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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Defining Rural at the U.S. Census Bureau

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Urban Issues

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/acs/acsgeo-1.pdf

Highlights the history of how the concept of “rural” has been defined by the Census Bureau, the current delineations of urban and rural areas, and the relationship that exists between decennial censuses, the American Community Survey, and geography.  From the Census Bureau

 

Groundbreaking Land Cover Data to Support Chesapeake Bay Restoration Efforts

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Federal State Relations,Maps/Geography,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

http://www.chesapeakebay.net/blog/post/groundbreaking_land_cover_data_to_support_chesapeake_bay_restoration_effort

Announces the completion of the Chesapeake Bay High Resolution Land Cover Project to improve information about the features of the Bay watershed landscape.  Enhances evaluation efforts on progress toward reducing the amount of pollution flowing into the Bay.  From the Chesapeake Bay Program

 

National Lakes Assessment 2012 Results

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

https://www.epa.gov/national-aquatic-resource-surveys/national-lakes-assessment-2012-results

Reports on the results of a 2012 national assessment of the condition of lakes and reservoirs in the U.S. (released in December 2016).  Includes the text of the public and technical reports, key findings, regional results, and an interactive data dashboard.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

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

 

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