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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Energy and Air Pollution

Categories: Energy,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/WorldEnergyOutlookSpecialReport2016EnergyandAirPollution.pdf

The number of worldwide deaths attributed to air pollution annually exceeds those from tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and road accidents combined.  This World Energy Outlook Special Report presents a clean air scenario for pushing air pollution levels into a steep decline in all countries.   Includes profiles for major countries and world regions.  From the International Energy Agency

 

CIA Cartography

Categories: History,Maps/Geography

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ciagov/collections/72157674854602812/

Provides access to recently declassified maps from the 1940s through the 2000s that relate to major historical events.  From the Cartography Division of the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Global Human Settlement Layer

Categories: Environment,European Union,Maps/Geography,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://ghsl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

New global database which focuses on the spatial distribution of the earth’s population and the development of built-up areas, population, and settlement patterns over the past 40 years.  From the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre

 

National Transit Map

Categories: Maps/Geography,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/ntm

A geo-spatial database containing information submitted by nearly 200 transit agencies that offers open, machine-readable data about their stops, routes, and schedules.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/prevalence-maps.html

Provides a set of U.S. maps showing prevalence of obesity for adults by state and prevalence of obesity by state and by race/ethnicity.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Mapping Broadband Health in America

Categories: Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.fcc.gov/health/maps

Allows users to visualize, overlay, and analyze the relationship between broadband connectivity and health data in the U.S.  Allows for detailed study of the intersection between Internet connectivity and health for every county in the U.S.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Impacts to Roadways in Hampton Roads

Categories: Climate Change,Maps/Geography,Transportation,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/Sea%20Level%20Rise-Storm%20Surge%20Impacts%20to%20Roadways%20in%20HR%20DRAFT%20Report.pdf

Includes a methodology for incorporating sea level rise and storm surge impacts to roadways into transportation planning.  Also contains adaptation strategies, design considerations, best practices, and lessons learned from other coastal regions.  Dated January 2016 but released to the public in May 2016.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

Uninsured Rate for Working-Age Adults Decreases in Majority of Counties

Categories: Health Insurance,Maps/Geography,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-86.html

Provides county level estimates for the health insurance status of the working age population (those under 65).  Provides links to map with U.S. county coverage.  From the Census Bureau

 

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