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Maps on the Web : Photo. Map: European colonialism conquered every country in the world but these five. Map of the Viking World with placenames in the Old Norse language. 42 maps that explain World War II. By Timothy B.

42 maps that explain World War II

Lee on November 13, 2014 World War II was a great tragedy, claiming 60 million lives and throwing millions more into turmoil. A Real Map of the Middle East. Could this map be any more different from the previous one discussed on this blog?

A Real Map of the Middle East

That one dealt with the water, wetlands and shifting shorelines of Louisiana. If the World were 100 PEOPLE. 50 would be female 50 would be male 26 would be children There would be 74 adults, 8 of whom would be 65 and olderThere would be: 60 Asians 15 Africans 14 people from the Americas 11 Europeans33 Christians 22 Muslims 14 Hindus 7 Buddhists 12 people who practice other religions 12 people who would not be aligned with a religion12 would speak Chinese 5 would speak Spanish 5 would speak English 3 would speak Arabic 3 would speak Hindi 3 would speak Bengali 3 would speak Portuguese 2 would speak Russian 2 would speak Japanese 62 would speak other languages83 would be able to read and write; 17 would not 7 would have a college degree 22 would own or share a computer77 people would have a place to shelter themfrom the wind and the rain, but 23 would not 1 would be dying of starvation 15 would be undernourished 21 would be overweight 87 would have access to safe drinking water 13 people would have no clean, safe water to drink.

If the World were 100 PEOPLE

Global inequalities in population, wealth, and religious origin shown in six maps. This map of Canada shows the country's familiar vastness.

Global inequalities in population, wealth, and religious origin shown in six maps.

A single line drawn across its deep south adds a surprising layer of information. 667 - Pop! Goes the World: 7.2 Billion and Counting. By Frank Jacobs The world has added over 800 million people over the last decade – a number so vast it is almost meaningless.

667 - Pop! Goes the World: 7.2 Billion and Counting

Unless you convert it to more familiar units of measurement: Four Brazils. Two and a half times the U.S. Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: For the full interactive version, use a larger device.

Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade.

Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art. By Maria Popova Three of my great fascinations — cartography as art, propaganda design, and antique maps — converge in Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art (public library).

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

The lavish tome collects cartographic curiosities from the golden age of display maps — the period between 1450 and 1800, when maps were as much a practical tool for navigation as they were works of art and affirmations of cultural hegemony or social status — culled from the formidable collection of the British Library. Peter Barber, who heads the map collections at the British Library, and Tom Harper, BL’s Curator of Antiquarian Mapping, contextualize the maps with detailed descriptions of how and where they were used, from schoolrooms to bedchambers, and explore their parallel role as art and propaganda. Six maps that will make you rethink the world.

We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations.

Six maps that will make you rethink the world

But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete. Khanna is the author of the new book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” in which he argues that the arc of global history is undeniably bending toward integration. Instead of the boundaries that separate sovereign nations, the lines that we should put on our maps are the high-speed railways, broadband cables and shipping routes that connect us, he says. And instead of focusing on nation-states, we should focus on the dozens of mega-cities that house most of the world’s people and economic growth. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. The Beauty of Maps: Seeing Art in Cartography. We love maps.

The Beauty of Maps: Seeing Art in Cartography

And we love data visualization, of which maps are among the earliest and most ubiquitous examples. As location continues to tickle the tips of trend analysts’ tongues and location-based applications take over the mobile landscape, it’s interesting — if not necessary — to understand the historical context of our relationship with location and geography. Cartography. Geografia. Maps. How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualisation. As a growing number of international NGOs are using infographics, charts and interactive maps to share success and highlight disaster, how can organisations with less resources create high quality visualisations without having to pay to outsource them?

How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualisation

We’ve put together a beginner’s guide for visualising development data. Organising your data The first thing you need to do is have a clear idea of the data you want to visualise. Are you trying to highlight a particular disparity between money spent in one place and another? Are you trying to show a volume of activity going on in one location?

Let’s imagine I’m running a campaign calling for better sanitation worldwide. While I have data for over 10 years, I just want the figures for 2000 and 2012, so the first thing I need to do is remove any irrelevant columns and rows (tip: save a separate copy of the original first). Before... Animated map shows how religion spread around the world. MapCrunch - Random Google Street View. Half the World's Population Lives in Just 1% of the Land [Map] Half the world’s population lives in the yellow. The other half lives in the black. This map was created using gridded population data compiled by NASA.

Whereas populations are typically broken down by geographic regions such as countries or states, gridded population data divides the world population into a grid of tiny square-shaped cells, without regard for administrative borders. The population grid used here comprises 28 million cells, each one measuring roughly 3 miles x 3 miles. Old Mexico Lives On. 8513 25Share1 Click to enlarge Get rich quick schemes rarely go according to plan, so unfortunately you're going to have to do some work if you want to make it big. Still, if you want to get the most bang for your buck, you might want to check out what state is going to pay you the most for the same job. 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. 3 maps that explain America. The United States of America is a young country, but it's also big and complicated and fascinating. It can be tough to distill all that down to a few maps, but here are three that capture the story of America about as well as anything.

If you enjoyed this, please read our much more comprehensive 70 Maps that Explain America, which goes through everything from early colonization to slavery and its legacies to the history of American global power. 1) Watch America become the country it is today Esemono. 25 maps that explain the English language.

By Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015. 7 Maps to Help Make Sense of the Middle East - Metrocosm. This amazing tangled knot of a diagram, made by U.K. data journalist David McCandless, displays the key players and notable relationships in the Middle East. However what it communicates clearest of all is something you no doubt already know: The Map is not the territory. World History Maps. Mongolia Adopts An Innovative System of 3-Word Locations. The idea is simple enough. Wouldn’t locations be easier to remember if we traded in complicated GPS coordinates for simple and memorable three-word phrases? That’s the idea behind what3words, a new system that—in the words of Big Think’s Frank Jacobs in his entertaining article on the system—is “doing for geolocation what domain names did for IP addresses.” That is, make them easier to share and to remember.

(Read Frank’s article—it’s fun.) what3words has divided up the earth into 57 trillion three-by-three-meter squares and created an algorithm to assign each one a three-word name. Animated map shows how humans migrated across the globe. Origin of crops. By Colin K. Khoury, Harold A. Achicanoy, Carlos Navarro-Racines, Steven Sotelo, and Andy Jarvis at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). Version 1.0 (May 2016). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). US States Renamed For Countries With Similar GDPs. MAPS OF THE WORLD. TimeMaps - World History TimeMap. Mapping the Affordable Housing Deficit for Each State in the U.S. Every single county in the U.S. lacks affordable housing, and in no state can someone earning a minimum wage salary rent a two-bedroom apartment at market rate.

A new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition paints a fresh, grim picture of this ongoing affordable housing crisis. The 10 Best New York City Maps of 2015 - Metrocosm. City Map Archives. I’ve been asked a few times recently about how I draw isometric buildings. New York City, Oldest Footage In 1896. The Collection.