Do you want some inspiration to create a visually stunning - yet fully optimized - data graphic? Well, let's go back about a 140 years... Handsome Atlas developed by Jonathan Soma of Brooklyn Brainery, provides a stunning new online interface to a large collection of beautiful data visualizations from the 19th century.
TR: Taking into account the age of these visualizations, one has to wonder if they intended them to be used by our generation in this way. I see potential for a "web 2.0" update of these charts to make them interactive . . .
The last paper editions of USGS topographic masp came out in 1973 and 1992. If you are waiting for the next print edition, you'll be waiting a long time. Like so many other agencies with information distribution, the USGS topo maps have gone digital. In 2001 the USGS announced the production of a current, seamless digital National Map. You can still quadrangle chunks of the National map and download them for free as PDFs (with geospatial extensions for measuring).
College and universities are embracing social media as a means to connect with the current student body, alumni, prospective students, and donors. According to BestCollegesOnline.com, one in three schools indicate that they achieve better results with social media than through traditional media. According to recent data conducted by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth:
98% of colleges and universities report having a Facebook page 84% have a school Twitter account 66% have a blog 41% have a podcast
Check out the infographic to learn more about how those in higher education are using social media...
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