"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
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.
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