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16 Cartes qui changeront ta perception du monde pour toujours. Aujourd’hui encore, les scientifiques n’ont pas trouvpe la solution pour représenter au mieux le relief de la planète, sphérique comme chacun sait, sur une simple feuille de papier plane, par définition.

16 Cartes qui changeront ta perception du monde pour toujours

C’est comme d’essayer de dessiner une carte sur une mandarine, d’enlever la peau et d’essayer de l’aplatir en un rectangle. Évidemment les zones les plus proches des "pôles" devront s’étendre beaucoup. Nous utilisons tous la projection de Gerardus Mercator, laquelle a une faille : plus les îles et les pays sont proches des pôles, plus ils ont l’air grands. Le site thetruesize.com a été créé pour que nous puissions mieux imaginer les tailles et dimensions des pays que nous voyons sur les cartes.

La rédaction de Sympa-sympa.com a découvert ainsi beaucoup de choses intéressantes. MapInSeconds.com by Darkhorse Analytics. Cartes & Docs. Deux infographies indispensable sur l’élevage en Afrique, réalisées grâce aux données fournies par la Food and Agriculture Organization, sur son site FAOstat.

Cartes & Docs

On l’ignore souvent, mais l’Afrique produit une grande majorité des chameaux dans le monde, étant entendu que le dromadaire n’est autre que le chameau dit « d’Arabie » (tout le monde le sait mais il doit bien y avoir une page Wikipédia qui le confirme, je laisse nos lecteurs s’en assurer) Lire la suite Pascale Breton, 2015 (France) Mapchart. D-maps.com : cartes géographiques gratuites, cartes muettes gratuites, cartes vierges gratuites, fonds de cartes gratuits. 21 Map Creation Tools for Students and Teachers. Yesterday, I published a review of MapFab which is a fabulous, free, and simple tool for creating maps online.

21 Map Creation Tools for Students and Teachers

Writing that post got me thinking about all of the other free map creation tools that I've reviewed over the years. Google Maps and Google Earth are my favorite tools for creating maps, but not every school allows teachers and students to download it. And creating Google Maps does require you to have a Google account which is an obstacle to use in some schools too.

In the list below you will find some map creation tools that don't require registration. And, of course, all of the tools on this list are free for teachers and students to use. Animaps is a service that was built for the purpose of allowing users to create animated Google Maps. Cartes de géographie interactives. La géographie n'aura plus de secrets pour vous !

Cartes de géographie interactives

Vous pensez connaître vos départements français par coeur ? Vous pensez pouvoir situer les pays du Moyen-Orient, les capitales africaines ou les côtes européennes sans avoir à réviser dans votre atlas ? Hé bien, vous pouvez tester vos connaissances avec ces cartes géographiques interactives en technologie flash développées par Enrique Alonso. 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.

40 maps that explain the world

So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world] 1.

Click to enlarge. What's more amazing: how much things have changed over the last 1,800 years, a major chunk of the civilizational history of humanity, or how many of this map's divisions are still with us today? 2. Click to enlarge. This might be useful in planning your next vacation, although there are some big surprises in the results. 3. 4. 40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School. By the time we graduate high school, we learn that they never taught us the most interesting things in there.

40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School

Sure, you might be able to name the European countries or point New York on the map, but does that give a you real understanding of how the world functions? 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World. An Animated Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. The Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond recently released a new feature called the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States.

An Animated Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

This new atlas contains more than 700 historical maps of the United States. The maps within the atlas are arranged into eighteen sections. As a student and teacher of history I was drawn to the sections devoted to population, territorial expansion, political parties and elections, and military history. Many of the maps within the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States can be animated to show changes over time. For example, in the section on States, Territories, and Cities you can view individual maps for each decade from 1790 to 1930 or you can click the "animate" button to see the maps put together in a time lapse animation. Many of the maps have interactive elements. Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth. IAU - Cartographie Interactive.

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