Category Archives: Maps of the Week

Map of the Week: Automating Banishment

https://automatingbanishment.org/map/ This map is an interactive map titled Automating Banishment and its goal is to uncover “LAPD’s data-driven policing programs that control, displace and criminalize people and places”. The Los Angeles city attorney’s office implemented a program in 1997 titled … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: Climate Change in Coming Decades

https://projects.propublica.org/climate-migration/ This map is an interactive map which charts the United States through the next century with our current climate change situation. This map supposes that on our current trajectory of climate change the United States’ suitable climate which humans … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: Richmond VA & Virginia Crime

Before leaving for college, my parents were worried about me moving to Richmond. Richmond was notorious for its crime, specifically its murder rate when they grew up. In 1985, Richmond had 93 murders with a murder rate of 41.9 killings … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: BridgePark RVA

From the former capital of the Confederacy to redlining, the city of Richmond has a tangled past in regard to race relations. In 2012, Ted Elmore, a former partner at Hunton and Williams LLP,  created a project to reimagine the … 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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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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Map of the Week: Smoking Prevalence & Tobacco Advertising Policies

Smoking tobacco has been a major pastime in certain societies all over the world. Whether that be for financial gain or social practice or both, most if not all countries have been affected by the production of cigarettes. As research … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: Baltimore City Crime Map

https://arcgisportal.baltimorepolice.org/publiccrimemap/ Baltimore City was ranked number four for “the most dangerous cities in America” by CBS News in 2019, based on FBI data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Growing up in Baltimore myself, I was privileged to not have … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: Spending Per Student, By School District – Our Tax Dollars & Education

Have you ever thought about where your tax dollars are going? How are they making a difference? Are they making a difference? This map, “Spending Per Student, By School District,” published by the National Public Radio organization, encapsulates the great … Continue reading

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