6 Jul

I Scream for Ice Cream

MAP OF THE WEEK: With the summer months come beach weather, traveling, and best of all, ice cream. July is nationally recognized as Ice Cream Month, and the United States is showing its love for the cold and sweet treat...
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24 Jun

Ushahidi

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT:   Ushahidi is a tech company that uses easily manipulable software to collect data from text messages, emails, phone calls, and more to map phenomena in the realms of politics, natural disaster, social issues, and much more. Based...
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17 Jun

Aclima

At a Glance Aclima deploys environmental sensor technology, cloud computing, and machine learning to map indoor and localized outdoor air quality. The availability of this data presents opportunities for us to understand and improve, buildings, cities and industry at a...
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15 Jun

Detroit: Industrial Ruins, Temples of Commerce

The American Geographical Society is pleased to present this month’s Map Contest winner Donna David and her map entitled “Detroit: Industrial Ruins, Temples of Commerce.” The AGS chose this map due its artistic style, creative freedom, and unique function as...
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8 Jun

Graduation vs. Unemployment Rates

  Many colleges and universities have their commencement ceremonies in June and release their new graduates out into the working world.  However, there sometimes aren’t any jobs waiting for these grads. Some graduates are highly skilled in one specific field...
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1 Jun

Why are there so many maps?

From the moment humans first began exploring the planet, maps have been a ubiquitous aspect of our existence. Maps exist in all cultures and facets of society and can greatly help or hinder our understanding of the world. Throughout these...
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