The Even More Wonderful World of GIS

  • strict warning: Declaration of content_type_facet::build_root_categories_query() should be compatible with faceted_search_facet::build_root_categories_query() in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/sites/all/modules/faceted_search/content_type_facet.module on line 139.
  • strict warning: Declaration of taxonomy_facet::build_root_categories_query() should be compatible with faceted_search_facet::build_root_categories_query() in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/sites/all/modules/faceted_search/taxonomy_facets.module on line 399.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1119.
  • strict warning: Declaration of profile_pictures_field::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/sites/all/modules/profile_pictures/views/profile_pictures_field.inc on line 127.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 48.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 917.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 917.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 169.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of content_handler_field::element_type() should be compatible with views_handler_field::element_type($none_supported = false, $default_empty = false, $inline = false) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/cck/includes/views/handlers/content_handler_field.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_php_handler_field::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/sites/all/modules/views_php/plugins/views/views_php_handler_field.inc on line 252.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 576.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 576.
  • strict warning: Declaration of content_multigroup_handler_filter::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/cck/modules/content_multigroup/views/handlers/content_multigroup_handler_filter.inc on line 99.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_api_filter_handler::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/date/includes/date_api_filter_handler.inc on line 578.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_comment_username::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 47.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_user_name::value_submit() should be compatible with views_handler_filter_in_operator::value_submit($form, &$form_state) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/modules/user/views_handler_filter_user_name.inc on line 143.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_node_new_comments::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_node_new_comments.inc on line 101.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_serialized::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/handlers/views_handler_field_serialized.inc on line 56.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_pager_none::post_execute() should be compatible with views_plugin_pager::post_execute(&$result) in /services/webpages/g/e/geologic.com/public/modules/acquia/views/plugins/views_plugin_pager_none.inc on line 69.
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Few things pique my interest like a convincing, scientific argument made using a map. People enjoyed The Wonderful World of GIS so much that I thought a sequel was in order. Here are five more geographical information projects that deserve to be shared.

What’s Wrong with Democracy in the United States

You might remember Dustin Cable from part 1. He created the Racial Dot Map to highlight auto-segregation in the United States. Now he’s created a new interactive map showing congressional votes for the Democratic and Republican parties. He uses this new map to demonstrate a frightening theory: instead of voters choosing lawmakers, lawmakers are gerrymandering voting districts, effectively ‘choosing’ votes in a way that renders them immune to political challenge. See What He Means.

 

The Nuke Map

We all know nuclear bombs are bad. But Alex Wellerstein shows us exactly how bad they are by allowing us to map the destructive effects of different nuclear weapons. From fireballs to air blasts and radiation, you can plot the bleak consequences of a nuclear war in your own neighborhood. Bombs Away.

 

California Drought, Visualized

California is in the grips of a severe, years-long drought. The United States Geological Survey has produced a beautiful website mapping the extent of the drought and detailing the gradual depletion of rainfall, snow pack, and reservoirs to critical levels. Learn About the Water Crisis.

 

Food Deserts

Water isn’t the only thing that’s scarce. We tend not to think about it, but distance to a supermarket is a substantial barrier to affordable, healthy eating. This is particularly true for low-income urban dwellers and families in remote areas. The United States Department of Agriculture has mapped these so-called “food-deserts”, where low-income Americans will almost certainly struggle to find affordable and nutritious food. Explore the Food Deserts.

 

New Horizons: Mission to Pluto

Why restrict maps to Earth? The New Horizons space probe has been speeding toward Pluto since 2006, and has now traveled over 3 billion miles. NASA brought New Horizons out of hibernation on December 6, 2014, and on April 9 it snapped the first color photo of the distant dwarf planet and one of its moons. New Horizons will make its closest approach on July 14, allowing the probe to produce history’s first high-resolution color photos of this enigmatic world’s surface. Explore New Horizons.

 

How About You?

While our focus at geoLOGIC is on using GIS in our imagery layers in an Oil and Gas context, it’s fun to take a look at some of the different ways that people are using this powerful technology. What are some of the interesting ways you've seen GIS applied to real-world problems?