September 26th, 2012 | Published in Google Maps
Map of the Week: Springsteen in the USA
Why we like it: This is a fun map put together by the The Timoney Group, showing forty years of Bruce Springsteen concerts in the US using our new Heatmap Layer.
As you play the animation, it adds concerts year by year, and displays the tour name below the map. It shows an inset map of the Northeast United States, where he apparently spent most of his time touring, and alongside that it displays the album cover from the tour.
We like they put a scrolling list of concerts at the bottom of the map, and how the heatmap appears to animate as each concert is added. This is a simple, yet engaging site that demonstrates the power of using heatmaps for data visualization.
Posted by Mano Marks, Maps Developer Relations