Iowa Public Radio: Where Are Iowa’s Private Wells? New Online Map Shares Location, Water Quality Data

Iowa Public Radio: Where Are Iowa’s Private Wells? New Online Map Shares Location, Water Quality Data. “Iowans now have a new way to find out about private drinking water wells in their area. A team of researchers at the University of Iowa has built an interactive online map for residents, engineers and well drillers to better access well location and water quality information.”

USDA: Millions of Acres in the Palm of your Hand

USDA: Millions of Acres in the Palm of your Hand. “How many times have you been out for a weekend drive or on a trip and decided to visit a national forest or grassland only to discover that you have no idea how to get to the areas where you can have the most fun? Well, problem solved—and just in time for National Great Outdoors Month! The USDA Forest Service has launched a free mobile app version of its very popular online visitor’s map called, simply, Visitor Map.”

Lifehacker: Find Local Hotspots With These Photography Maps

Lifehacker: Find Local Hotspots With These Photography Maps. “Data artist Eric Fischer built a map of the world, populated with data from geotagged Twitter photos. A blue dot means a local took a photo in that spot; a red dot means a tourist took a photo. (Fischer identified locals as anyone who took photos in one city for over a month, and tourists as anyone taking photos outside their usual city.) The maps show that tourists concentrate in certain areas, usually dense city centers, while locals spread out everywhere.”

Digital Information World: Facebook discreetly removes the map feature available for discovering live videos, redirected it to Watch

Digital Information World: Facebook discreetly removes the map feature available for discovering live videos, redirected it to Watch. “In 2016, Facebook launched a live map feature that displayed blue dots scattered all over the world. When the user clicked on the dots, they were redirected to live videos. However, several users recently noticed that the map simply disappeared and Facebook Watch — the video hub hosted by the social media giant — took its place.”

Phys .org: New website for tracking marine heatwaves

Phys .org: New website for tracking marine heatwaves. “In order to better understand the impacts to the ocean, Dr. [Eric] Oliver co-organizes an international working group to observe marine heatwaves through an interactive website. The website allows users to click on any location in the global ocean and see the history of marine heatwaves from current day back to 1982.”

Global Atlanta: How Jack Dorsey’s Love of Maps, Cities Helped Birth Twitter, Square

Global Atlanta: How Jack Dorsey’s Love of Maps, Cities Helped Birth Twitter, Square. “Twitter co-founder CEO Jack Dorsey has never been particularly passionate about computers, and in fact confirmed on that social media platform that he doesn’t use either a laptop or a tablet despite running two public companies. But it was the humble PC that set him about solving problems that ultimately would lead to the emergence of the now-ubiquitous short messaging service used almost daily in the making of U.S. policy under President Donald Trump.”