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2012 Federal Budget: A Visual

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You have to love Facebook because many times friends will post news articles that you might have missed. Everyone is talking about the new 2012 U.S. Government Budget that just came out. The New York Times has created a visual of the budget with different size blocks representing spending with a rollover to show the […]

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Visualizing The Mid-term Elections

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Mashable.com has a great writeup on four ways to visually follow the mid-term elections.  There are some of the standards on there, like the New York Times and the Washington Post, but there appear to be some new visualizations on some of those same standards.  If you’re a political junkie like me, it will be […]

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US Broadband Rollout Receives Failing Grade, FCC Says

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It’s been in several news sources, but I think ArsTechnica does the best job of discussing the issue.  The short of it is that thousands of people are still without access to broadband in the US.  The most interesting thing for me is that, when you get down to it, this is all a geography question.  The […]

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Best US Government Blogs

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Ran across this interesting post: the best government blogs and why they’re the best.  With the exception of NASA, none of these have a direct geospatial tie.  In fact, all but one of them are CIO’s of their respective organizations.  It sorta makes sense it would start there, but I’d like to challenge anybody in local, state, […]

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Broadband Penetration by Country

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As many long-time listeners will know, I exceptionally intersted in broadband adoption world-wide.  The US has long been behind the ball on broadband adoption and this latest report does nothing to reverse that trend.  The US is ranked 20th, behind even places like Singapore, Denmark, and even Estonia, all places I’m sure most Americans wouldn’t […]

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A VerySpatial Podcast – Special Episode 39

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The VerySpatial crew sat down after a night of following election results online to talk about the different election maps. We talk about CNN, ABC News, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC News, and the NYTimes election maps comparing them for differences in content and cartographic representations. Click to download mp3 version Click to download aac version