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Terraforming London to Fit the Tube Map

Please support my new Kickstarter project to terraform London so it conforms to Harry Beck's London Underground map.
The biggest problem with London is that its geography doesn't accurately conform to the London Underground map. Harry Beck's famous London Underground map distorts geographical space on order to make the Underground map more legible for users. To overcome the distortions of Harry Beck's map we ...
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Open Aerial Imagery

Drone mappers might want to keep an eye on the reborn OpenAerialMap, the map of open-sourced aerial imagery.
The OpenAerialMap has been reborn. Between November 2007 and December 2008 OpenAerialMap provided a collection of open-sourced aerial imagery. Unfortunately some problems with hosting and licensing caused the first iteration of OpenAerialMap to close in 2008. Now however Humanitarian OSM Team ...
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Reinventing the Map

A visually stunning map created for the inaugural European Games torch relay.
The 2015 European Games is being held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 12 to 28 June 2015. This will be the inaugural event of the new European Games, an international mini-Olympics type event for athletes representing the National Olympic Committees of Europe. The Journey of the Flame is a very ...
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Ten Years of the Google Maps API

To celebrate 10 years of the Maps API the Google bus is going on the road. Here's the map of the Code the Road road trip across the USA.
It has been nearly ten years since the launch of the Google Maps API. That's right - the Maps API is almost as old as Maps Mania. To celebrate the occasion Google is sending the Google Maps bus out on the road. Starting tomorrow a customized 1959 GM tour bus will be at Google I/O in San ...
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Fractal Mapping

Beautiful & infinite maps of Mandelbrot and Julia set patterns.
MandelbrotGL is a Leaflet based map of infinite Mandelbrot set pattern. The map uses WebGL to render the Mandelbrot set on the fly in the browser. Therefore the map has infinite zooming, so you can keep zooming into the fractal pattern for ever. Unfortunately the pattern starts getting a little ...
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New York Safety Maps

These maps show the most dangerous locations for New York pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
In 2014 New York lowered the speed limit for cars to 25 mph. Walk Safe NYC has examined the number of pedestrian accidents for Jan to March for this year and for the same months in 2014. The data shows that the policy has already reduced the number of pedestrian accidents in all five boroughs.
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The Hip Hop Albums of Street View

Mass Appeal has superimposed a number of famous Hip Hop albums on top of the Google Maps Street Views of the featured locations.
Mass Appeal has been doing a little detective work to find the locations where a number of famous Hip Hop album covers were photographed. After finding the correct locations they then superimposed the album covers on top of the same view as seen in Google Maps Street View.
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Interactive Strip Maps

The strip map is reborn. Now interactive and re-emerging on the web.
Strip maps are very useful when you want to provide a navigation aide from one specific location to another. These maps, which represent a linear route and leave out geographical detail beyond a thin corridor, provide a focused guide to navigation and essentially ignore any geographical ...
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The Great San Francisco Earthquake Map

Mapping the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Esri has published an interesting Medium blog post exploring some of the best history maps created using their mapping platform. We've featured some of the maps in Seven Maps That Will Change the Way You Look At History on Maps Mania before but The San Francisco 1906 Earthquake & Fire is one ...
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New Jersey's Real-Time Buses & Trains

Watch New Jersey's buses and trains moving in real-time on these maps. 
Last week Maps Mania featured a round-up of live, real-time New York transit maps. If you live in New Jersey you have no reason to feel neglected as you can also view buses and trains in real-time on your own maps. The New Jersey Live Bus Map shows the position of New Jersey buses in real-time ...
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It Took 30 Years to Draw This Map

It took Jerry Gretzinger 30 years to draw his map of an imaginary city. How long will you spend exploring his city on this new interactive map?
In 1963 Jerry Gretzinger began drawing a map of an imaginary city. Now, 52 years later, you can explore Jerry's city on an interactive Leaflet powered map. Using Jerry's Map you can zoom in on any of the over 3200 eight by ten inch panels of the original paper map. Jerry estimates that he has ...
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The Peace & Tranquility Map

If you want to escape the incessant noise of modern life then you should consult the Tranquility Map to find the best places to relax.
It shouldn't be hard to find a little tranquility in England's green and pleasant land. The first step is to escape the country's towns and cities. Before doing that you might want to consult the Tranquility Map to find the best locations to relax. The Tranquility Map shows you where you can go ...
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Maps Mania is a blog dedicated to tracking the very best digital interactive maps on the internet and the tools being used to create them.
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Mapping the world of digital interactive maps