CNN: The Cherokee Nation reservation is now visible on Google Maps

CNN: The Cherokee Nation reservation is now visible on Google Maps. “The reservation boundaries include 7,000 miles nestled in northeastern Oklahoma. Borders for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole reservations — all in Oklahoma — have also been added in the last few weeks.”

Government Technology: Google Maps is getting a new layer that shows what?

Government Technology: Google Maps is getting a new layer that shows what?. “Want to know how many confirmed COVID-19 cases there are in your area? How about whether infection rates are trending up or down? If you use Google Maps, you’re in luck. The platform’s newest feature will be able to tell you that.”

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: Texas State Library and Archives Commission Launches Texas Free WiFi Map

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: Texas State Library and Archives Commission Launches Texas Free WiFi Map. “This interactive online map provides up-to-date location information for public drive-up WiFi hotspots provided by Texas libraries, schools, and nonprofits. The Texas Free WiFi Map is searchable, zoomable, and perfect for educators and students, as well as members of the general public requiring internet access for activities such as accessing library services, skill and workforce development, online job and government applications, virtual court appearances, WiFi-based telephone calls, research, business development and more. It provides site-specific login instructions for users.”

Mayo Clinic: Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 tracking tool provides latest local data, expert guidance

Mayo Clinic: Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 tracking tool provides latest local data, expert guidance. “‘U.S. Coronavirus Map: What Do the Trends Mean for You?’ is an interactive map on Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 online resource center. This map presents key data and trends in an easy-to-use format. Data include the total number of cases by county and state, new cases per day, positive test rate and fatality rate, presented with trends over time and Mayo Clinic guidance on how to take action.”

University of Utah: Analyzing COVID-19 Through Google Street View

University of Utah: Analyzing COVID-19 Through Google Street View. “It sounds like a monumental task. Take the 164 million photos taken of America’s roads and neighborhoods for Google’s Street View and identify in each picture the environmental characteristics like the type of buildings, roads, and sidewalks. It is certainly impossible to do by hand, but not for a computer.”

ReliefWeb: Google and FAO launch new Big Data tool for all

ReliefWeb: Google and FAO launch new Big Data tool for all. “Earth Map is an innovative and free-to-use Web-based tool to provide efficient, rapid, inexpensive and analytically cogent insights, drawn from satellites as well as [Food and Agriculture Organization]’s considerable wealth of agriculturally relevant data, with a few clicks on a computer. Earth Map has also been designed to empower and provide integrative synergies with the federated FAO’s Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform, a more comprehensive tool to provide Members, their partners and donors with the means to identify and execute highly-targeted rural development initiatives with multiple goals ranging from climate adaptation and mitigation to socio-economic resilience.”

Poynter: This database shows media layoffs caused by the coronavirus

Poynter: This database shows media layoffs caused by the coronavirus. “The graphics of 2020 are grim ones — flattening the curve of the coronavirus, watching it spread, seeing jobs disappear. Now, we have another — what the pandemic has done to newsrooms in the U.S. Thanks to the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, we can now see the places and mediums hit by cutbacks, layoffs, closures and more.”

WDRB: Indiana to launch color-coded COVID-19 map to help with guidance for counties

WDRB: Indiana to launch color-coded COVID-19 map to help with guidance for counties. ” Indiana health officials are creating a new tool to help provide guidance to schools and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Indiana’s State Health Commissioner, Dr. Kristina Box, announced plans for a new color-coded map at the end of August, during Governor Eric Holcomb’s weekly COVID-19 briefing.”

Mashable: The interactive fall foliage map is back to help you plan your autumn road trip

Mashable: The interactive fall foliage map is back to help you plan your autumn road trip. “If you’ve never used the annual interactive tool before, you’re in for a real treat. This year’s map begins on Sept. 7, a day when minimal and patchy foliage is predicted in only a few states. The map concludes on Nov. 23, when nearly the entire country will be be past-peak foliage.”

Condé Nast Traveler: This New Map Is Digitizing LGBTQ+ Travel Guides from the ’60s and Beyond

Condé Nast Traveler, with a thanks to Esther S.: This New Map Is Digitizing LGBTQ+ Travel Guides from the ’60s and Beyond. “In 1964, California businessman Bob Damron was filling a void. A frequent traveler himself, he began publishing his guides annually as a way to help queer individuals, particularly gay men, navigate both their hometowns and unfamiliar spaces (similar to the earlier Negro Motorist Green Book, which aided Black travelers). Damron’s guides, colorful and discreet, listed known queer haunts across the U.S., as well as their defining features. Now, [historian Eric] Gonzaba and co-primary investigator Amanda Regan are using Damron’s 1965-1980 books to map historical queer spaces, moving state by state in an effort to understand the trajectory of queer communities and place them in context. Their archival project, titled ‘Mapping the Gay Guides,’ is a collection of digital maps, each covering a year of Damron’s guides.”

CKPGToday: New interactive map allows British Columbians to view river quality trends across B.C.

CKPGToday: New interactive map allows British Columbians to view river quality trends across B.C.. “Using an interactive map of B.C., people will now be able to view 10-year water quality trends in certain rivers with data compiled from the Canada-B.C. Water Quality Monitoring Program. The program has been in place since 1985. Data collected is also used to determine the current status of water quality, detect emerging issues that may threaten aquatic life and support the development of guidelines for water, fish and sediment.”

BuzzFeed News: Blanked-Out Spots On China’s Maps Helped Us Uncover Xinjiang’s Camps

BuzzFeed News: Blanked-Out Spots On China’s Maps Helped Us Uncover Xinjiang’s Camps. “China’s Baidu blanked out parts of its mapping platform. We used those locations to find a network of buildings bearing the hallmarks of prisons and internment camps in Xinjiang. Here’s how we did it.”

Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University: New Online Tool Tracks Oil and Gas Transformation

Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University: New Online Tool Tracks Oil and Gas Transformation. “To help explain how the oil and gas sector is transforming, the many challenges the industry is facing, and the intersecting factors that will shape its role in the energy transition, the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) partnered with the World Economic Forum on the Oil and Gas Transformation Map, an interactive tool for users to explore and make sense of the complex and interlinked forces that will dictate the future of the industry.”

WMDT: Historic Salisbury cemetery receives state recognition, new database for veterans graves

WMDT: Historic Salisbury cemetery receives state recognition, new database for veterans graves. “A Victorian-era cemetery in Salisbury has been recognized at the state level and it’s all thanks to some 21st century technology. ‘The thing with being a veteran is you’re forgotten when no one ever speaks your name again,’ says Carol Smith with the Parsons Advisory Committee. A recently finished project will help ensure the more than 12-hundred veterans buried in Salisbury’s Parsons Cemetery won’t be forgotten.”