“Local Lingual” Lets You Click On Map To Hear Languages Spoken There. Local Lingual is a cool interactive language map.
Click on any location in the world, and it plays recordings of the local language, along with the national anthem and other info. You can read more about it at Google Maps Mania. I’m adding it to The Best “Language Maps” ADDENDUM: Here is a comment left by a reader: “Neat idea, unfortunately, many have used it for making inappropriate recordings. Use with caution — many of the records contain language that is not appropriate for children/schools.” Related The Best "Language Maps" This is going to be a very short "The Best... " list of online maps that show the geographical locations of what language is spoken where. July 11, 2009 In "best of the year" Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week Here's the latest edition of this regular feature . January 19, 2017 In "most popular posts" The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2014 – Part Two This list focuses on sites that ELL students would use directly.
#?borders=1~!MTQ2Njg4NjQ.NjQ1NzAzMQ*Mjk5OTYwNjQ(NzQ5NjA2NA~!CONTIGUOUS_US*MTAwMjQwNzU.MjUwMjM1MTc(MTc1)MA~!IN*NTI2NDA1MQ.Nzg2MzQyMQ)MQ~!CN*OTkyMTY5Nw. 5 Sites That Will Change How You See The World. Think you know what the world looks like?
Think again. Today’s Cool Websites and Apps has five sites that give you a new perspective on the world we live in. The Internet makes it possible to learn all kinds of things about the world, be it from connecting with people across the planet or just by learning new information. You can find new ways to compare your country with others, or discover how rich you are compared to the world, and generally just become more aware of how the world you live on works. Let’s look at five sites that can teach us just a little bit more – it’s going to be fun. True Size Of: Compare Countries by Size, Without Distortion Representing the surface of a spherical object – like our planet – on a flat surface – like a paper map – means a few things are going to be distorted.
Even so, it’s really easy to forget the ways in which things are distorted – until you can visualize them. Because this map is adjusted for the shortcomings of The Mercator Projection. This May Be The Best Geography Site Of The Year: “40 maps that explain the world” 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.
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? To fill this gap, we have gathered a great and informative selection of infographical maps that they should’ve shown us at school: every single one of these maps reveals different fun and interesting facts, which can actually help you draw some pretty interesting conclusions. [Read more...] What makes infographical maps so engaging is how easy it becomes to conceive graphically presented information. The best part, there are brilliant services like Target Map that “allow everyone (from individuals to large organizations) to represent their data on maps of any country in the world and to share their knowledge with the whole Internet Community.”
Trust us, these are way better than the ones they taught you at school! 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.
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.