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Mapping the Impact of Class on Titanic Survival

by Matt Ball on April 12, 2012

Esri has a new story map out that gives a map, and class-based, view of the survivability of the Titanic shipwreck, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the sinking. Tracing passengers by city, and whether they lived or died, provides for interesting visual analysis. Among the statistics that Esri highlights is that more than […]

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The National Resource Defense Council has launched a new map that show the potential radiation damage from severe accidents at the nation’s nuclear reactors. The site launched at the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, and aims at raising awareness about the heightened need for further safety mandates at U.S. reactors. The […]

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Layerscape is a cloud-based earth visualization tool built by Microsoft Research on the same technology as their WorldWide Telescope. The focus is on scientific visualization, with the ability to create three-dimensional virtual tours of the earth and ocean, with transparency of layers to go above and below the Earth’s surface, and to plot spatial data […]

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A new geography-oriented interactive Carbon Calculator has been developed by Vizzuality along with the Convention on Biological Diversity, LifeWeb and the United Nations Environment Program – World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC). The online tool helps put the necessary global contributions into perspective by allowing users to draw an area in the world to see the […]

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Dr. Lilian Pintea, the Jane Goodall Institute’s vice president of conservation science, spoke today at the GeoDesign Summit about the Takare Project framework used to conserve great ape habitat in Africa. According to Pintea, GeoDesign is the only approach now possible with current human density in Africa where the areas they are working are seeing […]

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Urban Robotics has recently released Dense 3D Extraction technology to automate the creation of detailed 3D models from aerial imagery. The tool makes use of cloud services to speed the model creation time, and touts the ability to create the model without the need for specialized cameras and precise calibration. The approach uses computer vision […]

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lifeClipper is an augmented reality research project being developed by Jan Torpus at HGK in Basel, Switzerland. This outdoor GPS augmented reality tour uses high-precision GPS, a video camera, microphone, and a head mounted display to overlay the existing environment with digital details. The intent is to create an outdoor art experience that alters the […]

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Recorded Future provides a new kind of search engine for online textual data that is mined for its context and then visualized – including a map-based view. The tools offer a means to gauge momentum and sentiment of evolving events, as well as to aid in prediction of what might unfold. The ability to mine […]

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The UK-based Geography Collective, who are on a mission to help young people see our world in new ways, have just launched a new web-based geography game that builds on their series of Mission:Explore children’s books. The Mission:Explore website has a series of missions where participants explore a map-based interface to solve a challenge, map […]

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I had the pleasure to meet and interview Javier de la Torre at the recent FOSS4G event in Denver. de la Torre and his team at Vizzuality have been responsible for a wide array of interesting websites and crowdsourcing initiatives that are helping to gain understanding and perspective on issues of global environmental change. The […]

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