6 Jul

Gender equity in sports

Yesterday the United States Women’s Soccer Team defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final in Vancouver, claiming their third world title. The event was watched by soccer fans around the country, and was called a “ratings knockout” by...
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29 Jun

AGS Mapping Contest

Attention mapping enthusiasts! “Maps play many roles. Including helping people understand and travel, helping cities manage growth and control crime, and helping nations defend themselves and get along. By making our own maps we can plan vacations, tell stories, and...
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5 Jun

World Environment Day

June 5th is the UN’s  World Environment Day. The day is to promote world-wide awareness and action for the planet. This year’s theme is: Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care. In honor of this day we made a...
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4 Jun

June 5th: National Doughnut Day

Friday, June 5th, is National Doughnut Day across the US. Both Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme are handing out free doughnuts! We made two maps to show the locations of the two stores. There is an interesting pattern of locations....
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21 May

Red Nose Day

Today is Red Nose Day, a day to highlight the child poverty that exists in the country. People are having fundraisers through entertainment. The map below displays the percent of children in poverty throughout the states. 22%, 16 million, of children in...
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