background preloader

32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World

32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World
Our world is a complex network of people, places and things. Maps are a great tool and can help us understand how we are all connected. Below you will find a collection of informative maps that will hopefully teach you something new and give you a fresh perspective of our amazing planet and those that inhabit it. 1. If You’re on the Beach, This is What’s Across the Ocean The map above shows the countries that are due east and west from points along the coasts of North and South America. 2. The oceanic pole of inaccessibility (48°52.6′S 123°23.6′W) is the place in the ocean that is farthest from land. 3. 4. 6. 7. 9. 11. 12. 13. 14. 16. 17. The longest distance you can travel between two points in straight line without crossing any ocean or any major water bodies goes from Liberia to China. 18. 19. This map points out the highly uneven spatial distribution of (geotagged) Wikipedia articles in 44 language versions of the encyclopaedia. 20. 21. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 32.

http://twistedsifter.com/2015/06/maps-that-will-teach-you-something-new-about-the-world/

Related:  SokirsimaaritRessources géographieGEO

What If All 7.1 Billion People Moved To Tunisia? I’ve always been interested in the distribution of the human population across the globe. It’s far from an even spread—this map shows where people are most squished in (dark colors) and where they’re spread out (light colors): And the East Asian countries in particular are so jam-packed with people that there’s this insane fact: (Parts of Malaysia and Indonesia have been intentionally left out—without them, the red regions still contain more than 50.2% of the world’s population.) To gain perspective on just how differently people are living on this planet, I looked up the average population density of a particular city, state, or country, and imagined all humans living at that density.

What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong? June Arbelo, a second-grade teacher at Central School, comforts a student who wants to go home during the first day of school. Tristan Spinski/GRAIN Leigh Robinson was out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 when a call came from the principal at her school. Will, a third-grader with a history of acting up in class, was flipping out on the playground. He'd taken off his belt and was flailing it around and grunting. 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. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head.

70 maps that explain America by Max Fisher and Dylan Matthews on July 1, 2015 The United States of America is many things. It is the world's most powerful country, and one of the largest. 2014 Des campagnes en mouvement pour « mieux » vivre ensemble Vincent Banos et Jacqueline Candau Vers la construction d’un débat public en différé ? "An 'open farms' network in Périgord (France): building a public debate on a delayed basis?" Jean-Claude Raynal et Lala Razafimahefa Territorial foresight in the frame of social and solidarity projects: analysis of the emergence of AMAP (french CSA) inside the rural living-basins in France Monique Poulot Île de France CSA stories: what do they mean when they say "eating local"? Johan Milian et Sandrine Bacconnier-Baylet Rebuilding territorial development dynamics: teachings from experiences in the wood industry Denis Mathis Territorial recomposition of an indeterminate rural area: the example of the "Pays des Étangs" in Moselle Olivier David Spare time of rural young people : Social practices and leisure services Béatrice Mesini et Delphine Thivet Dynamics of peasants and rural struggles in social forums 2000-2010: achieving a third-generation of rights-duties towards the “Common Earth”

27 hilariously bad maps that explain nothing by Max Fisher on May 21, 2015 Maps can illuminate our world; they can enlighten us and make us see things differently; they can show how demographics, history, or countless other factors interact with human and physical geography. But sometimes, maps can be utter disasters, because they're either wrong or simply very dumb. Here is a collection of maps so hilariously bad that you may never trust the form again. Tellingly, the bulk of the collection comes from cable TV news. Maps so bad they're great

Infotainment - Entertainment with Knowledge 11 Stunning Wonders of the World Ice In polar and other cold regions there is so beautiful, unusual and you may say, a unique education from ice, snow and water, that the mere sight of them is breathtaking. Most of these wonders of nature can visit the only scientists and adventurers of the few that did not stop the significant physical and financial costs. Because of its instability and the specific locations of these formations can be seen only at certain times of the year. 01. Blue River, Greenland

5 Ways to Create Mapped Stories Creating mapped stories is one of my favorite activities to help history students see the significance of location in historical events. Most of the time I have students include dated placemarks on the mapped stories that they build. Here are five free tools that students can use to create mapped stories. OneGeology Europe - Client Within the GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) Service Element (GSE) programme of the European Space Agency, the Terrafirma project is delivering satellite EO based Geohazard Land Motion Services. Its aim is to provide essential support in the process of risk assessment and mitigation by using the latest technology to measure terrain motion from satellite radar data. The ESA GMES project provides this support to a wide range of entities including: civil protection agencies, disaster management organisations and costal, rail and motorway authorities. Using data acquired 800km above the Earth's surface which is interpreted and analysed by expert national geoscience organisations, the project provides a pan-European ground motion hazard information service in each of the 27 states.

The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation Last year, a pair of researchers from Duke University published a report with a bold title: “The End of the Segregated Century.” U.S. cities, the authors concluded, were less segregated in 2012 than they had been at any point since 1910. But less segregated does not necessarily mean integrated–something this incredible map makes clear in vivd color.

Related: