Open Source Tool Sets for Creating High-density Maps A few weeks ago I wrote about some of the building blocks available to create engaging maps in Drupal . The module ecosystem around maps and other geospatial functionality is pretty flexible, but there are some situations where Drupal might not be the best fit. There are some great tools out there to build out sites when the situation calls for little else besides a map display, or when processing and rendering tens of thousands of geospatial features. In this blog post, I’m going to talk about two in particular, Mapbox and CartoDB . Mapbox
Storytelling with Google Maps Getting started with Google Maps Whether you're highlighting shelter locations during a flood or setting the scene in a broadcast story, a map can be a great vehicle to share information with your audience. Use this site to help you get started with Google's mapping tools—from interactive web maps to HD Google Earth animations for television. Sign up for our mailing listStay up to date on the latest Google Maps and Google Earth tools relevant to journalists, including new crisis maps, fresh satellite imagery and more: Sign up for our Google Group. Get in touchE-mail the Google News Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create custom map add-in excel and powerpoint Do you want to create thematic maps in Excel and PowerPoint? BeGraphic has a free version to build your custom map and geographical dashboard based on live data. With BeGraphic, not only you can make your own editable map, but you can also build custom sales territory map. History of choropleth maps When was invented the tinted map? This colourful name is the exact title given by French Baron Pierre Charles Dupin in 1826 to his new type of map showing the "Forces productives et commerciales de la France".
Online Charts Builder Hohli Online Charts Builder New version: Try new version of Charts Builder, it based on new Google Charts API Load From Image URL: Foodmap: recipes as maps & networks FoodmapRecipes as maps, diagrams & networks Map your Recipe See where the fruits and vegetables in your recipe were first domesticated. Includes:Guesstimate the cuisineEtymological data.Example recipesData on current producers. Compare your Recipe Compares the occurrence, frequency and type of ingredients in many recipes simultaneously.
Four sisters in Ancient Rome - Ray Laurence Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths. Take a look at this exquisitely detailed lesson on life of a typical Roman teenager two thousand years ago. Freeborn women in ancient Rome were citizens (cives) but could not vote or hold political office. Because of their limited public role, women are named less frequently than men by Roman historians.
How to Tell Stories with Maps School of Data has published a good round-up of narrative mapping platforms. The article includes a few examples of good story maps and explores some of the mapping libraries which can be used to create interactive maps to annotate or narrate a story. Seven Ways to Create a Storymap reviews popular narrative mapping libraries such as Knight Lab's StoryMap JS, Esri StoryMaps and CartoDB's Odyssey.js.
How to build a fictional world - Kate Messner The world building strategies of popular books like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter have been analyzed in great detail by writers and critics alike. The NPR piece “At Home in Fantasy’s Nerd-Built World” continues the conversation, taking a look at the magical creation of George R. R. Martin’s world in Game of Thrones. If you’re ready to create your very own fictional world, it’s great to start by reading lots of examples – and read like a writer, studying the craft of world building. Volcanoes - Kids Geography Videos, Games and Lessons that Make Learning Fun and Easy Volcanoes for Kids Volcanoes are vents, fissures or openings in the Earth's crust from which hot ashes, gases and magma erupt. On land, volcanoes usually take the form of mountains or hills with one or more volcanic vents. But the vast majority of the world's volcanoes lie beneath the sea along the global oceanic ridges. Around 50 to 60 land-based volcanoes are active in a given year, some posing serious threat to nearby human population. Play Quiz Games :
40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit.
Speech acts: Constative and performative - Colleen Glenney Boggs John Langshaw Austin (1911–1960) was White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He made a number of contributions in various areas of philosophy, including important work on knowledge, perception, action, freedom, truth, language, and the use of language in speech acts. Distinctions that Austin draws in his work on speech acts—in particular his distinction between locutionary, illocutionary, and perlocutionary acts—have assumed something like canonical status in more recent work.
Twin paradox Keep an eye out on Joshua Samani's blog. It's coming soon, and is sure to dazzle you with lots of brilliant information (from articles to stuff about teaching). You don't want to miss it! The effect of time dilation illustrated by the twin paradox is not just a theoretical phenomenon. The fundamentals of space-time: Part 1 - Andrew Pontzen and Tom Whyntie This lesson was created with thanks to Christopher Harte and the Media and Arts Technology studios, Queen Mary, University of London.A major focus of the first animation is that we can show what physics looks like from other people’s perspectives. Physics that can be analyzed from the original, stationary camera perspective can also be analyzed from the perspective of someone moving along at a steady rate. This shift in perspectives is known as a Galilean transformation, named after the pioneering scientist Galileo Galilei.