Maps

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2,774 miles traveled by a lone wolf

From the Voyageurs Wolf Project, a map shows the travels of a lone wolf over an 11-month period. Check out the animated version for full effect. Tags: GPS, nature, wolf

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Hours of daylight mapped as a function of latitude and time of year

Reddit user harpalss animated hours of day light by latitude and day of year. Just let it hypnotize you. They used this formula to calculate daylight hours. Tags: daylight

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Quietest highway route in each state

Geotab made a rough estimate of the quietest route in each state, based on average traffic. The methodology: To find the quietest road in each US state, we gathered the latest available (2015) traffic count data from the Highway Performance Monitoring System. Quietness was calculated as the annual average daily traffic (AADT, measured in # of vehicles), and routes with the lowest AADT in each state were deemed the quietest....

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Map of nighttime lights normalized by population

You’ve probably seen the composite map of lights at night from NASA. It looks a lot like population density. Tim Wallace adjusted the map for population, so that you can see (roughly) the areas that produce more light per person. Adjusting NOAA nighttime lights for population reveals areas that create an outsized amount of light per person living there. pic.twitter.com/k91cGyWvLd — Tim Wallace (@wallacetim) November 10, 2019 Tags: lights, population,...

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Daylight Saving Time gripe assistant tool

In a follow-up to a map from a few years back, Andy Woodruff provides a gripe assistant tool for Daylight Saving Time. Plug in your preferences for an ideal day, and you can see if you’re in the right or in the wrong for complaining. Obviously if you have kids, the whole map is automatically yellow. Tags: Andy Woodruff, daylight saving

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Mapping chemical plants, the pollution around them, and more chemical plants

ProPublica, with The Advocate and The Times-Picayune, estimated chemical concentrations in a highly polluted area along the Mississippi River that will probably get worse soon: The industrial stretch of the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, a region known as “Cancer Alley,” is one of the most highly polluted areas in the country. A ProPublica analysis using a scientific model developed by the Environmental Protection Agency shows that...

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Worst performing circuits mapped with fire risk

This month PG&E has been shutting down power to thousands of households in northern California because of high winds and wildfire risk. A lot of electrical equipment in the area is dated and in need of a repair. The Wall Street Journal mapped fire risk and bad circuits together. Tags: PG&E, Wall Street Journal, wildfire

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High-resolution satellite image of Kincade fire, up close from far away

I feel like satellite imagery has upped its skillset in recent years. According to Rob Simmon, the image below from Planet of the Kincade fire in Sonoma, California was taken from 600 miles away in Utah. Planet SkySat imagery of the #KincadeFire captured at an extreme angle yesterday, October 27th. pic.twitter.com/WQd7RKsM81 — Planet (@planetlabs) October 28, 2019 Tags: Planet, satellite imagery, wildfire

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Kincade fire in Sonoma County via satellite imagery

You can see the time-lapsed imagery with this browser. [via @weatherdak] Tags: satellite imagery, wildfire

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Scientology city takeover

For Tampa Bay Times, Tracey McManus and Eli Murray delve into the purchasing of properties Clearwater, Florida by the Church of Scientology: The Church of Scientology and companies run by its members spent $103 million over the past three years buying up vast sections of downtown Clearwater. They now own most commercial property on every block within walking distance of the waterfront, putting the secretive church firmly in control of...

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