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interactive geoengineering map

  ETC Group and the Heinrich Böll Foundation have produced an interactive map of geoengineering projects around the world in an attempt to shed light on the worldwide state of geoengineering. The map is the first of it's kind that is publically available that  shows the scope of research and experimentation. This latest addition to the […]

Posted: November 16 2017
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the best infographic we've seen all year

Geographer Robert Szucs created this color-coded map to show which rivers and tributaries feed the water basins of the United States. That big pink one in the middle? That's the Arkansas, Missouri, and Mississippi, the basin the water protectors at Standing Rock are working so hard to keep safe.

Posted: October 31 2016
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indigenous farming/gardening registry mapping tool!

Are you part of the food community? Make your presence known! Nurseries, food banks, community kitchens and farmers markets are just some of the many points you could add. You can even put your backyard garden on the map. Click HERE to add your points to the map!

Posted: August 29 2014
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food maps!

40 maps that explain food in America by Ezra Klein and Susannah Locke on June 9, 2014 The future of the nations will depend on the manner of how they feed themselves, wrote the French epicurean Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. Almost 200 years later, how nations feed themselves has gotten a lot more complicated. That’s […]

Posted: June 12 2014
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superweed map of the usa

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, has spawned a new generation of superweeds that are spreading rapidly across the United States. Since farmers planting Monsanto's genetically engineered Roundup Ready crops no longer need to worry about overdosing their crops with herbicide, they tend to spray more of it. And just as antibiotic overuse […]

Posted: April 17 2014
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maps of gmo free zones in europe

Anyone thinking about visiting a GMO free zone in Europe? These MAPS will lead the way.

Posted: April 4 2014
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house of fairy tales cartography!

  Cartography Portfolio   We enlisted the imaginations of artists to realize the aesthetic, visualize the psycho-geography and describe the terrain, landscape, characters and stories of The House of Fairy Tales. This portfolio is a collection of works that aim to describe the lay of the land. Much like the worlds encompassed in the great […]

Posted: April 1 2014
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596 acres

596 Acres.org This map shows sites of potential community projects. We have taken several different sources of information about vacant publicly owned land, chosen the most accurate information from each and shared them here. This is our commons. We also add few private lots whose owners have volunteered their land for community use. Tools for […]

Posted: March 22 2014
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an atlas of radical cartography

http://an-atlas.com/ An Atlas of Radical Cartography is a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition; statelessness to visibility; deportation to migration. The map is inherently political-- and the contributions to this book wear their politics on their sleeves.

Posted: March 21 2014
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grazeful living map

http://preview.grazeful-living.com/   * CSA directory   * Market vendor directory   * Market product availability   * Farm Facebook integration Available now is Facebook integration with many of the markets when you click a map marker, a local events listing based (mostly) around an interest in farmers' markets and suggested sites.  The events and sites […]

Posted: December 20 2013
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the new california water atlas

Amazing! http://ca.statewater.org/ The California Water Atlas, a book published in 1979, continues to inspire map-makers and water lovers alike. We are making a new version of this Atlas for our generation as a public work for Californians using dynamic maps, open data and lots of citizen involvement. Learn more

Posted: December 17 2013
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the united watershed states of america

what if western states were defined by watersheds? http://communitybuilders.net/the-united-watershed-states-of-america/ The story begins with John Wesley Powell, the great one-armed adventurer and geologist. He was made famous for his successful runs through the Colorado River in 1869 and 1872. But perhaps his most important legacy rests in a lesser-known deed: Proposing in 1879 that as the […]

Posted: December 4 2013
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mapping for intervention or mapping for conquest?

Scientists have compiled the first soil atlas of Africa to help the general public, policymakers, land users, and scientists understand and manage the continent’s key resource. Put together by a team of experts from the European Commission, the African Union, and the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) over the past four years, the 176-page […]

Posted: September 16 2013
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mapping the food system in montana

Agriculture Department mapping Montana’s food system A new interactive online map created by Montana’s Department of Agriculture paints a picture of the potential for improving Montana’s food system infrastructure and providing new economic opportunities for agriculture and locally-grown food products. Based on the outcome of a 2011 economic analysis commissioned by Lake County’s Community Development […]

Posted: April 11 2013
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food: an atlas

Food, farms, maps and a kickstarter campaign.  We like it! Check it out HERE An atlas of food: a cooperatively-created, crowd-sourced and crowd-funded project of guerrilla cartography and publishing. 5 months + 80 collaborating cartographers and researchers + 8 volunteer editors + An abundance of volunteer campaign wranglers, academics, designers, and artists + You = […]

Posted: October 4 2012
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mapping a GMO free europe

As you may know, recent studies conducted in France have shown significant toxic effects from the use of Roundup. And particularly tumors in rats in feeding studies. http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/gmo-free-regions/maps.html

Posted: September 26 2012
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mapping/reclaiming vacant lots in NYC

we always dig swanky mapping tools -- so we were pretty darn excited to hear about the good work of 596 Acres -- an organization in NYC helping neighbors form connections to the vacant public lots in their lives. Hundreds of acres of vacant public land exist in New York City, hidden in plain sight […]

Posted: September 8 2012
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a tree map, for your enjoyment

view the high res image here; from the folks at nasa

Posted: July 12 2012
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call for maps!

The CAGE Lab* is seeking maps, map ideas, researchers and cartographers for a special atlas on food.  As a project of guerrilla cartography, Food: An Atlas will be a collection of maps conceptualized and conceived within a very short timeline of 4 months. Any and all subject matter related to food is welcome – from urban food security […]

Posted: June 18 2012
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use the PUBLIC LABS mapping kit

 to map your farm. or your neighbors farm. Or herbicide drift or how well your grazing regime is working or the increasing organization of your toolyard/ junk pile http://publiclaboratory.org/notes/warren/2-10-2012/thatchmore-farms-hypr3d-model

Posted: February 24 2012
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balloon mapping kits on kickstarter

Check out the project HERE. Balloon mapping is sending a camera up on a balloon, snapping photos, and stitching them into a map. Over the past 18 months, we’ve build a global community of mappers who use balloons and kites to take aerial photos, and our browser application MapKnitter to stitch them together.  We've put our experience into a […]

Posted: January 30 2012
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get FARM BILL literate

The Budget Visualizer is a web-based application that allows visual analysis of Farm Bill spending since 2009. Developed by the Center for a Livable Future in partnership with the Hive Group, the Budget Visualizer uses “treemap” technology, a method of displaying spending data as nested rectangles, which allows you to “see” the proportion of federal funding […]

Posted: November 18 2011
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wow. warriors of food documentation

RealTimeFarms.com Launches Second Food Warrior Program to Document Our Food System Ann Arbor, MI. RealTimeFarms.com’s Food Warriors are on a mission: to document farms and food artisans so we can know where our food comes from. Real Time Farms recently launched 11 new Fall Food Warrior interns in Austin, Chicago, Portland, the Bay Area, Nashville, Asheville, and Chapel Hill. […]

Posted: November 10 2011
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maps of food deserts

from the usda! http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/FoodDesert/fooddesert.html    

Posted: September 17 2011
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more on mapping: so much more.

Creative Cartography:  Must-Read Books on Maps by Maria Popova From tattoos to Thomas More’s Utopia, or what Moby Dick has to do with the nature of time. We’re obsessed with maps — a fundamental sensemaking mechanism for the world, arguably the earliest form of standardized information design, and a relentless source of visual creativity. Today, […]

Posted: August 15 2011
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amazing mappers.

for all your mapping needs! http://publiclaboratory.org/home http://grassrootsmapping.org/ http://cartagen.org/

Posted: March 18 2011
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A Factory Farm Near You

A new, interactive MAP illustrates the trend toward industrialized farming across the country, state-by-state, from 1997 to 2007. It also provides state-specific statistics and opportunities to take action to improve the safety and sustainability of the food we eat. Brought to you by the folks at Food & Water Watch.

Posted: December 5 2010
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the true size of africa

and grazing is a lot of it! see it larger HERE

Posted: November 29 2010
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more mapping!

you know we love MAPS.   Here are some beautiful  examples of a mapping project in SF, from 7x7 Magazine . Rebecca Solnit's 'Infinite City' Maps SF in a Whole New Light "I wanted to make maps gorgeous, seductive, delicious, and beautiful again,” says author Rebecca Solnit, whose 13th book, Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas […]

Posted: October 25 2010
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detroit ag maps

in spirit of the ongoing US Social Forum, here are a few nifty mapping tools for tracking agriculture activity in Detroit: www.detroitgreenmap.org www.opengreenmap.org/greenmap/detroit-metro google maps: detroit food security network

Posted: June 26 2010
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maps maps maps

because we can't get enough of swanky mapping, here is a great resource from the USDA showing the locations of animal processing facilities for small livestock and poultry farmers ( which are far too far and few in between). kudos to our friend Jacob Cowgill for the tip! check it OUT

Posted: June 4 2010
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more maps!

a few from  Transportation Alternatives. and these great cycling maps from the NYC DOT.

Posted: April 1 2010
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uncle sam, cartographer

these days, we can't get enough of all of these oh so fabulous mapping interfaces. now the USDA has stepped up to the plate and created the Food Environmental Atlas, which identifies crucial food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—and shows how they interact to influence food choices […]

Posted: March 20 2010
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another fantastic map

we love this interactive atlas of the New Western Range, which locates innovative ranchers, farmers, scientists, agency personnel, individuals and organizations are creating a new vision for the Western Range. brought to you by The Quivira Coalition.

Posted: March 19 2010