Why might you want a map? Why might you want a targeted data set that describes some facet of the United States population or business community? Many disciplines benefit from knowing how relevant markets, service populations or consituencies are distributed across a geographic area. A few reasons might be to start a new business, or launch a targeted marketing effort. Other reasons might include public health or political campaigns, planning for education, social services other public policy goal.
Oil Spill Cris Map [from the Louisiana Bucket Brigade]
I'm always impressed at how quickly important events are mapped these days. As you have probably noticed, I am very interested in the ways GIS tools are used to visualize data and help us understand our world using maps. That will be the subject of an upcoming, and much
DOE Data Explorer
The DOE Data Explorer (DDE) is an information tool which includes a database of citations prepared by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) based on the information found at various data-hosting Web sites.
The DOE Data Explorer can be used to find collections of scientific research data, such as computer simulations, figures and plots, interactive maps, multimedia, numeric files, and scientific images.
It is intended to be particularly useful to students, the public, and to researchers who are new to a field or looking for experimental or observ