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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Multistate Criminal History Patterns of Prisoners Released in 30 States

Categories: Crime/Justice,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Covers the characteristics of released prisoners whose criminal careers extend across multiple states and how such patterns affect recidivism rates. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Multiple Job Holding in States in 2014

Categories: Labor/Employment,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Reports on the fluctuations among the states from a national average of 4.9% in the proportion of workers in each state who hold jobs in more than one state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


U.S. and State Trends on Teen Birth Rates, 1990-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Interactive site which offers thematic maps and trend line for teen birth rates since 1990.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


An Earthquake History: Finding Faults in Virginia

Categories: Geology/Mining,Maps/Geography,Science/Technology,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

Examines the history of earthquakes in Virginia and describes a project which attempts to map the state’s seismic zones.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper

Categories: Environment,Maps/Geography,Natural Resources,Weather/Disasters

Provides mapping tools that show people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flooding.  The current geography covers the east coast and Gulf of Mexico coastline.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Data

Categories: Energy,Environment,Maps/Geography

Interactive site for exploring the massive amounts of data  collected by different sources during the five years following the BP Deepwater Horizon spill

U.S. Geological Survey Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Roadmap 2014

Categories: Maps/Geography,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

Provides operational procedures and lessons learned from completed missions testing the efficacy of using drones for acquiring remotely-sensed data in hard-to-access areas.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


Food Access Research Atlas

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Presents a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility and more.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


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