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Atlas for the End of the World. Précis On May 20, 1570, Abraham Ortelius, book collector and engraver from Antwerp, published the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Epitome of the Theater of the World), the world's first atlas… Read more Essay: Atlas for the End?

Atlas for the End of the World

Re-imagining the world. Pangea_politik.jpg 1 600×1 587 pixels. Surging Seas: Mapping Choices. Lock-In | Timing | Choices | Impacts | Sources | Help | Team | Funding | Legal Introduction These maps are based on peer-reviewed scientific research led by Benjamin Strauss and Scott Kulp of Climate Central in collaboration with Anders Levermann of the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research, and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Surging Seas: Mapping Choices

Application of this research to areas outside the U.S. is detailed in the Mapping Choices report. These notes are intended to help explain the research, the maps, and how to use them. Sea level lock-in. Rising Seas - Interactive: If All The Ice Melted. Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.

Rising Seas - Interactive: If All The Ice Melted

The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas. A global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions. World Map. Signatory States (183) Ratifying States (162) Non-Signatory States (13) The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgement by the Commission as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries.

World Map

The dotted line on the maps represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. zQg1M2A.png (PNG Image, 7088 × 3008 pixels) - Scaled (14%) 40 Maps They Didn't Teach You In School. 1253-infographie.jpg 2 000×3 243 pixels. The carbon map. Submarine Cable Map 2014. These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live. What can the median age of a country tell you about its future?

These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live

Turns out, quite a bit. Using data from the CIA Factbook, we’ve created the graphics below to show you the median age of every country in the world. Google Maps. Geo.data.gov. Iframe.html?0_0_2880_1350_commons_2_en_-15. Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks. This interactive map visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines.

Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

Red triangles indicate attacks on vaccinators and healthcare workers, as well as announcements from both governments and non-state actors that have had an impact—either positive or negative—on the successful implementation of vaccination programs. The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking reports by news media, governments, and the global health community on these outbreaks since the fall of 2008.

This project aims to promote awareness of a global health problem that is easily preventable, and examine the factors that threaten the success of eradicating preventable illnesses such as polio. Learn more about Global Health. Medical Geography and Disease Surveillance. A Survey has been developed by myself to document and compare GIS utilization in the workplace.

Medical Geography and Disease Surveillance

This is intended only for sharing at this blogsite (and Medical GIS conferences) –no gimmicks, no advertising. Survey Monkey is used, which is a secured survey site that gathers no private information. Why the survey? There must be others like me trying to deal with the frustrations experienced due the slow progress made when it comes to incorporating high level GIS skills into the workplace. Four Million Commutes Reveal New U.S. 'Megaregions' An ever increasing share of the world’s population is living in what are known as megaregions—clusters of interconnected cities.

Four Million Commutes Reveal New U.S. 'Megaregions'

The concept of the megaregion is decades old and fairly easy to grasp, but geographically defining them has turned out to be rather tricky. Now, researchers have attempted to map the megaregions of the contiguous United States by studying the commutes of American workers. As megaregions grow in size and importance, economists, lawmakers, and urban planners need to work on coordinating policy at this new scale.

But when it comes to defining the extent of a megaregion, they find themselves running into the same problems geographers and cartographers have always had when trying to delineate conceptual areas. Because megaregions are defined by connections—things like interlocking economies, transportation links, shared topography, or a common culture—it’s tough to know where their boundaries lie. Colonisation of Africa. Before Africa was colonised, the continent was characterised by a large degree of pluralism and flexibility.

colonisation of Africa

The continent consisted not of closed reproducing entities, equipped with unique unchanging cultures, but of more fluid units that would readily incorporate outsiders (even whites) into the community as long as they accepted its customs, and where the sense of obligation and solidarity went beyond that of the nuclear family ~stiffkitten SEE ALSO: Africa has more than 2000 native languages spoken, how do they keep up Most people will be forgiven for thinking Africa’s borders were always the way they are today. In-fact European colonisation of Africa developed rapidly in the Scramble for Africa of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. AfricaMap. iGSdw.jpg 2 482×1 755 pixels. London%20Connections%20Map.pdf. Wind Map. An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future.

Wind Map

This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. MapQuest Maps - Driving Directions - Map. Cartes polynésiennes de la houle en bouts de bois. La Polynésie compte plus de 1000 îles éparpillées dans l’océan Pacifique, pendant longtemps leurs habitants ont du naviguer d’île en île sans disposer de moyens de navigation modernes comme la boussole ou le sextant. Ils ont donc créé dès 1000 av. J. -C. ces cartes appelées Rebbelibs, Medosou ou Mattangs représentants les courants marins et la direction de la houle qui est perturbée par la présence des îles avec des batons de bois courbés, les coquillages représentants la position des îles. Elles servaient avant tout à la transmission du savoir et n’étaient pas emportées dans les bateaux.

Atlas of prejudice v2.jpg 720×3 476 pixels. Map of Europe: 1000 AD to present day. ChartsBin.com - Visualize your data. SHOW®/WORLD - A New Way To Look At The World. 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 infographics can really help bring data and information to life.

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 explain the world. By Max Fisher By Max Fisher August 12, 2013 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. 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World. WashingtonPost - WorldViews - tag Maps.

World History Maps & Timelines. Map Porn, for interesting maps. A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 - by Isao Hashimoto. TargetMap - Create & share customized data maps on OpenStreetMap. Free Online Mapping tool. All Over the Map. Cartes - Globaïa. Ited Nations Cartographic Section Web Site. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES: This is the United Nations Geospatial Information Section web site. Links to other sites are provided for information only. The inclusion of these links and their content does not imply official endorsement or approval whatsoever by the United Nations. DESIGNATIONS USED: The depiction and use of boundaries, geographic names and related data shown on maps and included in lists, tables, documents, and databases on this web site are not warranted to be error free nor do they necessarily imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Unless otherwise noted, the maps included on this web site are produced by the Geospatial Information Section and are copyrighted by the United Nations. Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - UT Library Online. NG Maps Print Collection - North American Indian Cultures Map. Mapping Stereotypes. Get your copy on: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE / Amazon FR / Amazon IT / Amazon ES / Amazon Canada / Amazon Japan / Amazon India / Amazon Brazil.

Scribble Maps : Draw On Maps and Make Them Easily. La chorématique. La chorématique Une grammaire spatiale La chorématique dérive du terme chorème proposé en 1980 par Roger Brunet, est la science d'analyse, d'utilisation des chorèmes . Le chorème provient du mot grec choré qui veut dire espace, région, contrée et du suffixe "ème" qui désigne élément et structure d'un système. Toolserver. Technologies. MapMaker Page Maps. Maps that Matter. Strange Maps. Représenter les mondes. La cartographie accompagne les mathématiques depuis toujours et renouvelle sans cesse sa problématique. A l’origine, il s’agissait de tracer des cartes aussi précises que possibles de continents plus ou moins bien connus. Voici une carte datant de 1570 dans laquelle on voit au sud une « Terra Australis Incognita »... qui n’existe pas.

(Pour plus de détails, cliquer sur l’image). Aujourd’hui, cette mission du cartographe reste d’actualité mais il y a d’autres nouveaux mondes qu’on aimerait représenter dans des atlas. Le cyberespace ou le cerveau ne sont que deux exemples de ces « terra incognita » des temps modernes. Dans cette série d’articles, je voudrais présenter quelques morceaux choisis de cette interaction cartographie/mathématique. Qu’est-ce qu’une carte ? Voici deux cartes. La première est une reconstitution de la carte d’Anaximandre (environ 550 avant notre ère). Une carte est une image.