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Using Google Correlate to find similar thematic maps

Correlate is a new, typically quirky beta service from Google. It’s tricky to understand the concept at first, but essentially the service does for data what TinEye does for online images – provides a reverse search mechanism for finding similar … Continue reading

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Joplin tornado, before and after

New high-res aerial images from GeoEye capture Joplin, Missouri on May 2, 2011 at 8:30 am, two days after the deadliest U.S. tornado in 64 years tore through the city. Hover over the photos below to compare this new imagery … Continue reading

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A week on Foursquare mapped

The Wall Street Journal has published a fascinating, in-depth analysis of user data from location sharing app Foursquare for San Francisco and New York. The idea: to look at differences between behaviour patterns in the two cities. A weeks worth of user … Continue reading

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Midwest storm system captured by satellite

This GOES East satellite photo, taken on May 22, 2011 shows storm clouds above the US Midwest. The image captures the weather system just moments before it spawned a deadly tornado that ripped a 4 mile long path through the … Continue reading

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Mississippi crisis response map

Google’s Crisis Response team has produced a new interactive map for anyone affected by the widespread flooding along the Mississippi River and watershed, caused by this Spring’s record rainfall. The map gathers together data sets from various official U.S. agencies … Continue reading

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Washington Metro Map Contest

Greater Greater Washington is running a competetion for amateurs to redesign the Washington Metro map, incorporating upcoming changes in the network. The site has put the seventeen entries online in an interactive application where you can vote for your favourite. … Continue reading

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High-res Mississippi River flood imagery

Satellite company GeoEye has released two new high-resolution images of the recent flooding along the Mississippi River. The first image shows flooding at the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, around Cairo, Illinois on May 8. Move the slider … Continue reading

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U.S. mean centre of population animated

As mentioned previously, the U.S. Census Bureau recently announced the 2010 mean centre of the United States The center is determined as the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the United States would balance perfectly if … Continue reading

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