"interactive maps" entries

Visualization of the Week: Block-level electricity use in Los Angeles

CCSC researcher Jacki Murdock created an interactive map of electricity use in LA as part of her Master's Capstone project.

California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) researcher Jacki Murdock, along with advisor Yoh Kawano, GIS Coordinator at the Institute for Digital Research and Education at UCLA, has developed an interactive map of electricity use in Los Angeles at the Census block group level.

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Visualization of the Week: The USDA’s Food Access Research Atlas

New interactive maps from the USDA show "food deserts" across the United States.

The USDA has put together a new interactive Food Access Research Atlas to help locate “food deserts,” or places where people have limited access to grocery stores and other sources of healthy and affordable food. The map could be helpful for city planners looking to develop new grocery stores or locate good places for farmers’ markets.

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Visualization of the Week: Every bomb dropped in the London Blitz

Researchers at BombSight.org have developed an interactive map visualizing the London Blitz.

A team of researchers and developers at BombSight.org has put together an interactive map showing every bomb dropped during the London Blitz of World War II, between October 7, 1940, and June 6, 1941. The bird’s eye view of the map (shown below), though inaccessible for deriving any detailed data, shows the sheer volume of destruction wreaked upon the city in those eight months.

Bird's Eye View
Click here for the full visualization.

The real value in this visualization is found when you drill down to specific areas. The dots turn into bomb icons that can be clicked to bring up additional information about that particular devastation, including a “read more” link that brings up a page with related images in that area and related stories from people who were nearby at the time of that bomb drop:

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