Amazing week, in terms of map creation, as you can see in today’s selection. Besides the ones developed for breaking news topics such as the tragedy in the Philippines (more on that here), or the specials around the 50 years after JFK’s assassination, there’s also University of Maryland’s impressive Global Forest Change study.
Twelve years of global deforestation, wildfires, windstorms, insect infestations and more, all captured in a new set of forest disturbance maps created from billions of pixels acquired by the Landsat 7 satellite. Prof. Matthew Hansen and his team at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., led the study published here.
Let’s see what else we have for you today:
Global Forest Change | University of Maryland
Aerial Damage Overview in Tacloban | American Red Cross
The status of broadband deployment worldwide | ITU – UN
The City That Killed Kennedy | Slate
FEMA’s new flood map | The Boston Globe
Sound Map of Doi Saket | Tim Plaisted
(Via Google Maps Mania)
The Longest Walk | National Geographic
Gunman on the Loose | The Wall Street Journal
London’s renting crisis | The Financial Times
GIS Day Events Around the Globe | GIS Day
Top Secret America | The Washington Post
Britain’s cycling casualties | The Guardian
Houses of Moscow | Mercator
The 39 Democrats Who Voted With the GOP on Obamacare | Swampland
Global Carbon Atlas | wedodata
(Via The Guardian Data)
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy | IG
How the city of Rio de Janeiro grew | Globo
Death in the roads of Brazil | Exame
That’s it for today’s selection, but remember that you can also send your recommendations for interactive maps to be featured here, just drop us a message on Twitter or Facebook with the link. And we’ll be back next Wednesday with another round-up!