Interactive maps can use data to create physical manifestations of something that might seem abstract at first. The New York Times took data gathered by NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory to create interactive maps that show the current state of the drought in the Sierra Nevada mountains. They used NASA’s data to compare the snow that accumulated […]
Tuesday November 8th is election day, and polls begin closing across the county at 6 p.m. Eastern time in parts of Indiana and Kentucky. However, voting across the county concludes at 1 a.m. Eastern time on the western islands of Alaska. The New York Times, created a simple yet effective graphic that maps when polls […]
Large, suburban office parks are moving to downtown Minneapolis. As more and more employers head downtown, it becomes imperative that suburbs add amenities to prevent their current tenants from making the move. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal packaged the story with a map that shows the reader the previous and future sites of the 16 […]
Illegal logging, urban sprawl, advancing agricultural frontier and impacts of infrastructure works are the villains of deforestation in the Amazon. Projections made by a mapping tool indicate that, at current rates, hard woods will last just a little more than two centuries. Fortunately, this same technology may be able to help prevent the deforestation. Costing Nature […]
How much money is spent by the federal Government to preserve the Amazon? Where are resources invested? A look at the modern era of deforestation points out the successes and failures of the official strategy to combat devastation of the Brazilian Amazon. This is a six-month investigation by InfoAmazonia into the history of Brazilian policies […]
The Amazon has the largest amount of fresh water from Brazil, equalling 73% of all water flow. But the access to sanitation in 771 municipalities in the region is among the worst in the country. In Legal Amazon, 60% of households are served by the main water network. The national average is 82.7%. Visaguas is an InfoAmazonia platform […]
The InfoAmazonia map below uses remote sensing data to show forest height. Brighter greens correspond to higher vegetation cover. Fish bone patterns indicate roads and human activity. The hatched yellow areas show deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon between the years of 1976 and 1991. Click here to view the complete deforestation map.
This 2012 New York Times electoral map distorted geography to better represent the size of the electorate in each state. In doing so, it provides a more accurate way to visualize how states may vote, based on polling, previous election results, and the political geography in each state. Click here to see the New York […]
GIS software includes a broad range of applications for combining digital maps and geo-referenced data, and the list of continues to grow. Although there are a vast number and type of GIS support tools out there, ArcGIS is the one most commonly used by journalists. ArcGIS includes an integrated collection of software products used for […]
After the 2012 presidential election, The New York Times published an interactive map that included choropleth and dot distribution maps that allowed viewers to see the clear patterns of victory and defeat at a glance for democratic candidates at both the county and state levels. Click here to see the New York Times interactive President Map.
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