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Folding paper globes - origami globes - MapScaping

Whether you are looking for a fun family project, a teaching resource or just want something interesting and unique to decorate your home or office with these printable globes are just the thing. The graphic on each globe is not just a pretty picture, made from real topographic data, each globe is a great way of exploring our earth. The globes are designed to be printed in A3 but A4 is fine too. But generally the bigger they are the easier they are to fold! especially with the more complicated designs. Each fold line is marked by a thin black line.

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CV-05 - Statistical Mapping (Enumeration, Normalization, Classification) 1. Definitions Enumeration: A complete, ordered quantitative listing of all spatial data items in a data collection. Enumerated data observations stand independent and can be quantified and collected into larger groups Enumeration Unit: An areal unit by which enumerated data is aggregated and quantified. Earth - Explore satellite and aerial images of the Earth Zoom Earth shows new NASA satellite images every day. Explore satellite and aerial imagery of the Earth in a simple, zoomable interface. Zoom into near-live satellite images from NASA and Bing Maps. Previously known as Flash Earth. Ten Great Tech Tools for Social Studies Lessons Over the last decade I've written about a lot of excellent resources for social studies lessons. Over time some of those tools have faded away and others have moved to the forefront of my top recommendations. Here's my current list of ten top tools for social studies lessons. Timeline JS Timeline projects as as old as history classes themselves. It used to be that timelines were only made on paper. Today, students can build timelines that include videos, audio recordings, pictures, and interactive maps.

Mapping the Real World We all think we know how the world looks. But do our maps of the world always reflect what is most important? Much has been said, for instance, about the astonishing economic growth witnessed by China over the past few decades. China’s geographical map in Figure 1 (Left), however, tells us nothing about the extent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in different parts of the country. What if we could produce more visually informative maps? As it turns out, we can. This Map of the World Just Won Japan’s Prestigious Design Award The 2016 Good Design Award results were announced recently with awards going to over 1000 entries in several different categories. But the coveted Grand Award of Japan’s most well-known design award, given to just 1 entry, was announced today. Last year the winner was a personal mobility chair and the year before that it was a robotic arm. This year, the grand prize went to a world map.

8 Options for Making Digital Maps In yesterday's post about English Heritage's Map of Myth, Legend, and Folklore I included a mention of using StoryMap JS to create interactive maps. That prompted a response from Cindy Rudy who suggested the idea of using Thinglink or Google Earth to make similar maps of myths, legends, and folklore. That was my inspiration for this run-down of eight options for making digital maps.

Population Estimation Service » Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v4 Population Estimation Service The Population Estimation Service is a Web-based service for estimating population totals and related statistics within a user-defined region. It enables users of a wide variety of map clients and tools to quickly obtain estimates of the number of people residing in specific areas without having to download and analyze large amounts of spatial data. The pes-v2 service accepts polygons that define areas of interest, and a string which selects a year from the set of 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015 or 2020 then returns population totals, land area, quality measures, and basic parametric statistics for the requested polygons based on data from SEDAC's Gridded Population of the World version 4 (GPWv4) dataset. If no year is specified the default is to provide results for the year 2015.

40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School By the time we graduate high school, we learn that they never taught us the most interesting things in there. Sure, you might be able to name the European countries or point New York on the map, but does that give a you real understanding of how the world functions? To fill this gap, we have gathered a great and informative selection of infographical maps that they should’ve shown us at school: every single one of these maps reveals different fun and interesting facts, which can actually help you draw some pretty interesting conclusions. What Causes Ocean Currents? The systems of ocean surface currents and deep water currents are, as expected, connected, but the locations of the physical connections are limited to three areas (one per main ocean), and are all on the Northern Hemisphere. The downwelling occurs on the Northern Atlantic, while the upwelling occurs on the Northern Pacific and the Northern Indian Ocean, as shown on the side map. The extents of the continental shelf block, or at least seriously limit, the movement of the ocean currents. To see a 3D view of the Conveyor Belt enlarge the diagram below. 1.

Color wheels – Infographics for the People Above,“Farbkreis” from “The Art of Color” (1961), by Johannes Itten, a Swiss painter and theorist who taught at the Bauhaus. This 12-hue circle is made up of three primary, three secondary and six tertiary colors. “The Color Star” (1986) has eight disks with cut-outs that can be rotated over Itten’s star to compare colors. Now we have so many excellent digital color aids, like Adobe Color: But… I still remember art theory classes way back in art college. They were not that easy (we used to moan about them), but in retrospect, it was important knowledge. You decide Australia's population, we'll show you how it looks Australia's population has more than quadrupled in the past century, with the number of people tipped to reach 25 million this year. If current trends continue the population will top 40 million within 40 years. Some say Australia should have stopped growing decades ago. Others point out Australia is a wealthy country with plenty of space to welcome more. This is your chance to decide how big (or small) you think Australia should be. The chart below shows 24 potential paths for Australia's future population, based on the latest projections from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

ISOTYPE Book: Florence, Only An Ocean Between The book Only An Ocean Between by Lella Secor Florence contains some of the most iconic ISOTYPE charts. It was published in 1943, as part of a small series called America and Britain. Unlike some other ISOTYPE books, this one (and the other two in the series) advertise the charts right on the cover.