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MapD Tweetmap

MapD Tweetmap | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
Explore millions of tweets with MapD's GPU-powered interactive tweetmap
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map of tweet locations, search hashtags or keywords to find out where tweets are coming from, understanding the location of treading tweets can provide some interesting insights for businesses

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Data visualization of the WHO global status report on Road Safety 2015

Data visualization of the WHO global status report on Road Safety 2015 | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes, according to the World Health Organization's Global status report on road safety 2015. Despite progress, road traffic deaths remain too high.
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Great online mapping application showing statistics of deaths on the roads between different countries and regions. One person every 25 seconds is killed on the roads, it is an incredible number, yet we seem to not recognise or do much about the danger compared to other things.

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Jumper

Jumper | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
Experience the world through Google Street View.
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Experience Google Street View with the twist of added sound, get fully immersed in some of the most interesting Street View places with sound including Stonehenge, The Great Barrier Reef and New York City. Really cool use of Street View!

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Welikia 1609 Map

Welikia 1609 Map | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
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Interesting map application showing New York city then and now. Swipe to view what it would have looked like compared to now and click on the map to get even more infor. Interesting way to tell the story of how a city has changed using mapping.

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ViMeA-SpaTeA

ViMeA-SpaTeA | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
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Interesting globe visualisation of meteorites hitting the earth. Various filters can be applied such as time and categories. I like these globe visualisation as they are really interactive and can show data in an interesting yet informative manner

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Map of Life -

Map of Life - | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
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Interesting map exploring biodiversity around the world. Click on an area for break down of species numbers. Good project supporting effective and global biodiversity education, monitoring, research and decision-making

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Stuff in Space

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This is a really interesting globe map of stuff in space from satellites to space junk. It is amazing how much stuff is out there circling around us.

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Unaffordable country: where can you afford to buy a house?

Unaffordable country: where can you afford to buy a house? | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
Buyers in England and Wales forced to spend up to 12 times their income as gap between earnings and house prices widens
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Map by the Guardian showing housing prices in London compared to salary to try and visualise where you can afford to buy. Interesting map telling showing of house prices in UK, maps are a great tool to help do this and this is another good example

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Vision Zero View

Vision Zero View | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
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Good application visualising traffic accidents in NY city. Filter by type and date to try and discover any trends. There are layers for street design and outreach as well to help get all the information you need to try and make the city safer.

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NYC Street Trees

NYC Street Trees | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it

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Map showing the location of NY City street trees by species. View all trees or filter by species to understand the distribution and build up of different species. Interesting mapping visualisation helping people understand and relate to our urban environment a little more.

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NASA: A Year In The Life Of Earth's CO2

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Fantastic mapping animation of a year's carbon monoxide and dioxide concentrations around the world. This is an amazing mapping animation to highlight an important story about the world. Good to see how maps can be used to tell these kinds of important stories.

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Mapping the hours of direct sunlight in Wellington City

Mapping the hours of direct sunlight in Wellington City | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
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This interactive map shows the yearly average number of hours of direct sunlight received in a day and a breakdown for mornings and afternoons in Wellington City.

The map has some interesting visualisations and is pretty simple to interpret. Its a good example of information that can be provided and analysed on a map. I can see this being used by planners,developers, home buyers or just someone wanting to get some afternoon sun after work.


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Cape Fire - A Comparison

Cape Fire - A Comparison | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
An interactive map showing the devastation of the Cape Fire.
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This is an interesting little map that lets you understand how much land has been affected by the Cape Town Fires by visualising the affected area against popular cities or your local area. Really simple and powerful way to get a message across using maps, on this occasion the extent of tragic fires.

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Norse - IPViking Live

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Map of real time cyber attacks as they happen put together by Norse. Shows the attacks on a map with origin and destination. Amazing how many attacks are occurring every second and where they are coming from. Really nice use of maps to tell the story too.

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Street View Treks – About – Google Maps

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Discover some interesting new places with these interactive street view treks including places like Petra, Nepal and Galapagos Islands. Some great stories and imagery. Maps and Street View are a fantastic way to tell a story a communicate an idea in an interactive manner.

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Strava Insights – Explore the world through Strava data.

Strava Insights – Explore the world through Strava data. | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
Interesting running and cycling stories, told by 136 billion data points.
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The Strava website has some interesting information comparing cycling and running commutes made in some of the biggest cities around the world. Including heat maps of the routes. It is a really nice site and a good example of using maps to engage users and provide interesting visual information.

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TV-aksjonen NRK and The Rainforest Foundation October 18th

TV-aksjonen NRK and The Rainforest Foundation October 18th | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
Are we really going to be the generation that let the rainforest disappear? Not on my watch! Become a protector of the rainforest. Become a volunteer for The Rainforest Foundation on October 18th.
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Become a rainforest protector. This is a great cause and fantastic interactive web site, maps are a great way to engage people to your cause and tell a story, just like this

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Mobile Cyclorama

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Awesome artist using street view to visualise art work. Really interesting and new way to use street view, it's amazing what can be done using street view.

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London Busking map | Busk in London

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map showing where street performers can perform in London and information on each of the patches. This is an easy to understand map put together nicely. I might even get the guitar out.

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Compare Countries With This Simple Tool

Compare Countries With This Simple Tool | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you find! A great tool for educators.
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Cool little site allows you to find out the true size of countries in comparison to others. It is amazing the true size of some countries and how small the UK really is in comparison.

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Plan your next adventure (Paid Post by Google From NYTimes.com)

Plan your next adventure (Paid Post by Google From NYTimes.com) | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
Plan your next adventure with 36 Hours through Google Maps.
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Plan your next adventure using this interactive Google Earth application. Choose the city you want to go to and have an itinerary of fun things to do presented that can be explored in more depth using Google Street View.

This is an awesome example of using Google Maps on a travel site to help people plan their adventures to suit exactly what they want to do to have a great time. Google Maps is by far the number one tool for doing this available.

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GeoVegas

GeoVegas | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
Get a virtual tour of Vegas from the inside out. #GeoVegas www.LasVegas.com/GeoVegas
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funky little app that takes you on an interactive virtual tour of Las Vegas using custom Google Street View Imagery, explore Vegas by night, for foodies, first tiers and more. Another great example of using Street View to create an application to engage with users to promote a product or service.

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Trans Atlantic Slave Trade

Trans Atlantic Slave Trade | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
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Mapping heat map visualisation showing the build up of the trans atlantic slave trade. Three interesting maps giving an interesting picture of how slavery built up over time and where it came from and went to.

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Best schools in your area | Where to live | Locrating | UK

Best schools in your area | Where to live | Locrating | UK | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
Find best primary, secondary and private UK schools | UK inspections | Exam results | Schools map | Where to live
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Great mapping application to help find the right house near to the best schools and within an acceptable commute. I am using this right now planning our next potential move and this is the number one tool out there.

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EV Explorer

EV Explorer | Mapping & Location | Scoop.it
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This is a great little mapping app that guides you through how much money you can save by using an electric / hybrid car. This is a well designed simple app that provides some interesting analysis and visual picture of one of the main benefits to using electric cars.

The map has been made to help inform people of the benefits of electric cars and assist in decision making. It is a nice example of how mapping can be used to help inform people and provide information to guide a decision.

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