RiskyRoads.org Maps Fatal Accident Hot Spots

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RiskyRoads.org is providing maps of Fatal Accidents and DUIs.  A lot of useful information! I’ve been looking up clusters in my area.  It seems that Union Blvd in East Allentown is pretty dangerous.  It is a four lane road roadway with a lot of businesses and intersections.. really it seems like a pretty deadly scenario…. Read more »

Microsoft Single View merging Business Data and Maps

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It looks like even Microsoft is picking up on the current momentum of Neogeography.  This product seems to be pretty similar to its already existing MapPoint software, which is targeted at marketing and business uses, as well as some low-end GIS uses.  Microsoft’s Single View Platform is targeted more to goverment applications.  Microsoft has partnered… Read more »

Point Breeze, Philadelphia in 1935

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This is an interesting look at the Great Depression, and its impact on the Railroad industry, Philadelphia, and the environment.  Anyone who has ever driven down route 291 to the Philadelphia Airport knows of the vast oil refineries, and the horrible smell that is associated.  It’s interesting to see just how many railroad cars sat… Read more »

Study puts Adult Entertainment Subscriptions on a Map.

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A study at Harvard University shows that Adult Entertainment internet usage is very high in some of the most conservative states.  The linked article tries to make a correlation between Porn and Religion, as well as Democrat vs Republican voters.  The actual study seems to be a bit more fairly balanced. It still does put… Read more »

No More Cars on Broadway! At some points in midtown.

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It looks like they’re keeping the bike lane, but otherwise, Broadway will become a pedestrian walk around the intersections with 7th and 6th Avenues. They say this will increase traffic movement on both 7th and 6th avenues.  It looks like they’re removing parking from the one side of 7th Ave to put in another lane. … Read more »