Friday April 28, 2017

It's hard to believe the television show "The Simpsons" has been on the air for 30 years. The first episode was broadcast on the Tracey Ullman show on April 19, 1987.

To commemorate this amazing milestone, there are two new maps.

1. Interactive Simpsons story map

2. The Simpsons city map

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Friday Apr 28, 2017  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Thursday April 27, 2017

Making cities work for all: data and actions for inclusive growth is a 2016 report by the OECD.

This report provides ground-breaking, internationally comparable data on economic growth, inequalities and well-being at the city level in OECD countries.

It provides empirical evidence on how cities are diverging from, or converging with, other parts of the country, and of the extent of inequality within cities.

It also proposes a framework for action, to help national and local governments reorient policies towards more inclusive growth in cities - a new approach that ensures that no part of society is left behind.

(Source: OECD)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Thursday Apr 27, 2017  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

Reporters without borders for freedom of information has released their 2017 interactive map showing which countries ensure freedom of the press and which ones suppress the press.

Both Canada and the United States have gone down 2 points in the past year. The map offers a sypnosis related to a country's ranking on the press freedom index.

Canada's scores 22 out of 180 countries.  Reporters without borders indicates that press freedom in on the decline. While P.M. Trudeau advocates for press freedom and it is a right under the Charter, actions speak louder than words. In Quebec, it has come to light that several reporters were subject to surveillance by the police and this is just one example.

In the States, well, it isn't hard to figure out why. President Trump has declared war on the media and addresses any agency as fake news when they don't agree with his point of view.

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Thursday Apr 27, 2017  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share