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Mapping the Measure of America

Related:  Mapping AmericaAmérique du Nord - Continent américain et BrésilLes États Unis , un territoire dans la mondialisation.

Comparing US states with countries: US equivalents Which countries match the GDP and population of America's states? IT HAS long been true that California on its own would rank as one of the biggest economies of the world. These days, it would rank eighth, falling between Italy and Brazil on a nominal exchange-rate basis. But how do other American states compare with other countries? Also see our other "country equivalents" interactive maps:Indian states and territories as countriesChinese provinces as countriesBrazilian states as countries uk.businessinsider Les paradoxes de la puissance californienne Aux États-Unis, la Californie n’est pas un État banal, tout au contraire, comme l’expriment Walker et Suresh (2013) : « La Californie est un monde à part, une région en soi, un État dans l’État, un territoire doté d’un caractère propre » [1] (p. 9) ; en outre, comme ces fins connaisseurs de la Californie le soulignent également, la Californie est, d’abord, un mythe. Aux États-Unis, la Californie est un État dont le poids va croissant. Différentes facettes de l’avènement de la Californie comme État « central » aux États-Unis peuvent être mises en avant, à partir de quelques éléments factuels. Du point de vue démographique, la Californie était, au début du XXe siècle, un État relativement marginal (elle représentait alors 2 % de la population du pays) ; pesant aujourd’hui 12,2 % du total national, la Californie est l’État le plus important des États-Unis. 2. 2.1. 2.2. La Californie est un centre mondial majeur en matière d’innovation. 3. 3.1. 3.2. 3.3. Conclusion Notes

Where Are The Jobs? [carte] [interactif] Where Are The Jobs? Employment in America, 2010 Leaflet | Jobs: Map data from US Census LEHD, Imagery by Robert Manduca under CC BY 4.0, Background: Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under ODbL. One Dot = One Job. Manufacturing and Logistics - Professional Services - Healthcare, Education, and Government - Retail, Hospitality, and Other Services MALBOUFFE – McDo vu du ciel, cartographie d’un empire Steve Von Worley Les Etats-Unis vus du ciel ? La densité de la population américaine au commencement de la ruée vers l'Ouest ? Vous n'y êtes pas : voici une carte de la répartition des McDonald's américains réalisée par le photographe Steve Von Worley et consultable en ligne à cette adresse. "La lecture de cette carte nous confirme que le géant du fast-food, qui compte plus de 13 000 restaurants aux Etats-Unis, s'implante méthodiquement dans et autour des agglomérations, ainsi que le long des réseaux autoroutiers, analyse le site Le blog Arcorama s'est amusé à fabriquer la même carte pour la France, deuxième plus grand marché du groupe à l'échelle mondiale. Arcorama nous explique le modus operandi d'une telle réalisation. Les auteurs ont ensuite ajouté un halo dégradé symbolisant la distance entre restaurants : Le site propose enfin un lien vers une carte mondiale du prix du Big Mac. Signaler ce contenu comme inapproprié Cette entrée a été publiée dans Actualité.

Geography of Poverty | msnbc An example of this phenomenon is the Atlanta metropolitan area, where sojourners from all over the country flocked for the affordable housing and good schools. A recent report found 88% of Atlanta’s poor now live in the suburbs, and the area’s poor population grew by 159% between 2010 and 2011. By 2011, the same report found, the number of people living below the poverty rate in the suburbs across the country numbered a whopping 16.4 million, surpassing those living in cities. The notion of an escape, of climbing out of poverty, of pulling one’s self up from the trenches to something better, is as elusive as ever. Being poor bears a stigma often perpetuated by politicians who play on tired stereotypes and stubborn myths. President Barack Obama talked at length about poverty during a recent conference at Georgetown University, urging liberals and conservatives to work together to attack the challenge head on. “Talk to any of my Republican friends,” Obama said.

A New Map for America [carte] THESE days, in the thick of the American presidential primaries, it’s easy to see how the 50 states continue to drive the political system. But increasingly, that’s all they drive — socially and economically, America is reorganizing itself around regional infrastructure lines and metropolitan clusters that ignore state and even national borders. The problem is, the political system hasn’t caught up. America faces a two-part problem. It’s no secret that the country has fallen behind on infrastructure spending. To an extent, America is already headed toward a metropolis-first arrangement. The Northeastern megalopolis, stretching from Boston to Washington, contains more than 50 million people and represents 20 percent of America’s gross domestic product. This reshuffling has profound economic consequences. Congress was once a world leader in regional planning. What is needed, in some ways, is a return to this more flexible, broader way of thinking. Western countries are following suit.

Here’s Every Single Job in America, Mapped Data for GOOD Knowledge is the first step on the way to progress. Over a recent break from school, Harvard sociology Ph.D. candidate Robert Manduca whipped up a fascinating visualization of the geography of American jobs, powered by data sets from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics. At first glance, this might look like a map of U.S. population density. Before you dig in to “Where are the Jobs? “I was surprised by the extent to which jobs are spatially concentrated,” Manduca says. The difference in job density between Hudson County, New Jersey (to the left) and Manhattan, New York (to the right) is staggering. Though it may seem like a lot about our economy has changed since the last Census, subsequent surveys and reports suggest that Manduca’s findings remain relevant five years later. By nearly every measure, long commutes make us sadder and less optimistic—even 40 percent more prone to divorce. Yet plenty of us are willingly opting in to job sprawl.

World Water Day: Mapping the spread of dams in the US — CartoDB Blog World Water Day was celebrated this past Sunday bringing attention to issues around water and sustainable development. Given current water use, the UN predicts the world will face a 40% shortfall in water by 2030. Recent news on California’s on-going drought, and the environmental risk posed by hundreds of dams in the US highlight the importance of water in our lives. Much of American history, both geological and cultural, is linked to the rivers of the nation. Dams, as barriers to river flow, fit into the fabric of that narrative. Impact: Energy and Environmental Factors Around the world, hydropower generates 16% of global electricity production. While hydropower can be a source of economic development, dams can also pose significant risk to the environment. Strategy: Placement and Propagation Though the history of dams in the US has mainly involved the construction of dams, more than 200 dams have been removed since 2006. Who gives a Dam? Data Sources on Dams in the US Happy mapping!

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