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Global inequalities in population, wealth, and religious origin shown in six maps. This map of Canada shows the country's familiar vastness. A single line drawn across its deep south adds a surprising layer of information. The line runs well below the 49th parallel that constitutes that long straight stretch of U.S.-Canada border from Point Roberts, WA to Lake of the Woods, MN (see also #519). Split in two by the U.S. state of Maine poking north, the line traverses four eastern provinces, cutting off the southern extremities of Ontario, Québec and New Brunswick.

Mapping a Nation: Japan’s Most Famous Cartographer, Inō Tadataka Inō Tadataka was 55 years old when he set out to methodically survey the entire coastline of Japan, a task he would spend the next 17 years of his life completing. A Monumental Undertaking During the latter part of the Edo period (1603–1868), geographical surveyor Inō Tadataka (1745–1818) set to work charting the coastline of Japan, a mammoth undertaking that consumed the last decades of his life. Inō would die at the age of 73, before seeing his life’s work completed in the form of a map of the nation based on his survey activities. But he is recognized as the first person to survey the entirety of Japan using modern scientific techniques.

Periodis Web - Maps to be Used for the History of Europe Euratlas Periodis Web shows the history of Europe through a sequence of 21 historical maps, every map depicting the political situation at the end of each century. Here, on the left, are 21 mini-maps giving access to 21 full maps and to 84 quarters of maps with more detailed views of the states, provinces and main cities.Moreover, each map offers a historical gazetteer. Thus you can highlight in red each sovereign state and in green each dependent entity. See the Map Legend for more details. Navigation through the atlas is easy: on the left side of the pages, you simply need to choose a century for temporal navigation. French and German versions of this historical atlas are also provided and you can view them by clicking on the small flags at the top of the pages.

EMAS - Special Topics: American Indian Maps Early Maps of the American South — Special Topics: American Indian Maps This page contains maps that were drawn by American Indians or copied from Indian prototypes. Many can be viewed on the web sites of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF), the Library of Congress (LC), The Newberry library (NL), the Archives nationales d'Outre-Mer (ANOM), or Archives Canada-France (ACF). Click here for a complete list of repositories and their abbreviations. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Pomological Watercolor Collection The USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection documents fruit and nut varieties developed by growers or introduced by USDA plant explorers around the turn of the 20th century. Technically accurate paintings were used to create lithographs illustrating USDA bulletins, yearbooks, and other series distributed to growers and gardeners across America. Fast Facts: Time period: 1886 to 1942, with the majority created between 1894 and 1916. Content: 7,584 watercolor paintings, lithographs and line drawings, including 3,807 images of apples. Fruit origins: The plant specimens illustrated originated in 29 countries and 51 states and territories in the U.S.

If the World were 100 PEOPLE 50 would be female 50 would be male 26 would be children There would be 74 adults, 8 of whom would be 65 and olderThere would be: 60 Asians 15 Africans 14 people from the Americas 11 Europeans33 Christians 22 Muslims 14 Hindus 7 Buddhists 12 people who practice other religions 12 people who would not be aligned with a religion12 would speak Chinese 5 would speak Spanish 5 would speak English 3 would speak Arabic 3 would speak Hindi 3 would speak Bengali 3 would speak Portuguese 2 would speak Russian 2 would speak Japanese 62 would speak other languages83 would be able to read and write; 17 would not 7 would have a college degree 22 would own or share a computer77 people would have a place to shelter themfrom the wind and the rain, but 23 would not 1 would be dying of starvation 15 would be undernourished 21 would be overweight 87 would have access to safe drinking water 13 people would have no clean, safe water to drink

Capucine Gros Exhibits ‘Implicit Borders: A Cartography of Free Will’ – WWD “I’ve always been quite obsessed with maps,” says artist Capucine Gros on a sunny afternoon from Catinca Tabacaru Gallery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where she was putting the finishing touches on her solo show “Implicit Borders: A Cartography of Free Will.” Gros grew up between Switzerland, France and China before landing in New York, where she currently resides. “Traveling always feels like putting pieces of a puzzle together and also just the concept of nationality itself,” she continues, speaking with a hard-to-place accent. “Not really knowing where you’re from exactly, and wondering, well, why are we so constrained by these lines?

Infographics - Own your Information I am a Visual Arts teacher, just so you might start to understand my next comment. I love good Infographics ! I can not think of another technique that condenses the essence of a message down into a more accessible and easily understood medium.

Fusion Tables - Gather, visualize, and share data tables online Bust your data out of its silo! Get more from data with Fusion Tables. Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share data tables.

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