Glassell Map Project

The Baker Institute’s Glassell Map Project features rotating collections of digital maps that explore the spatial context and impact of public policy. Through data visualization, the project highlights current issues being addressed by the Baker Institute’s experts in their events and research. The interactive map gallery was created in consultation with Farès El-Dahdah, Ph.D., Baker Institute Rice faculty scholar and director of Humanities Research Center at Rice.

The project is generously supported by Mrs. Clare A. Glassell.

 

   

COVID-19 Cases in Harris County by the Spatial Studies Lab at Rice University

The Spatial Studies Lab at Rice University maps Covid-19 cases across Harris County, and lists the number of hospitals and health care providers in the area. The data is regularly updated.

   

COVID-19 Cases in Texas by the Spatial Studies Lab at Rice University

This interactive map from the Spatial Studies Lab at Rice University tracks by county every confirmed coronavirus case in Texas and the state's current ICU occupancy rate.

   

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

This interactive map from the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering tracks, in real time, the location of every confirmed coronavirus case in the world as well as how many people in each country have tested positive, recovered or died.

   

Islam and authority in the Middle East

Who speaks for Islam and who holds religious authority in the Middle East? A study from the Baker Institute Middle East Center aims to provide answers by identifying the channels of influence between religious leaders who claim to hold Islamic authority and individual Muslims across the region. This interactive map visualizes key results of the study, which was supported by the Henry R. Luce Foundation’s Initiative on Religion in International Affairs. To learn more about this project, visit https://www.bakerinstitute.org/map-islam-and-authority-in-the-middle-east/.




   

The China Oil Map

The China Oil Map, produced by the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies, provides an interactive visualization of China’s key oil infrastructure, including crude oil pipelines, refined product pipelines, oil refineries, and crude oil and products storage facilities. The map will be updated as more information becomes available. To learn more about this project, visit https://www.bakerinstitute.org/china-map-project/.




   

imagineRio

imagineRio is a searchable digital atlas that illustrates the social and urban evolution of Rio de Janeiro, as it existed and as it was imagined. Views, historical maps, and ground floor plans –from iconographic, cartographic, and architectural archives– are located in both time and space while their visual and spatial data are integrated across a number of databases and servers, including a public repository of images, a geographic information system, an open-source relational database, and a content delivery web system.




   

ESRI’s National Geographic map

ESRI’s National Geographic map is a multi-scale general reference map of the world. Click on a country to see basic information or zoom in to view cities, roads and waterways.

Map data by National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, HERE, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA and iPC.




   

Earth at night

NASA scientists have released new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest-yet views of the patterns of human settlements across our planet. Satellite images of Earth at night — often referred to as “night lights” — have been a curiosity for the public and a tool of fundamental research for at least 25 years. They provide a broad, beautiful picture, showing how humans have shaped the planet and lit up the darkness.

NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Miguel Román, NASA GSFC.




   

instituteRice

instituteRice is an online mapping platform that illustrates the evolution of the Rice University campus, as it existed as well as it has often been imagined. Primary sources from the Woodson Research Center (e.g., photographs, historical maps, campus plans) are located temporally and spatially while their associated visual and geographic data is integrated across an open access digital library of images, a geographic information system, an open source relational database and a content delivery web service.




   

The conflict in Syria

Using open source data, the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, has curated an interactive map tracking the front lines of the conflict in Syria. Data from the Carter Center has been integrated and analyzed by Palantir.

Visit www.bakerinstitute.org/cme to see the latest research from the Baker Institute's Center for the Middle East.




   

The Geography of Jobs

The Geography of Jobs map is a dynamic visualization of job gains and losses over the last 15+ years for every metro area in the United States. The red and blue bubbles represent a rolling 12-month net change in total employment for each metro area. Simply press Play and watch the animation unfold.

Data from Current Employment Statistics at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and TIP Strategies. Visualization by Axis Maps.




   

Eshhad

Eshhad — the Arabic imperative for "witness" or "testify" — is a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that documents sectarianism against religious, cultural and ethnic minorities in the Middle East. Click on the map to view incidents since 2011.