OpenStreetMap Where am I? Welcome to OpenStreetMap! OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license. Hosting is supported by UCL, Bytemark Hosting and Imperial College London, and other partners. Learn More Start Mapping 4 GIS Weather Data Sources - GIS Geography It’s always raining somewhere on Earth. Have you ever asked yourself: I wonder if it’s always raining somewhere in the United States? GIS can provide the answer to that question and so much more! But you’ll need this helpful guidance in order to find some weather data as an input. We look at the best sources for GIS weather data in North America that you may not already know about.
National Transfer Accounts Project National Transfer Accounts The goal of the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) project is to improve our understanding of the generational economy. How does population growth and changing age structure influence economic growth, gender and generational equity, public finances, and other important features of the macroeconomy? As part of the NTA project, research teams in more than 40 countries are constructing accounts, measuring how people at each age produce, consume, and share resources, and save for their future. The accounts are designed to complement the UN System of National Accounts, population data, and other important economic and demographic indicators. The National Transfer Accounts project is shedding new light on many areas of importance to policymakers.
Why all men should be able to read a map So here’s a quick refresher course: What is a map? Maps are simply an accurate 2-D rendering of the ground as seen from above, scaled down from life-size with symbols to show the landscape accurately including particular features such as roads, footpaths and landmarks. How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone – no matter what their politics – can agree on. Yet in recent years, divergent levels of trust in statistics has become one of the key schisms that have opened up in western liberal democracies. Shortly before the November presidential election, a study in the US discovered that 68% of Trump supporters distrusted the economic data published by the federal government.
I-Use - Statistics in education Data overwhelms our modern lives, however statistical approaches offer tools to help us to organise and interpret data. The I-USE project has involved the creation of a website which provides easily accessible statistics; some ready-made and some via links to databases. The aim is to increase the use of updated statistics in education for both students and teachers, and develop thinking about the misuse of statistics, so that teachers are more statistically literate. One main objective of I-Use has been to focus on teaching and learning activities considered necessary for the professional development of teachers who can support their students in becoming statistically literate, capable of reasoning information and making informed decisions based on quantitative information. One of the goals of the project is the creation of an in-service teacher-training course that will deal with how to make sense of information through different presentation forms and media. link
40 Maps That Explain The Middle East Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East — its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today. Middle East History The fertile crescent, the cradle of civilization The fertile crescent, the cradle of civilizationIf this area wasn't the birthplace of human civilization, it was at least a birthplace of human civilization. The Map of Mathematics: Animation Shows How All the Different Fields in Math Fit Together Open Culture Back in December, you hopefully thoroughly immersed yourself in The Map of Physics, an animated video–a visual aid for the modern age–that mapped out the field of physics, explaining all the connections between classical physics, quantum physics, and relativity. You can’t do physics without math. Hence we now have The Map of Mathematics. Created by physicist Dominic Walliman, this new video explains “how pure mathematics and applied mathematics relate to each other and all of the sub-topics they are made from.” Watch the new video above.
20 maps that never happened Maps are a powerful way of illustrating not only the world that is, but worlds that never have been. What follow are not fictional maps — there's no Westeros or Middle Earth — but plans and hypotheticals that never came to pass. You'll see military plans for invasions that didn't happen or conquests that were hoped-for and never achieved. You'll also find daring infrastructure schemes that would have remapped cities and even whole continents. There are proposals for political reform — some serious and some more fanciful — as well as deeply serious plans for entire independent nation-states that have never been brought to life.
Hans Rosling obituary It was his first Ted talk that thrust renowned Swedish academic Hans Rosling into the international spotlight in 2006, billed as the man in whose hands data sings. Since then, the statistician more likely to illustrate an idea with a few multi-coloured lego bricks than a PowerPoint has been described as everything from a data guru to a Jedi master of data visualisation. He died on Tuesday, aged 68, after a year-long illness, surrounded by his family in Uppsala, Sweden.