Ukraine Population Density, Hawaiʻi Climate Data Portal, Parthenon Frieze Artwork, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, March 3, 2022


Airwars: Airwars launches interactive Ukraine population density map. “Airwars has launched an interactive population density map of Ukraine, providing vital support for researchers and others seeking to understand the human impact of the war…. The data, sourced by the WorldPop initiative from different academic institutions, dates from before Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on February 24th.”

This is one of those resources that I learn about from a firmly-paywalled article, careen around looking for more details and a non-paywalled source, don’t find one, and give up with a Spotted via Google Alerts: Hawaiʻi Climate Data Portal. It’s apparently officially launching later today. From the home page: “The overarching goal of the HCDP is to provide streamlined access to high-quality reliable climate data and information for the State Of Hawai‘i. This includes the production of both near-real-time monthly rainfall and daily temperature maps and a user-friendly tool to visualize and download them. Easy access to high quality climate data, information and products through the HCDP allows researchers to focus more time on their analyses and less time on data collection and processing.”

Greek Reporter: Entirety of Parthenon Frieze Featured on New Website. “The upgraded website enables art lovers from around the world to analyze and marvel at the incredible frieze, which portrays a procession for the ancient festival called the Panathenaia. A stunning array of nearly 400 human figures, including charioteers and people on horseback, as well as hundreds of animals and countless offerings to the goddess Athena is emblazoned on the frieze.”


Search Engine Journal: How To Migrate A WordPress Site From One Host To Another. “The bad news first… migrating a website to a new host will always make your heart race and your palms sweat, no matter how many times you’ve done it. Good news: Migrating a WordPress site to a new host is essentially a series of steps that you can repeat each and every time. It’s practically the same for every website you migrate. This step-by-step guide to seamlessly migrate your WordPress website will make the entire process a little less stressful.”

Android Police: 9 top tips and tricks to tame your Google Photos collection. “Although unlimited storage is a thing of the past, Google Photos is still one of the best photo management apps available for Android. Its straightforward design paired with a recent Material You makeover makes it a solid choice for anyone looking to organize their library of photos and videos. However, there’s a lot more to Google Photos than meets the eye. We’ve delved into Google Photos and collected nine of the best tips & tricks so that you won’t be left out of the picture.”


BBC: Ukraine crisis: Satellite data firm asks for war images. “Firms and space agencies that collect satellite imagery are being urged to share Ukraine and Eastern Europe data. The plea comes from Ukrainian-based satellite data firm EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA). It has said that it will put data suppliers in touch with Ukraine’s deputy prime minister Mykhailo Fedorov.”

New York Daily News: Not progressive enough on records preservation: The Manhattan DA’s office, like others, is making it hard for New Yorkers to find predecessors’ work . “The Manhattan DA’s office is now a case study in how quickly a decade of still-relevant public information can disappear, and why lawmakers should mandate the retention of online material of state and local offices through searchable digital archives. Absent that, gone from efficient public access are documents related to topics as varied as the sanctions investigations; congressional testimony on cybersecurity; the comprehensive marijuana reform report that led to decriminalization in New York; documents related to the prosecution of Harvey Weinstein; and even the case against Anna Sorokin, the basis for the current Netflix series ‘Inventing Anna.'”

Ars Technica: Google Play app downloaded more than 10,000 times contained data-stealing RAT. “A malicious app downloaded from Google Play more than 10,000 times surreptitiously installed a remote access trojan that stole users’ passwords, text messages, and other confidential data, a security firm reported.”


CNET: Extinct Ice Age Animals Like the Woolly Mammoth Will Roam the Metaverse. “On a remote Arctic island, some 4,000 years ago, woolly mammoths took their last steps on Earth. Around 6,000 years prior, the final few sabre-toothed cats preyed across the Americas. And 3,000 years before that, majestic dire wolves became creatures of the past. Scientists are revving up to bring these now-extinct animals, and more, into the domain of augmented reality.”

Penn Today: Bridging Wikipedia’s gender gap, one article at a time. “A new study co-authored by Isabelle Langrock, a Ph.D. candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication, and Annenberg associate professor Sandra González-Bailón evaluates the work of two prominent feminist movements, finding that while these movements have been effective in adding a large volume of biographical content about women to Wikipedia, such content remains more difficult to find due to structural biases.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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