Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Maps of the Week

We've already featured Block by Block's Brooklyn Past and Present map on Google Maps Mania, which uses NYC's Pluto dataset to map Brooklyn's buildings by age.

The Five Boroughs: Building Age NYC uses the same data to map the age of all buildings in the five boroughs of New York City. That is an incredible 1,053,713 buildings in total. The map is a great resource to help you find New York's hidden historical buildings.

Luminocity is a facinating insight into where people live and work in the UK. The map uses UK census data to provide heatmaps of population and employment density.

Using the map users can zoom in on UK towns and cities and visualize the areas where people live and where they work. The map also includes a population density change heatmap which allows the user to view areas that have seen a fall or rise in population growth between 2001-2011.

The Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park continues to burn. This Yosemite Rim Fire map animates the spread of the fire from August 19th up to the present time.

As well as viewing the animation of the fire's growth users can overlay Manhattan, Sacramento and Berlin on the map to gain some perspective of the area affected by the blaze.

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