Posts tagged maps
Posts tagged maps
Very pertinent today, with a bill awaiting Maryland governor Martin O’Malley’s signature to legalize medical marijuana.
Note the obvious correlation.
A map of the United States with each state’s name replaced with its etymological root translated into English.
A quick look at the agriculture lobbying in the US
A crowd-sourced nationwide food guide. We enable you to trace your food back to the farm it came from, whether staying in or dining out, so you can find food you feel good about eating.
Striking fact: every 14 days, a language dies.
There are more than 7,000 languages spoken on Earth and this rate more than half of those languages will be gone by 2100. National Geographic’s Enduring Languages project looks at the issue at length, including the regions that have created the languages —many of them not yet recorded—and the potential for them to disappear, taking with them a wealth of knowledge about history, culture, the natural environment, and the human brain.
Forbes and bit.ly took a look at the data on web clicks to see what news sources are read and shared the most in each state.
Are you surprised by any of the results? Would you list the Onion as a news source?
See the interactive map on Forbes.
H/T Flowing Data.
Last year, more than one in 10 families received food stamps, with some states having significantly higher participation rates. In Oregon, the share was nearly one in five. Here’s a map showing what share of families in each state received these benefits to help them buy food. (via NYTimes.com)
Threatened Voices is a collaborative mapping project to build a database of bloggers who have been threatened, arrested or killed for speaking out online and to draw attention to the campaigns to free them.
Our goal with this visualization was to show which countries are lending us money and to let people interact with data on a country by country basis to see how this lending has changed over time. For example, mousing over the large dot on China shows that Chinese lending to the United States has gone from $59 billion ten years ago to more than $1.15 trillion today, or one quarter of the total foreign owned debt of $4.45 trillion.
A BBC map detailing the drought in the Horn of Africa shows the incredibly large percentage of the Horn that is in danger. It also shows that the worst effects are concentrated in the South: the Al-Shabaab controlled areas.
This is particularly bad news, because Al-Shabaab, Somalia’s notoriously brutal Al Qaeda cell, is denying that there is a famine at all. Their spokesman, Ali Mohamud Rage said yesterday that the idea that there was a famine was “utter nonsense, 100 percent baseless and sheer propaganda.” They say their ban on aid groups in the areas under their control would remain in effect. Meanwhile, nearly half of the Somali population faces a crisis that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said will take $300 million to address.
AIDSVu provides a high-resolution view of the geography of HIV in the United States, 30 years into the epidemic. It is an online tool that allows users to visually explore the HIV epidemic alongside critical resources such as HIV testing center locations and NIH-Funded HIV Prevention & Vaccine Trials Sites.
The data on AIDSVu come from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national HIV surveillance database that is comprised of HIV surveillance reports from state and local health departments. AIDSVu will be updated on an ongoing basis in conjunction with CDC’s annual release of HIV surveillance data, as well as new data and additional information as they become available. A Technical Advisory Group was brought together during the development of AIDSVu and an Advisory Committee, chaired by Dr. Jim Curran, Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, is comprised of key stakeholders who provide oversight and guidance for the ongoing project.
The task of visualizing early Washington DC has proven to be more challenging than anticipated. Technology is not the problem; the problem is lack of reliable historical evidence. The IRC has worked with architectural historians, cartographers, engineers, and ecologists to assess the often-unreliable eyewitness accounts and to recreate a “best guess” glimpse of the early city. The project and research are ongoing.
The graphic is an overview from the recently launched Food Desert Locator, which provides detailed information about food access. According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, 13.5 million people fit the criteria of living in one of these areas.
Read more at The Atlantic Wire