This week we saw plenty of activity and engagement via our various social media channels. the following are the stories and tips we shared that seemed to have resonated with our connections and generated the most activity… enjoy!
Provo, Boulder, Fort Collins Top the Ranks in Community Well-Being Index – For the sixth consecutive year, global well-being improvement leader Healthways and world-leading management consulting firm Gallup have released their analysis of the state of well-being for communities, states and congressional districts in the United States.
New 2014 County Health Rankings Are Here – How Healthy Is Your County? The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. This fabulous resource not only provides maps, tables and charts (very detailed reports as well), but you’ll also find that you can access a TON of data for use in your maps, reports, data visualizations and more – it really is a gold mine of data! Be sure to check out http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/
Awesome online geography puzzle – Drag and Drop Geography Game with D3.js – Here’s details of a very cool game for geographers and budding geographers. Best of all, the developer has described in detail how the game was developed
Top 10 GPS providers – Not everyone is glued to their smartphone navigation app while driving… apparently there’s still a large market for GPS navigation devices. Users praise the always on capabilities, robust maps, lack of power related issues, large bright display, and more. Each month the best GPS navigation system companies are put through a methodical evaluation process in order to determine which companies produce the best services overall.
Wow! Are you looking for OpenData? You gotta check out this OpenPrism database! Not much in the way of glam and glitter here, however, you will find access to a ton of data!
and my favorite tweet of the week comes from user @PaulSzoldra – “In bizarro world, the NSA is tracking everything and has satellite photos of everyone’s backyard. In real world, we can’t find a Boeing 777.”