British Library: George III’s maps and views: 32,000 images released on Flickr Commons. “In October 2020 we released 17,000 images of maps and views from George III’s Topographical Collection on the images-sharing site Flickr Commons, which seems to have kept you busy. Well, from today, you can find an additional 32,000 images, comprising George III’s collection of atlases and albums of views, plans, diagrams, reports and surveys, produced between 1550 and 1820. These have been uploaded to Flickr with a Public Domain attribution for you to search, browse, download, reuse, study and enjoy.”
Delta variant update: New CDC map shows most vulnerable U.S. areas with low vaccination rates (Fast Company)
Fast Company: Delta variant update: New CDC map shows most vulnerable U.S. areas with low vaccination rates. “Earlier this month, the delta variant of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, became dominant in the United States with just over 50% of all new COVID-19 cases being caused by it. Now the latest data shows that a full 83% of new cases are from the delta variant, reports NBC News. This is cause for concern as the delta variant is much more transmissible than previous variants.”
Reddit: Introducing ‘Mapping The Missing Australia’, an interactive online mapping resource for individuals who are Missing within Australia.
r/UnsolvedMysteries: Introducing ‘Mapping The Missing Australia’, an interactive online mapping resource for individuals who are Missing within Australia.. “Mapping the missing is an interactive map database, listing Australia’s long-term missing persons. Using ERSI story maps, this Aussie resource helps draw comparisons and find patterns in cases of those who have been missing or locations unknown within the country. The online map database is a free service and can be run on computers and mobile phones.”
The Drive: Use Our New Tool To Explore Thousands Of FAA Drone And Unidentified Aircraft Incident Reports
The Drive: Use Our New Tool To Explore Thousands Of FAA Drone And Unidentified Aircraft Incident Reports. “We are excited to announce the launch of our new interactive tool that maps and makes searchable thousands of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and unidentified aircraft incident reports. The vast dataset is drawn from information compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration. Some of the reports are highly unusual, going far beyond typical low-altitude drone mishaps.”
UPI: New website allows users to track mesmerizing journey of a raindrop. “A Pittsburgh web developer has made a website that allows anyone to trace the path of a raindrop that falls in the contiguous United States from when it lands on the ground to its final destination and everything in between.” I played with this a little bit. If you try to zoom way in on the map of the US, it’ll slow your computer down. If you just click on the map instead of zooming, it works better.
Bloomberg CityLab: The U.S. Neighborhoods With the Greatest Tree Inequity, Mapped. “A new analysis quantifies just now unequal tree cover is in the U.S.: Neighborhoods with a majority of people of color have, on average, 33% less tree canopy than majority-white communities, according to data from the Tree Equity Score map, a project of the conservation nonprofit American Forests. The poorest neighborhoods, where 90% of residents live in poverty, have 41% less coverage than the wealthiest ones.”
State of North Carolina: New landslide website provides critical hazard data for North Carolina communities
State of North Carolina: New landslide website provides critical hazard data for North Carolina communities. “The Landslides in Western North Carolina Project website allows users to explore current and historical information about landslides in North Carolina. Users can access resources to help them plan for and build resilience to landslide hazards. The new ‘Western North Carolina Landslide Hazard Data Viewer’ will make it easier for various audiences to access, interact with and understand landslide hazard data.”
Axios: Exclusive: White House debuts new maps showing broadband vacuum. “The Biden administration Thursday unveiled a new mapping tool that shows much greater gaps in use of high-speed internet service across the U.S. than the government’s previous maps reported.”
CNET: Preserving the future of our oceans through underwater mapping. “Schmidt scientists sail the world on a research vessel called the Falkor, equipped with a wealth of scientific gear, including echosounders, a blimp for aerial observations, and a remotely operated vehicle named SuBastian. Capable of diving as deep as 4,500 meters, SuBastian features several high-definition video cameras and is designed to be modular, which lets operators customize the proprietary ROV for each mission.”
NC Clean Energy Technology Center: Department of Energy Releases New Tool Tracking Microgrid Installations in the United States
NC Clean Energy Technology Center: Department of Energy Releases New Tool Tracking Microgrid Installations in the United States. “The Microgrid Installation Database includes a comprehensive listing of the U.S.’s 461 operational microgrids that provide a total of 3.1 gigawatts of reliable electricity. The information, which is updated on a monthly basis, is presented in a tabular format to help users easily access and sort data.” Wondering about microgrids? NC State has you covered.
WMYA: In search of hard cider? New NC Cider Trail website, map has you covered. “The website features an interactive map that allows visitors to type in their location anywhere in N.C. and immediately view which cideries are nearby. Also on the website, guests can find information specific to each cidery, including details like food menus, pet friendliness, tours and even live music.”
KNDO: Interactive Map of Washington State Reveals Different Health Disparities Targeting Certain Groups
KNDO: Interactive Map of Washington State Reveals Different Health Disparities Targeting Certain Groups. “The Washington State Department of Health created a new tool, an interactive map, showing a breakdown of different health issues like COVID-19 and pollution. Lower income areas and people of color communities were rated at higher risks for these health hazards.”