New-to-me, possibly launched last fall? A database of Native American mascots for sports teams. From the database page: “This database contains the Native American mascots from high schools, colleges, and professional sports teams throughout the United States. The layers include high schools who currently have Native mascots (blue), colleges who currently have Native mascots (purple), and high schools, colleges and professional teams who have changed their mascot (red).” It looks like most of the site is the map containing the pointers (and there are many); no annotation I can find.
Chronicle of Social Change: New Data Tool Measures Health of Every Baby Born in California. “With funding from the Heising-Simons Foundation, First 5 Association of California and Children’s Data Network launched the Strong Start Index with the goal of providing policymakers and service providers with more information about the resources available to children and families in every census tract in the state. The Strong Start Index contains 12 variables that measure the conditions into which children are born, using data collected at birth. This includes indicators such as healthy birth weight, being born to parents with at least a high school diploma, and access to and receipt of timely prenatal care.”
Sea Grant North Carolina: New Mapping Tool Identifies Sites for Re-establishing Oyster Reefs. “Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a mapping tool that identifies sites for re-establishing oyster reefs that maximize their ecological benefits — such as water filtration. This Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-based tool could inform restoration of other vital, sensitive coastal habitats.”
Food & Wine: New Tool Helps Diners with Allergies Find Restaurant Options Wherever They Are. “Nima—the company behind the portable gluten and peanut sensors—is taking its mission to help diners with food allergies one step further. Today, the team launched a new map tool on their site that allows diners to search for restaurants in their area with allergen-free menu items. The map, which can be used to search for both gluten-free and peanut-free dishes, includes over 250,000 restaurant locations and 3 million “Nima-tested” dishes around the world, according to a statement. “
Science Blog: MaNGA Data Release Includes Detailed Maps Of Thousands Of Nearby Galaxies. “The latest data release from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) includes observations revealing the internal structure and composition of nearly 5,000 nearby galaxies observed during the first three years of a program called Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA).”
Geeks in Cambodia: RUPP Unveils App on Khmer Rouge. “As a new generation of young Cambodians learn about the Khmer Rouge era in school, technological advancements such as the Mapping Memories Cambodia (MMC) platform are leveraging geotagging to help tell what happened across the country during the tumultuous and brutal years. Created by young students of the Department of Media and Communication (DMC) at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), the project intends to pique the interest of young Cambodians and continue dialogue on the kingdom’s turbulent past.”
Sacramento Bee: Camp Fire survivors have moved as far as Hawaii and Virginia. See where they live now. “A website and public Facebook group have recently been set up by Camp Fire survivors to tell their stories firsthand. The site… appears to have been established in the first few days of February. It includes a section for survivors to write and submit stories about their experience during California’s deadliest-ever wildfire, and for the community and world at large to read those stories.”