Sunday, June 19, 2016
Maps of the Week
Fuglefjellet island in Norway is famous among ornithologists for its many species of nesting seabirds. You can now explore the island and learn more about its native seabirds in a wonderful new 3d map of the island created by NRK.
Fuglefjellet - Spesial is an amazing 3d story map which introduces you to the different species of birds living on the island. As you scroll through the story map you can learn more about the natural features of the island and the many types of seabirds that nest on Fuglefjellet.
The 3d map of Fuglefjellet also includes links to NRK's live webcams on the island, which allow you to watch the various species of seabirds in real-time. There are seven webcams to watch or you can view the 'All Birds' screen, which rotates through live views from all seven webcams.
Hundred Acre Wood, the home of Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Tigger and Eeyore is now on Google Maps. The map of Hundred Acre Wood even has Street View scenes which allow you to explore inside the homes of your favorite A.A. Milne characters.
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first Winnie the Pooh book Disney has used the Google Maps API to create an interactive map of the world of Winnie the Pooh. You can use the Google Maps panning and zoom controls to explore the map. If you click on any of the characters' homes on the map you can also travel inside and explore them in Street View.