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 […]
A research institute has compiled obesity data on the neighborhood level and built a map that allows you to see how they compare. RTI International’s map was built using data from sources like the CDC and the U.S. Census. You can read about RTI’s methodology here. The obesity data we’ve seen so far have been mostly […]
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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 […]
All 50 States Renamed For Countries With Similar Gun Ownership By Movoto Real Estate In a map that has since been picked up and distributed across a range of websites and social media, the real estate site Movoto earlier this year compared the approximate number of guns owned in each state with a similarly stocked foreign […]