Updated design

After three years of threatening to update the look of VerySpatial, we have finally made good on the threat. We plan to create more featured content to take advantage of the new design, keep an eye out for more columns and screencasts in the near future.

We will be fixing a few issues in the new update over the course of the week, but if you run across any problems please contact us.

US Foreclosure Heat Map

If you’ve been curious as to exactly how bad a problem this foreclosure business has become, perhaps this heat map might give you an idea of the severity and location. It’s published by RealityTrac and gives a good indication of county by county level data. However, sometime more interactive might be nice. Well, if you live in California, Foreclosure Radar provides a Google Map interface, but you have to subscribe to do anything useful. The USAToday published an interactive map of the Denver area to give an idea of how hard certain areas were hit. I hope we’ll see more and more of this type of mapping thing in the coming months, as this stuff if perfect for geographic analysis. Understanding the underlying geography to these massive housing failures might help us understand who to target to help mitigate some of these effects on certain areas.