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Swimming Pools in Rome

well, the ancient city of thermal baths… blablabla, these times are long gone, apparently it is quite hard to find yourself a neat swimming pole inside the old walls of Rome for your nautic work-out. Inspired by a colleague, I checked different sources and created easily a map on mapsengine.google.com. find the results Be-he-low:

by clicking on the icons you’ll find helpful information like times and prices. but please be aware, that

  • the data might be outdated (they’re from this and the last year),
  • the data might not be acurate (websites of pools don’t get an update frequently), and
  • we are still in Italy…

enjoy your summer in the pool, or just go to one of the lakes or il mare to enjoy the real summer feeling.



Asyl für Snowden?

heute habe ich einen Artikel im Guardian gelesen wo und wann Edward Snowden Asyl beantragt hat. Darauf eine Karte:

Dargestellt ist, für die Länder in denen er Asyl beantragt hat, ein Marker: Rot = Nööö, Orange = keine Antwort, Apfelgrünlich = vielleicht.

Bemerkenswert ist, dass die Mehrheit der Länder die absagen, absagen, weil er nicht IN ihrem Land oder auf ihrem Hoheitsgebiet ist. Aber an der Absurdität des Asylgesetzes habe ich mich schon öfter gestoßen.

Kurz darauf wurde bekannt gegeben, dass er in Deutschland kein Asyl bekommen wird. Allerdings wird es wohl immer wahrscheinlicher, dass er nach Bolivien gehen kann.

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mapping.withgoogle.com #fb

I started recently the course provided by mapping.withgoogle.com. Not only because I liek mapping, but because I like the functionality of google providing a easy entry into the world of geographical information for everyone. I like there approach, I like their idea of integrating huge parts of infomation on a map for better visualization, and I like it to learn new things to play with and future tasks eaven more simple…

After three lessons a first project is scheduled in the timetable (task „Create a map that communicates geographical information using Maps Engine Lite.“). That is what my result looks like!

I opted for ports in the northern sea as a starting point for further research. In the map you find to layers:

  1. list of six ports in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France
  2. list of ports in neighbouring states to the northern sea from the wikipedia (nevertheless the German version of the list is more detailed)

Ports fascinated me and keep on fascinating me.

I highly recommend the online course for EVERYONE!!! like EVERYONE… I mean E V E R Y O N E !!!

I mean of course, Google Maps is no full GIS, will never be not become in the near future, but it gives a biref glance and awakens in one or the other a desire for geographical information management – and the world will be a bit better tomrrow.

Keep on exploring,

by the way have you seen the new google maps?