Major Sources of Industrial Air Pollution – Allegheny County

17 Aug

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Public Source published an interactive map of all of the places that are killing us in Allegheny County.


River map drawn like a subway map: Upper Ohio

15 Oct


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Cartographer Daniel Huffman has drawn maps of rivers as if they were a subway map. The fantastic transformation shows how important our rivers are as a transportation system. Lucky for us, he drew the Upper Ohio.

Check out all of his river maps, where you can download a pdf, donate, or even purchase a print.

Location of Violence in Pittsburgh, January through June 2015

4 Aug


Google Maps awesomely turns your street into Pac Man

31 Mar

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Here’s Friendship Park

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Market Square

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Schenley Park

Total Lifetime Cancer Risk from all hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)

26 Mar


Yeesh…People living in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have twice the risk of developing cancer within their lifetimes than those who live in other areas of Pennsylvania, due to the unique mixture of hazardous pollutants in the air they breathe

Strava Global Heat Map

26 Mar


This map is pretty amazing. Strava, an app for bicyclists and runners that tracks your workout, has their global data in the form of a heat map on their site. It’s beautiful to look at, as well as explore where people are riding and running (or not). Go anywhere on earth and find the best cycling routes.

Here’s Pittsburgh

Animated Flooding Maps – Storm Surge, Sea Level Rise And River Flooding

3 Mar

Some guy did a simulation animation of what would happen if Pittsburgh flooded due to things like a storm surge, sea level rise, or other event. Basically, downtown, the Strip District, Lawrenceville, the South Side and the North Shore are gone. Below are some other visualizations of this.

Thanks, and go check out the original post.


Blue represents the area covered by water; the topo map has been converted to grayscale so that you can see the water more easily.


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