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2016 One-Year Seismic Hazard Forecast for the Central and Eastern United States from Induced and Natural Earthquakes

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Maps/Geography,Weather/Disasters

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2016/1035/ofr20161035.pdf

Announces the availability of new maps which identify potential hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes.  In the past the federal government had mapped only natural earthquake hazards.  The report shows that 7 million people live and work in areas of the central and eastern U.S. with potential for damaging shaking from induced seismicity, primarily from wastewater disposal from oil and gas production operations.  From the U. S. Geological Survey

 

Water Resources Dashboard

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

http://toolkit.climate.gov/topics/water-resources/water-resources-dashboard

A one-stop website for relevant water data and maps on drought, flooding, precipitation, climate, and other measures affecting water supplies in the U.S.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Potential Zika Virus Risk Estimated for 50 U.S. Cities

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Health/Medical,Maps/Geography

https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=137907&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1

Reports results of research into the spread of mosquitoes capable of carrying the Zika Virus into the U.S. Anticipates the mosquitoes will become abundant along the East Coast as far north as New York City and across the southern tier as far west as Phoenix and Los Angeles. From the National Science Foundation

 

Mapping Medicare Disparities

Categories: Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/OMH/OMH-Mapping-Medicare-Disparities.html

A new mapping tool which identifies disparities in health outcomes, utilization, and spending by race, ethnicity, and geographic area for Medicare beneficiaries. From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

Hampton Roads Journey to Work Maps

Categories: Maps/Geography,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://hrtpo.org/page/hampton-roads-journey-to-work-maps/

Contains commuting pattern maps by local jurisdictions to illustrate the interconnections of the localities. Also has link for downloading full packet of all 16 maps in PDF format. From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

European Data Portal

Categories: European Union,Maps/Geography,Statistics

http://www.europeandataportal.eu/

Some 240,000 data sets made available by the countries of the European Union. From the European Commission

 

Geographical Mobility: 2014 to 2015

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/migration/data/cps/cps2015.html

A set of tables which covers latest data on internal migration within the U.S. Includes state to state migration flows and characteristics of movers. From the Census Bureau

 

Climate at a Glance

Categories: Maps/Geography,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/map/cag/#app=cdo

Interactive mapping interface which displays data for each of 344 climate divisions in the U.S. Climate Divisional Database. View maps of monthly or yearly values, ranks, or anomalies for temperature, precipitation, heating and cooling degree days, and drought indices. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

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