A study from the University of Washington published online this week by the journal “Social Science and Medicine” concludes that neighborhood property values predict local obesity rates better than education or incomes. It turns out that obesity is more closely related to which can be tied to wealth in an asset like a home, rather than income. In the study “residential property values were used as a proxy measure of ZIP code socioeconomic status.”
- Environment News Service
by Adena Schutzberg on 08/29 at 06:31 AM |
CIO India cites research from MIT on defining clutter in a display. The idea is that if we can measure/define clutter, we can create better displays for say airline pilots or even casual map users. Interestingly, one test was having people find the “You are here” arrow on a map. This sounds like research we visually focused geospaital folks should follow.
More detail here (ContractorUK) and you can try out the tool here.
- CIO India
by Adena Schutzberg on 08/29 at 06:06 AM |
We recently asked about your experience with tracking tools. Of 22 resondents, here are the results.
46%, 10 Votes - I would never track my kids/pets.
28%, 6 Votes - I’ve not thought about it.
19%, 4 Votes - I probably will track my kids/pets.
10%, 2 Votes - I already track my kids/pets.
This week we look at what prompts you to check out a new Web mapping site or application. Vote on the lower right hand side of our main page.
by Adena Schutzberg on 08/29 at 06:00 AM |