The New York Public Library has released more than 20,000 high resolution cartographic works (maps!) for free
, to view and download. "We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions." All can be viewed through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections page
and downloaded through their Map Warper
. (Via) [more inside]
In December, the Philadelphia police department released a csv database of major crimes
(murder, rape, burglary, etc) since 2006. Since then, community software developers have been mapping the data.
The community involvement is hoped to spur the future release of large city data sets. [more inside]
The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program
(led by Bruce Katz
) has just released its The State of Metropolitan America
report (full pdf
). The report builds on eight years of the Census Bureau’s American Community Surveys
; and includes a spiffy State of Metropolitan America Indicator Map
of changes in population indicators at state, metropolitan, and suburban levels.160;160;
Some interesting findings
- America's suburbs are now more likely to be home to minorities, the poor and a rapidly growing older population as many younger, educated whites move to cities for jobs and shorter commutes.
- Two-thirds of primary cities in large metropolitan areas grew from 2000 to 2008
- For the first time in several decades, the population is growing at a faster rate than households, due to delays in marriage, divorce and births as well as longer life spans. People living alone and nonmarried couple families are among the fastest-growing in suburbs.
Peacay of BibliOdyessey highlights some stunning examples of Victorian Infographics
from the Rumsey Map Collection
). (Direct Flickr link
Two visualization projects: All of the streets in the lower 48 United States: an image of 26 million individual road segments. No other features (such as outlines or geographic features) have been added to this image.
, a unique map of US zipcodes.
Maps new and old. Music maps
- Find out who is listening to what and where l Cool Google Maps
- Who knew maps could be fun?
l Subway maps
on five continents l Free
printable world map and blank maps l Free Clustr Maps - Locate all site visitors
. l Index of some users of WorldKit
- Easy web mapping (including the excellent and previously mentioned
, RSOE HAVARIA Emergency and Disaster Information
Service) l Number of Inhabitants Per Doctor
around the world l And some beautiful antique, old and vintage
maps, such as this one
of the names of the Mediterranean winds in five languages. [more inside]