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nprfreshair:

A few days ago, my father — a retired professor of architecture and urban planning at the University of Virginia — forwarded me this map that Rachel Nelson, a master’s student in Urban and Environmental Planning at UVA, made for an Intro to GIS class. Nelson’s map shows dangerous places in the United States based on natural disaster data. Given that the end of the world is scheduled for sometime tomorrow, I figured the map was worth sharing, both for its informational and its visual interest. Writes Nelson via email:

As a dedicated worrier, I wanted to use GIS to investigate where the most dangerous places to live in the US might be based on natural disaster data. I narrowed the criteria down to volcanoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes and storms with hail bigger than tennis balls (2.4”) or softballs (4”). The tornado and hail data tracks all storms over the past 60 years to get a visual for general patterns. Earthquake contour lines show predicted hazard zones based off of past activity and fault locations at 10% probability of exeedance in 50 years. Triangles map active US volcanoes, which are all presently at “low” risk.

- Nell

MAPS. That is all.

adequatesubstituteforaction:

nprfreshair:

A few days ago, my father — a retired professor of architecture and urban planning at the University of Virginia — forwarded me this map that Rachel Nelson, a master’s student in Urban and Environmental Planning at UVA, made for an Intro to GIS class. Nelson’s map shows dangerous places in the United States based on natural disaster data. Given that the end of the world is scheduled for sometime tomorrow, I figured the map was worth sharing, both for its informational and its visual interest. Writes Nelson via email:

As a dedicated worrier, I wanted to use GIS to investigate where the most dangerous places to live in the US might be based on natural disaster data. I narrowed the criteria down to volcanoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes and storms with hail bigger than tennis balls (2.4”) or softballs (4”). The tornado and hail data tracks all storms over the past 60 years to get a visual for general patterns. Earthquake contour lines show predicted hazard zones based off of past activity and fault locations at 10% probability of exeedance in 50 years. Triangles map active US volcanoes, which are all presently at “low” risk.

- Nell

MAPS. That is all.

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    South-west Wyoming… the safest (and most boring) place to live!
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    This makes me regret not taking any GIS classes while I was studying urban studies & planning as an undergrad.
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    Yay GIS! Yes, I’m a nerd. On another note, this is highly appropriate for the end of the world (according to the Mayan...
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    DANGERZONE!!! This map is crazy. And makes it seem...safest place ever.
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    Did I mention I love awesome maps?