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How We Share the World

How We Share the World
This interactive graphic shows how the world is divided according to six different socioeconomic variables. The land area of each country represents its share of the worldwide total. Click on a circle to reshape the map For attribution and data sources, scroll to the bottom. I have been having fun experimenting with cartograms lately. As maps go, they have their shortcomings. For more information about what a cartogram is, have a look at my last two posts, The Housing Value of Every County in the U.S. and A Striking Perspective on New York City Property Values. For this map, I looked at several different socioeconomic variables to include. The GDP-scaled map makes it clear how dominant the U.S. economy is. Government Debt Looking at the world scaled by government debt, the first thing that jumps out is Japan. Population / Births Asia is home to about three fifths of world’s population, and arguably the 10 largest human settlements in the world. Wealth Extreme Wealth Attribution Follow Metrocosm

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Les dix meilleurs cartes de la ville de New york en 2015 Despite spending an inordinate amount of time each day looking at maps, it is beyond me to select a list of the best maps from among everything posted last year on the web. There are far too many, more than I could ever hope to find, for the list to have any real meaning. Sticking to what I know best, I have compiled my favorite maps of 2015 that cover New York City. Because of its density and diversity of people and culture, its high availability of public data, and its large tech community, New York makes for some outstanding maps. With all the great work that has been done, this list could really be many times larger. But sticking to a “top 10” format, these are, in my opinion, the very best, listed in no particular order.

Map Projections & What They Say About You Comic by Randall Munroe at XKCD Most people go through life perfectly happy in the knowledge that the real earth looks like it does on a standard Mercator projection map. Cartographers, map nerds and those that have seen this scene from the West Wing know that this is not really the case. Wikipedia sums up why map projections are necessary in the first place: Map projections are necessary for creating maps. Refinery29 presents Shatterbox Anthology Laura Delarato October 26th, 2016 12:00PM In the new Shatterbox Anthology film 50/50, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain embarks on a journey to document the true history of powerful women around the world. The project began when Shlain became aware of an interesting statistic about the number of women who have been elected heads of state which was a lot more than she thought.

16 Times Countries and Cities Have Banned Single-Use Plastics We’re going to hit you with some plastic stats. Each year, around 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans. It’s like dumping a rubbish truck full of plastic in the water every single minute. In the US, which accounts for just 4% of the global population, 500 million plastic straws are used every day.

Trainspotting: Europe's railway lines - Views of the World Passenger transport in Europe is largely dominated by cars. In the past decade, cars kept a consistent share of around 83 per cent of the modal split within the European Union, followed by buses and coaches (around nine per cent in most recent statistics) and trains (between seven and eight per cent). The modal split describes these modes of transport as ‘transport kilometres travelled by all inland passengers’. In the debate about sustainable development, this is an important measure to monitor the environmental and social impacts of the specific modes of transport.

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff Illustration by Bill Bragg This guide was created for educators, school support staff and service providers who teach, mentor and help open the doors of opportunity for undocumented youth and unaccompanied and refugee children currently living in the United States. Educators, school support staff and service providers are often the first individuals a student and/or family comes out to as undocumented.

Teachers' Day: Where teachers are paid well and valued most October 5, is World Teachers' Day, so here's a look at how the world values teachers. A 2013 study by the Varkey Foundation looked at the social status of teachers and found that there was great respect for teachers in many Asian societies -- especially in China, South Korea and Singapore. For much of the Western parts of the world, levels of respect were lower. Professor Peter Dolton, author of the Global Teacher Status Index which compared attitudes to teachers in 21 countries, said that teacher status measures differently "based on the history and values and mores of a particular culture". For example, he cites New York City, where society is focused on financial earnings, status correlates to how much a teacher is earning.

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