Category Archives: Atlases of the Week

Atlas of the Week: Urban Heat Islands in the U.S.

https://urichmond.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1&layers=4f6d72903c9741a6a6ee6349f5393572 My atlas choice is “Urban Heat Island Severity for U.S. cities.- 2019”. This map shows all of the urban heat islands in U.S. cities from 2019. In our course, we’ve talked a lot about counter-mapping but I think this … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: Middle Eastern Affairs

https://www.worldhistory.biz/download567/AnAtlasofMiddleEasternAffairs.pdf In the Atlas I chose for the blog curation assignment it has a series of maps of the region come to be known as the Middle East in the contemporary. This atlas first puts the Middle East into context … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: World Atlas (Virginia)

This atlas represents Virginia and explicitly showcases the extent of the state. The majority of Virginia is forested land, dominated by mountain ranges that go through the state’s western half. It is interesting to note the number of rivers in … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: CDC on Heart Disease and Stroke

https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/maps/atlas/index.htm  This is an interactive Atlas by the CDC that charts Heart Disease and Stroke in the US. Users can create custom-level maps based on race, gender, and ethnicity to show the risk of heart disease or stroke. There are … 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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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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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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Atlas of the Week: Prison Map

http://prisonmap.com/  http://prisonmap.com/about Prison Map, by Josh Begley, a student at NYU studying Interactive Telecommunications, created a collection of satellite images of prisons throughout the United States. Through his collection of photographs, Begley aims to answer the question, “what does the … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: Illustrated Atlas of the City of Richmond

This Illustrated Atlas of the City of Richmond, created in 1887, presents a bird’s eye view of the city of Richmond. The atlas details many different structures, from buildings of commercial use to places of worship, railroad lines, sewers, property … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: Improbable Places

Atlas Choice Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World’s Most Unusual Corners by Travis Elborough The following atlas was published in 2016 and is composed of geographical and informational maps of places across the globe, but its central … Continue reading

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