Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks | Map This interactive map visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines. Red triangles indicate attacks on vaccinators and healthcare workers, as well as announcements from both governments and non-state actors that have had an impact—either positive or negative—on the successful implementation of vaccination programs. The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking reports by news media, governments, and the global health community on these outbreaks since the fall of 2008. On to the Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks map
SPRING SPREE - Spending patterns in Spain during Easter 2011 The Senseable City Lab together with leading Spanish bank BBVA has embarked on an examination of expenditure patterns and urban analysis at large, using an unprecedented dataset of financial transactions. The first in a series of studies, Spring Spree illustrates the purchasing patterns across Spain during Easter 2011. Using data gathered by the BBVA banking network, this visualization shows how 1.4 million individuals and 374,220 businesses performed over 4 million transactions for a total of €232 million in the week of Easter 2011. Examining spatio-temporal transactions categorized by the type of sale (e.g. food, fashion, restaurants), it is possible to see distinctive patterns emerging such as the spikes in the purchase of food in the days proceeding the Easter holiday. replicated?
Google Maps Mania ChronoZoom ChronoZoom is an educational tool for teachers and students who want to put historical events in perspective. A great many resources have been created already in ChronoZoom for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Start Exploring Use ChronoZoom to get a perspective of the extensive scale of time and historical events relative to what happened around the world. Become an author yourself! New Teacher Resources RT @MSFTResearch: See how #Chronozoom helps students “think historically” & travel though time with 3 newly created curriculum modules http… #chronozoom is a valuable tool for illustrating Climate Change: @metanexus Anyone can author their small or Big History on the 14 Billion year timeline at - an open source project. @BillGates Congratulations to the Big History Project. RT @BillGates: Big History is my favorite course ever. You don't have any favorite timelines yet.
OECD – Your Better Life Index Average personal index for Germany, men, 15–24 How’s life? There is more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics – This Index allows you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life. Download executive summary Download the index data Learn more about the index Better Life BlogArchive Happiness pays For World Happiness Day our guest author suggests that money can't buy you happiness but happiness may get you more money. more ... Gender equality in the workplace Over the past twenty years, women have made huge gains in the workplace but full job equality is still far from reality. more ... Education for well-being: Online discussion We know education is an essential component of well-being, so what makes an education that promotes well-being? more ... Visit our blog Blog RSS feed Find Out MoreArchive Mar 19, 2014 Society at a Glance 2014: OECD Social Indicators
newsmap Update: Jan 20, 2012 My appologies for not updating this site lately. Flipboard has been keeping me a little busy. I'll try to work something out here soon, but in the meantime, you might want to say hello on Twitter, browse through a few photos here or peek into what it is like designing Flipboard. marumushi.com the life and work of Marcos Weskamp Marcos Weskamp is a Design Engineer who has a deep interest in playing with and visualizing lots of data. In March 2010, Marcos joined a yet-to-be-named startup in Palo Alto, where he designs, sketches, codes, serves coffee, washes dishes and leads the User Experience vision of a product that's going to be so awesome, it's going to blow your pants off. Marcos is based in Palo Alto, California, where right now it is Fri Jun 09, 10:17am and the weather is .contact: email@example.com 404, Lalala, Document not found! Fresh From the Lab Latest News tags
Historic Sites | Historic Holidays | Historical Places | Historvius Urban Population Map Close Source United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Population Division special updated estimates of urban population as of October 2011, consistent with World Population Prospects: The 2010 revision and World Urbanization Prospects: The 2009 revision. This map is stylized and based on an approximate scale. Notes Because of the cession in July 2011 of the Republic of South Sudan by the Republic of the Sudan, and its subsequent admission to the United Nations on 14 July 2011, data for the Sudan and South Sudan as separate States are not yet available. Data for China do not include Hong Kong and Macao, Special Administrative Regions of China. Data for France do not include French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte and Reunion. Data for the Netherlands do not include the Netherlands Antilles. Data for the United States of America do not include Puerto Rico and United States Virgin Islands. This visualization was created by Periscopic - do good with data.
CommunityWalk - make your own map, build interactive maps, create a map with photos, videos, more Enduring Voices Project, Endangered Languages, Map, Facts, Photos, Videos Explore Talking Dictionaries The Enduring Voices team is pleased to present these Talking Dictionaries, giving listeners around the world a chance to hear some of the most little-known sounds of human speech. Several communities are now offering the online record of their language to be shared by any interested person around the world. While you probably won't walk away from these Talking Dictionaries knowing how to speak a new language, you will encounter fascinating and beautiful sounds--forms of human speech you've never heard before--and through them, get a further glimpse into the rich diversity of culture and experience that humans have created in every part of the globe. Explore the Talking Dictionaries for yourself. Losing Our World's Languages By 2100, more than half of the more than 7,000 languages spoken on Earth—many of them not yet recorded—may disappear, taking with them a wealth of knowledge about history, culture, the natural environment, and the human brain.
submap NOS Special Projects - NOAA Historical Shoreline Survey Viewer What is a Shoreline Survey? Shoreline surveys (also called coastal surveys, T-Sheets or TP-Sheets, and shoreline manuscripts) refer to topographic sheets compiled from maps derived in the field with a plane table, in the office from aerial photos, or a combination of the two methods. These shoreline surveys are the authoritative definition of the U.S. high-water line and may also include details such as roads, prominent buildings, and other features along the coast. The surveys were used as base maps to construct nautical charts primarily used for navigation. The NOAA Historical Shoreline Survey Viewer Survey from 1885 for Dana Point, CA The NOAA Historical Shoreline Survey Viewer provides access to a large number of historical shoreline surveys conducted by NOAA and its predecessor organizations. Note, many of the scanned surveys have large file sizes, which have been reduced to more manageable preview sizes for Google Earth. Using the Shoreline Survey Google Earth Tool
The Web 2.0 Summit Map - The Data Frame We live in a world clothed in data, and as we interact with it, we create more. Welcome to the 2011 edition of the Web 2.0 Map. This map showcases the incumbents and upstarts in our network economy, gathered around various territories that represent the Web 2.0's Points of Control. Pan and Zoom to explore the map, and click the icons to get some insight about each player and their position. Then, turn on the comments view or data layer to discuss the map with others and add your own ideas! Also, bring the conversation to Twitter using hashtag #w2smap. New! Get details on the creation of the data layer on the Web 2.0 Summit Blog. Please jump in, the water's fine! Click an existing comment bubble to join in, or click 'Start New Discussion' to start your own! Click the spot on the map where you'd like to place your new city. In this view we've shown how a handful of major actors in the Internet Economy are moving from their bases of power into other points of control across the map.