WSAW: DHS launches COVID-19 vaccine provider map

WSAW: DHS launches COVID-19 vaccine provider map. “The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has launched a new tool to help people connect with COVID-19 vaccine providers. DHS explains the new vaccine provider map is designed to improve transparency in the vaccine distribution process, by identifying where vaccine is being sent across the state. It is also intended to help people easily find and connect with vaccine providers in their area.”

New York Times: Squealing Children and Noisy Neighbors? There’s a Map for That

New York Times: Squealing Children and Noisy Neighbors? There’s a Map for That. “The website, DQN Today, describes itself as a crowdsourced guide to help house hunters avoid neighborhoods inhabited by ‘stupid parents who let their children play on roads and parking lots.’ It is populated by maps visualizing the dorozoku, or ‘road tribe,’ a term that applies to people who block the way or wreak havoc in public.”

Press Release: Pace University & UCLA Partner To Explore Digital Mapping In Latinx Studies (Pace University)

Pace University: Press Release: Pace University & UCLA Partner To Explore Digital Mapping In Latinx Studies. “The neighborhood surrounding Pace University’s Lower Manhattan campus was once home to a thriving Spanish-language publishing community that—like many such publishing centers located throughout the United States in the nineteenth century—has largely been forgotten. Associate Professor of English Kelley Kreitz, PhD, also an affiliate faculty member in Latinx Studies, has been working to recover that history with her students.”

Library and Archives Canada: A new Google map to search for Indigenous-related collection items

Thanks to Paul P. for the heads-up! Library and Archives Canada: A new Google map to search for Indigenous-related collection items. “Over the past three years, We Are Here: Sharing Stories has digitized and described over 590,000 images of archival and published materials related to First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation….In order to make it easier to locate recently digitized Indigenous heritage content at LAC, we have created a searchable list of the collections and introduced a Google map feature – allowing users to browse archival materials by geographic region!”

Global News: USask Professor creates pig plotted map for locating wild boars on Google Earth

Global News: USask Professor creates pig plotted map for locating wild boars on Google Earth. “Ryan Brook has been researching and tracking wild pigs and extremely invasive species across Saskatchewan and Western Canada for over a decade, recording over 54,000 wild pig occurrences over that span…. Brook took all of the data he’s collected over the years and used it to create a ‘pig-pointed’ map. The map can be downloaded and then layered over top of google earth, highlighting the presence of pigs in the provinces’ rural municipalities.”

KFYR: North Dakota Department of Health creates COVID-19 vaccine locator

KFYR: North Dakota Department of Health creates COVID-19 vaccine locator. “As more doses of the coronavirus vaccine are delivered, the North Dakota Department of Health has a new tool to help you find who is giving vaccines. The locator shows a list and map of where in North Dakota vaccines are available. It includes the name and city of the provider, what priority group can receive a vaccine and instructions on how to contact each provider.”

Mapping Insecurity: Tracking Domestic Violent Extremism (The Soufan Center)

The Soufan Center: Mapping Insecurity: Tracking Domestic Violent Extremism . “The Mapping Insecurity project is an interactive tracker that will allow users to follow the law enforcement response to the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol, and will be updated to reflect the broader threat from domestic violent extremism. This initiative builds on longstanding work by The Soufan Center (TSC) to highlight the threat posed by domestic violent extremists, including white supremacists and violent anti-government groups. It includes a resource library of TSC publications and briefings, as well as an updated interactive map to track arrests across the United States, drawing on primary data provided by U.S. government sources.

Phys .org: New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Phys .org: New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities. “Approximately 35 percent of global mangrove cover was lost in the 1980s and ’90s. While the rate of loss slowed in the past two decades—to an estimated four percent between 1996 and 2016—many regions remain hotspots for mangrove loss, including Myanmar. My colleagues and I use satellite imagery and field measurements to study mangrove ecosystems in several countries. We’ve developed an accessible and intuitive tool that provides coastal managers with the accurate, reliable, up-to-date and locally relevant information they need for effective community-based conservation of these critical blue (marine) forests.”

NOAA: The Global Drifter Program Launches a New Interactive Map Tool

NOAA: The Global Drifter Program Launches a New Interactive Map Tool. “Drifters are deployed in the global ocean to measure sea surface temperature and ocean currents, but most are also equipped to measure other variables. As the drifter moves around, guided by currents, measurements of atmospheric pressure, winds, wave spectra, and salinity can also be taken. These data are collected by sensors in the drifter and transmitted to overhead satellites. Tracking the location of drifters over time allows scientists to build a profile of ocean currents.”

Motherboard: Developer Makes Interactive Map of Parler Videos From Capitol Hill Riots

Motherboard: Developer Makes Interactive Map of Parler Videos From Capitol Hill Riots. “A developer calling themselves Patr10tic has taken archived versions of videos uploaded by Parler users during the deadly Capitol Hill siege, geolocated them, reuploaded them, and placed them on an interactive map for anybody to watch. The beta project nicknamed ‘Y’all Qaeda’ is one of the first to present posts and videos from the archived Parler data that was saved by a hacker and a team of archivists. So far, most reporting and projects have relied on metadata alone.”