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Rivers through time

Hindered Settling has a nice post showing changes in Peru’s Ucayali River over time. It was created by animating a series of Landsat images which were captured from 1985 through 2013. The proliferation of aerial photography and satellite imagery has made … Continue reading

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Mapping Noise

Chatty is a nifty piece of work where the researchers attempted to characterize an area’s sound. They did this by looking for geotagged photos which also have tags describing the contents. The content tags were used as a proxy for … Continue reading

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Ebola Leaps to the U.S.

Although Ebola is only spread by direct contact with bodily fluids, modern transportation has made it easy for disease to be spread worldwide. While mostly contained in South Africa, Ebola has made the leap across the Atlantic into the heart … Continue reading

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“Favorite” Foods by State

The Cooking Channel made a gaffe yesterday when posting a very tasty-looking map depicting the “favorite” foods for each state. It seems they need a refresher geography course. See if you can spot the error: They claim to have polled … Continue reading

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GasBuddy, Your Guide to Nationwide Gas Prices

GasBuddy publishes a nifty map overlay for Google Maps which shows relative gas prices nationwide. It isn’t friendly to color-blind readers, but it does show some interesting trends. Matt Hardigree over at Jalopnik put together a nice post about why the prices … Continue reading

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What fuel is used to make electricity in your state?

Rani Molla at The Wall Street Journal used data from the Energy Information Administration to build a nifty map showing the fuel source used to generate electricity in every state. EIA projects that generation with natural gas will increase about 1.3% per … Continue reading

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Hurricane Mapping (the old-fashioned way)

This map shows how hurricanes impact States where nearly 57% of the U.S. population (2010) lives. Some of the damage hurricanes cause is direct and easy to see – wind and flood damage are fairly obvious. Other damage may not be … Continue reading

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