This type of Internet mapping used to be illegal. See how Maine’s infrastructure stacks up

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  University of Wisconsin science professor Paul Barford and a team of researchers spent four years mapping what MIT Technology Review called “the paths taken by the long-distance fiber-optic cables that carry Internet data across the continental U.S.” “The exact routes of those cables, which belong to major telecommunications companies such as AT&T and Level […]

Interactive map shows abandoned gold, silver and uranium mines all over Maine

Yellow mine waste water is seen at the entrance to the Gold King Mine in San Juan County, Colorado, in this picture released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) taken August 5, 2015. A contaminated plume of waste water accidentally released from a Colorado gold mine by U.S. environmental agency workers has spread downstream and reached northern New Mexico, officials said last month.

SkyTruth is a West Virginia organization which, according to the Discovery Channel, uses “technology such as remote sensing and digital mapping to highlight environmental problems.” In its latest project, SkyTruth used U.S. Geological Survey data to create an interactive map of all the abandoned mines in the country’s records, and ended up showing an enormous number […]