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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

 

National Wetland Condition Assessment 2011: A Collaborative Survey of the Nation’s Wetlands

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Maps/Geography,Natural Resources,Statistics

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-05/documents/nwca_2011_public_report_20160510.pdf

Presents the results of the first national evaluation of the ecological condition of the nation’s wetlands.  Reveals that nearly half are in good health, while 20% are in fair health and about 32% are in poor health. From the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 

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

 

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