San Fran Heat Index Map and other Health GIS News
The San Francisco Department of Public Health, (SFDPH) released the San Francisco Heat Vulnerability Index. The map will better inform residents and city agencies about the overall health and climate issues affecting at risk neighborhoods in San Francisco. Data is from satellite imagery, temperature data, and other data sets based on culture, behavior, and other demographic characteristics of San Francisco’s different neighborhoods.
... how much exposure to air pollution do people around the world get? And how much health damage is it causing? Since there are gaps in networks of ground sensors, University of North Carolina earth scientist Jason West is leading an effort to answer those questions using computer models that simulate the atmosphere.
Civis Analytics presents the ‘Uninsured Census Tract Map’ , based on a proprietary census block model we built using both census and internal data. On average, each census tract you see here represents ~100 census blocks from our model.
Check out your home state. Learn which census tracts in the United States are the most uninsured. Discover something new about people without insurance in our country.
Who are these guys? They are alums of the Obama campaign who helped him get elected using among other things, maps.
- via WaPo Wonk Blog