Thursday, April 26, 2007

MOTW #73

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

MOTW #72

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

MOTW #71

Many years ago I publicly insulted the City of Milwaukee at a cafe in Madison, Wisconsin. I could tell that I really insulted the guy at the next table so I've felt bad about it ever since.
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.