Tag: google maps

Play PAC-MAN in Google Maps

As its April Fools’ Day Google is having some fun. So do we!!! You can now play Pac-Man in Google Maps. But the unique part is that you play Pac-Man in any area you want. Zoom into your house, or into your favorite place in the whole world and play Pac-Man!!! The easiest way it to just visit Maps on the Web, click on the little Pac-Man icon on the bottom-left of the screen as it shown below. On mobile is a bit more trickier. You can only play PAC-MAN in a few places on your mobile device. Use...

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A decade of Google Maps

For a decade Google Maps has made it easier to navigate and explore your world. First with their browser version which navigates you from point A to point B, then shortly after with their android app and more and more came. Google Earth, Street view, iOS app, Map Maker and many more which changed the world of GIS as we know it. Here is a timeline with the most important dates in Google Maps history and some very interesting articles from Guardian and Sensors &...

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High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change

The University of Maryland and Google made o project about the change of the forest cover in all over earth during the 21st Century. Here is the abstract of the publication [quote]Quantification of global forest change has been lacking despite the recognized importance of forest ecosystem services. In this study, Earth observation satellite data were used to map global forest loss (2.3 million square kilometers) and gain (0.8 million square kilometers) from 2000 to 2012 at a spatial resolution of 30 meters. The tropics were the only climate domain to exhibit a trend, with forest loss increasing by 2101...

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Google Maps Engine Connector for QGIS

Last month Google released an open source version of the QGIS Google Maps Engine connector. Google Maps Engine Connector for QGIS allows you to authenticate with your Google Account, list maps you have access to in your Google Maps Engine and view and interact with them within QGIS. Watch the video below, it shows an interview with the author of the new GME QGIS Connector, Ujaval Gandhi, about why google developed it, how it fits into a typical GIS workflow, and where to get the source...

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San Francisco Solar Map

San Francisco takes pride in being a renewable energy leader. Since the early 1970s, San Francisco residents, businesses, and government agencies have chosen solar technologies as smart solutions to their energy needs. We read in their website [quote]Global climate change is a major challenge. We cannot wait for others to tackle it for us; we need to take action today. That is why in 2002 we set the goal of reducing San Franciscos greenhouse gas emissions to 20% below 1990 levels by the year 2012 a goal far more aggressive than that set by the Kyoto Protocol.[/quote] You can...

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Visit the Eiffel Tower with Google Maps

You haven’t go to Eiffel Tower to see the beatifull Paris view? Or you want to remember your last visit… Google Maps added one of the world’s monument’s to his Google Cultural Institute list. These modern-day Street View panoramas sit alongside nearly 50 archival images, plans, engravings and photos telling the story of the Eiffel Tower’s development and social impact in the 19th century. Some of the archive material is quite rare and precious such as a recording of Gustave Eiffel’s voice by Thomas Edison. If you want, you can visit the whole Eiffel Tower part HERE. Press here for larger map (or if...

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Santa is coming to town…

In just a few hours Santa will begin his journey in the Earth. Google and NORAD Santa (with the help of Bing Maps) give us the opportunity to monitor Santa’s track. NORAD Santa is the oldest Santa’s tracking website. Till this year NORAD used to use the Google Maps platform to show Santa’s track. But this year they’ll use the Bing Maps platform. So if you want to track Santa through NORAD go to this LINK. But Google didn’t stop the track and publish its own alternative. You will find it in http://google.com/santatracker. Here is the announcement: [quote]While we’ve...

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United States Presidential Election 2012

You can view the latest results from the presidential election on a Google Map. Where regional results have already been called that region is color-coded on the map to show which candidate received the most votes. The users can click on any region on the map to view the breakdown of the votes given to each of the candidates. If the map doesn’t show click on this LINK ———————————————————————————————————————————- You can find also LIVE feeds for major TV and web networks Live from abc news Live from The New York Times http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tB9Ffvfxv8 Live from Al Jazeera Live with Larry...

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