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Posted on January 9th, 2018

Apollo News Snippets – January 2018

The November 2017 temperature departure map shows warm conditions across the world’s land masses with some cooler temperatures across western Canada and eastern Asia.
  • The November NOAA Global Climate report confirms that warm temperatures dominate the globe with a large pocket of record warmth over the southwest of the USA. November 2017 was the fifth warmest November on record and the 395th consecutive month over the 20th Century temperature average. Eventually the world will do something to solve this global crisis even if the United States decides not to do its part at the federal level.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation became law on January 1, 1863 and to commemorate this event, my Google search of the month was, “GIS and Emancipation Proclamation.” If you go through the various results, you might find this highly interactive and informative web map about the end of slavery put together by a team supervised by Scott Nesbit of University of Richmond. This map lets you understand the visual patterns of slavery as well as the collapse of the Confederate forces – excellent work on this project!
  • Last month we hoped to find a GIS page for Hawaii’s second largest city, Pearl City, but we failed; and this month we try again with Idaho’s second largest city, Nampa. And while it is not a great website, at least they have one that can be found here. In general, the GIS website is little more than a collection of PDFs that can be accessed at the bottom of the page – with a few more on the assessor site here. Maybe we will have better luck with robust GIS websites when we head back into large states!

Brock Adam McCarty
Map Wizard
(720) 470-7988
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