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The Geography of Happiness According to 10 Million Tweets

The Geography of Happiness According to 10 Million Tweets | Place Makers | Scoop.it
The happiest city in America is Napa, California -- and the saddest all swear too much.
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Ocean, Coast, and Great Lakes Planning Data | Data.gov Communities

Ocean, Coast, and Great Lakes Planning Data | Data.gov Communities | Place Makers | Scoop.it
Explore, discover and access a variety of rich spatial and non‐spatial data. We’ve identified a few data sources that we want to highlight. We’ve identified other data sources you may want to access in your search and we are providing a link to geo.data.gov where you can search all of the Federal geospatial data available through data.gov. We are just getting started, so if you can’t find the data you are looking for, please tell us!
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Twitter launches @Gov to provide updates from its government and politics team | GovTwit

Twitter launches @Gov to provide updates from its government and politics team | GovTwit | Place Makers | Scoop.it
Twitter launches @Gov - a new account to track creative and effective uses of Twitter for civic engagement.
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NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Tsunami Wave Height Model Shows Pacific-Wide Impact

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Tsunami Wave Height Model Shows Pacific-Wide Impact | Place Makers | Scoop.it
NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Tsunami Wave Height Model Shows Pacific-Wide Impact
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Experts struggle to express direness of infrastructure problem to a wary public

Experts struggle to express direness of infrastructure problem to a wary public | Place Makers | Scoop.it
Despite dire warnings that a cancer is eating away the networks that carry people from place to place and goods to market, there is little urgency among the American people or political will in tight times on Capitol Hill to address the issue.
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NOAA: U.S. sets record with a dozen billion-dollar weather disasters in one year!

NOAA: U.S. sets record with a dozen billion-dollar weather disasters in one year! | Place Makers | Scoop.it
To date, the United States set a record with 12 separate billion dollar weather/climate disasters in 2011, with an aggregate damage total of approximately $52 billion. This record year breaks the previous record of nine billion-dollar weather/climate disasters in one year, which occurred in 2008.
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GIS in Hawaii - Hawaii Business - December 2011 - Hawaii

GIS in Hawaii - Hawaii Business - December 2011 - Hawaii | Place Makers | Scoop.it
GIS systems help planners, architects and engineers; maybe you should use it, too...
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Announcing the 2012 TED Prize Winner – The City 2.0

Announcing the 2012 TED Prize Winner – The City 2.0 | Place Makers | Scoop.it
TED Prize Winner Updates and Input...
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Seth Dixon's comment, December 6, 2011 1:30 PM
I found this from "Urban Life" first, but glad to have found it.
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Social Explorer

Social Explorer | Place Makers | Scoop.it
Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States. We provide thousands of interactive data maps going back to 1790.
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Next American City » Magazine » The City’s Best Tech Tools

Next American City » Magazine » The City’s Best Tech Tools | Place Makers | Scoop.it
A national magazine created for and by a new generation of urban thinkers and leaders. Next American City observes, documents and conceives realistic solutions about how to make cities better.
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Coupling 3D GIS-based Modelling and Field Methods to Evaluate Landslide Hazard Predisposition

Coupling 3D GIS-based Modelling and Field Methods to Evaluate Landslide Hazard Predisposition | Place Makers | Scoop.it
Severine Bilgot and Aurele Parriaux "Recent decades have been marked by many disasters caused by natural hazards. Gravitational phenomena in part...
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GIS for the Oceans | GIS for Exploration, Ecosystems, Energy, and Climate Change

GIS for the Oceans | GIS for Exploration, Ecosystems, Energy, and Climate Change | Place Makers | Scoop.it
Explore a variety of global data sets describing physical, biological, and cultural aspects of our oceans.
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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Vision Scientists Demonstrate Innovative Learning Method - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Vision Scientists Demonstrate Innovative Learning Method - US National Science Foundation (NSF) | Place Makers | Scoop.it
New research published today in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no conscious effort. 
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Atlas’ Revenge – Urban Times

Atlas' Revenge is a short animation story that has the kind of 'Finding Nemo' aesthetic and charm that is hard not to love.
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Globes in the age of Google Maps

Globes in the age of Google Maps | Place Makers | Scoop.it
I have always had a soft spot for the 20th-century Earth globe, that blue pasteboard ball tipped at a jaunty 23.5-degree angle within a spray-painted metallic frame, the nations of the world (or previous incarnations thereof) neatly delineated in...
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Washington Post: Only Idiots Think Infrastructure Spending Is Wasteful, And Americans Are Idiots - Forbes

Washington Post: Only Idiots Think Infrastructure Spending Is Wasteful, And Americans Are Idiots - Forbes | Place Makers | Scoop.it
It's no surprise that a lot of politicians and policymakers believe that America's biggest infrastructure problem is insufficient taxpayer funding.
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2011 is record year for $1B disasters in U.S. – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

2011 is record year for $1B disasters in U.S. – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs | Place Makers | Scoop.it
The United States had a record 12 weather and climate disasters that caused at least $1 billion in damages in 2011, and that number could increase as other assessments wrap up, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday.
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Project Noah | Networked Organisms And Habitats

Project Noah | Networked Organisms And Habitats | Place Makers | Scoop.it
Project Noah is a tool that nature lovers can use to explore and document local wildlife and a common technology platform that research groups can use to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.
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NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory - The End of an Era for NOAA

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory - The End of an Era for NOAA | Place Makers | Scoop.it
Last GOES-11 Image dated December 5, 2011
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Challenge.gov

Challenge.gov | Place Makers | Scoop.it
The central platform for crowdsourcing US Government challenges, contests, competitions and open innovation prizes | Challenge.gov
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I’m Not Coming Into Work Today, I’ll Be On Twitter – Urban Times

I’m Not Coming Into Work Today, I’ll Be On Twitter – Urban Times | Place Makers | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when university students, graduates and young professionals were hungry to commence their careers and earn their first buck.
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Using GIS to Visualize Risks and Hazards | Firefighter Nation

Using GIS to Visualize Risks and Hazards | Firefighter Nation | Place Makers | Scoop.it
Wilson (N.C.) Fire/Rescue Services uses GIS to assess and categorize risks and hazards in the community.
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