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Nobody Lives Here / The 4,871,270 U.S. Census Block with Zero Population

Enigma Labs | Temperature Anomalies from 1964-2013

Citi Bike Rides: September 17th & 18th, 2013

"Earlier this week, Landsat 8 passed over Landsat 5. The two satellites were much closer to each other than either of them were to Earth, yet—as you’ll see—they’re still a blip against their home planet." via @Charlie Loyd

“If you consider where and how urbanization is happening in the world, the single biggest place is China,” said Tim Stonor, the CEO of Space Syntax, Ltd, which guides architects and urban planners on the science of building cities. It opened an office in Beijing in November, hoping to use history’s largest urban migration as a stage for its unconventional approach to designing cities. / via @sonal chokshi

How We Made the 3-D New York City Flood Map - ProPublica

Coordinated Migration via Facebook data

Every single satellite orbiting the Earth / via vuokko

"Fascinating: Go to Google Maps. Turn on traffic. Zoom out to see all of US. You can see the snowy weather corridor."

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Ring Roads of the World by Thumb

stamen design | OpenStreetMap: Every Line Ever, Every Point Ever

San Francisco BART station walksheds

stamen design | Surging Seas v.2

3D Maps Minus 3D / "3D-Maps-Minus-3D allows you to browse one of the major online satellite 3D-maps, but with all of the 3D-information removed. What's left is texture maps: two-dimensional images used by computer software to add color information to the 3D model." / by Clement Valla / via @Charlie Loyd

The paper looked at 1.5 million responses gathered from five different online surveys and assessed respondents across five key personality traits: Openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Three distinct regions emerged: the “Friendly and Conventional” states in the Midwest and South, “Related and Creative” states mainly on the West Coast, and the “Temperamental and uninhibited” states on the East Coast and in Texas.

  • Rae

    I'm actually not trying to attack you here, and I don't necessarily agree or disagree with the conclusions of the paper. But it is based on several surveys that appear to have followed proper survey-taking procedures. Ignore or deride its conclusions all you want, but calling it "unscientific" is factually incorrect.

  • Joy Thornhill-Montoya

    This is yet another of a long line of well researched, peer reviewed scientific studies with large, cross-representative samples published in internationally recognized prestigious journals that have once again verified this pattern. Nice variation seeing it in a graphical form - thanks for posting/sharing! FYI: most recent authors, other than this, on this theme are Thornhilll & Fincher.

  • Marilee Reinhart Davieau

    Where is the rest of America?

  • Jim Merricks White

    I'm just not that convinced that friendliness, creativity and neuroticism are characteristics which divide America. This study is great and all but what now?

  • Ashleigh Armstrong

    Yes, yet it is still highly generalized!!

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Interactive Health Profiles / PLAN for a Healthy Los Angeles

Relief Approaches at National Geographic Magazine / Martin Gamache / a stunningly comprehensive and beautiful look at cartography via jen lowe

Mark Graham and Stefano De Sabbata for Information Geographies mapped the most visited site based on Alexa data. Countries are sized by Internet population.

Population v. money v. tweets / "This is an early version of something that I want to make a little more beautiful and rigorous as I have time, meanwhile turning it into an argument against itself. Don’t go drawing any big conclusions from it; it’s not well calibrated yet. Red is population.* Green is economic activity.* Blue is fully geolocated tweets per day (over a sample of just under 18 days)." / by @Charlie Loyd

  • Marcelle Paisley

    really highlights uninhabitable areas.

  • Kara Cressman

    Where is Australia?

  • Marcelle Paisley

    On the bottom right - you can see a curve for New Zealand, then the curve of the east coast of Australia, then keep going left a blotch for Adelaide and further west another for Perth

  • Kara Cressman

    It's just shocking so much of it is in the dark. This map is fascinating