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You Are Here: GIS Map of Cambridge, MA

The Social Computing Group at MIT created this map by analyzing Google Street View images of Cambridge, MA.  It illustrates the amount of green infrastructure in the city and could offer some useful guidance to GIS specialists.

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EPA studies and tracks the various impacts of urban heat island effects. This site describes the nature of the problem and offers strategies to municipalities seeking to abate it.

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SITES Greenfield Bias: Old Paradigm for a New Reality

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EnviroAtlas: Eco-health Relationship Browser

This interactive tool from the Environmental Protection Agency allows users to explore a variety of connections between ecosystem services and health.  The comprehensive browser details several types of ecosystems in the United States, the various services they provide, and how they affect people.

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