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Life Expectancy in the U.S.

The Washington Post has drawn on a study from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington to create a interactive graphic of life expectancy across the USA. The map ranks each county by life expectancy … Continue reading

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Before and after aerial imagery of the Wallow Fire, Arizona

During some types of natural hazards, satellites are capable of capturing remarkably clear imagery of affected areas. Below, before an after Landsat visible-infrared images of the Wallow fire in eastern Arizona, USA. The images cover 300 square miles (500 sq … Continue reading

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Visualizing early Washington D.C.

UMBC’s Imaging research center is working on a best guess reconstruction of Washington DC in 1814 – the year the British systematically set fire to Government buildings including the then under-construction Capitol and White house. Apparently what started off as … Continue reading

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Impressive new crime map from Trulia

Real estate website Trulia.com has just launched an interactive map showing reported crime in 48 cities across the USA. Like its price reduction map, the application is another result of Trulia’s recent takeover of the geo-visulization company Movity. The maps … Continue reading

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HIV Map of America

Emory university’s HIV map shows the distribution of diagnosed infection rates across the United State for the virus that causes AIDS. Using county-level data from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and State health departments the map vividly highlights … Continue reading

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Mapping the American Civil War

As part of its ongoing coverage of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War 1861-65, the Washington Post has published a map providing an interactive guide to battles and casualties. The feature highlights both the widespread nature of the … Continue reading

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The Changing face of America

Policylink is a US research institute with an aim ‘to advance economic and social equity’. Its latest publication, Prosperity 2050, explores changes in the racial make-up of the nation and how current inequalities will impact economic growth, To put his … Continue reading

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Deep Zoom imagery of Joplin after the tornado

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published a detailed aerial survey of damage following the tornado which struck Joplin, Missouri on May 22, killing at least 125 people. This imagery, showing the full extent of the tornado’s groundtrack, … Continue reading

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