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2010 Census Tracts

6 Dec

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The Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC) re-released a pretty census tract map of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Bookmark this one.

 

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Storytelling by map: 2018 Mid-term elections in Allegheny County

9 Nov

This is an amazing and fun way to use maps to tell the story of the 2018 mid-term elections and the voting profile in Allegheny County. It also more effectively demonstrated the case for the rejected Children’s Fund than the ballot initiative organizers were able to make.

Check it out here.

By Ann Wright.

Interactive Craft Breweries and Wineries Map

10 Oct

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published a map of Western Pennsylvania craft breweries and wineries.

You can see the original here and click around: https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/drink-map/

Western PA

Allegheny County

City of Pittsburgh

Relative probability that someone in any U.S. county has a Facebook friendship link to Allegheny County, Pa.

20 Sep

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Pretty fascinating article in the New York Times about how our facebook social networks are distributed. Turns out state lines do seem to matter, unless you live in say Manhattan or DC.

You can go to the map and click on any county in the US and see the relative likelihood that your county is connected to any other county. The darker the color, the greater the likelihood.

Below are Allegheny County’s stats. Not at all shocking, but I was hoping to see a bit more on the Steeler Nation diaspora. Although we are pretty heavy in Florida.

Share of friends who live within …

50 miles: 62%, 100 miles: 65%, 500 miles: 88%

COUNTIES MOST CLOSELY CONNECTED TO ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA.
1. Washington County, Pa.
2. Westmoreland County, Pa.
3. Beaver County, Pa.
4. Butler County, Pa.
5. Lawrence County, Pa.
6. Indiana County, Pa.
7. Fayette County, Pa.
8. Clarion County, Pa.
9. Hancock County, W.Va.
10. Armstrong County, Pa.
11. Greene County, Pa.
12. Centre County, Pa.

Pipeline Map, Fractracker

12 Sep

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As everyone knows, there was a pipeline explosion in Beaver County over the weekend, a mere 30 miles from Pittsburgh. The pipeline was one week old

Thanks to Fractracker, we have a map of all of the pipelines in the state of Pennsylvania.

You can click around the map and see things such as who owns and operates a particular line, natural gas spills and incidents, where the pipelines cross waterways and wetlands, among other useful info.

According to the site, “pipeline data is published from a variety of public agencies, although almost none of it is really accessible or accurate.” “While they do not publish gas pipelines, they do have a 2012 dataset of natural gas liquid routes, which is a significant portion of the hazardous liquid inventory. From an analytical point of view, however, this dataset is essentially worthless. Many of these pipelines are so generalized that they don’t make a single bend for multiple counties, and the actual location of the routes can be miles from where the data are represented. Communities cannot use this as a tool to better understand how pipelines interact with places that are important to them, like schools, hospitals, and residential neighborhoods.

Photos of the Beaver County explosion:

 

U.S. Aviation and Highway Noise Map

31 Aug

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Pretty fascinating map of a different kind of pollution: noise. This shows the relative decibels surrounding airports and highways. Yellow to red to blue gets louder and louder.

See the whole map of the entire United States here.

Basically, only Maine looks cool.

Port Authority System Wide Map, Summer 2018

31 Aug

Finally.

Port Authority releases a system wide map.

View it here.

I really got nothing more to say, other than finally.

Also coming soon: real time data, that may or may not be better than Transit App.

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