Wednesday April 22, 2015

The National Energy Board recently released this interactive Pipeline Incident Map.

The map shows occurrences that involve:

  • Fatalities and serious injuries
  • Fire or explosions
  • Release of gas
  • Release of a liquid
  • Other

Users can also filter the map by incident type, province and significant incidents only. Data is available for 2008 to present.

Read more at the CBC.

(Source: Canadian Geographers)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Wednesday Apr 22, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Tuesday April 07, 2015

Leafarctica is an interactive map which allows you to view NASA MODIS satellite imagery of the Antarctic.

The map includes a polar view which would be impossible with the usual Web Mercator projection used by most interactive mapping platforms. Leafarctica therefore uses the Proj4js JavaScript library to enable Leaflet to display an Antarctic Polar Stereographic projection.

The map includes a date input field which allows you to change the Antarctic satellite image displayed on the map by date.

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Tuesday Apr 07, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Thursday April 02, 2015

During the 19th century, it was widely believe that bad smells carried diseases.

In the 1870s, the New York City Metropolitan Board of Health created this "stench map" showing where malodorous industries were located.

Read more.

(Source: The Atlantic's City Lab)

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