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By on 25 June, 2019

The Global Human Footprint

Maps Mania

The European Space Agency has released a new interactive map which shows how much of the world has been built upon by the human race.

Mercury

Map of the week

Data illustrator Eleanor Lutz has created a really nice topographic map of Mercury.

Sound and health: cities

99 percent invisible

Is our blaring modern soundscape harming our health? Cities are noisy places and while people are pretty good at tuning it out on a day-to-day basis our sonic environments have serious, long-term impacts on our mental and physical health.

John Gravois to GeoHipster: “Lift while you climb.”

Geohipster

Interview with John Gravois,  a developer at https://showrunner.io. Previously, as a Product Engineer at Esri he helped build ArcGIS Hub, maintained a handful of Leaflet plugins and coordinated with developers across the company to steer Open Source strategy.

Get Your Global Heating Stripes

Maps Mania

Last year Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Reading, released a powerful data visualization to illustrate how temperatures have risen around the globe over the last century. His warming stripes visualisation shows the average yearly temperature for every year over 100+ years.

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