Health Threat Zones Shown Through Maps

The Eco Health Alliance in New York looked at viruses harbored by mammals and how they meet humans. They looked at various viruses and species of mammals and determined the ranges of species and the infections they carry which they used to map the worlds “danger zones”. Check out the article here.

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By Julia Watson

Urbanization And Biodiversity

“It’s the end of the world where we thought nature was an infinite resource and we could exploit it without consequence.” – Richard Weller, a landscape architect at the University of Pennsylvania

See how maps are being used to show hot spots of biodiversity under threat. Such maps can be used to aid in good urbanization planning to decrease stress on vulnerable ecosystems. Check out the article here.

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CDC’s Travelers’ Health

Going out of the country and not sure the precautions you should take? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a very helpful and easy to use site that tells you all information regarding health and safety. When you visit the site all you have to do is select your destination and then there are optional tabs you can click for more specific information.

Screen shot 2014-12-30 at 10.06.03 PMOnce you have entered your information, just click GO and the site will give you information on vaccines and medicines, how to stay healthy and safe, a healthy travel package list, travel health notices, and information for after your trip. The CDC site is very helpful so go check it out!

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NYrestroom.com

NYrestroom – Peace of mind is just a click away

Traveling in and around New York City will be a lot less stressful especially when you find yourself in that desperate time of need… searching for a public bathroom. This site and app, which can be accessed by any device, maps out all the public restrooms around NYC, and even shares photos of how they look. What makes this map different from other public access maps is that anyone can add points in, share photos, and update at anytime. This community map can be constantly updated with the help of whoever is in the city and wants to use it. This map was featured in The New Yorker, and put together in only 3 days, pretty impressive. Check out the site yourself, and add any point just by signing in as a guest.

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Posted by Eva Gerrits, Intern. Click here to view site. Contact at gis@vertices.com