Rebecca Maxwell

Rebecca Maxwell is a freelance writer who loves to write about a variety of subjects. She holds a B.A. in History from Boise State University. Rebecca has also been a contributing writer on

Find Your Way Downstream with Streamer

Rebecca Maxwell

Water is essential for life on the planet, and tool from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) makes it easy and fun ...

Some areas of the Southern Antarctic Peninsula have lost up to 30 m in ice since 2009. Source: University of Bristol

Ice Loss in Antarctica

Rebecca Maxwell

In the last six years, a 750 kilometer (466 mile) strip of Antarctica has been shedding ice into the ocean at a rate of about 60 cubic km each year according to data collected from Cryosat-2.

An orange traffic sign that says" TRUCKERS; Your GPS is LYING. Big Rigs WILL NOT make it up this road.

Why Do We Blindly Follow Our GPS?

Rebecca Maxwell

Stories abound of people blindly following GPS directions, leading to the term "death by GPS". Why do people put so much faith in digital directions?

Base map: Equal Earth Physical Map, public domain

What is the Nationality of a Baby Born on an Airplane?

Rebecca Maxwell

It is a question that confounds the most geographically and legally astute: what is the nationality of a baby born on an airplane?

Strava has captured over 400,000 bike trips a year in Oregon.

Big Data, GIS, and Bikes

Rebecca Maxwell

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has set a precedent for public agencies across the country with the purchase of ...

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