Wednesday January 14, 2015

This interactive map, still in Beta, has been produced by National Geographic and allows the user to add layers to the interface that deals with the environment, agriculture, human conditions, political boundaries, water, economy and energy. Data is available for world countries.

Read this article, posted on National Geographic's blog, that shows an example of how to use the map.

(Source: Esri)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Wednesday Jan 14, 2015  Bookmark and Share
Tuesday December 02, 2014

A new report "Hunger Report 2014", by the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB), reveals a record number of Ontarians are accessing food banks for the 1st time.

The report includes a feature on the Working Poor.

Some findings:

  • Nearly 375,000 visits each month
  • More than 1/3 are children
  • 1.7 million jobs in Ontario are considered insecure
  • Largest groups who use food banks are women, children, single parent families and individuals who require social assistance and rental tenants.

Read more.

(Source: CTV Ottawa)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in DATA on Tuesday Dec 02, 2014  Bookmark and Share
Monday November 03, 2014

This interactive map showcases sub-national estimates of child malnutrition (prevalence for stunting, underweight, overweight, wasting & severe wasting indicators) using the most available data for each country mapped.

The 5 indicators are calculated based on the WHO Global Database on Child Growth and Nutrition which is a carefully maintained database covering over 800 first level administrative divisions of 86 developing countries.

Read more at the Open Data Blog.

(Source: World Bank Open Data Blog)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Monday Nov 03, 2014  Bookmark and Share

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