Sunday, September 13, 2015

Maps of the Week

Flickr Cities is an interactive map which allows you to explore thousands of geo-located photographs by location, date range, day of the week and time of day. The map enables you to search and filter thousands of photos submitted to Flickr over eight years in seven major worldwide cities.

Select one of the seven cites and you can view a heatmap of the most photographed places in that city. The filter options allow you to explore where the most popular photography locations have been for different times of the year, days of the week or even for different periods of the day. You can even filter the results shown on the map by whether they were taken by a smartphone or by DSLR camera.

The map also allows you to filter the map by the tags used by the photographer when submitting the photo to Flickr. For example, if you select 'park' as the tag you can view a heatmap of all the photos tagged 'park' during the dates and times you have selected.

Have you ever wondered what the Earth look liked 250 million years ago? EarthViewer can actually show you on a virtual globe.

EarthViewer is a 3d globe which allows you to view how the Earth's continents have shifted and grown over millions of years. At the heart of EarthViewer is a Cesium powered WebGL globe on which you can view maps of the Earth throughout its long history.

Use the timeline at the side of the globe to control the era of Earth's geologic history which you wish to explore. The buttons at the bottom of the globe allow you to explore other aspects of the Earth's geologic history, such as the composition of the Earth's atmosphere over time and important geological events,

Esri's Living Wage Map shows the gap between the minimum wage and the actual real cost of living in every county and major metropolitan area in the United States. The map uses MIT’s Living Wage Calculator to estimate between each area's minimum wage and the real cost of living in that area.

You can use the map to compare the minimum wage to the living wage for three different types of family; a couple with two children, a single parent with one child and a single adult. Once you choose a household family type you can view a choropleth map showing the difference between the minimum and living wage across the United States.

The darker the color on the choropleth layer then the higher the gap between the area's minimum wage and the living wage. If you select a county on the map you can view the minimum wage in that county, the living wage in the county and the difference between the two.

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