Monthly Archives: March 2022

Atlas of the Week: USDA Food Access

http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-access-research-atlas/go-to-the-atlas/ This atlas covers the topic of food access research.  I was initially interested in basing my final project on this topic, so I wanted to cover it in my atlas selection.  The atlas allows users to type in a … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: Redlining in Richmond

  The “Residential Security Map for Richmond” that I have selected shows the levels of residential security in Richmond, Virginia in 1937. The map rates the risks of various neighborhoods for the purpose of real estate investment. This map is … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: Antarctica Without Ice

https://gisgeography.com/antarctica-map-satellite-image/ This is a collection of maps regarding data collection in Antartica. The atlas includes Antartica without cloud cover, Antartica without ice, maps of research stations, mapping ozone holes, a historical map documenting explorations, and other maps. The “Antartica without … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: NUKEMAP

Some individuals have the power to launch nuclear strikes with the ability to wipe out a parcel of land the size of Texas, Alex Wellerstein has NUKEMAP. NUKEMAP is a one man project that Wellerstein built just over ten years … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: The Life of Plastics

Plastic plastic plastic. What started as a convenient, effective, and cheap way to revolutionize medicine, travel, safety, and water consumption has turned into the world’s most significant environmental issue. The map “Tracing the Life of Plastics” by Malaika Rosenfeld and … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: Global Sports

https://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-global-sports-atlas.html This atlas showcases the different mappings and information on sports across the world. Being a college athlete, sports have always been an important element of my life and have allowed me to recognize how culturally important they are. In … Continue reading

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Link of the Week: Maps of College Football

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/8/20/6030683/25-maps-that-explain-college-football The link above is a mapping site/blog that explains college football through maps. This site includes maps of the geographical areas of teams, the history of college football, playoff expansion, and other information. My favorite part about this site … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: Global Conflict Tracker

https://www.cfr.org/global-conflict-tracker/?category=us The Global Conflict Tracker provides resources, background information and visuals regarding all the international conflicts that could have an impact on the United States. This atlas is centralized around the interests of the U.S., in which the Center for … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: The Ukrainian Conflict

After years of building tensions originating from the end of the Cold War and NATO’s expansion, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a broad invasion on Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Russian military troops had surrounded Ukraine’s borders starting in late … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: Tobacco Atlas

https://tobaccoatlas.org/ This website provides tools and information about everything that involves tobacco use and raises awareness for areas of the world that need help. There are different sections of the website (Issues, Solutions, Countries and more) that key in on … Continue reading

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