HealthMap.org is an online map tool that locates any reports of disease from a selection of news sources. Available in multiple languages, HealthMap is a great use of the Google Maps API. In fact, HealthMap is funded by Google, which explains why they are so dependent on the Google Maps data.
HealthMap brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. This freely available Web site integrates outbreak data of varying reliability, ranging from news sources (such as Google News) to curated personal accounts (such as ProMED) to validated official alerts (such as World Health Organization). Through an automated text processing system, the data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location for user-friendly access to the original alert. HealthMap provides a jumping-off point for real-time information on emerging infectious diseases and has particular interest for public health officials and international travelers.They also recently launched an iPhone app called Outbreaks Near Me, available for free in the iTunes app store. The app allows you to view the maps from your iPhone and get alerts for outbreaks in your area.
Practicing good nutrition keeps your mind sharp, your body fit, and your life long. The same could be said for consuming media. (Seriously, knowledge is power.) When you add it all up, the average American spends roughly nine hours a day glued to some kind of screen, and like your diet, quality is as important as quantity. Here areWired's suggested servings for optimal media health.
Bestario has created reMap, an interactive portal to view all of the infographics posted on VisualComplexity.com, and it's amazing. They've created semantic connection between the different infographics using tags tat allow for an incredible browsing experience.
An interactive, visual browsing interface to an infographic archive.
reMap displays visualcomplexity.com projects allowing navigation using a semantic approach and depicting relations among them. All images and texts belong to vc portal. Tags are assigned using a semantic engine created by Bestiario.Thanks Jose! I love it!
From LandArtGenerator.org, a world map visualizing the surface area required to power the world's electricity requirements using solar power alone in 2030, using current solar panel technology. It's getting a lot of traffic on digg, reddit and Twitter too.
Also, check out the same idea, but for off shore wind power.
Our friend, Mike Wirth, has released the 2009 Great American Beer Festival Medal Map, but it's much easier to call it the Best Beer in America Map!
Mike uses the data of the Great American Beer Festival medal winners from 1987-2008, and this year he has added some new infographics to help support the map. If you live in Oklahoma or North Dakota, I hope you're drinking out-of-state beer! I'm just saying.
Nice work Mike!
For those of us that enjoy dark beer, it may come as a surprise that there really is a technical difference between a porter and a stout beer. The guys over of GeekBeer.com have attempted to explain it, along with this great infographic by Ethan John. Ethan was kind enough to put the images up on his Flickr Photostream.
Great job Ethan!
Cool interactive chart on Snippets.com that shows the GDP per Capita of every country (so it claims). It has a number of predefined groupings like Continent, UN Members, OPEC, Communist, Largest Area, etc to show comparisons.
The interactive chart below represents the GDP per capita for each country. Click on any of the buttons to view the data for that particular group of nations. You can highlight a particular country by selecting it in the dropdown box. The data was compiled from the 2008 CIA World Factbook.
Thanks for the link Jerry!
Infographic from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, this is their estimate for the total U.S. Energy Consumption for 2008. Although not depicted in the graphic, their estimate for energy usage dropped by 2% from 2007 to 2008, and use of alternative energy sources like wind and solar increased.
Found on CleanTechnica.com
Estimated U.S. Energy use dipped in 2008 to 99.2 quads (quadrillion BTUs), down from 101.2 quads in 2007. Energy flow charts show the relative size of primary energy resources and end uses in the United States, with fuels compared on a common energy unit basis. The amount of energy in one quad is equivalent to that produced by the burning of 36,000,000 tonnes of coal.