Thursday, May 18, 2017

Migration in the United States, 2009 to 2013

created by Dan Stephen
 Cartography and Geovisualization Group , Oregon State University

This interactive map displays population shifts within the United States from 2009-2013 using Census data

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mapping Growing News Deserts

As local newspapers have closed across the country, more and more communities are left with no daily local news outlet at all. 

Here are the number of audited daily papers per county, according to research from Ohio University and the Alliance for Audited Media. Because this chart tracks only daily newspapers audited by AAM that meet a minimum penetration level in their markets, some papers may be excluded.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Eighth Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College, Winners Announcement

It is with great pleasure that the Boston College Libraries announce the winners of the Eighth Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College:
The first place award of a $100 Amazon Gift Card went to:
Samantha Dow, Geology/MCAS, graduate prize: “Mapping channel changes in glacial and legacy sediment reaches of the South River”.
Mary Stack, Geology/MCAS, undergraduate prize: “Farmer's Markets in Massachusetts”.
The second place award of a $50 Amazon Gift Card, went to:
Shan Shan, Sociology/MCAS, graduate prize: “Inquiring and Visualizing Large-Scale Space: Placing China’s Changing Urban Hierarchy from 1985 to 2010 Into Spatial System”.
Theresa L Rager, Biology/MCAS, undergraduate prize:”Failing Provisions and Failing Hearts: The association between grocery store access and cardiovascular disease”.
The third place award of a $25 Amazon Gift Card went to:
Rachel Piccolino, Psychology/MCAS, co-winner undergraduate prize: “Impact of Sexual Education on HPV Vaccination Rates”.
Lesley Lopez, Sociology/MCAS, co-winner undergraduate prize: “Smoking and Stroke Prevalence across the United States”.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Endangered Data at Boston College April 19, 3–5 pm.

Endangered Data at Boston College
April 19, 3–5 pm.

O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205
Are you worried about the availability and preservation of publicly accessible data? Boston College's Digital Scholarship Group and Scholarly Communications will be hosting events for Endangered Data Week. On April 19, our Data Refuge event will focus on pulling data & metadata for grants from the NEH, IMLS, and other federal agencies. We'll be doing short presentations on eScholarship, Dataverse, and other data rescue efforts across the country. You'll also have a chance to get your hands dirty and deposit data and metadata into a repository for safekeeping!

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly request that you register.