Category Archives: environment

AIDSVu Maps Depict Impact of HIV in Denver Metro Area

TweetSome new mapping for the Denver Metro area from the AIDSVu project out of Emery University. AIDSVu is a compilation of online maps that display HIV prevalence data across the U.S. at the national, state and local levels, and by … Continue reading

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CrowdSourcing Imagery to Help Find Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

TweetA couple of efforts have been announced to help scour the vast collection of recently collected imagery for any sign of Flight 370 that may have been recorded by a data collection sensor. DigitalGlobe has a service known as Tomnod … Continue reading

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The USGS national map of onshore wind turbines

TweetWind energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors of renewable energy in the United States. About 3% of the total electricity in the United States was generated by wind turbines in 2012 (according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration), which … Continue reading

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Rats in New York – there’s a map {and OpenData} for that

TweetMapping rats… why not? Did you know that the Big Apple has a rat information portal? Oh, and its nothing new, the resource has been around for more than 5 years now thanks to the Dept. of Health. Details from … Continue reading

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Webmap – The toll of the anti-vaccination movement

TweetThis interesting webmap tip comes via the LA Times… The toll of the anti-vaccination movement. From the Times – Aaron Carroll today offers a graphic depiction of the toll of the anti-vaccination movement. (H/t: Kevin Drum.) It comes from a … Continue reading

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Facts and stats on the freezing of ocean water

TweetEver wondered what it takes for the ocean to freeze? Thanks to the crew at NOAA the following are some facts and figures about freezing and what it takes for the ocean to freeze over: Image Credit (theGuardian) Ocean water … Continue reading

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A correlation between NCAA mascots on the endangered species list and on-field success?

TweetAn interesting research effort via the USGS asks Could Species Conservation be Key to Winning a College Football National Championship? This via the USGS… Believe it or not, sports analysts may want to pay attention to a different set of … Continue reading

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Salish sea Oil Spill Map to Show Where the Oil will Travel in a PacNW Spill

TweetAn interesting new story map from the PacNW from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Georgia Strait Alliance reveals sensitive areas and reveals where the oil would travel should a major spill take place in the area now know as … Continue reading

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#Haiyan Typhoon Damage Assessment maps from the Philippines via e-GEOS

TweetSome of the first damage assessment maps from the Philippines have been released. According to e-GEOS, The Emergency Crisis Room was activated at 6:00 UTC on November 8, since when some 30 maps have been produced by the combined efforts … Continue reading

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Update on OSM Crisis Mappers in the Philippines

TweetAn update from the Heidelberg University describes more than 1.000 OpenStreet Map (OSM) Crisis Mapping Volunteers developing a CrisisMap for the Philippines. The map shows Elements at Risk, population distribution, damaged buildings and Instagram images for Philippines. This update from … Continue reading

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Interactive Online Story Map on Elephant Poaching

TweetThe Wildlife Conservation Society and geographic information system (GIS) software innovator Esri jointly developed and produced an online Story Map that combines spatial data, excellent cartography, and Web mapping tools to visually tell the story of the elephant poaching crisis.  … Continue reading

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NOAA Reports One Year After Hurricane Sandy

TweetIt’s been one year since Sandy struck the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts with powerful winds, rain, and storm surges that caused unprecedented damages in some of the nation’s most populous areas.

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