– Air Pollution Map

Air pollution is definitely a concern, especially with the growing population. I came across this air pollution map on that shows real-time air quality around the world. The screenshot below is of the United States, and shows that earlier today, we had a good to moderate air pollution level. If you check out the site, you can see a map of the world and compare how each country or continent is ranking in their current air level rate. The map is color-coded with green being good, yellow being moderate, orange is unhealthy for sensitive groups, red is unhealthy, purple is very unhealthy and dark red is hazardous.

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Earth Day Community Map!

Our Vertices team created an Earth Day map so everyone and anyone can share what they think makes this planet beautiful! All you have to do is go outside and snap a picture of what you think makes this planet awesome and upload it on the site.

Today on Earth Day, log onto from your phone or computer as a guest or create an account. Input your location, choose the category that best represents your photo, upload the picture (example: tree, flower, animal, insect, sunset, etc.), then add a short comment about your data. The time and date will be automatically added in by our mapping program Mappler!

Let’s see how many data points around the US and even the world we can map. So go outside and share your view of this amazing planet!

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Ebola News; the Good, the Bad, and the Far Off

The uproar from the Ebola virus seems to surpass every other epidemic that is going on at the same time. Even though Ebola is not easily obtained, and only one has died in the US from it so far, this disease caused the public (especially in the US) to almost overreact and misconstrue the facts.

Along with the Ebola twitter tracking, Vertices LLC provided the general public with a map that showed the facts, fiction, and mistakes surrounding this disease. On in the Ebola Pulse section, you can find exactly where there are real cases, real quarantined spots, and where the real risks are. With the many news stories and social media posts involving Ebola, the full truth can be hard to determine. The site is a helpful tool that allows you to see all stories about Ebola, and know which ones are fact and which are fabrication and overreactions.


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Created by Eva Gerrits, Intern. Click here to see the site. Contact at

Ebola Tweet Map- Understanding and analyzing what people are saying about Ebola

The Ebola Virus outbreak has caused public confusion, mishaps, and panic, and has been the topic of conversation throughout the US and around the world. This virus is being talked about among people throughout the day, and as we all know with this day and age, if something is important enough to be said, then 99% of the time it will be tweeted. took this puzzling abnormality and decided to give the public real time information, in hopes that the people would have a one-stop destination where they can easily see the facts and fiction of the disease. On the site, created by Vertices LLC, a tweet map shows tweets about Ebola in comparison to Flu around the world. This collection of information was started on August 13, 2014 and continues to be updated daily. Check it out !!

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