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We look at access to abortion services in America, identifying and confirming the location—though not the address—of the country’s remaining 724 clinics, and calculating the distance to the closest clinic in every part of the country. Like this one: the very last clinic in Mississippi.
56 years of tornado tracks, mapped.
Mother Jones put together an interactive map of Zuccotti Park, aka Liberty Park, aka “home” to hundreds of protesters taking part in Occupy Wall Street. This element of city planning is quite impressive. However, the one thing that may hold them back from implementing such a plan is the vacate order that’s been given for this Friday, as the city hopes to send in sanitation workers to clear the park of trash—and people.
Ever wondered how your email can cross the vastness of the ocean and be delivered almost instantly, anywhere in the world? It’s all down to a network of fibre-optic cables that link up the continents and transmit terabits of data every second.
Yes, yes I always did wonder about this. —Wright
… Bing Destination Maps seems quite interesting as a new way of rendering geographical maps in a more visually simplified, understandable and accessible way. In other words, imagine one can now create a sort of information-optimized summary maps, similar to those you would quickly draw yourself on the back of napkin.
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