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Circle Cities — sarah makes maps
Those aren't candy or coffee stains. This post is dedicated to the shapely, circular cities of Georgia.
maps  georgia  usa  cities  urbanplanning 
11 days ago by alykat
How Connected Is Your Community to Everywhere Else in America? - The New York Times
In the millions of ties on Facebook that connect relatives, co-workers, classmates and friends, Americans are far more likely to know people nearby than in distant communities that share their politics or mirror their demographics. The dominant picture in data analyzed by economists at Facebook, Harvard, Princeton and New York University is not that like-minded places are linked; rather, people in counties close to one another are.
datavis  socialmedia  socialnetwork  facebook  maps  interactive 
4 weeks ago by alykat
How Connected Is Your Community to Everywhere Else in America? - The New York Times
In the millions of ties on Facebook that connect relatives, co-workers, classmates and friends, Americans are far more likely to know people nearby than in distant communities that share their politics or mirror their demographics. The dominant picture in data analyzed by economists at Facebook, Harvard, Princeton and New York University is not that like-minded places are linked; rather, people in counties close to one another are.
datavis  maps  facebook  socialmedia  relationships 
september 2018 by alykat
Areas cut out of Utah monuments are rich in oil, coal, uranium - Washington Post
"President Trump drastically reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah on Monday, potentially opening about 2 million acres of public land to mineral extraction and other activities in a state in which about 65 percent of all land is federally owned. The sites, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, contain rich troves of archaeological and paleontological finds in addition to large deposits of coal, uranium, oil and gas."
nps  utah  energy  maps  datavis 
december 2017 by alykat
After Maria, Puerto Rico’s electricity grid is still recovering - Washington Post
"How the island’s troubled finances, weak electrical infrastructure and a Category 4 hurricane plunged 3.4 million people into an ongoing power blackout."
puertorico  datavis  maps  hurricane 
october 2017 by alykat
The track of Hurricane Irma - Washington Post
Includes the latest storm track, model probabilities, evacuation areas, paths of previous hurricanes across Florida
florida  hurricane  datavis  probability  maps 
september 2017 by alykat
2017 Flood USA 4510 | Dartmouth Flood Observatory
Hurricane Harvey — analysis of maximum observed flooding in coastal Texas (including around Houston), available in geotiff format
gis  hurricane  data  maps  texas  houston  harvey 
september 2017 by alykat
Mapping the Devastation of Harvey In Houston - The New York Times
Pounding rains and rapidly rising floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey inundated the city of Houston, a metropolitan area of 6.6 million. The storm made landfall late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane and has dropped record levels of rain on the city.
harvey  houston  hurricane  maps  datavis  disaster 
august 2017 by alykat
The Senate health-care bill's subsidy cuts hurt low-income, older Americans - Washington Post
Senate Republican leaders unveiled their health-care bill Thursday morning, after weeks of crafting it behind closed doors. The bill, like the House’s, makes steep spending cuts to Medicaid and insurance subsidies, and uses the savings to fund a substantial tax cut for the health-care industry and wealthier Americans.
datavis  maps  healthcare  ahca  obamacare  politics 
august 2017 by alykat
Value-by-alpha maps | Andy Woodruff
First things first: value-by-alpha is essentially a bivariate choropleth technique that “equalizes” a base map so that the visual weight of a map unit corresponds to some data value. Whereas cartograms accomplish this by varying size, VBA modifies the alpha channel (transparency, basically) of map units overlain on a neutral color background. Thus shapes and sizes are not distorted (except necessarily by the map projection, of course), but the lower-impact units with lower alpha values fade into the background and make for a map that is visually equalized by the data.
datavis  maps  color  electionresults 
july 2017 by alykat
Be not afraid of ZCTAs | Faraday
"But why use ZCTAs if they can never be reconciled with their ground-truth ZIP cousins? Because the difference is small."
gis  maps 
june 2017 by alykat
USGS Chesapeake Bay Activities Data Page
The data page contains USGS information for key national data sets and also more specific information for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Links to selected state information are also included.
maps  datavis  environment  chesapeakebay  gis 
june 2017 by alykat
Election maps are telling you big lies about small things | Washington Post
In 2012, about the same number of votes were cast in these 160 counties as were cast in the rest of the country. But your run-of-the-mill election map won't show you that.
electionresults  datavis  maps 
may 2017 by alykat
European Tile Grid Map - Policy Viz
Tutorial on creating a tile grid map of Europe in Excel. Also includes an animation between a tile map and a geo map.
datvis  europe  excel  maps  howto  cartogram 
may 2017 by alykat
A side-by-side comparison of Obamacare and the GOP’s replacement plan - Los Angeles Times
A guide to what’s covered under the Affordable Care Act and the proposed Republican healthcare plan
datavis  maps  healthcare  ahca  smallmultiples  explainer 
march 2017 by alykat
Spring Came Early. Scientists Say Climate Change Is a Culprit. - The New York Times
After a mild winter across much of the United States, February brought abnormally high temperatures, especially east of the Rockies. Spring weather arrived more than three weeks earlier than usual in some places, and new research released Wednesday shows a strong link to climate change.
datavis  maps  animation  climate  environment 
march 2017 by alykat
The United States of oil and gas - Washington Post
Since 2010, the United States has been in an oil-and-gas boom. In 2015, domestic production was at near-record levels, and we now produce more oil than any other country in the world. President Trump said he plans to double down on the oil and gas industry, lifting regulations and drilling on federal land. Here is the state of the petroleum extraction industry that the energy secretary nominee, Rick Perry, would inherit.
datavis  energy  maps 
february 2017 by alykat
Want to fix gun violence in America? Go local. | US news | The Guardian
The Guardian’s new geographic analysis is the first time that gun homicides nationwide have been mapped down to the census tract level, researchers said. This new approach was made possible with the geocoded data collected since 2014 by the not-for-profit Gun Violence Archive, which tracks shootings and gun deaths using media reports. The FBI’s national crime data only provides gun murder statistics down to the city level, which masks the clustering of violence within neighborhoods.
crime  guns  statistics  datavis  maps 
january 2017 by alykat
Where Is America’s Heartland? Pick Your Map - The New York Times
Here’s a simple question we’d like you to answer before you read further: Which of the nine maps below best describes what you think of as the heartland? To help you get started: Do big cities belong in the heartland? (If not, choose a map with “holes” in it.) Does the heartland rigidly follow state lines? Does it venture south into Texas, or east into Pennsylvania? Choose one of the maps below.
datavis  maps  demographics  storytelling 
january 2017 by alykat
Layer Information for Interactive State Maps | U.S. Energy Information Administration
Shapefiles and references for energy-related subjects, including pipelines and power plants
gis  maps  data  energy 
december 2016 by alykat
Boomtown, Flood Town
Climate change will bring more frequent and fierce rainstorms to cities like Houston. But unchecked development remains a priority in the famously un-zoned city, creating short-term economic gains for some while increasing flood risks for everyone.
newsapp  scrollytelling  maps  datavis  environment  houston  climate  weather  hurricane  harvey 
december 2016 by alykat
Where the country is becoming more diverse - Washington Post
The racial and ethnic diversity of communities varies greatly across the country, but rapid change is coming to many of the least-diverse areas.
demographics  datavis  maps 
november 2016 by alykat
Mapzen SVG export
Export OSM mapping layers in SVG format
maps  tools  osm  svg 
october 2016 by alykat
Berlin-Marathon 2016 – So schnell läuft Ihre Stadt
Visualization of the runners in the 2016 Berlin Marathon (like the NYT marathon viz, but on a map)
datavis  maps  sports  time  animation  population 
september 2016 by alykat
This Map Shows Who Would Win the Election If It Were Held Today | TIME
Block cartogram arranged so that states maintain their relationships with bordering states.
cartogram  elections  election2016  datavis  maps  electoralcollege 
september 2016 by alykat
Road to 270 - Associated Press Interactive
"You decide: Start with the latest AP analysis, click a state to modify it, or choose from the choices in the menu below to draw your own conclusions."
cartogram  electoralcollege  election2016  interactive  game  elections  maps 
september 2016 by alykat
How Mapmakers Make Mountains Rise Off the Page
Here are a few of the ways cartographers have created the illusion of depth on maps through the centuries.
history  maps 
september 2016 by alykat
Persuasive Maps - PJ Mode Collection | Cornell
"This is a collection of “persuasive” cartography: maps intended primarily to influence opinions or beliefs — to send a message — rather than to communicate geographic information. The collection reflects a variety of persuasive tools: allegorical, satirical and pictorial mapping; selective inclusion or exclusion; unusual use of projections, color, graphics and text; and intentional deception. Maps in the collection address a wide range of messages: religious, political, military, commercial, moral and social. Images and descriptions of some 300 maps from the collection are available here at this time, and we hope to add more soon."
history  datavis  maps  persuasivecartography  propaganda 
august 2016 by alykat
The Most Popular Sea Creature in Cartography | Atlas Obscura
"The ominous octopus is a key figure on many propaganda maps."
maps  illustration  octopus  satire  history  war 
july 2016 by alykat
Why we didn’t use a cartogram in the Brexit map | vis4.net
On NYT's choice to use a geographic map instead to display results
datavis  cartogram  maps  electionresults  brexit  britain  nytimes 
june 2016 by alykat
WebSky v1 | U.S. Forest Service
BlueSky smoke forecasts for forest fires from the U.S. Forest Service
environment  weather  data  dataviz  maps 
june 2016 by alykat
Who gives money to Bernie Sanders? - Los Angeles Times
Our analysis of nearly 7 million donations offers unprecedented detail about the army that's funded his insurgent campaign.
berniesanders  campaignfinance  election2016  election  datavis  maps 
june 2016 by alykat
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