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Autumn in Wisconsin and Michigan
Within just a few days the trees surrounding Lake Superior and Lake Michigan have gone from a deep green to a vibrant orange as autumn steals across the region. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA’s Terra satellite captured these peak fall colors around the Great Lakes on October 10, 2003, shown in the top true-color image. There are few signs of the impending change in the bottom MODIS image, taken just four days earlier by the Aqua satellite.
The high-resolution image provided above shows the autumn colors at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters per pixel.
Images courtesy Liam Gumley, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Instrument(s): Terra - MODIS

Autumn in Wisconsin and Michigan

Within just a few days the trees surrounding Lake Superior and Lake Michigan have gone from a deep green to a vibrant orange as autumn steals across the region. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA’s Terra satellite captured these peak fall colors around the Great Lakes on October 10, 2003, shown in the top true-color image. There are few signs of the impending change in the bottom MODIS image, taken just four days earlier by the Aqua satellite.

The high-resolution image provided above shows the autumn colors at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters per pixel.

Images courtesy Liam Gumley, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Instrument(s): Terra - MODIS

(via alphatree)

Source: earth-as-art
geometrymatters:

dynamics of vesica piscis

geometrymatters:

dynamics of vesica piscis

(via betweenstudio)

Source: beesandbombs
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
thisiscitylab:


Milwaukee’s mayor Tom Barrett cited Detroit as a cautionary tale when he defended his city’s residency requirements—in place for more than 70 years—against a challenge from Republican governor Scott Walker and GOP lawmakers in 2011. “Eleven years ago, the city of Detroit lifted the residency requirement for police officers and today, 53 percent of officers live outside of the city,” Barrett was quoted as saying by the Milwaukee Business Journal. “If we want the tax base of Milwaukee to resemble the tax base of Detroit, this is the way to go.”

-Should Cops Have to Live Where They Work?
[Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson]

thisiscitylab:

Milwaukee’s mayor Tom Barrett cited Detroit as a cautionary tale when he defended his city’s residency requirements—in place for more than 70 years—against a challenge from Republican governor Scott Walker and GOP lawmakers in 2011. “Eleven years ago, the city of Detroit lifted the residency requirement for police officers and today, 53 percent of officers live outside of the city,” Barrett was quoted as saying by the Milwaukee Business Journal. “If we want the tax base of Milwaukee to resemble the tax base of Detroit, this is the way to go.”

-Should Cops Have to Live Where They Work?

[Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson]

Source: thisiscitylab
[D]ata work is as much about joining things together as it is selecting and pruning. Like building a data chair — you turn a dataset on the data lathe, and then glue it to the appropriate slot in another dataset.
— David Mimno on data carpentry
Source: mimno.infosci.cornell.edu
climateadaptation:

The entire city of Florence, Italy is the same size as this highway interchange in Atlanta, Georgia. Via

climateadaptation:

The entire city of Florence, Italy is the same size as this highway interchange in Atlanta, Georgia. Via

(via alphatree)

Source: climateadaptation
It’s an absolute myth that you can send an algorithm over raw data and have insights pop up.
— Jeffrey Heer, in NYT article on big data and janitorial work.
Source: The New York Times
Gotta love it when a new bike share program names itself after an oddity in American dialect.
bublr - note the new, alternate spelling.

h/t mapsontheweb

Gotta love it when a new bike share program names itself after an oddity in American dialect.

bublr - note the new, alternate spelling.

h/t mapsontheweb

Source: spark.rstudio.com
Tall ship, big lake.

Tall ship, big lake.

We are strange creatures, sometimes brutal, not always photogenic, often delicate. We’re fascinated by metrics, big pictures and endless horizons of possibility. And we always, always want more.
— Leah Reich (via tofias)
Source: tofias
There were many interesting things about the Milwaukee Sheriff’s race this week, not least of which were the Shorewood voters. This suburb really stands apart.
(Preliminary election night results via Charles Franklin @PollsAndVotes. Greendale results not reported.)

There were many interesting things about the Milwaukee Sheriff’s race this week, not least of which were the Shorewood voters. This suburb really stands apart.

(Preliminary election night results via Charles Franklin @PollsAndVotes. Greendale results not reported.)

Think differently. Look at your city sideways. Explore.
(Created with Mapbox’s new framework for client-side vector maps.)

Think differently. Look at your city sideways. Explore.

(Created with Mapbox’s new framework for client-side vector maps.)

Source: milwaukeestat.com
My latest musing on the intersection of data visualization and post-punk rock at Big Lake Data. My latest musing on the intersection of data visualization and post-punk rock at Big Lake Data.

My latest musing on the intersection of data visualization and post-punk rock at Big Lake Data.

Oh, you mean the BREWERS, the team that should OWN this thing? We rank 12th.
postgraphics:

We analyzed the beer lists at every MLB stadium to find out which teams have the best beer presence. How does your team stack up?
Source: postgraphics