Perdido en Mis Memorias

Apr 18

Meet The Artist:  by David Bohórquez F/ http://flic.kr/p/naJKBj

Meet The Artist: by David Bohórquez F/ http://flic.kr/p/naJKBj

Apr 17

Orquideas en el Supermercado

Orquideas en el Supermercado

Phalao @ a supermarketMis flores favoritas en la floristería del supermercado local. Seguimos batallando con un invierno que no se quiere retirar. Ayer recibimos otra camada de nieve.

Me tomo casi media hora descongelar las puertas de mi auto para poder entrar e ir a trabajar. Demasiado de una sola cosa empalaga!

La nueva y Fantástica versión de WordPress 3.9

Este es el primer posteo con la nueva versión de WordPress…

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Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population
A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.
Green shading indicates unoccupied Census Blocks. A single inhabitant is enough to omit a block from shading
Quick update: If you’re the kind of map lover who cares about cartographic accuracy, check out the new version which fixes the Gulf of California. If you save this map for your own projects, please use this one instead.
Map observations
The map tends to highlight two types of areas:
places where human habitation is physically restrictive or impossible, and
places where human habitation is prohibited by social or legal convention.
Water features such lakes, rivers, swamps and floodplains are revealed as places where it is hard for people to live. In addition, the mountains and deserts of the West, with their hostility to human survival, remain largely void of permanent population.
Of the places where settlement is prohibited, the most apparent are wilderness protection and recreational areas (such as national and state parks) and military bases. At the national and regional scales, these places appear as large green tracts surrounded by otherwise populated countryside.
At the local level, city and county parks emerge in contrast to their developed urban and suburban surroundings. At this scale, even major roads such as highways and interstates stretch like ribbons across the landscape.
Commercial and industrial areas are also likely to be green on this map. The local shopping mall, an office park, a warehouse district or a factory may have their own Census Blocks. But if people don’t live there, they will be considered “uninhabited”. So it should be noted that just because a block is unoccupied, that does not mean it is undeveloped.
Perhaps the two most notable anomalies on the map occur in Maine and the Dakotas. Northern Maine is conspicuously uninhabited. Despite being one of the earliest regions in North America to be settled by Europeans, the population there remains so low that large portions of the state’s interior have yet to be politically organized.
In the Dakotas, the border between North and South appears to be unexpectedly stark. Geographic phenomena typically do not respect artificial human boundaries. Throughout the rest of the map, state lines are often difficult to distinguish. But in the Dakotas, northern South Dakota is quite distinct from southern North Dakota. This is especially surprising considering that the county-level population density on both sides of the border is about the same at less than 10 people per square mile.
Finally, the differences between the eastern and western halves of the contiguous 48 states are particularly stark to me. In the east, with its larger population, unpopulated places are more likely to stand out on the map. In the west, the opposite is true. There, population centers stand out against the wilderness.
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Ultimately, I made this map to show a different side of the United States. Human geographers spend so much time thinking about where people are. I thought I might bring some new insight by showing where they are not, adding contrast and context to the typical displays of the country’s population geography.
I’m sure I’ve all but scratched the surface of insight available from examining this map. There’s a lot of data here. What trends and patterns do you see?
Errata
The Gulf of California is missing from this version. I guess it got filled in while doing touch ups. Oops. There’s a link to a corrected map at the top of the post.
Some islands may be missing if they were not a part of the waterbody data sets I used.
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©mapsbynik 2014 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Block geography and population data from U.S. Census Bureau Water body geography from National Hydrology Dataset and Natural Earth Made with Tilemill USGS National Atlas Equal Area Projection

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Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population

A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.

Green shading indicates unoccupied Census Blocks. A single inhabitant is enough to omit a block from shading

Quick update: If you’re the kind of map lover who cares about cartographic accuracy, check out the new version which fixes the Gulf of California. If you save this map for your own projects, please use this one instead.

Map observations

The map tends to highlight two types of areas:

Water features such lakes, rivers, swamps and floodplains are revealed as places where it is hard for people to live. In addition, the mountains and deserts of the West, with their hostility to human survival, remain largely void of permanent population.

Of the places where settlement is prohibited, the most apparent are wilderness protection and recreational areas (such as national and state parks) and military bases. At the national and regional scales, these places appear as large green tracts surrounded by otherwise populated countryside.

At the local level, city and county parks emerge in contrast to their developed urban and suburban surroundings. At this scale, even major roads such as highways and interstates stretch like ribbons across the landscape.

Commercial and industrial areas are also likely to be green on this map. The local shopping mall, an office park, a warehouse district or a factory may have their own Census Blocks. But if people don’t live there, they will be considered “uninhabited”. So it should be noted that just because a block is unoccupied, that does not mean it is undeveloped.

Perhaps the two most notable anomalies on the map occur in Maine and the Dakotas. Northern Maine is conspicuously uninhabited. Despite being one of the earliest regions in North America to be settled by Europeans, the population there remains so low that large portions of the state’s interior have yet to be politically organized.

In the Dakotas, the border between North and South appears to be unexpectedly stark. Geographic phenomena typically do not respect artificial human boundaries. Throughout the rest of the map, state lines are often difficult to distinguish. But in the Dakotas, northern South Dakota is quite distinct from southern North Dakota. This is especially surprising considering that the county-level population density on both sides of the border is about the same at less than 10 people per square mile.

Finally, the differences between the eastern and western halves of the contiguous 48 states are particularly stark to me. In the east, with its larger population, unpopulated places are more likely to stand out on the map. In the west, the opposite is true. There, population centers stand out against the wilderness.

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Ultimately, I made this map to show a different side of the United States. Human geographers spend so much time thinking about where people are. I thought I might bring some new insight by showing where they are not, adding contrast and context to the typical displays of the country’s population geography.

I’m sure I’ve all but scratched the surface of insight available from examining this map. There’s a lot of data here. What trends and patterns do you see?

Errata

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©mapsbynik 2014
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
Block geography and population data from U.S. Census Bureau
Water body geography from National Hydrology Dataset and Natural Earth
Made with Tilemill
USGS National Atlas Equal Area Projection

Apr 16

Don’t shoot what you see. Shoot what you feel. — David Alan Harvey

Don’t shoot what you see. Shoot what you feel. — David Alan Harvey

Apr 15

Como Tomar Fotos de la Luna

Como Tomar Fotos de la Luna

En la madrugada de hoy (2:00 – 3:00 A.M. Hora del este) fue el primer Eclipse Total Lunar de un Cuatrienio de eclipses lunares Totales que van a pasar en estos dos próximos años (Abril 15, 2014, Octubre 8, 2014, Abril 4, 2015 y Septiembre 28, 2015).

Como existe en interés en fotografiar a nuestro compañero celestial, decidí desempolvar este articulo en el Blog.

Se trata de tomar fotos de la luna…

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Apr 14

Where they found the bodies…

Where they found the bodies…

Apr 13

Miles de Plugins y Filtros Gratis para Photoshop

Miles de Plugins y Filtros Gratis para Photoshop

Photoshop

Si usted ha estado bus­cando una manera de darle a sus imá­ge­nes este toque especial…

Si a usted le gusta usar fil­tros en Pho­tos­hop pero no tiene el dinero para comprarlos…

Esta pagina ha reco­pi­lado una extensa lista de Plu­gins & Filtros (completamente  GRATIS) para el pro­grama Pho­tos­hop (y otros que acep­ten filtros).

La lista es tan extensa que usted pasara días explo­rando el…

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Practicar nos Lleva a la Perfección

Practicar nos Lleva a la Perfección

Flores en un Supermercado

La primavera se ha tomado su tiempo aquí en Nueva Inglaterra. Las hojas de los arboles todavía no han retornado. Es como si la naturaleza supiera algo de lo que no nos han informado.

Donde están las hojas? 

Yo se lo achaco al calentamiento global y afirmo que las estaciones del año se han movido en el calendario de cierta forma.

Lamentablemente ni los científicos ni los politicos están convencidos de que existe tal…

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Apr 12

Meet The Artist: Astarte by axiom.atic http://flic.kr/p/mXCuNH

Meet The Artist: Astarte by axiom.atic http://flic.kr/p/mXCuNH

Southern Style: Spicy chicken wings with Cheddar-Green Onions Corn bread.

Southern Style: Spicy chicken wings with Cheddar-Green Onions Corn bread.

Waiting for the flowers to come out, in order to take some spring pictures. Meanwhile, the supermarket flowers will do just fine…

Waiting for the flowers to come out, in order to take some spring pictures. Meanwhile, the supermarket flowers will do just fine…

Meet The Artist: Get Closer to Touch by Thomas Hawk http://flic.kr/p/mZDTm6

Meet The Artist: Get Closer to Touch by Thomas Hawk http://flic.kr/p/mZDTm6