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ecoReata in The Forestry Source

I am very pleased to share that The Complexity of a Simple Map is featured in the GIS for Foresters section of the January 2015 Society of American Foresters trade publication, The Forestry Source. Please check it out on page 13 by clicking here or the image above. Citation: Hale, D. Stuart (2015). The Complexity of […]

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The Complexity of a Simple Map

A good map is a beautiful thing. It presents complex data and ideas in informative and commutative ways. If done well, the user of a map should be able to gain insight where data alone may not have provided it. Hence, the power of representative and artistic graphic expression. Frequently lost however in a simple […]

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A Forest Carbon Inventory via Twitter

The role of a forester is frequently misunderstood. They spend much of their time alone in the woods, and therefore do not communicate the importance and value of the services they perform or the natural resources they manage. However as many of these resources such as clear air, water, and biodiversity become increasingly important, it […]

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Tennessee Crime Data and Map

A recent article at Addicting Info pointed out that according to FBI released data Tennessee had the highest per capita violent crime rate of any state in 2012. Being a native Volunteer, I was not only shocked to learn this but also skeptical. In a previous post, I pulled the data from the FBI and […]

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At-Risk Species and Conservation Efforts of the Endangered Species Act

Humans and their demands and influences on ecosystems have frequently been contributed to putting species at risk. The Endangered Species Act was created to mitigate and protect against future extinctions. One resulting tool has been ecosystem market-based Conservation Banks. This story-map explores the US listed species and Conservation Banks as they currently exist.

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Tennessee and Violent Crime

I recently came across this article at Addicting Info pointing out that my beloved Tennessee had the most reported violent crime of any according to the FBI in 2012. I was shocked considering I generally think of Tennessee to be a peaceful place, especially compared to others that make it in the news frequently. Being […]

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