Time Evolution of Twin Cities

Google Earth Engine lets you see the evolution of Landsat photos.
We did this for the Twin Cities. Go here:
Timelapse of Minneapolis – Saint Paul
Andrew notes:

I think the most amazing thing is seeing the path of the Minneapolis tornado appear in 2011

TwinCitiesTimeLapse
Cross-posted at Streets.MN

Linklist: May 16, 2012

Kottke: Fantastic time lapse map of Europe, 1000 – 2005 A.D.

In Vancouver, Buzzer Blog: New wayfinding signage is going up around the region

Massive Tornado, Can it Happen Here? [MPR succumbs to Sweeps Month] If you’re stuck in traffic, you have no good choices”

A local Car Dealer (Walser) is encouraging trading in used cars for bikes (and cash). The campaign is here: New Wheels

The Scholarly Kitchen: The Emergence of a Citation Cartel :

“In a 1999 essay published in Science titled, ‘Scientific Communication — A Vanity Fair?’ George Franck warned us on the possibility of citation cartels — groups of editors and journals working together for mutual benefit. To date, this behavior has not been widely documented; however, when you first view it, it is astonishing.
Cell Transplantation is a medical journal published by the Cognizant Communication Corporation of Putnam Valley, New York. In recent years, its impact factor has been growing rapidly. In 2006, it was 3.482. In 2010, it had almost doubled to 6.204.
When you look at which journals cite Cell Transplantation, two journals stand out noticeably: the Medical Science Monitor, and The Scientific World Journal. According to the JCR, neither of these journals cited Cell Transplantation until 2010.”

Posted: Visualizing US expansion through post offices.

Posted: Visualizing US expansion through post offices. from Derek Watkins on Vimeo.

(Via GGW)

Linklist: August 29, 2011

San Diego Rail Project A beautiful website showing transit history and fantasy maps for San Diego

State traffic deaths are on pace for steep slide“The state Department of Public Safety reported 208 fatalities on state roads as of Friday, down from 253 at the same time a year ago.”

2011 U.S. DOT Data Visualization Student Challenge: “The U.S. Research and Innovative Technology Administration’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics is sponsoring a challenge designed to encourage students to examine data visualization options for helping decision makers make better informed policy and investment decisions in support of transportation safety and/or economic development. “

3-Way Street

3-Way Street from ronconcocacola on Vimeo.

3-Way Street from ronconcocacola on Vimeo.

Timelapse USA

Driving North America, from San Francisco to DC, in 4:36 with time lapse photography (via DailyKos):


See also London to Glasgow in five minutes by train