Posted on March 28, 2012 by geography lady
A moving map of surface winds in the US, updated hourly. Makes it very easy to visualize high and low pressure areas.
h/t to Flowing Data
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Posted on February 17, 2012 by geography lady
- There are 4 factory-farmed chickens for every single American.
- The nearly 14 million broiler chickens on factory farms in Nacogdoches County, Texas produce as much untreated manure as the sewage from the Detroit metro area.
- The more than 3.8 million egg-laying hens on factory farms in Gonzales County, Texas produce as much untreated manure as the sewage from the San Jose, California metro area.
- The average Texas hog factory farm has 100,000 hogs.
- There are 48 times more chickens than people in Arkansas.
- There are 40% more cattle on feedlots (2.5 million) than people (1.8 million) in Nebraska.
How many CAFOs are there in your county? Check it out here: The Factory Farm
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Posted on December 18, 2011 by geography lady
What explains this distribution? What economic impacts will this have?
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Posted on July 27, 2011 by geography lady
If the world’s population lived in one city… « Per Square Mile.
Simply imagine that the world lived with the same density of a real city, and see how much area they take up. If we all lived like they do in San Francisco (space-wise), we’d take up just under 398k square miles, or rather, only four states. Same density as New York? We’d all fit in Texas. (from Flowing Data)
So what’s the mostly densely populated of these cities? the least? which cities probably have good mass transit? Why is Houston so spread out?
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Posted on February 19, 2011 by geography lady
via River Maps « somethingaboutmaps.
Rivers have been a key part of urban life for centuries. They have provided us with drinking water, protection, and a transit network that links us from one settlement to the next.
This really cool map of the Mississippi River system is done in the style of 1930′s subway system maps. It illustrates the enormity and complexity of the major transportation system of the central US.
Our lucky geography provides us with a cheap way to move goods and people across the middle of our nation. If not for this system, would we be more like Africa, which has no way to link the interior with the coast on a waterway?
h/t to Strange Maps
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Posted on August 17, 2010 by geography lady