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Mapping American Community Survey Data

As part of the census process, the U.S. Government also collects more detailed demographic information, the American Community Survey. This data is available to view on a map at the county level.

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Stamen Design’s Watercolor Maps

Stamen Design created an online map that looks like watercolor paintings.1 You can zoom in and out and pan around, same as other online maps.

I could get lost in this map. :-)


  1. Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.
    HT: Mike Davidson
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Where in the World was Osama bin Laden Killed?

Osama bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011, in a walled compound outside Abbottabad.

Danger Room has a few posts on this location.
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Intel Hawthorn Farm Walking Routes

I’m moving Intel campuses1 later this week — from Jones Farm to Hawthorn Farm. The Jones Farm campus is great for walking. It’s time for a quick visit to Google maps to see what Hawthorn Farm has to offer. I see what might be nice 1.2 and 1.5 mile walks.2 :-)

I wonder what walking is available indoors at Hawthorn Farm other than the treadmills in the exercise center.


  1. “Campi”? Nope, that would be sometimes frowned upon. :-( 
  2. Okay, the southern leg of the 1.2 mile route doesn’t look quite as nice. At least, not from the satellite. 
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Heh…

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Ho! Ho!

hoho
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Ha! Ha!

haha
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Hat tip: Cidu Bill at Comics I Don’t Understand.
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Google Swine Flu Map


View H1N1 Swine Flu in a larger map

The map above shows H1N1 Swine Flu cases reported in 2009.

Key:

  • Pink markers are suspect
  • Purple markers are confirmed
  • Deaths lack a dot in marker
  • Yellow markers are negative

Update: Here are some more useful swine flu links.

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Great Circle Routes: PDX – AMS

Great circle routes fascinate me; they’re so unintuitive plotted on the two-dimensional maps we normally see.

Heather flew from Portland, Ore. to Amsterdam last week, so I thought I’d map her flight.

She flew over Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nunavut Territory, Greenland, Iceland, and Scotland (assuming the flight was straight, probably not a safe assumption).

For those with Google Earth installed, here’s a Google Earth KMZ file.

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Intel Jones Farm Walking Routes

I mapped a few simple walking routes in and around the Intel Jones Farm campus. Imagine my surprise to find the routes have nice distances of 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 miles.

Now I have more exercise options. ;-)