To commemorate Bike to Work Week (May 16-20) and Bike to Work Day (May 20), the U.S. Census Bureau presents a graphic showing the percentage of people biking to work in cities with a population of 100,000 or more. The percentages are derived from the 2014 American Community Survey .
Seems that areas near Berkeley, CA, Boulder, CO, Cambridge MA, and Portland OR led the nation in riding on two wheels!
FEMA has provided an interesting visual overview of what FEMA flood maps are and how the map update process works using theFlood Map Infographic. Year to year, flooding is the most costly disaster in America. Flood maps play a vital role in helping us prepare for flooding by informing communities about the local flood risk. Flood maps help communities to incorporate flood risk into their planning. They’re also the basis for flood insurance rates through the National Flood Insurance Program, which FEMA administers at the direction of Congress. By law, you may be required to get flood insurance if you live in the highest risk areas. But flooding can happen anywhere — about 20 percent of all the flood claims come from areas with lower risk. And you don’t have to live close to water to be at risk.
Here’s a handy dataviz resource – Marketer’s Guide to Infographics — There is a reason why Instagram and Pinterest are two of the fastest growing social networks — visuals still work. Infographics make points visually while also being portable and easily share
Some new research on trends in mobility… According to Forrester, there will be one billion smartphone consumers by 2016, with 257 million smartphones and 126 million tablets in the U.S. alone. Businesses will implement the following five trends in response to this mobile movement, transforming how we experience shopping, business collaboration, travel and marketing.
I just love big data analytics… case in point, Estately recently ran a bunch of Google search queries through Google analytics in order to come up with an interesting map that reveals just which search trends are hot for each State – not surprisingly, they found some interesting results!
The results ranged from mildly amusing to completely disturbing. No doubt this information will come in handy for anyone trying to decide which state they want to buy a home in, especially for those curious how their potential neighbors spend their time online.
Some fun results include: Idaho searching for bigfoot, Arizona infatuated with UFOs, Maine seems to enjoy cat pics, and Alabama on the hunt it seems for God!
The usage of smartphones has risen dramatically over the past few years. Google has stated that online searches through smartphones will overtake desktop computer searches by the end of this year. Mobile access to the internet is becoming more important than ever and it is being applied to all facets of our lives.
Some interesting data and graphics shared via this blog post on the importance of small business, and in particular women owned small businesses, and their effect and importance on the economy and job creation. Using an information-rich infographic, Michael Hartzell shares some interesting stats. In the USA, women owned small businesses have the following effect:
$3 trillion in economic impact
7.8 million women owned businesses in 2007
23 million jobs created and maintained
The professional, scientific, and tech sector is the largest at 20.9%
California, Texas, and New York have the most women owned businesses