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Wednesday, 31st August 2005

Maps/Census Data of New Orleans; Emergency Response [Aerial] Imagery via NOAA Now Available

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New Orleans--Maps
Hurricane Katrina--Imagery
Source: Greater New Orleans Community Data Center
Maps/Census Data of New Orleans
"New Orleans has 73 official neighborhoods. For all these neighborhoods, this site contains easy-to-use Census 2000 data--this includes households without cars, poverty, age of housing stock, and other demographics relevant to the impact of Hurricane Katrina. This site also publishes historical snapshots of each of these neighborhoods.
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Brand New Satellite Imagery of New Orleans, Biloxi, MS, and other Locations (via DigitalGlobe)
New images added September 3rd.
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Before and After Satellite Imagery (via GlobeXplorer) ||| Hurricane Katrina ImageAtlas Viewer
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More Satellite Imagery, Some Images Taken September 2, 2005 (via Space Imaging)
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Satellite Imagery from ORBIMAGE
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Hurricane Katrina Impact Studies (via USGS)
"Aerial video, still photography, and laser altimetry surveys of post-storm beach conditions were collected August 31 and September 1, 2005 for comparison with earlier data."
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Experimental Storm Surge Flood Models (via LSU, includes maps and imagery)
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Emergency Response [Aerial] Imagery via NOAA
"NOAA today posted online more than 350 aerial images of the U.S. Gulf Coast areas that were decimated by Hurricane Katrina. NOAA will be flying more missions in the days ahead that will yield hundreds of additional aerial digital images." Summary info, key images, and additional links here.
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Hurricane Katrina Aftermath Satellite Imagery (via Earth Scan Laboratory, LSU)
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See Also: Hurricane Katrina Related Links Here and Here
See Also: National Next of Kin Registry
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American Red Cross--RSS Feeds
Source: American Red Cross
American Red Cross RSS
Feeds available: In The News, Disaster News, Biomedical News, International News, Press Releases
See also: RSS feeds from SunHerald.com (southern Mississippi), New Orleans Sun
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Higher Education--Undergraduates
Source: Beloit College
Beloit College Mindset List--Class of 2009
"In the coming weeks, millions of students will be entering college for the first time. On average, these members of the Class of 2009 will be 18 years old, which means they were born in 1987. Starbucks, souped-up car stereos, telephone voicemail systems, and Bill Gates have always been a part of their lives."
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Credit Reports--United States
Source: FTC
Consumers Across the Country Eligible for Free Annual Credit Reports
"Starting September 1, consumers in 14 East Coast states join the rest of the country in qualifying for a free annual credit report from each of the three nationwide consumer reporting companies -- Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion...The FTC has issued two new consumer education brochures: Your Access to Free Credit Reports, which explains how consumers can request their credit reports and dispute any errors, and Want a Free Annual Credit Report? The Only Official Website is Annualcreditreport.com, which warns consumers about imposter Web sites. The brochures are available at: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/freereports.htm, and http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/freerepalrt.htm."
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Public Speaking
Source: ExportSource.ca
Speaking Globally: A Team Canada Inc On-Line Guide for Exporters
A PDF version of this new guide is also available.
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Poverty--United States--Statistics
Source: U.S. Census
New, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2004
"Real median household income remained unchanged between 2003 and 2004 at $44,389, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the nation's official poverty rate rose from 12.5 percent in 2003 to 12.7 percent in 2004. The percentage of the nation's population without health insurance coverage remained stable, at 15.7 percent in 2004. The number of people with health insurance increased by 2.0 million to 245.3 million between 2003 and 2004, and the number without such coverage rose by 800,000 to 45.8 million."
Summary/Fast Facts/Additional Links Direct to Full Text (PDF)

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