La population en cartes Crédits Conception : Gilles Pison, Hélène Mathian, Christine Plumejeaud, Jérôme Gensel, l'équipe web de l'InedRéalisation : OpixidoSources statistiques : Nations Unies, projections de population mondiale ( ) Une animation de l'Institut national d'études démographiques, conçue en partenariat avec le Groupe Hypercarte (Laboratoire Géographie-Cités du CNRS et des Universités Paris 1 et Paris 7 et Laboratoire d'informatique de Grenoble - Université Joseph Fourier) in.fondo.al.mar: Revealing Suspicious Ship Sinkings in the Mediterranean Following visualization website is quite intriguing, if only because of the compelling story 'behind' the data it shows. in.fondo.al.mar (under the sea) [infondoalmar.info] is an online data visualization project about a series of sinkings in the Mediterranean Sea, involving ships which are suspected of having carried toxic and radioactive waste. The most shocking fact about these sinkings is that the ships would have been sunk deliberately to dispose of tons of toxic, chemical and radioactive waste. The visualization project aims to support the ongoing investigations about these suspicious incidents by centralizing and spreading all relevant information, so that a better factual understanding can be gained. The information shown was hidden in maritime registers and hard disks, and was scattered in tens of different dossiers.
Map Tunnelling Tool Tunnel to the Other Side of the Earth Have you ever wondered which part of the other side of the earth is directly below you? Find out using this map tunnelling tool. Map Tunnelling Tool Options Unlink Zoom between Map 1 and Map 2 How to use the Map Tunnelling Tool Drag map 1 or 2 by clicking and holding the map as you move it. To make things easier, you can also zoom the map in and out. You can adjust the height of the map by using the small, medium and large buttons. You can also change the map view using the Map, Satellite and Hybrid buttons. About This is a Antipodes Map. Version History 9th March 2014 - Update to fix bug with crosshairs not appearing on the exact centre of the map 11th November 2013 - Implemented Google Maps API V3 21st September 2009 - Removed border around maps for better fit 14th January 2009 - Added Unlink Zoom option 22nd October 2008 - Added dual control so both maps can be the "driver" and the "passenger". Future Developments Relevant Links Google Earth Tunnelling Tool
eAtlas of Gender is launched Gender equality matters for development The education and health levels of women and girls have improved greatly over the years. But in many parts of the world, women are still dying in childbirth, or not being born at all, at alarming rates. Women continue to lack voice and decision-making ability in the household and in society; and, their economic opportunities remain very constrained. This inequality is manifestly unfair. It is also bad economics: under-investing in girls and women puts a brake on poverty reduction and limits economic and social development. eAtlas of Gender The new World Bank eAtlas of Gender, the latest in a suite of user-friendly, interactive electronic atlases, allows users to map and graph dozens of gender indicators over time and across countries. To access the eAtlas of Gender, go to data.worldbank.org/atlas-gender Little Data Book on Gender This pocket guide has just been released and is a quick reference on gender statistics.
Features We developed Natural Earth as a convenient resource for making custom maps. Unlike other map data intended for scientific analysis or military mapping, Natural Earth is designed to meet the needs of production cartographers using a variety of software applications. Maximum flexibility is a goal. Natural Earth Vector comes in ESRI shapefile format, the de facto standard for vector geodata. Character encoding is Windows-1252. Intelligent data: The attributes assigned to Natural Earth vectors make for more efficient mapmaking. Other key features: Vector features include name attributes and bounding box extent. Data availability key:10 most detailed, 50 moderate detail, 110coarse detail Click on boxed numbers below to jump to theme’s detail page and download data. Cultural Vector Data Themes: Physical Vector Data Themes: Raster Data Themes: Optional baked in content includes: land cover, shaded relief, ocean water, and drainages with lakes.
World Sunlight Map Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated daily with current weather satellite imagery. The Mercator projection used here is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map. Used since the 16th century for navigation, straight lines on this map can be used accurately as compass bearings but the size and shape of continents are distorted. Compare this with Peters, Mollweide or equirectangular projection maps. Also available is a semi-realistic view of dawn and dusk from far above the Earth, a look at the moon, and information about how this works.