Friday August 26, 2016

[Blogger's note: I've forgotten the past two weeks of Friday Fun, so here is a post by Google Maps Mania that includes 5 maps related to movies]

1. MovieTrip: interactive world map, which plots the locations featured in thousands of films. Users can limit to a number of locations, such as restaurants, bars, train stations, buildings, jails and much more.

2. World on Screen, an interactive map by Expedia features the shooting locations of favourite films and television shows. Users can filter the map by Genre (action, sci-fi, comedy, drama, adventure) or by Activity (road trip, beach holiday, city break, country escape).

3. The Take is an interactive map that allows users to search for products and locations from movies and television shows.

4. Filmed in San Francisco maps all the locations within the city used in movies since January 2013. The map is based on all of the film permits issued by the San Francisco Film Office between January 2013 and August 2015.

5. Filmed in NYC  maps 3 years of film permits. It's a Leaflet map which allows the user to explore which films were shot on which New York street.

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Friday Aug 26, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday August 24, 2016

The Economist takes a look on the best and worst cities in the world with this map feature.

Deciding which cities in the world are the most liveable is difficult because it is just so subjective. Living in a megacity like Tokyo might be too much for some people, while the slower paced lifestyle of Cleveland may not be exciting enough for others.

The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) attempts instead to quantify the the most liveable cities, that is, which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions.

The Liveability Index, measured out of 100, considers 30 factors related to safety, health care, educational resources, infrastructure and the environment to calculate scores for 140 cities.

(Source: The Economist)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Wednesday Aug 24, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Tuesday August 23, 2016

Views of the world (Benjamin Hennig) has produced these maps, explaining the Summer Olympics.

1. Rio 2016: participants and all-time

2. Rio 2016: medals vs. athletes

3. Olympic World(s), 1896-2012

4. Rio 2016: Olympic medal maps

(Source: Benjamin Hennig)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Tuesday Aug 23, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share