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How the World Map Looks Wildly Different Than You Think

How the World Map Looks Wildly Different Than You Think
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The Best Resources On Different Types Of Map Projections I’m teaching Geography again to English Language Learners, and though I’d pull together some accessible resources on the different kinds of map projections. You might also be interested in The Best Online Tools For Comparing The Physical Sizes Of Different Countries. Here are my picks – contribute your own in the comments section: Your World Map is Hiding Something is a very useful interactive from Metrocosm which allows you – with a click of a button – to compare different kids of popular (and not-so-popular) world map projections. Here’s a lesson plan from National Geographic. This is a great video for Geography classes, BUT I wish the narrator didn’t talk so fast! Misleading maps and problematic projections is from The Economist. Related This Interactive Lets You Compare Different Types Of Map Projections June 19, 2016 In "social studies" The Best Websites For Learning & Teaching Geography March 7, 2008 In "best of the year"

Après avoir vu ces 15 cartes, vous ne regarderez plus jamais le monde de la même façon La raison pour laquelle certains pays semblent plus gros ou plus petits que d’autres est le résultat de la projection de Mercator. En 1569, le cartographe flamand Gerardus Mercator a conçu une carte qui pouvait être utilisée pour la navigation, mais son système avait un inconvénient: il déformait la taille des objets selon leur position relative à l’Équateur. Pour montrer à quel point notre perception de la grosseur des pays est erronée, ipnoze s’est servi du site web pour déplacer des territoires à différents endroits. Plus d’info: | Source: BoredPanda 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

3D Animations - Transcription & Translation: Transcription (Advanced):: DNA Learning Center Transcription & Translation: Transcription (Advanced) Transcription is the process by which the information in DNA is copied into messenger RNA (mRNA) for protein production. Transcription begins with a bundle of factors assembling at the promoter sequence on the DNA (in red). Duration: 1 minutes, 53 seconds Transcript: The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology: "DNA makes RNA makes protein" Here the process begins. Choose a 3-D animation by name: The Best Online Tools For Comparing The Physical Sizes Of Different Countries Photo credit Last week I published a popular post titled “The True Size Of” Is A Must-Use Site In Every Geography Class about a new site that lets you easily compare – accurately – the sizes of different countries. Reader John Padula then left a comment mentioning that there were also two similar sites, so I thought a short “Best” list would be in order. “If It Were My Home” is a site that I’ve previously written about: “If It Were My Home” is a neat interactive that compares the standard of living in the United States to any other country of your choice. I realized that it allowed you to compare statistics, but I didn’t realize, as John wrote, “if you allow it to determine your location, superimposes any region right on top of where you are. He also wrote about a site that was completely new to me called Comparea. You might also be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures. Related The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2011 -- So Far July 24, 2011

Top 10 des cartes pour se rendre compte de la VRAIE taille des pays, ça change tout Les Etats-Unis, la Chine et l'Inde par rapport à l'Afrique Oui, l'Antarctique c'est un peu grand France VS Royaume-Uni France VS Australie (tout de suite on fait moins les malins) L'Islande n'est pas bien grande par rapport à la France (mais c'est beau) On ne se rend pas compte comme ça que le Groenland est si grand Eh ouais Etats-Unis = Australie Et Etats-Unis = Une bonne partie de l'Europe La même pour la Russie Brésil VS Inde Bon, au cas où vous ne l'auriez pas compris, la France c'est vraiment minus minus. Pour bien te marrer, même en voyage, c'est Sokodo qu'il te faut. 24 hours of global air traffic in 4 seconds On an average day, there are roughly 90,000 commercial flights around the world. This stunning animated map displays them all in 4 seconds. Every plane flight in the world over 24 hours This incredible map was made way back in 2008 by Dr. The fact that they made the map back in 2008, when web mapping was still in its infancy, makes it all the more impressive. You can view the original version of the map, which is quite a bit slower than the one above, on Youtube. If you’d like to see some other work by the team, check out their “Blue Marble” video series, which is also very well done. H/T Wired My latest project, Elementus, aims to bring transparency to the cryptocurrency market. Follow Metrocosm Related Every Plane Flight in the World Over One Year [Animated Map] One Year of Global Air Traffic (Full Screen Version) Select a country to view only that country's incoming and outgoing air traffic. March 1, 2017 In "Transportation" June 11, 2016 In "Environment"

ATLAS HISTORIQUE - Cartographie & histoire Your World Map is Hiding Something Take a look at a map of the world. If it looks like this one, as most do, you will see that Alaska appears larger than Mexico and that Greenland looks about the same size as Africa. In reality, Mexico is larger than Alaska and Africa is about 14x the size of Greenland. The maps below show how their true sizes compare (images from The True Size Of). The “normal” world map is actually very strange Because the world is a sphere, it is impossible to draw it on a flat surface without distorting it in some way. This particular map uses the Mercator projection, the most popular map projection today and almost certainly the one you are most familiar with. In addition to the distorted sizes mentioned above, the Mercator projection has several other odd features. If you haven’t done so already… press the button below the map to “unclip” the bottom and see what’s there As you move further down the map, the terrain begins to zoom in closer. In theory, the Mercator projection continues on to infinity.

Top 14 des cartes de France vue autrement, c'est vrai que ça change On vous avait déjà donné notre vision du découpage de la France avec les cartes de France des préjugés, ou celles des artistes. Voici quelques nouvelles cartes qui ont le mérite d'être honnêtes et réalistes. Le redécoupage en 14 régions Pour les noms on n'est pas complètement sûr... Ça fait voir du pays pas vrai ?