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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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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: 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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Link of the Week: Bloomberg MapLab

https://www.bloomberg.com/citylab/maplab For the Blog of the Week, I decided to highlight Bloomberg CityLab’s site. According to the website, the Bloomberg CityLab “focuses on the problems that cities face, focusing on Transportation, Environment, Justice, Culture, Design, and Housing.” Through their MapLab … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: Map of Chicago, Rapid Transit Lines

Have you ever seen a subway map? Do you ever wonder about the history of transit and the location the map is displaying? The “Map of Chicago rapid transit lines (1926)” depicts a historical period in Chicago when private business … Continue reading

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https://www.bacartography.org/autoras  For our Blog of the Week, I chose to highlight the Borderlands Archives Cartography (BAC) website. The small site focuses on discussing harmful rhetoric surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. On the BAC, authors Maria … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: EJAtlas

https://ejatlas.org The atlas I chose for our “Atlas of the Week” is the EJAtlas. Created by multiple environmental justice organizations around the world, the EJAtlas is a platform that catalogs local environmental impact studies and marks their findings on an … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: WFP 2020 Hunger Map

WFP-0000118395 Introduction In the last two years, the rate of undernourishment and chronic hunger has universally increased. As the pandemic lingers, countries in every part of the world are experiencing produce shortages, dealing with an increasing homeless population, and attempting … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week

http://greenmap.org For Blog of the Week, I chose this blog to showcase the importance of climate change and how data from cartographic maps can display the importance and our much-needed action. This blog shows the aspects of the environment and … Continue reading

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