Google Earth Library By topomatt, on January 14th, 2011 Edujoser has a website dedicated to European castles, and has created a collection of placemarks showing the locations of 100s of castles in Italy. According to Edujoser, the collection includes all medieval military constructions (castles, towers, ruins…) built before XVI Century (inclusive) or more recent ones with defensive features (forts, citadels…). Interactive The World of Seven Billion The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations— like economic powerhouses China and India—have an especially wide range of incomes. But as the two most populous countries, both are lower middle class when income is averaged per capita.
Atlas of Urban Expansion Massive urbanization, accompanied by the rapid expansion of cities and metropolitan regions and the sprawling growth of megacities the world over, is one of the most important transformations of our planet. Much of this explosive growth has been unplanned. Cities in developing countries have been unprepared for absorbing the many millions of the rural poor that are still crowding into informal settlements. Synapse for Kinect SYNAPSE for Kinect Update: There’s some newer Kinect hardware out there, “Kinect for Windows”. This hardware is slightly different, and doesn’t work with Synapse. Be careful when purchasing, Synapse only supports “Kinect for Xbox”. Update to the update: There appears to also be newer “Kinect for Xbox” hardware out there. Model 1414 Kinects work with Synapse, but I’m getting reports that the newer 1473 models do not work.
Dan Kahan: ‘Really the problem isn’t that people are not sufficiently rational – in some sense they’re too rational’ Image Credit: Some rights reserved by Boston Public Library This post is a series of excerpts from an interview conducted with Professor Dan Kahan earlier this year, which touched on a wide range of themes including: Broadly, the ‘science of science communication’Scientists as science communicatorsThe breakdown of communicating climate scienceThe false assumptions of science literacy and the deficit modelAnd of course, Kahan’s ‘cultural cognition thesis’ and the mediating influence of worldview on societal issues.
Hobo-Dyer Projection - ODT The Hobo-Dyer Projection (HDP) takes its place among important map projections. This new HDP map belongs to the family of Cylindrical Equal Area projections in which the latitude and longitude lines form a rectangular grid. Other projections in this family include the Lambert, Gall, Behrmann, Edwards and Peters. The HDP retains qualities of the other equal area cylindrical projections, but is more visually satisfying. Commissioned by ODT, Inc., created by British cartographer, Mick Dyer, the map was derived by modifying the 1910 Behrmann projection. Behrmann placed the standard parallels at 30° north and south.
Free Keylogger From the childhood we have been taught that spying is bad. But is it so? If we are talking about information security of your company or your family you will agree that the end justifies the means. Nowadays, in time of rapidly developing information technology we confide information to the computer using it as a storage for commercial and personal data, for communication, shopping, etc. Of course many asked themselves: How safe is it?
Google Scholar Citations is now open to everyone. It shows great promise as a free, reliable way to track and compare academic impact over time. Google is once again making progress in organising the world’s information, this time by systematising the way scholarly citations are noted. Professor Patrick Dunleavy creates his Google Scholar profile and finds the process intuitive, helpful, and a welcome alternative to traditional measures of academic influence. After a ‘quiet launch’ over the summer Google has opened up its Google Scholar Citations capability to everyone. The LSE Impact of Social Sciences project’s initial assessment was that the system is easy to use and personalise, equipped with helpful graphs, and lays out not only total citations but a personal h-score and a new i-10 index (the number of publications with at least 10 citations).
A Cartography of the Anthropocene The Anthropocene: A primer. The Anthropocene. We’re already there. Mapping Stereotypes Project by alphadesigner Atlas of Prejudice: The Complete Stereotype Map Collection Get your copy on: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE / Amazon FR / Amazon IT / Amazon ES / Amazon Canada / Amazon Japan / Amazon India / Amazon Brazil
Global 500 2010: Maps - Top 500 Companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years ended on or before March 31, 2015. All companies on the list must publish financial data and report part or all of their figures to a government agency. Figures are as reported, and comparisons are with the prior year’s figures as originally reported for that year. Fortune does not restate the prior year’s figures for changes in accounting. Revenues Revenue figures include consolidated subsidiaries and reported revenues from discontinued operations, but exclude excise taxes.