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A Mysterious Map of Louisiana

A Mysterious Map of Louisiana | Modern Cartographer | Scoop.it
Think mapping data is new? The Union Army was doing it in Louisiana 150 years ago.
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How “tightness” vs “looseness” explains the U.S. political map

How “tightness” vs “looseness” explains the U.S. political map | Modern Cartographer | Scoop.it
A fascinating new study out of the University of Maryland.
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Map: No postal worker is safe from dog bites

Map: No postal worker is safe from dog bites | Modern Cartographer | Scoop.it
California, Houston lead lists on dog attacks, according to U.S. Postal Service data.
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Name Navigator

Analyze and understand name trends both nationwide and for individual states. Graph trends, browse top names, and share with friends.
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Mapping Three Decades of Rising Income Inequality, State by State

Mapping Three Decades of Rising Income Inequality, State by State | Modern Cartographer | Scoop.it
U.S. income inequality increased 15 percent between 1979 and 2012, but the story varies across different parts of the country.
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USGS Map Engravings for Sale This Summer - GIS Lounge

USGS Map Engravings for Sale This Summer - GIS Lounge | Modern Cartographer | Scoop.it
Between the 1880s and the 1950s, the USGS produces engravings used to reproduce topographic and geologic maps within the agency.  Many of the excess engravings are being readied for sale or donation by the USGS.  The metal engravings are mostly copper alloy with a few made of zinc.  Most of the plates are 17 x 21 …
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Mapping All The Places In The U.S. With A Population Of Zero

Mapping All The Places In The U.S. With A Population Of Zero | Modern Cartographer | Scoop.it
Even in overstuffed metro areas, it turns out people won't live in strip malls or in the middle of the highway.
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Free Introduction to GIS Course - GIS Lounge

Free Introduction to GIS Course - GIS Lounge | Modern Cartographer | Scoop.it
Simon Frasier University is offering a free self-paced MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) entitled “Exploring Geographic Information Systems”: Exploring geographic information systems (GIS) is a self-paced course where participants will learn about GIS and how the technology is being used in the real world to support problem-solving and decision-making. Participants will create and manage spatial databases, …
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MAP: Here's Where People Signed Up For Obamacare

MAP: Here's Where People Signed Up For Obamacare | Modern Cartographer | Scoop.it
A state-by-state breakdown of where people signed up for health insurance.
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On the trail of Martha’s Vineyard’s rare map thief - The Boston Globe

On the trail of Martha’s Vineyard’s rare map thief - The Boston Globe | Modern Cartographer | Scoop.it
E. Forbes Smiley III spent years spiriting some $3 million worth of rare maps out of some of the world’s most prestigious libraries. And he almost got away with it.
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Google's Knowledge Graph Expands Into Google Maps

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Google is expanding its Knowledge Graph into Google Maps. The company has confirmed to Search Engine Land that some locations in Google Maps will now get a new “Quick Facts” info card, and that the data are from Google’s Knowledge Graph. This new feature began appearing on Monday (May 12). The info card appears in […]
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Mapping Kidnappings in Nigeria

Mapping Kidnappings in Nigeria | Modern Cartographer | Scoop.it
Last week, I wrote about how kidnappings in Nigeria have soared over the past 30 years. Time trends are important in understanding the context of the recent mass kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian ...
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Mapping Digital Tools for Disease Surveillance | United Nations Global Pulse

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A Mapping Tool That Demystifies the Link Between Transportation and Jobs

A Mapping Tool That Demystifies the Link Between Transportation and Jobs | Modern Cartographer | Scoop.it
How factors like transit mode and commute time affect job access in the New York metropolitan area.
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10 Maps That Explain the 2014 Midterms

10 Maps That Explain the 2014 Midterms | Modern Cartographer | Scoop.it
What the Democrats wouldn’t give to swap this year’s Senate map for the one coming up in 2016. This year’s Senate class, filled with Democratic incumbents in hostile territory, would be difficult to defend any year—it’s especially so when there’s an unpopular Democratic president in the White House. But the next...
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Feds Say Hydropower Capacity Could Be Doubled In U.S.

Feds Say Hydropower Capacity Could Be Doubled In U.S. | Modern Cartographer | Scoop.it
This story originally appeared on Climate Central. The Grand Canyon was once targeted as a major dam site by the federal government, a project eventually scuttled after widespread protest.
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