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UH - Digital History. ANYDAY Today-in-History PAGE of SCOPE SYSTEMS. Changing Space - The Shrinking world - The Geographer online. A global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions. EarthViewer. OpenStreetMap. 32 maps that will teach you something new about the world. EVER THOUGHT TO YOURSELF, “How many smaller countries could you fit into Australia?”

32 maps that will teach you something new about the world

Or possibly, “Which countries in the western hemisphere have legit secessionist movements?” Or, perhaps most pressing of all, “Where does it pay best to be a lifeguard?” Atlas for a Changing Planet. Understanding natural and human systems is an essential first step toward reducing the severity of climate change and adapting to a warmer future.

Atlas for a Changing Planet

Maps and geographic information systems are the primary tools by which scientists, policymakers, planners, and activists visualize and understand our rapidly changing world. Spatial information informs decisions about how to build a better future. Scroll down or click below to explore a sampling of maps from Esri's ArcGIS Online resource on these themes: 1. Explore Popular Topics on National Geographic Kids.