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Posts Tagged ‘Interactive’

Oregon Passenger Rail Interactive Study

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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.”
-www.TeleGeography.com

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Interactive Map: Boston Sustainable Energy

Friday, July 1st, 2011
CityofBoston.Gov

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

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Interactive Map: Food Deserts

Friday, June 10th, 2011
http://labs.slate.com/articles/food-deserts-in-america/

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
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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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NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN: CONNECTING AMERICA

Thursday, July 15th, 2010
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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
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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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Interactive Map: Transit Funding Cuts Across the Country

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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Public transportation ridership is at record highs, according to Transportation for America, but transportation agencies across the country are making service cuts, layoffs, and fare increases. T4A’s interactive map shows the cuts in various transit systems across the country. Along with current budget deficits, it displays other useful data like total number of riders, fare increases, and service changes. T4A also allows users to join the action by sharing their transit experiences for an upcoming congressional lobbying campaign.

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Transit Oriented Development – A New Interactive Planning Tool

Monday, March 29th, 2010
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The goal of the newly-released Mixed Income Transit Oriented Development Action Guide is to “help practitioners identify the most appropriate and effective planning tools for achieving MITOD in their transit station area, and ultimately to facilitate the development of mixed-income communities across the U.S.” It was developed by the Center for Transit Oriented Development (CTOD) along with the Federal Transit Administration and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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