Friday, January 12, 2018

This might be the best map of the 2016 election you ever see . . .

"Anybody trying to illustrate how Americans voted in the 2016 election — or any presidential election, for that matter — are confronted with the problem that while the Electoral College votes by state, very few people live in very big swaths of land in the rural parts of the country. The map often ends up looking very red, even if America is actually almost evenly divided between red and blue. The webcomic XKCD — the brainchild of Randall Munroe, known for an irreverent but mathematical bent — has cracked this riddle better than maybe anyone before, accurately representing how different parts of the country voted as well as how many people actually live there." from website viewed 1/12/18

Monday, December 18, 2017

New ICPSR Studies December 14, 2017

New Additions


Friday, December 8, 2017

European Air Quality Index from European Environment Agency

"How clean is the air you’re breathing right now? How does the air in your city compare with that of a neighbouring city or region? Air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe. The European Environment Agency's European Air Quality Index allows users to understand more about air quality where they live. Displaying up-to-the-minute data for the whole of Europe, users can gain new insights into the air quality of individual countries, regions and cities."

Monday, November 20, 2017

New Studies from ICPSR November, 2017

New Additions


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cities Green Index Visualization

Green Index for Cities Around the World

The MIT Senseable City Lab off this new visualization tool, Treepedia, to examine tree canopies for cities around the world.

"Increasing a city’s tree canopy contributes to lowering urban temperatures by blocking shortwave radiation and increasing water evaporation. Creating more comfortable microclimates, trees also mitigate air pollution caused by everyday urban activities. Their absorptive root systems also help avoid floods during severe rains and storm surges. So overall, trees are pretty awesome." from website 11/1/17

Features include easy side by side comparison of the Green Index for major cities internationally.