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Surging Seas: Sea level rise analysis by Climate Central

Surging Seas: Sea level rise analysis by Climate Central

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Thanks for choosing Tableau Public Your download should begin automatically, but if it doesn’t, click here. Need the 64-bit version? Click here. Just follow these easy steps to install your software: Accueil ALPAGE (diachronic analysis of the Paris urban area: a geomatic approach) is a research program coordinated by Hélène Noizet (LAMOP), which is supported by the ANR. Based on the association of 4 laboratories, and collaboration of many partners, it brings together some twenty researchers or academics in humanities, social sciences and communication studies. These historians, geomaticians and computer scientists are building a geographic information system (GIS) about the pre-industrial Parisian area.

Climb every mountain: visualising the world's 50 most prominent peaks Data scientist Robert Mundigi has created a multi-faceted visualisation of the world's 50 most prominent peaks. The interactive graphic, made using Tableau Public, features a clickable map of the summits, satellite images of each peak and figures for each mountain's prominence and overall elevation. In mountaineering terms, prominence is the vertical distance between a summit and the lowest contour line encircling it and no higher peak. The different visualisation panels are interlinked, such that selecting a mountain on either the map or bar chart will result in its satellite image being displayed via the Google Maps panel. The image you see upon first loading the page is of Mauna Kea, a volcanic mountain on the island of Hawaii.• Who made this graphic?

Watch NASA Explain Why We Should All Be Worried About Greenland's Melting Ice Sheet NASA scientists are worried about Greenland. Its ice sheet is three times the size of Texas and a mile deep on average. The only place with more of the world’s ice is Antarctica. Urban Population Map Close Source United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Population Division special updated estimates of urban population as of October 2011, consistent with World Population Prospects: The 2010 revision and World Urbanization Prospects: The 2009 revision. Graphic presentation of data based on The Guardian, 27 July 2007. This map is stylized and based on an approximate scale. It does not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of any country or territory or the delimitation of any frontiers.

Behind a better life: interactive guide to the data Turn autoplay off Edition: <span><a href=" Emergency Flood and Landslide Warnings in Japan; Levee Breach Destroys Homes, Forces Dramatic Rescues Residents Rescued from Japan Storm Tropical storm Etau continues to wreak havoc on Japan as seen in this video when officials rescue stranded residents from their flooded residents. Heavy rain continues to threaten areas of Japan on Thursday.

Mapping Center : Making a Large-Scale 3D Map: Part 3 By Kenneth Field, Research Cartographer 1. Introduction In part 1 and part 2 of this blog entry, you learned about some of the design considerations for creating a large-scale 3D map, prepared your 2D building data in ArcMap, used ArcScene to create 3D representations of your building data, and transferred your data to Google SketchUp to render your models and then brought your models back into ArcScene. In this final part, you will use the models to create a 3D isometric map and add a range of additional symbols to create a rich large-scale 3D landscape for your static map. 2.

Edlib: qrcodes The use of QR codes (Quick response codes) are really taking off across all aspects of our lives. There are great opportunities to use them in learning and many educational bodies and libraries are taking on the challenge.(Picture at right from the Daring Librarian - Hot QR codes in the classroom and library) Following is some great resources to get you started using QR codes in learning. What is a QR code? A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobiles phones with camera, and smartphones.

Stalking in English Class We’ve been stalking people in english class. Wanting to teach the kids in my class about concepts of digital footprint and online safety, I used three people well known from the edusphere as examples: Will Richardson, Jabiz Raisdana and Jeff Utecht. I introduced these three friends to the students in my class by giving them only a photo and a name. How Climate Change Could Cause the Next Big Refugee Crisis The current refugee crisis has not emerged solely because of the problems caused by climate change, but environmental and humanitarian groups are warning that the next major crisis could be, and that we need to start preparing now. The threat of war, general civil unrest, and religiously motivated violence have been among the key driving forces that have led to hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing Syria and surrounding regions and entering Europe with the hope of finding safety. As Europe struggles to cooperate and come up with a reasonable and fair way to share its duty of care to refugees, prominent global voices are warning that while this crisis may not be solely down to climate change, future refugee crises will be. It is worth mentioning though that some scientists say that the current crisis in Syria may have been exacerbated by climate change. These aren’t casual links either. There are other real-life examples of this happening, too.