Bicycling in the United States is on the rise and as such, the USA has started to incorporate Bikeshare companies in many of the major metropolitan cities of the country. For instance in 2017, there were over 100 bikeshare systems throughout the states. In addition to bikeshare companies, many individuals commute to work using a bike for transportation. In a comparison of cities for those who use bicycles to commute to work, Portland, Oregon was the number 1 city with a rate of 6.1 percent. It is very interesting to note on this map where the highest and lowest rates of commuting to work via bicycle are in the United States. This map was generated from @mapmakerbot using the US Census ACS 2014 5-year data.
Please check out this map I created using ArcGIS. It details areas in Houston, Texas that are at-risk during an evacuation.
Click on the following link for more information about the map! https://noorg.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=8747f88810524c40bf7122fbbd759a42
Hurricanes can cause massive amounts of destruction. Changes in climate have produced very extreme weather patterns, some of which included Hurricane Katrina and most recently, Hurricane Harvey. Here is a link to a map on Google of Hurricane Harvey’s pathway.
This map depicts the HPV vaccination percentages in the United States as of August 2017. It is easy to see the vast differences in HPV vaccination rates in the West and Northeast versus that of the Central states and the Southeast. For more information, you can visit the CDC’s web page covering the HPV vaccine.
The CDC has created a map that shows the Rates of Adults and Adolescents living with a diagnosed HIV infection by the area of residence. This map was created in 2015 with data taken from 2013. Though there are many areas where there is no data seen, The areas with the highest rates are located in the Southeastern USA.
This is a follow up post about the radon levels in the United States of America. As mentioned in an earlier post, radon is formed when uranium breaks down into radium, which breaks down into radon. Radon is absorbed by the soil and ends up in water wells and home foundations. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon levels shouldn’t exceed 4.0 pCi/L (pico curies per liter). The map below shows the radon levels by color – yellow representing Zone 1; counties where average indoor radon screening levels are less than 2pCi/L, orange representing Zone 2, counties where average indoor radon screening levels are between 2 and 4 pCi/L, and red representing Zone 3, counties where average indoor radon screening levels exceed 4pCi/L. According to the National Radon Defense, the best way to know the radon level in your home is to test for it.
Click here to visit the National Radon Defense website to learn more about radon, radon levels in the U.S. and radon testing.
Radon is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. According to the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., after tobacco. Radon is formed when uranium breaks down into radium, which breaks down into radon. Radon is absorbed by the soil and can enter homes through the foundation and well water systems. The map below shows the percentage of homes tested with radon levels 4.0 pCi/L and above. The data is from homes which volunteered to test their homes for radon.
Click on the link here to view more information about radon, radon testing and radon levels in Georgia.