Monthly Archives: June 2014

How old is your house?

This is a fascinating map that shows the average age of housing units by zip code block.  It paints an incredible picture of demographic patterns across the country through the years.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/06/24/map-the-age-of-housing-in-every-zip-code-in-the-u-s/?wpisrc=nl_wnkpm

Friday afternoon considerations

I just saw this disturbing map…thoughts to ponder as you enter into your weekend.  Be safe and encourage those around you to do the same!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/06/27/alcohol-abuse-kills-88000-americans-a-year/?wpisrc=nl_wnkpm

How do you spend your time?

Here is a series of 10 maps that shows how folks across our country spend their time, from how much they read each day to how long they spend ‘grooming’.  It’s pretty interesting!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/06/20/ten-maps-that-show-how-much-time-americans-spend-grooming-eating-thinking-and-praying/?wpisrc=nl_wnkpm

Mapping our Energy System

This is a great series of maps showing what our energy infrastructure looks like.

http://www.vox.com/2014/6/12/5803998/the-us-energy-system-in-11-maps

Northwest Group Acquired by Hexagon AB

On Wednesday, Hexagon AB announced that it had acquired Northwest Geomatics, Ltd. (aka Northwest Group) which is a longtime NSGIC Platinum Sponsor.  Tim Crago (Vice President, Northwest Group) briefed NSGIC’s leadership on the acquisition and reaffirmed his commitment to sponsoring NSGIC.  He also alluded to exciting new product offerings, resulting from the acquisition, that he hopes to announce at the NSGIC Annual Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.  Stay tuned…

Esri's Contribution to ConnectED

Daniel Edelson is vice president for education at the National Geographic Society and directs National Geographic’s Center for Geo-Education. He recently posted an interesting article on their Education Blog that describes the value of Esri’s commitment in support of President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative.  Esri will provide free access to ArcGIS Online to all elementary and secondary schools in the United States.  Follow this link to learn more about this initiative.  The Huffington Post published a related article titled “The New Space Race” by Thomas Fisher, Dean of the College of Design, at the University of Minnesota.  The Association of American Geographers also published an article in it’s newsletter about Esri’s donation to this important program.

Smithsonian Article on History of GIS

In case you haven’t seen this interesting article:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/unlikely-history-origins-modern-maps-180951617/?no-ist