Nice visualization of income and rent across America. Although it should be called Rich Tracts, Poor Tracts (Census Tracts are the geographic unit, not blocks) – but then not many folks are familar with Census Tracts (I get a lot of emails about “Census Tracks”).
Take a look: http://www.richblockspoorblocks.com/
Thanks to Joel Myhre at Nordic Geospatial for passing along.
This is pretty cool – I thought I would share this visualization of Block-group level electricity usage in LA DWP territory.
Unfortunately is it only DWP territory, but it is a great start. I would love to add this the LA County Solar Map
For your map-heads out there, The Atlantic’s Map section looks like it’s a great place to find out about interesting map-related articles.
Check it out!: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/posts/map/
Pretty cool – a dot for every person in the last united states and Canadian Census.
Check it out
Thanks Doug for pointing me here – I like the time effect so you can see the spread of the flu this year, which is apparently pretty bad.
Get your flu shot!!!!
Thanks to Joel Myhre for passing this tidbit along about an interesting map of LA that you can own if you want!
Here’s a quick tidbit:
It’s a neat map, because there’s little drawings of historical events, modern landmarks, and even surfers and Will Rogers. The borders are crammed full of an illustrated history of L.A., like the founding of the city, the water wars and the bombing of the L.A. Times building. There’s USC and UCLA, of course, and the airport, tar pits, San Fernando Mission, Angels Flight, and the movie studios, but also weird stuff like a chinchilla farm that used to be near Inglewood? An inexplicable ostrich near Lincoln Heights? A lion farm near Alhambra? Really fun stuff to look at.
Here’s a link to the full article: http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2012/05/you_can_now_buy_jo_moras.php
A tool I recently began leveraging is the MXDPERFSTAT tool that gives very detailed outputs for the layer draw speed in a map document. This can help you tune your map data to help speed up map drawing – critical for all mapping that you may be doing (both desktop as well as web-based). It can also point you to layers that are causing slow drawing.
I find that it points me more to data optimization rather than map document optimization (building indexes, etc).
To give some idea of how I would use this – we recently completed a new cache for the County, which took over 1 month to run – if I had run this tool ahead of time it may have gotten this process done sooner.
I am including a number of resources here:
Your neighbor's phone numbers
Looks like they’ve geocoded the entire white pages – this could be good in case of emergency, but not great from a privacy perspective (although I’ve seen a lot worse on other site):
In case you want to print out a large map of the newly adopted boundaries, ISD has created one that you can use. It is 60 inches by 77 inches.
PDF map of the adopted board boundares (60×77).pdf
If any of you have played with Google Sky, this is a higher resolution version: http://media.skysurvey.org/interactive360/index.html
The article really discusses the amount of work this is. But I think of this as a map – just pointed up!!
Snapshot of the site