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Posts Tagged ‘Interactive’

Department of Energy: Top 5 Maps and Interactive Graphics of 2014

Friday, December 26th, 2014
Space-Based Solar Power

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYWritten by Daniel Wood, Data Integration SpecialistHi all, it’s your friendly neighborhood cartography and interactive graphics engineer here at It’s been a fun year for us building maps and graphics that we hope have helped you explore new ideas (and age-old ones). Here are the top five maps and interactive graphics as […]

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Who Owns Your City?

Monday, June 16th, 2014
Houston, TX: Why Don is an interactive map that shows you who owns the buildings in American cities. You won’t find small-town America’s ownership details online yet, but major cities from Los Angeles to Baltimore are represented, and more are on their way. Take a look at the map; you might be surprised to find out who really owns your city.

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Oregon Passenger Rail Interactive Study

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

ODOT has created an online interface that allows users to learn about future plans for passenger rail in Oregon. At any point, users can offer their input on plans and routes through a comment form.

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Interactive Map: Underwater Broadband Connects the World

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Submarine Cable Map

“TeleGeography’s free interactive submarine cable map is based on our authoritative Global Bandwidth research, and depicts active and planned submarine cable systems and their landing stations. Selecting a cable route on the map provides access to data about the cable, including the cable’s name, ready-for-service (RFS) date, length, owners, website, and landing points. Selecting a landing point provides a list of all submarine cables landing at that station.”

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Interactive Map: Boston Sustainable Energy

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Boston, MA is full of sustainable energy projects, and created an interactive map to show where they’re taking place.

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Interactive Map: Food Deserts

Friday, June 10th, 2011

According to Slate, “Much of the public health debate over rising obesity rates has turned to these “food deserts,” where convenience store fare is more accessible—and more expensive—than healthier options farther away…” A comment sums up the issue: “As our population ages, more and more will have to move out of rural areas into urban centers where services and basic necessities can be reached via public transportation. I wish our government and local planners had the wisdom to anticipate such problems”

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Interactive Map: Visualizing The U.S. Electric Grid

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
Power Plant Location

“The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines. Aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption, has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation’s electrical systems.”
-National Public Radio

An interactive map from National Public Radio visualizes the U.S. electric grid through transmission lines, sources of power, power plants. The map also displays the location and capacity of planned, potential and existing solar and wind power.

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Interactive Map: Flooding in the Midwest

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

An interactive map from the Wall Street Journal displays the severity of the flooding currently happening in the US Midwest, where “Monday evening, the Ohio River gauge at Cairo read 61.44 feet, nearly two feet higher than the record of 59.51 feet set in 1937.”

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Thursday, July 15th, 2010

An interactive map of broadband stats including use and availability across the country is offered by the National Broadband Plan of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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Get Monthly Rail Traffic Updates Anywhere

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

According to the Association of American Railroads, freight rail traffic is a good indicator of the status of the economy both in the U.S. and abroad. So, to see if we really are on the road to economic recovery, check out AAR’s new traffic report widget. This tool can be placed on any blog or web site and automatically updates every month with new statistics. Visit AAR to get instructions for using this tool.

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