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Sourcemap: where things come from

Sourcemap: where things come from

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World Atlas World Map Atlas of the World including Geography Facts and Flags - Find Any Address on a map Find Any City on a map Find any Latitude and Longitude and much more Oceans all the details Flags All countries, provinces, states, and territories Outline Maps and Map Tests New York - Dynamic Public Transport Travel Time Maps for New York close It's Mapnificent shows you the area you can reach with public transport from any point in a given time. It is available for major cities in the US and world wide. You may be interested to watch a video about what Mapnificent can do, read a blog post about how Mapnificent works or jump to the Mapnificent API Documentation.

10 African tech startups that are driving valuable innovations Africa is gaining even more traction in the global startup scene with its growing number of tech hubs, big investments, and fresh ideas. Here are 10 worth watching. Africa is a rising global competitor in the technology industry. It was already a leader in mobile to mobile payment systems with its m-Pesa system, but now startups are being launched all over the continent, even in rural areas with little to no electricity, as more people gain access to wireless internet and smartphones. There are now more than 90 tech hubs across Africa, according to the World Bank. South Africa still has the most, but Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Senegal aren't far behind.

World Map, Online Maps, Satellite Maps - National Geographic Skip to this page's content National Geographic Society P.O. Box 98199 Washington , DC 20090-8199 USA 5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year – 2009 It was a huge year for data. There's no denying it. Data is about to explode. More women in Africa start businesses, seizing independence, overcoming social barriers KAMPALA, Uganda – Madinah Nalukenge recalls the day she set out to sell food on the filthy edges of a bus terminal in the Ugandan capital in 2004. She had just $10 left over from a failed attempt to sell bed sheets. Now she runs a catering business that makes a monthly profit of up to $3,000, a source of pride for the 34-year-old single mother who spends her days offering plates of mashed plantain and greasy meats to transport operators in downtown Kampala. "There is a lot of money to be made here," she said recently, her apron bulging with cash.

Map Reading Activities Advertisement. is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.) 50 Great Examples of Data Visualization Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Music, Movies and Other Media Narratives 2.0 visualizes music.

Doing business with Africa: Potential and challenge The other day I was chatting with one of my clients who just got back from Central Africa and he said to me: “I was just passing through Customs when the bloke in front of me was stopped because of his suitcase. They didn’t want to let him through with his luggage at first. He then opened a smaller bag full of cash, showed it to the official, gave him a stash, and the official waived him through without opening the suitcase.

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