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Our Changing World

Our Changing World

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Moshe Adler: Cuba by the Numbers Cuba by the Numbers Posted on Sep 29, 2010 By Moshe Adler Mapping Proportional Geographical Data Reading a blog post by Jon Udell just now - Visual numeracy for collective survival - I came across this question: What do you call th[e] kind of [map] projection, where country size is proportional to a variable? What do you call something like this, for example? Any ideas? How would you search for it? I started off for a search on "proportional country map", and was lucky enough to soon hit upon an explanation by scanning through the search results: this type of map is called a cartogram, and it's one of several ways of using a map to depict the value of some particular measure or statistic.

Karen Lee Wald: Cuba From the Other Side - Book Review Cuba From the Other Side Posted on Apr 8, 2011 By Karen Lee Wald I first learned of Keith Bolender’s book “Voices From the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba” when the author reached out to me after reading an article I’d written on Luis Posada Carriles in The Rag blog. Compare SQL Server 2008 R2, Oracle 11G R2, PostgreSQL/PostGIS 1.5 Spatial Features In our prior compare -- we compared PostgresQL 8.3/PostGIS 1.3-1.4, SQL Server 2008 and MySQL 5+ (now owned by Oracle). Many people would have preferred seeing Oracle or IBM DB2 in the mix since few use MySQL seriously for spatial work. So by popular demand we are replacing our compare of MySQL with that of Oracle. A couple of exciting things have happened since that last comparison. PostGIS released PostGIS 1.5 which introduced native geodetic support in the form of a new type called geography.

Mapping Stereotypes Project by alphadesigner Atlas of Prejudice: The Complete Stereotype Map Collection Get your copy on: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE / Amazon FR / Amazon IT / Amazon ES / Amazon Canada / Amazon Japan / Amazon India / Amazon Brazil 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. Two new products from the World Bank inform, through data, the progress of over 200 countries towards gender equality and development.

CUBA – poorest of the healthy A decade ago I lectured to the staff of the Ministry of Health in Cuba. After my talk the Minister happily said, this graphs showed that Cuba is the healthiest of the poor countries! On the way out a young staff member whispered in my ear: - He is wrong, Cuba is just the poorest of the healthy countries. Gapminder World describes that both were right, People in Cuba has the same life span as Chile, Portugal, South Korea, Greece and USA. But Cuba has the lowest income per person of all these countries with Life Expectancy of 79 years!

2015 World Population Interactive Map Download: 2015 World Population Data Sheet (PDF: 2.5MB) Explore: Digital Visualization Read: Data Show Gains For Women, But More Progress Needed Teach: Lesson Plan Disclaimer Due to their size, the following countries and territories are not represented on the map: Faro Island, Denmark; Gibraltar; Hong Kong SAR; Liechtenstein; Maldives; Monaco; San Marino; St. Helena Island; and Vatican City. Notes

Human Development Index - Top 30 Countries with high human development Norway, Australia and the Netherlands lead the Human Development Index (HDI) rankings in 2011, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Niger and Burundi are at the bottom. Each year since 1990 the Human Development Report has published the Human Development Index (HDI) which was introduced as an alternative to conventional measures of national development. The HDI represents a broader definition of well-being and provides a composite measure of three basic dimensions of human development: health, education and income. The latest HDI report is from 2011 with emphasis on Sustainability and Equity, titled: A Better Future for All.

Crazy Maps Show The World Organized By Human Activity Ever since Gerardus Mercator created his iconic map of the world in 1569--the one that first enabled ships to navigate at sea without getting lost--people have been drawing maps using the same fundamental concept of conveying physical space. Cartographers have gotten more sophisticated over time. They’ve figured out how to distort that space, how to portray that Massachusetts has more electoral votes than Wyoming, or that countries closer to the equator are larger than we think. But for hundreds of years, we’ve been tethered to the idea of looking at the world through the shape of its land. Now that there’s virtually none of that left to explore and discover, it may be time to start thinking about our world in new visual ways: not according to physical space, but to how people are distributed across it, and what their presence can tell us about global poverty, health inequality, environmental impacts, and geopolitics.

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