Every Sign in Chicago
The name says it all. I spent summer 2013 doing part-time work for a media firm that buys outdoor advertising. In preparation for a deal in Chicago, they asked me to prepare a map of every sign in Chicago.
I got data from a number of sources. Some of there were low-hanging fruit: A few small companies with outdoor media detailed each sign on their website. Other companies were willing to share sign lists.
I was able to extract other information from public records, scraping various websites where outdoor media companies look for advertisers, and there was even some Google Street Map involved.
North Pole Sea Ice Extents Changes 1979-2013
Extent of sea ice around North America, from 1979 through 2013. All measurements taken in June. Data from the National Snow & Ice Data Center.
SNAP Benefits by State
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits by State, 2009-2013. Data from USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Made with ArcGIS.