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Africa on the world map: What's the real size? Home to six time zones, its endless plains spread from ocean to ocean, dominating great swathes of the northern half of the globe.

Africa on the world map: What's the real size?

But, in reality, three Canadas would comfortably fit inside Africa. Our world map is wildly misleading. It's all down to the European cartographer Geert de Kremer, better known as Mercator, and his 16th century map projection. While a convenient way to chart the world, the map distorts the true size of countries. "Somehow this map projection came to be used on most world maps, especially those produced for classrooms since the beginning of the 1900s," says Menno-Jan Kraak, president of the International Cartographic Association and professor of cartography at the University of Twente, Netherlands.

"Most of us have grown up with this world image. " Made for captains Mercator initially made globes. Mercator's solution was to stretch out the northern and southern extremities of the globe to fill those gaps, producing an elegant and usable map. Free Technology for Teachers. The true size of ... Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free! 3 Interesting Tools for Creating Maps with Students. June 16, 2015 Today we are introducing you to some good web tools to use for creating maps with students.

3 Interesting Tools for Creating Maps with Students

MapFAST. MapFAST Find library materials about world wide locations Find FAST Geographic Subject Headings Near: Terms of Use Map Satellite Share this Location: mapFAST is a project of OCLC Research.

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This prototype interface was developed to show the access opportunities created by using the fully enumerative faceted FAST subject headings. Learn more about the FAST project. The FAST authority file was developed jointly by OCLC and the Library of Congress and is available online to support FAST applications and allow potential users and other interested parties to view the FAST authority records. The most recent update for FAST was 11/05/2013. For comments on the FAST authorities or this interface, please contact the FAST Team FAST Projects searchFAST A full feature search interface to the FAST database. Word Map. The treasure map of your life.

How to Create Custom Maps From Your Google Drive Account. Blonde Hair Map by Schrodinger-Excidium on deviantART. Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before. Pejl - Sverige. Pejl Du ser en förenklad version av denna sida.

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För att se den interaktiva grafiken behöver du en stor skärm samt en modern webbläsare så som Chrome, Firefox, Safari eller Internet Explorer 9. Av: Daniel Lapidus, SVT Pejl Källa: SCB Tusentals borta Hade du närmare till matbutiken förr? Du är inte ensam. Interaktiv grafik När Ikea etablerar sig på en ort påverkas handeln ofta avsevärt.

Tv-karta Här har vi samlat inslag från hela landet som handlar om landsbygdsfrågor. Urspårningar Trafikverket kände till varningarna, men lät bli att göra något förrän det var försent. Mapping. True-size-of-africa.jpg (JPEG Image, 2482 × 1755 pixels) - Scaled (41%) Sweden vs. Slovakia: Comparea Area Comparison. MapFight - New Hampshire (US) vs Maine (US) size comparison. OverlapMaps - Instantly compare any two places on Earth! 100 years of unrest. OverlapMaps - Instantly compare any two places on Earth! Heganoo.

20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students. A couple of years ago I published a list of 21 online map creation tools.

20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students

Since then some of those tools have gone offline and new tools have replaced them. Here's my updated list of online map creation tools for students and teachers. Wikia Maps is a map creation tool from Wikia. Wikia Maps has two map creation options. You can use Wikia Maps to create maps in a manner similar to those that you may have previously created in Google Maps. Odyssey.js is an open source map creation tool from CartoDB. Visits is an online tool for creating a location history timeline by using your Flickr images and Google Maps.

National Geographic's Map Maker Interactive offers themes on which users can create custom map displays. IkiMap is a free service for creating custom maps online. Animaps is a service that was built for the purpose of allowing users to create animated Google Maps. Tripline is a service designed to enable anyone to record a trip they've taken or to plan a trip itinerary. 11 Good Web Tools to Create Educational Maps with Students. February 10, 2014 Below is a list of some useful web tools for map creation that I have been working on over the weekend.

11 Good Web Tools to Create Educational Maps with Students

Think of these tools as powerful alternatives to Google Maps or Google Earth. The common denominator among all of these applications besides being simple and easy to use is that they are all web based and so do not require any software download. 1- Mapfaire. Sverige är unikt – här är 25 världskartor som visar hur. Ibland pratar vi om Sverige som landet lagom, mellanmjölkens land, där allt är lite sådär mittemellan.

Sverige är unikt – här är 25 världskartor som visar hur

Varken plus eller minus, vi är lite neutrala i allmänhet. Men tittar vi på Sverige i relation till resten av världen så kan man sluta sig till att inom vissa områden så är vi världens mest extrema land. Nedan finner du 25 stycken världskartor där Sverige är rankat etta eller ligger i toppen inom olika kategorier. Nature Soundmap. 40 more maps that explain the world. Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August's 40 maps that explain the world.

40 more maps that explain the world

Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a collection of maps meant to inspire your inner map nerd. I've searched far and wide for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not, with a careful eye for sourcing and detail. I've included a link for more information on just about every one. Amazing Maps (Amazing_Maps) sur Twitter.