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Geo-Targeting Your Website

Geo-Targeting Your Website We are all familiar with Google, Bing and other similar search engines getting in our heads, offering suggested searches based on just a few letters being entered in the search box… “did you mean…?” Sometimes it’s helpful, sometimes it’s annoying, and sometimes it’s downright scary! Google stores every bit of information it […]

Newspaper Map – World Newspapers

Newspaper Map – Web Resource Okay news junkies and map geeks, check out this fabulous interactive website:! Not only is it visually stunning, it is an excellent online tool for anyone interested in local news. The developers of the website, located in Sweden, have this motto: All news is local news Local perspectives on global […]

Minimum Wage in 2014

In President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address, minimum wage was once again a hot topic. Obama urged local leaders not to wait for Congress to act, but rather to take matters in their own hands and raise the minimum wage to $10.10, well above the current $7.25 federal minimum wage under the Fair […]

NewsMap – visualizing data on a treemap

Visualizing data… that’s what mapping is all about. At GeoMetrx, our specialty is creating and mapping franchise territories and sales territories. Maps helps us conceptualize the story data is trying to tell in a way that is easy to understand. There is virtually no data that cannot be mapped in some way, and while we […]

Median Income vs. Median Rent Heat Maps

Median Income vs. Median Rent Heat Maps – business site location analysis tools We hear a lot about the real estate market these days and how fluctuating costs are impacting local economies. If your business relies on minimum wage employees, for example, it will be more difficult to maintain a workforce if located in an […]

New Beach Front Property? If all the ice melted…

When it comes to global warming, or rather the new, more PC term, climate change, there is one main theme – rising temperatures of both land and sea. While the debate rages on whether this threat is real or perceived, or whether it’s human induced or a natural geological cycle, one thing is certain, the […]

40 Maps that Explain the World

We’d like to share with you a blog post from Max Fisher and the Washington Post Foreign Staff. Max wrote a great post including both existing and newly created maps that each give a unique view of the world. WARNING: Do not click on the link to Max’s post unless you have some time to […]

Map of US Rivers

Map of US Rivers What an incredible Map of US Rivers! Using USGS data, Nelson Minar has created a vector tile map of all the water flowlines in the 48 contiguous states.  While he cautions that he includes all the flowlines available in the dataset (i.e. “lots of seasonal creekbeds, arroyos, etc.”) it’s still a […]

Real-time Earthquake Map

Real-time Earthquake Map Most of us don’t give much thought to earthquakes if we don’t live in California, Alaska or Hawaii, but you might be surprised to learn that earthquakes pose a significant threat to 75 million Americans in 39 States, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The two most common questions following […]

Pop vs Soda – A Soft Drink by any other name is…

Pop vs Soda A soft drink by any other name is… just as bubbly, or is it? I remember a funny story my mother shared with me years ago. She and some college friends at a school in the upper Midwest stopped in at a local diner for lunch. One of her friends ordered an […]