Thursday, December 27, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Of course I couldn't resist this anatomy photo - it's almost like a map!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
In honor of the 100th Map of the Week I have gone back, looked at the places I have mapped and made of map of these locations. This is based on the tags below which is not a perfect science since my tags have not been consistent. Sometimes I tag a state when a city is featured, sometimes I forget to (sorry Washington). Sometimes the state seems less relevant to the subject matter. The "USA"tag is also misleading because I tend to use it only for nationwide maps of the U.S. The map above shows all the countries that have been featured. Below are the cities, states and provinces. Yes I do have a pretty obvious bias towards northerly and familiar regions. I will try to look beyond my narrow realm at least a few times in the next 100 maps. Stay tuned.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
[murmur] is a documentary oral history project that records stories and memories told about specific geographic locations. We collect and make accessible people's personal histories and anecdotes about the places in their neighborhoods that are important to them. In each of these locations we install a [murmur] sign with a telephone number on it that anyone can call with a mobile phone to listen to that story while standing in that exact spot, and engaging in the physical experience of being right where the story takes place. Some stories suggest that the listener walk around, following a certain path through a place, while others allow a person to wander with both their feet and their gaze.
The stories we record range from personal recollections to more "historic" stories, or sometimes both -- but always are told from a personal point of view, as if the storyteller is just out for a stroll and was casually talking about their neighbourhood to a friend.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Quick vent - National Geographic of all organizations ought to be able to locate Buffalo properly.
People are going to show up in Rochester looking for Beef on Weck and leave in tears!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
If you really want the whole in depth analysis you can go to the Mass. Technology Collaborative and get a detailed wind map for areas within souther New England.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
D.C. Council Member Jim Graham, D-Ward 1, wants to help relocate several bars that permit nude dancing that were put out when the city decided to build the new Washington Nationals stadium in Southeast Washington.
But where Graham sees helping some former business owners, he said he also anticipates a possible "not in my backyard" style backlash from residents in the areas of Ward 5, into which the businesses plan to move.
Graham's Committee on Public Works and the Environment is scheduled to mark up and vote on a bill that would allow for the one-time relocation of the businesses.
The problem is that lighter commercial zones often act as a buffer between heavier commercial and residential areas, officials in Graham's office said.
The businesses are unable to relocate near the stadium because it was rezoned and other areas of the city that would allow them, including downtown, are too expensive.
Friday, July 20, 2007
This is a map poem by Howard Horowitz called "Manhattan". It originally appeared in the Op-Art section of the New York Times. His art can be found here. Those of you over in Oregon might enjoy his other offering. Also, there's an Idaho poem so something for everyone!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
One of my pet peeves is when worthwhile, timely information gets put on the web and then is never updated. This example is cited as a "recent map" from a company that works with newspapers to put maps on their web pages. The map shows "Rummage Sales"* in the "Siouxland" for the weekend of April 14th - note that the date at the top is today. This is/was useful information and if they kept it up to date could be still.** If not take it off or the residents of Ascot/Broadmoor should be expecting visitors this weekend, sale or not.
*I'd like to see a map showing what regions of the country use what terms to describe yard/garage/tag/rummage sales
** I can think of several other ways they could improve this site but I've already gone on for too long here.
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Sorry - I'm a day late on this one but you can save it for next year and start planning now. This is a map of the prime viewing sites for the Washington DC Fireworks. If they use this same site every year then save it for future reference.
Yes I know its sideways!
Thursday, June 28, 2007
I clipped out the Northeast section of the map for clarity and we only school we only lost
This paper has used my maps in the past but I don't know who's responsible for this one.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Way back in 1990 I participated in a project mapping and cataloging illegal dumps in Slovenia. Here's a technologically more advanced version for Galicia in northwestern Spain. You can click on any dump and get a photo. Here's the mapper's description:
"The Spanish newspaper La Voz de Galicia invites readers to send in photos and descriptions of illegal garbage dumps. Photos and descriptions are plotted on an interactive map of the country. The intent seems to be embarrassing officials into cleaning it up."
This page allows those of you who know Spanish to practice while giving those of us that don't the opportunity to be tolerant.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
The California Coastal Project was a project where a pilot and photographer flew over the entire coastline of California taking aerial pictures every few hundred feet (except for Vandenberg Air Force Base which was off limits). They took GPS readings for each picture so you can click anywhere on the map and get the photograph for that location. Barbara Streisand unsuccessfully sued them for violating her privacy by photographing her Malibu estate. You can access details of the suit at this site if you really care.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
This is a simulation of real time births, deaths, carbon emissions and other info about the countries of the world. Interesting details can be found by clicking on the "about" button - I learned that it would take 4.1 earths to support everyone if everyone lived my lifestyle.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
This is a "map" of geographic knowledge compiled by Dr Andre Skupin at San Diego State University. I don't really understand it much but it's an interesting concept anyway. His own description:
"Visualization of the geographic knowledge domain based on more then 22,000 conference abstracts submitted to the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (1993-2002). Landscape features express the degree of topical focus, with elevated areas corresponding to more well-defined, topical regions and low-lying areas corresponding to a mingling of various topics. Dominant terms are used as labels for topical regions."
Thursday, April 5, 2007
I've always wanted to pay my debts to that fine city. I recently came across some very good things being done there for bicycling and the environment. Here is a virtual map of the Memomenee Valley. If you click the Landmarks and recreation "on" you get some nice facts and pictures about the places. If you click on the Sixth Street Viaduct (bridge nr at the east end) you get a picture that looks remarkably similar to a bridge we have here in Boston.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
"Welcome to the world of immigration detention, where over 27,000 immigrants are detained on any given day in almost 200 prison-like facilities across the country."
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Some quotes from the article:
"Portugal was the fist country to establish an empire upon which the sun never set"
Vasco da Gama set the tone of "hatred and vengeance which would characterize Portuguese-Muslim relations for the future. By 1504 the Pope received a threat that Christian holy places would be destroyed unless something was done to curb the Portuguese".
The empire started modestly with the claiming of unoccupied islands such as Madiera and Porto Santo. Prince Henry "The Navigator" claimed to have liberated these places from Muslim rule.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Suitability for Cocoa growing was determined by overlaying population density, roads, soils, slope of land, rainfall and temperature. This map was displayed by ESRI to show off the magic of this new technology called GIS.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
This map is from the Immigration Portal - their description follows:
The map above reflects the number of donations received by possibly the largest anti-immigration organization in its 2006 year-end fundraising campaign (source: NumbersUSA). We observe two points from this map (the map represents House
Districts, hence it is controlled for population). Firstly, the
map shows that anti-immigration sentiment is not prevalent across the country but is regionalized, with the West and Southwest more anti-immigrant (red, orange, and yellow shaded areas) and the East, Midwest, and most of the South more pro-immigrant (gray, purple, green, and blue shaded areas). Perhaps because of the
fact that the Southwest is a hotbed of the anti-immigrationists, prominent politicians of that area (Gov. Schwarzennegger, Sen.McCain, and Rep. Flake) support legalization. They grasp that the
problem is not immigrants but their legal status. Secondly, the red parts in the map correlate well with areas of recent Mexican immigration. To the extent that these immigrants assimilate, we should expect this map to cool in the future. On the other hand, if tensions between recent migrants and natives remain, we should expect the cooler areas to heat up as immigration to these areas increases in the future.