Datanami: New Map Shows Hundreds of Counties in the COVID-19 Endgame — and Thousands on the Uptick. “As more and more states around the country begin to loosen the lockdowns that have kept most Americans inside for upwards of two months, people are waiting with bated breath for the dreaded second peak that some researchers say is looming on the horizon. Data analysts have been furiously poring over the numbers on a variety of levels, trying to identify the most telling signs of continued ebbing in COVID-19 cases – or their resurgence – in various areas. Now, a new tool from geographic information system firm Esri allows people to easily understand which way COVID-19 cases are trending in their own counties.”
Case Western Reserve University: National Science Foundation awards grant to team developing COVID-19 mapping tool. “The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an $84,000, one-year grant to the team behind the online mapping tool designed to provide users with a real-time, location-based risk assessment for transmission of the novel coronavirus that leads to COVID-19.”
KVVU: Nevada Health Response adds COVID-19 testing locator map to site. “Nevada Health Response, the healthcare team assembled by the governor’s office, has added a new COVID-19 testing locator map to its website, according to a release sent Friday.”
Motherboard: This Map Shows the Staggering Number of Reported OSHA Complaints. “A new interactive web tool that maps all COVID-19-related health and safety complaints filed in the United States allows users to get a staggering sense of the worksites where workers feel that employers have jeopardized their health and safety. The tool uses data from complaints filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the federal agency tasked with ensuring safe and healthy working conditions for workers. Each complaint is geotagged onto the location of the worksite, and includes the name of the employer, descriptions of the offenses, and a breakdown of these complaints by industry.” You might have to disable extensions to get this to work. Didn’t work in my regular browser, but it was in Incognito mode.
Birmingham Public Library: The World at Your Fingertips: Birmingham Public Library’s Digitized Map Collection. “The Birmingham Public Library is home to an incredible collection of historic maps and atlases. Over 4,000 of them!… Most of the early maps depict the western hemisphere during the Age of Discovery. Gradually, the focus of the collection shifts to maps of North America and eventually the southeastern United States and the State of Alabama. Thanks to the support of the Sterne Agee Charitable Foundation, Inc., over 2,500 of our most significant maps have been cataloged and digitized and can be viewed online from the library’s digital collections.”
Green Bay Press Gazette: As giant retailers dominate online shopping, Wisconsin small businesses turn to new searchable database to draw customers. “Hundreds of small-business owners in Wisconsin, walloped by a pandemic that sent shoppers online more than ever, can now attract customers through a new state website. Main Street Marketplace went live Tuesday morning with a searchable, sortable database of more than 230 small businesses in 34 Main Street Communities, according to Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., the state’s business support and recruitment agency.”
Weather .com: Here’s Which Type of Billion-Dollar Weather Disaster Has Occurred Most Frequently in Each State Since 1980. “Billion-dollar weather and climate disasters, such as those from severe thunderstorms, wildfires and tropical cyclones, have affected every U.S. state since 1980, and a new tool developed by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) shows us how often each type of disaster has occurred in each state over the last 40 years.”