How good would Dora be at exploring without “The Map”? How good would any explorer be without maps? Cartography, the study and practice of making maps, is an ever-broadening discipline. Data and Technology are allowing us to create better and more efficient maps. Emily Badger wrote an article on some of the cool, beneficial map concepts people are creating using various data from city governments.
Here is The Best Open Data Releases of 2012.
My favorite has to do with a previous 30 Days of Badger topic:
6. Green roofs in Chicago. The city has identified 359 vegetated roofs across town, with a total surface area of more than 5 millions square feet. The city’s data portal now publishes data complete with location, dimensions and satellite imagery for all of them, as well as a map of their locations. Perhaps the most well-known green roof in town? This one, above Chicago’s City Hall:
Honey Badger Fact O’ The Day:
Honey Badgers can live 5-8 years in the wild and up to 24 years in captivity. Look at this old distinguished Honey Badger.
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