August 28, 2014

Reference: Historical Aerial Photos of Connecticut’s Coastline Now Available Online

New from the University of Connecticut Libraries: In August 2011, Tropical Storm Irene took a hard swipe at Connecticut’s 350 miles of coastline, eroding dunes and redistributing sand to the extent that the state’s coastline appeared to be altered. The consequences of such major weather events on Connecticut’s coast, major waterways, and natural resources are […]

165TB of New Imagery Added to Bing Maps

From the Bing Community Blog: Today we’re thrilled to announce the publication of our largest satellite release to date. In fact, this release is larger than all of our past Aerial releases combined! The latest Aerial release includes new Satellite imagery as well as Global Ortho photography. Both releases total 165 terabytes of new data […]

U.S. Census Releases New Version of OntheMap for Emergency Management Interactive Web App

From a U.S. Census E-Mail: New features in the Census Bureau’s OnTheMap application improve access to workforce and demographic statistics for emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities. The application automatically incorporates real-time data updates from the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center, Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). New […]

Work on NYPL Historical GIS Project Proceeding Faster than Planned, More than 7700 Maps Already Online

Kudos and Congrats to the NYPL GIS project team! From a NYPL Blog Post by Matt Knutzen: In 2010, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division of the New York Public Library a three year grant, the New York City Historical Geographic Information Systems project, building […]

Updated: World Map of Social Networks (June 2012)

A new update from Vincenzo Cosenza. “Showing the most popular social networking sites by country, according to Alexa & Google Trends for Websites traffic data*.” Read the complete announcement, analysis, links to previous maps.

New Reference Resource: State-Level Maps and Graphs on Voting From U.S. Census

From the U.S. Census Web Site: The Census Bureau today released a menu-driven, interactive Web page permitting users to access for any state a series of graphs showing percentages of adults who voted and registered in every congressional and presidential election between 1996 and 2010. In addition to graphs showing voting and registration trends over […]

Reference: New USGS Topographic Maps for California, Louisiana, and Mississippi Rolling Out

Maps are free to download online. Links below. From the USGS: In response to the need for up to date map coverage of the United States, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed a national map series named the US Topo. With approximately 48,000 new digital maps currently available for free download, more than 4,300 […]

Science Reference: New ‘Map of Life’ Project Aims to Show Distribution of all Plants, Animals on Planet

First Demonstration Release Now Online From the University of Colorado/Yale University: A research team involving Yale University and the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a first public demonstration version of its “Map of Life,” an ambitious Web-based endeavor designed to show the distribution of all living plants and animals on the planet. The demonstration […]

New Report from Pew Internet Looks at the Use of Location-Based Services

Title: Three-quarters of smartphone owners use location-based services Author: Kathryn Zickuhr Direct to Complete Report ||| PDF Version From the Overview: A new report finds that 74% of smartphone owners use their phone to get real-time location-based information, and 18% use a geosocial service to “check in” to certain locations or share their location with […]

Reference: Media Information: NPR Labs New Mapping Tool

This interactive reference resource launched a little over a month ago and is free to access on the NPR Labs site. Here’s Some Useful Background: NPR Labs has launched a new interactive web-based mapping system that shows the reception coverage for all public radio and television stations in the United States. The Mapping And Population […]