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International Crises Maps: How the International Community is Engaging with Maps


Political revolutions, natural disasters, oil spills. Millions of people have been affected, but how can the international community effectively address the needs of the regions facing political destabilization, food insecurity, or serious negative health concerns associated with these location-based upheavals? Interactive Mapping. Although digital, online, geography-based mapping tools do not solve the world’s problems, they …

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Community-Based Energy Initiative with Interactive Mapping


One Change is a community-based, non-profit non-partisan grassroots organization that seeks to promote habits and behaviors that embrace sustainable means of consuming nonrenewable energy resources. This initiative was inspired by an ENERGY STAR® statistic: “If every household in the United States replaced one incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb, the reduction in …

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Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America

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The Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America was developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is an online mapping tool that visually depicts over 60 different statistical indicators of rural and small-town America. As stated by the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, “The new Atlas will … help policy makers pinpoint the …

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