We enjoyed our conversation about maps during our belated GIS Day celebration. Here’s the mapping resources presentation. Let Mike or Suresh know if you have any questions!
Long term climate study by NASA using data acquired through a variety of sources including weather stations across the world, ships, and many satellites show an increasingly warming trend in the world over the last 30 year period. The satellite images below show the temperature anomalies. This shows that irrespective of what is causing this trend, the world is getting warming.
Read the full information on NASA website: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=47628&src=eoa-iotd
Ted Talks on how food shapes our cities.
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(from Mike W’s blog)
This is a really powerful tool for viewing global statistics that might be useful for class. The visualizations in Hans Rosling’s presentation are pretty amazing.
The tool Rosling uses in the presentation is available online (along with his blog). It took me a little while to figure it out how to use it, but experimentation with the maps and charts, along with the video tutorial, really helped me realize how much is here.
Indicators include health, economic, education, environmental, and more data from the UN.
The site also provides information about how you can use Google Spreadsheets to make your own motion charts. I experimented, and the process is fairly straight-forward for charts but doesn’t include the mapping piece, which is available for the UN data on Rosling’s site.
Total Oil Consumption – Let’s get on those bikes or carpool America
Continue reading Visualizing the World – Wow!
It’s been a year since the last post here. We have had some issues with the old blog server and now moved to a brand new blog server that is maintained by Furman C&IS folks. It should be faster and better now. The new address is: http://blogs.furman.edu/gisnews/
Some great flash animation and cool data set to go with to study the spread of WalMart across America is available from the following two websites.
Flash Animation of WalMart Growth
If you like what you see there, check out the following website for a report and the data associated with this.
“Diffusion of Wal-Mart and Economies of Density”
This is a good resource for a lot of us who use census data in our classes or in our research. Whole atlas is available in digital format (PDF). The description as shown on the census website is below.
“We are pleased to present the complete content, in PDF format, of the recently published Census Atlas of the United States, the first comprehensive atlas of population and housing produced by the Census Bureau since the 1920s. The Census Atlas is a large-format publication about 300 pages long and containing almost 800 maps. Data from decennial censuses prior to 2000 support nearly 150 maps and figures, providing context and an historical perspective for many of the topics presented.
A variety of topics are covered in the Census Atlas, ranging from language and ancestry characteristics to housing patterns and the geographic distribution of the population. A majority of the maps in the Census Atlas present data at the county level, but data also are sometimes mapped by state, census tract (for largest cities and metropolitan areas), and for selected American Indian reservations. The book is modern, colorful, and includes a variety of map styles and data symbolization techniques. ”
Click the map to go to the link or copy and paste the url below:
Here is the results from the Iowa caucus in map form.
Click on the map to see the detailed breakdown of votes.
Posted by: Suresh Muthukrishnan
I am sure all GIS folks, especially the Mac fans will get a laugh out of this video…