The USGS just announced a new version of the venerable, 20 year old USGS water cycle diagram after an 18 month redesign process. Zoomable non-pdf version EOS described it as "Not Your Childhood Water Cycle" [more inside]
I find TreasuryDirect.gov fascinating and frustrating. It's an aging web application that dates back to 2002, and for many years it was used by relatively few people, mostly US citizens who wanted to buy or redeem savings bonds — which heavily declined in popularity over the past few decades, since they had relatively low interest rates. TreasuryDirect suddenly got millions of new users over the past year because of high interest rates on inflation-protected Series I bonds, and the system and its customer support team have been struggling. I wrote an in-depth Wikipedia article covering the history of this service since it started in 1986, including details about a replacement web application that the Treasury has been working on since 2014. [more inside]
This is a link to a blog, which is itself a project that I have worked on, along with other teammates. It highlights work that I and my coworkers at U.S. Geological Survey Water Mission Area have been working on over the past few years. [more inside]
I created a website tracking US federal legislation and regulations responding to coronavirus and COVID-19. [more inside]
I have created a website that lets users read, print, hear and search all 50 state constitutions individually or simultaneously from one location. Features and benefits also include (1) a news feed that returns only results about state constitutions, (2) a personality profile of each state and audio links to that state preamble, (3) direct links to each state constitution, (4) mp3 files of each state constitution that can be listened to or downloaded like an audiobook. It is a work in progress as I work to improve its capabilities and functionality. But it is finished for the most part and I am pleased for now. Visit it, use it and critique it. Your comments will help me improve it.
I was elected justice of the peace in my small town in Vermont. I'm not official until February. I started a post-a-day blog about what's involved in being a Justice of the Peace, weddings, JP history, that sort of thing.
Chicago Lobbyists is an opengov project that visualizes all lobbyists interactions/activities with the City of Chicago in 2010. Each lobbyist has a profile (example: Ronald Johnson) listing all their clients, how much they were paid, what they charged as expenses, and what actions they sought in front of city agencies (City Council, Community Development, etc). [more inside]
WinnipegElection.ca is a citizen driven website we created for the upcoming October 2010 civic election in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The site lists all the candidates by ward along with their contact info, websites, social media details, and related news articles. [more inside]