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Prehistoric human migration from Africa. Map shows how religion spread around the world. Beer-world-map-3000-full-web.jpg (JPEG Image, 3750 × 2455 pixels) - Scaled (27%) The map that shows how Ukip took British politics by storm - UK Politics - UK - The Independent. A history of the 20th century in maps – in pictures. Better than GPS: a history of cartography in 12 amazing maps.

When was the last time you consulted a paper map?

Better than GPS: a history of cartography in 12 amazing maps

Nearly 15 years ago, when I first moved to London, the famous A to Z was a crucial piece of urban kit: indispensable once you’d been disgorged by the tube into unfamiliar surroundings. Now, all you need is a phone, and the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) is concerned. Learning to read maps properly, it argues, is an important rite of passage, developing character and encouraging independence. “Generations are now growing up utterly dependent on signals and software to find their way around,” it warns. Perhaps the RIN should stop worrying and learn to love the new technology. But we’ll be losing something far greater than orienteering skills if we dispense with hard-copy maps altogether. Mappa Mundi One of the most famous medieval maps in existence, the Mappa Mundi, dates from around 1300 and is kept at Hereford Cathedral in England.

What the world will be like in 2050, in eight maps and charts. 1.

What the world will be like in 2050, in eight maps and charts

By 2050, India will have overtaken the US as the world’s second largest economy. Maps That Will Change Your Knowledge About The World. You are definitely well aware of traditional world maps.

Maps That Will Change Your Knowledge About The World

Most probably you studied them at school. But have you seen other types of maps? Almost every research conducted about the world could be put on a map. 30 fake maps that explain the world. Maps are meant to guide and explain, but not all do it in the same way.

30 fake maps that explain the world

The following maps are "fake" because they represent, either intentionally or not, a fictive reality. Even so, they tell us some intriguing things about the world where we live and the one we want to inhabit. 25 maps that explain the English language. By Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015 English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer.

25 maps that explain the English language

It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today. William Smith: Seminal geology map re-discovered. A first edition copy of one of the most significant maps in the history of science has been rediscovered in time for an important anniversary.

William Smith: Seminal geology map re-discovered

William Smith's 1815 depiction of the geology of England, Wales and part of Scotland is a seminal piece of work. The first map of its kind produced anywhere in the world, only about 70 copies are thought to exist today. Now, The Geological Society has turned up another in its own archives, ready to celebrate the map's bicentenary. Tucked away in a leather sleeve case, the mislaid artefact was last seen roughly 40 or 50 years ago.

Collection: Maps and sections. Maps - British Isles - an album on Flickr. 40 Maps That Explain The Middle East. Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics.

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East — its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today. Middle East History The fertile crescent, the cradle of civilization The fertile crescent, the cradle of civilizationIf this area wasn't the birthplace of human civilization, it was at least a birthplace of human civilization. Called "the fertile crescent" because of its lush soil, the "crescent" of land mostly includes modern-day Iraq, Syria, Jordan, and Israel-Palestine.

(Some definitions also include the Nile River valley in Egypt.) 40 Maps That Explain The Middle East. Facebook. The generosity map of the world. Maps Gallery. 12 data maps that sum up London. Image copyright James Cheshire/Oliver Uberti A new collection of data maps of London reveals a city heaving with information.

12 data maps that sum up London

A quick quiz question for you. How many football pitches could fit inside the Greater London boundary? Well, 220,000 of them would fill the space between Cockfosters and Croydon, Heathrow and Hornchurch. That statistic is just one of thousands of facts and figures contained in a new book about London, which according to its creators is the most data-heavy capital of the world. Geographer Dr James Cheshire and visual designer Oliver Uberti say their book - London: The Information Capital - is not an atlas, but instead a series of data portraits. Scroll down to take a look at a few of their colourful and imaginative maps and infographics. Ethnicity From greys and blues to autumnal shades of yellow and red, this colourful dotted map of Greater London shows 2011 Census information - which found that fewer than 45% of Londoners consider themselves "White British". Passports. Map: Which languages are spoken at different tube stops? We probably don't need to tell you that London is a very diverse city.

Map: Which languages are spoken at different tube stops?

At the time of the last census, 37 per cent of the population were foreign-born and over 250 langauages were spoken within city limits. For around 1.7 million Londoners, English is a second language. To visualise quite how linguistically diverse the city is, Oliver O'Brien, a researcher at UCL, used 2011 census data to map the most common language besides English spoken by those living within 200m of London Underground, Overground, DLR and future Crossrail stations. Here's central London (you see an interactive version showing the whole network at Tube Tongues): The size of the circles represents the percentage of people who spoke the second most dominant language. In fact, language communities seem to group around certain areas: very few of the stops are dominated by a language that doesn't dominate another stop nearby. Brave new worlds: artists reinvent the atlas – in pictures.

Visualise The City With London Mapper. Where Is The Centre Of London? An Update. Initial pinpointing in CAD software.

Where Is The Centre Of London? An Update

The centre of London is often given as the Charles I statue south of Trafalgar Square. It’s a handy convention for measuring distances to and from London. But where is the geometric centre? A few years back, we did a little experiment. 20 ways to slice Europe. Mapped: London’s Most Popular Destinations Using Oyster Data. Click for high-resolution. This rather lovely map was produced by Dr Ed Manley, a research associate at University College London’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, to help understand the relationships between where Londoners live and work. Oyster card data from the tube, Overground and rail networks for the most popular destinations between 7am and 10am on weekday mornings produced a whopping list of 48.9 million journeys.

Map-Final-HD-WEB1.jpg (JPEG Image, 2137 × 1550 pixels) - Scaled (41%) Online Communities. Quite Possibly the Most Brilliant Thing Ever — A Map of the Internet, Drawn to Scale. O Click on the image above to expand, or click here to see the full-resolution version. 57 maps that will challenge what you thought you knew about the world. THERE’S SO MUCH MORE to the world than we can usually glean from a map of a place.

Sure, you’ve got the political and topographical maps we’re all familiar with, and from those we can see the boundaries we’ve created and those that were naturally imposed…but what about burning questions like, “How does my country rate on the global attractiveness scale,” or “Where are all the redheads of the world hiding?”

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. 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. Enjoy. 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World. If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and info graphics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit.

This is how map projections warp your understanding of geography. The map that saved the London Underground. 9 January 2014Last updated at 20:10 ET By Emma Jane Kirby BBC News Continue reading the main story. The Mapping London Blog. A map full of striking patterns, from Savills’ analyst Neal Hudson. Disused Tube Stations Mapped – London Underground’s Ghost Stations. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. British Library Releases Shed Loads Of Old Images Into Public Domain. The British Library just released over 1 million old illustrations into the public domain via Flickr, and scanned by Microsoft. Hexagonal Map of London. Why border lines drawn with a ruler in WW1 still rock the Middle East. 13 December 2013Last updated at 19:25 ET. National Geographic shares rich map content with the world via Google Maps Engine. Posted by Frank Biasi, Director of Digital Development, National Geographic Maps Editor's note: Today’s guest blog is about the newly launched Google Maps Engine public data program, which lets organizations distribute their map content to consumers using Google’s cloud infrastructure.

Santa’s Lap: Unusual Maps Of London. Electoral college reform (fifty states with equal population) / fake is the new real. Los tours de Google Earth añaden 100.000 nuevas rutas a su galería. Guías turísticas, rutas en 3D, nuevas rutas en mapas e incluso imágenes de Marte compartidas por la NASA… es increíble lo que podemos visitar hoy en día utilizando Google Earth, un servicio que no hace más que ampliar su contenido y mejorar sus herramientas para ofrecernos una experiencia cada vez mejor. Ahora, añadiendo nuevo contenido a todo lo disponible hasta ahora, nos presentan una colección de 100.000 tours en diferentes regiones y ciudades que incluirá un vuelo virtual por las rutas seleccionadas, información de Wikipedia integrada en la visita turística y fotografías de Panoramio que nos irán apareciendo en el recorrido y que los usuarios mismos habrán compartido en Google Earth.

Sin duda Google Earth sigue implementando fantásticas mejoras seguidas de los 11.000 tours que recientemente se añadieron en la versión para Android, iOS y escritorio. Os dejamos un vídeo para que veáis como funciona el nuevo contenido añadido: Vía: Engadget. Europe etymology maps 1. Pudding Lane Productions, Crytek Off The Map. Le mappe che non ci hanno mai mostrato a scuola - OLTREUOMO. Abkebab's Map of Europe 1000 AD to present with timeline. Forgotten map of Australia to be displayed in Canberra.

Ancestry5_large.jpg (JPEG Image, 3000 × 1536 pixels) - Scaled (41%) Mapping & Cartography. Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. Type London by Sri Jiva Southall. 40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School. WOW: I Bet This Map Would Be Banned In Some Countries. The Electric Tube. Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Personalised Street View. 10 of the best hand-drawn maps – in pictures. Georeferencer - Online Georeferencing Tool For Scanned Maps (OldMapsOnline.org) Has Street View changed the way we behave? Map Tales. Free Map Tools. 99tVoRM.jpg (JPEG Image, 1600 × 1153 pixels) - Scaled (53.

In-circles-smooth.jpg (JPEG Image, 3389 × 2508 pixels) - Scaled (24%) Jimmy Savile: Erasing the memory. Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world. Maps show how London's Tube network has expanded and changed over the past century. Fast and beautiful maps. From shopping to warfare, why maps shape our minds as well as our planet. 539 - Vive le tweet! A Map of Twitter's Languages. Map Projections. World Digital Library Home. Map that changed the world.