I forget now who brought up a Sourcemap-like idea in class this week, but if you’re interested in mapping supply chains, check them out. The map above traces Chicken of the Sea: Light Meat Tuna from sea to sandwich.
Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29th. Data generated by governments and volunteers in the weeks following the storm stand to provide critical insight into how the region was affected. These pages make such data visible, and serve as launching pad for further investigations into the implications of the storm by researchers at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.
Our views are multiple. Please keep checking back, as new things will be added over time.
“Where does it end? Is HUD going to call for a breakup of Vermont and Maine because they are 95 percent white?” Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, in a New York Daily News op-ed last year, arguing that residents’ income, not race, determines where they live.
But our map suggests otherwise.
Here, the darker the blue, the more African-American households there are in a certain area. One shows Westchester as it is today. The other shows what Westchester would look like if African-American households were located near white households of the same income.
For the full interactive map, click here: http://propub.ca/STCvTO
Not journalism, but a tidy little map that uses Drupal and Openlayers.
This is made with Mapbox, a mapping libary that is not free of charge (though it is free software — so if you’ve got the wherewithal to host it yourself, you have that option.)
Witness the death of American liberalism. Aging coastal states will be overwhelmed by conservative ideology very soon. Good luck America!
Teen birthrates are highest in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, and New Mexico, with slightly lower concentrations in the neighboring states of Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Arizona. New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have the lowest rates of teen births.
What factors lie behind this geographic pattern? […]
Teenage births remain high in more religious states. The correlation between teenage birthrates and the percentage of adults who say they are “very religious” is considerable (.69). The 2009 study posited that attitudes toward contraception play a significant role, noting that “religious communities in the U.S. are more successful in discouraging the use of contraception among their teenagers than they are in discouraging sexual intercourse itself.”
Teen birthrates also hew closely to America’s political divide. They are substantially higher in conservative states that voted for McCain in 2008 (with a correlation of .65) and negatively correlated with states that voted for Obama (-.62).
Class plays a substantial role as well. Teen births are negatively associated with average state income (-.62), the share of the workforce in knowledge, professional, and creative class jobs (-.61), and especially with the share of adults who are college graduates (-.76). Conversely, teen birthrates are higher in more working class states (with a positive correlation of .58).
Read more at The Atlantic Cities.[Image: Centers for Disease Control]