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October 30, 2012

Superstorm Sandy Event Map

Superstorm Sandy: every verified event mapped and detailed

from the site:

What has Hurricane Sandy and the downgraded storm actually caused? How do you tell the difference between rumours, fake photos and real events? We are tracking incidents across the world. This map excludes closures and evacuations that took place before Sandy hit but reports events verified from the Wire services or local media after.

October 18, 2012

Last Frontier Historical Topographic Maps

Last Frontier Historical Topographic Maps

from the site:


The U.S. Geological Survey announces it is now possible to see the topography and geography of Alaska in an extensive set of topographic maps dating back to 1899. This recent addition to the Historical Topographic Map Collection provides a comprehensive landscape repository of our northernmost State and shows changes through time, providing essential clues critical in the understanding our Nation's development.

October 8, 2012

The United States of Starbucks

The United States of Starbucks

Maps of Starbucks-owned locations connected using a Delaunay triangulation and a Voronoi diagram.

The latter shows that the furthest possible distance you can be from a Starbucks in the continental U.S. is 170 miles. Also, further analysis shows that more than 80% of the U.S. population lives within 20 miles of a Starbucks...

October 3, 2012

Foreclosure Map 2007-2012

A Stunning Map of How Foreclosures Ate America

from the website:

By pressing play, you can see how many more dots show up on the map, indicating a higher prevalence of foreclosures. But perhaps more disturbing, the map displaying the most recent data in July 2012 doesn't look much better than past maps: The crowded dots maintain the visual effect of a foreclosure epidemic.