How do you increase awareness about the important topic of Bullying… you create a heat map naturally! Indeed, that’s exactly what one savvy youngster from Virgina has been doing via a project know ass BullyVention.
Some Google maps fun on the heels of the announcement by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper that the Colorado Rockies mountains known as the 14ers (think elevation above 14,000 ft) have been temporarily, officially renamed to honor the super Bowl bound Denver Broncos.
From the official announcement… Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced a proclamation that temporarily renames Colorado’s tallest majestic mountain peaks — also known as 14ers — after individual active players on the Denver Broncos football team. The mountains will go by their new names for one day only — on Super Bowl Sunday
Feb 2 has been officially proclaimed Denver Broncos Mania Day in Colorado!
View all the peaks on this Google map to view the new, Denver Broncos 14ers – check out the map HERE – created by yours truly
A clever new trip planning tool is available to commuters in the Denver, Colorado area from DRCOG – enter Mywaytogo. The one-stop shop that allows commuters to easily and comprehensively compare their trip options and make informed choices. Users can simply enter their trip information to quickly see their commute options and compare travel time, distance, cost, and health benefits, including calories burned and such environmental impacts as CO2 generated.
The results show in the graphic below show a sample output search from Denver to Boulder and provides the user with information, times, and data for the commute by carpool, drive, bike, and walk. In addition to travel times we also see CO2 values, cost, and distance.. very nice!
How tough is the Toshiba Portege Ultrabook – darned tough… even tough enough to withstand the drooling pooch test!! Enjoy…
We’ve all become fans of story maps – these often awesome, interactive, webmap driven infographics inform, educate and entertain us on a variety of topics. Once new story map to hit the web reveals 100 of the biggest infrastructure projects in Canada. Browse the map to see where these mammoth construction projects including waste water plants, dams, power facilities, transportation infrastructure and more are being built – great stuff! the story map is powered by the Esri ArcGIS Viewer for Flex and part of the Top 100 Projects project website
Some super bowl mapping fun from Esri… Are you ready for the big game? In honor of Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2, we’ve created a pair of maps that provide different views into the NFL’s annual championship game. These maps are available for the media to embed or share as part of your Super Bowl and sports coverage. You can even view a map showing the areas of the country (USA) where beer spending for Super Bowl Sunday is most likely!
Hackathons… all the cool kids are doing them! Yes indeed, with the plethora of opendata being made available to the masses there’s no better way to get started than to hack. You know, a group of geeks gets together over pizza, beer and redbull, downloads a ton of data, cracks open their favorite SDKs, APIs and developer tools and hopefully finishes the day with an app or at least the start of a fun project to continue on with.
Hacker. Noun. “A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and stretching their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary.” – The Jargon File
And so, as you think about planning a hackathon, the following are 10 considerations to keep in mind:
A fabulous and informative video from the National Audubon Society… great stuff here! About the video – Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold opens a window into the wonderful world of birds–and what Audubon is doing to protect them. Presented by Susan and Dan Gottlieb. Directed, filmed and edited by Erik Friedl – See http://www.audubon.org/