, 2015

The London Squats Archive is a Leaflet map dedicated to archiving evicted squats in London. The project is not a map of current squats, to minimize visibility concerns for currently occupied spaces, but is solely concerned with documenting squats which no longer exist.

If you select a squat’s marker on the map you can view details about when the building was squatted, for what purpose and the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TbxZCA8V92Y/mapping-london-berlins-squatting-history.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Apr 26, 2015

There were two real stand-out maps this week, NASA’s 3d map of the Vesta asteroid and Refugee Republic’s map of Domiz Refugee Camp.

Domiz Refugee Camp in Iraqi Kurdistan was established in April 2012 to
host Syrian Kurds. The camp was originally built to house 38,135 people.
It is currently home to 57,953 refugees. As the number of refugees has
grown the camp has gradually transformed from

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ZDDW0xZ_oTs/the-maps-of-week_26.html

Why Your Street Has That Name

Category: Google Maps | Apr 25, 2015

Back in 2013 Noah Veltman released a History of San Francisco Place Names. This map started a trend in etymology mapping. Now interactive maps are springing up all over the world whose only purpose is to explain the origin of city place & street names.

Famostrato – Personajes históricos de las calles de Madrid is a new Spanish map which explains the origins of street names in the Spanish

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IrtdDEAJUNE/why-your-street-has-that-name.html

Mapping Life in a Refugee Camp

Category: Google Maps | Apr 24, 2015

Domiz Refugee Camp in Iraqi Kurdistan was established in April 2012 to host Syrian Kurds. The camp was originally built to house 38,135 people. It is currently home to 57,953 refugees. As the number of refugees has grown the camp has gradually transformed from a temporary refuge into a makeshift town,

Refugee Republic has created an online documentary about the camp, using the Leaflet.js

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9gFp_iftgV4/mapping-life-in-refugee-camp.html