February 19, 2009
February 2, 2009
- “Israel and Hamas: Conflict in Gaza (2008-2009),” January 15, 2009. (Congressional Research Service)
- Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, answers readers questions.
January 29, 2009
Compare jobless rates across the nation over time in this new interactive map by Stateline. Make sure you click the changes over time text to see how many jobs have been lost since the recession began in December 2007.
January 8, 2009
- Portland Twitters. If you haven’t checked out our Twitter page (another Friesen creation) on Oregonlive you must.
- Storm Stories in Spokane.
August 1, 2008
The higher gas prices and the push to become healthier are seemingly moving people out of their cars and onto the pavement. MapQuest is reporting more use of its “avoid highways” function and offering a walking directions service on cell phones. Last month Google Maps added walking directions for trips shorter than 6.2 miles (that’s 10km).
Google is quick to point out they don’t always know if a street has a sidewalk, or if there’s actually a special pedestrian bridge for crossing a busy street. Of course, you can always download one of The City Portland walking maps. Maps are available for SW, SE, N and NE Portland. If you rather bike than walk, the city has bike maps too. For the Portland Metro Area visit byCylce.org.
June 27, 2008
June 17, 2008
Last week I voiced my disappointment with Street View’s Seattle exclusion. Disappointed, no more. Today a Seattle television station was reporting that the Street View folks have been seen around town shooting photos. I haven’t seen them near the convention center but this blogger spotted them at a local Home Depot.
Maybe Washington, DC is next?
June 13, 2008
Mark Friesen notes:
Google’s extended its Street View all the way to the coast, east to Goldendale and Wasco, north almost to Chehalis and south past Salem.
Thanks for the heads up Mark.
This expansion isn’t limited to Oregon. A recent post on Google’s blog states that they are bringing Street View to 37 new areas (alas, Seattle is still missing) and expanding coverage in 15 existing areas.
Wait, there is more.
Google is also adding 10 new parks and recreation areas to Street View, including Lake Tahoe, California’s Death Valley National Park, and Yellowstone.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Street View, it is a Google Maps feature that lets users view 360 degree photographs of an address.
The New cities include:
CA: Bakersfield, Fresno, Sacramento, Stockton
VA: Virginia Beach
NC: Charlotte, Winston-Salem
SC: Columbia, Greenville
FL: Boca Raton, Cape Coral, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Sarasota, West Palm Beach
OH: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo
MI: Ann Arbor
MO: St. Louis
KY: Lexington, Louisville
OK: Oklahoma City, Tulsa
February 18, 2008
Monday ORB Roundup
January 9, 2008
Mapping the New Hampshire Primary
Politico has also created a county-by-county interactive map for New Hampshire.
NPR has created a U.S. interactive map for the primaries. Click on the state of New Hampshire for last night’s results. Click on the AP link (bottom of the chart) for a listing of county-by-county numbers.