MapTube

MapTube is a free resource for viewing, sharing, mixing and mashing maps online. Created by UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, users can select any number of maps to overlay and view.

This tool allows you to choose different maps and overlay them in order to visually compare the information.

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You can choose the transparency of each dataset in order to focus on certain data.

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The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is an initiative within University College London to develop emerging computer technologies in several disciplines which deal with geography, space, location, and the built environment. As an interdisciplinary research centre expertise is drawn from archaeology, architecture, cartography, computer science, environmental science, geography, planning, remote sensing, geomatic engineering, and transport studies. This generates a unique blend of personnel who operate from CASA and associated departments within UCL. We recently moved from the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences into the Faculty of the Built Environment.

Pros:
•  Map layering
•  Transparency settings
•  Open source

Cons:
•  Visualisations are pre-designed
•  It’s not easy to change the order of the layers