www.mersjido.com is being updated by several Korean volunteers, and information is being shared on Facebook consistently. This map is a great example of how citizen participatory mapping can improve disaster management. The ability to visit the site and add/update information by using a web or mobile device, again provides the public a quick and easy way to see and add important information.
The Galveston Bay Foundation, a non-profit established in 1987, helps to manage issues and concerns of the Galveston Bay, located along the upper coast of Texas. This estuary serves a variety of uses such as commercial and recreational fishing, and marine transportation. Also, the bay area is the petrochemical production capital of the nation, where petroleum refining occurs. In addition Galveston Bay is also a place for hobbies such as bird watching and boating, and currently half the population of Texas lives in the Galveston Bay watershed.
With all of these activities and uses, pollution is a major concern and this foundation does all they can to minimize contamination. One of the many ways that the bay is protected is through the Galveston Bay Action Network. This interactive mapping tool powered by Mappler, is a way that the public and authorities can report and view water- related pollution in the bay area. Below shows the map where you can go for information and to post findings yourself.
If you are ever in the area and see something then report it! This interactive map is a great way for the public to interact and show concern which can lead to authoritative action. To learn more about the Galveston Bay visit- galvbay.org. To learn more about Mappler visit- www.mappler.net
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On m3.mappler.net/cdcmap/ you will find information from the CDC showing a layered map of six featured categories; Demographic and Socio-Economic based on census, Demographic and Socio-Economic based on county, Mortality Rates per 100,000 people, Disease Prevalence Rates, Environmental Data, and Borders.
– Demographic and Socio-Economic (data from the census) including:
- proportion of mobile housing
- proportion of institutionalized population
- per capita income
- proportion of single parent housholds
- proportion of housing structures with 10 or more units
- proportion of housing with no vehicle available
- proportion of population that is umemployes
- proportion of population under 18
- proportion of population that speaks English poorly
- proportion of housing with more people than rooms
- proportion of population in poverty
- proportion of population over 65
- proportions of non-white population
* US counties also have the same subcategories.
– Mortality Rates per 100,000 people
- liver disease mortality rates
- colon cancer mortality rates
- transportation accident mortality rates
- diabetes mellitus mortality rates
- ischaemic heart disease mortality rates
- stroke mortality rates
- lung cancer mortality rates
- alzheimers disease mortality rates
- cerebrovascular disease mortality rates
- hypertension mortality rates
- heart disease mortality rates
- pancreatic cancer mortality rates
- breast cancer mortality rates
- self harm mortality rates
- flu and pneumonia mortality rates
For further information, more layering, and to see the maps on Disease Prevalence Rates, Environmental Data, and Borders, visit the site !
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