Map Projections: Flatten the Sphere - GIS Geography Why use map projections? The best way to represent the Earth is with a globe. We live on one big blue marble that’s the shape of a sphere (or close to it) But globes are hard to carry in your backpack, you can only see one side of the globe, it’s hard to measure distances and they’re just not as convenient as paper maps. This is why we project globes on two-dimensional planes with map projections. For the GIS analyst to make use of points, lines and polygons, it is necessary to locate them in two dimensions. OpenStreetMap Where is this? Reverse Directions Welcome to OpenStreetMap! OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license. Hosting is supported by UCL, Bytemark Hosting, and other partners. Learn More Start Mapping
Collabora Office for Android and iOS Release Notes - Collabora Office and Collabora Online Collabora Office for Android and iOS is available for download from the Play Store and the App Store and also available for F-Droid. The latest snapshot for Android is also available for download as .apk. The required Android version is 5.0 or later. The required iOS Version is 12.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Learn more about our mobile office suite on the product page or visit the credits to find out who has been involved. January 15, 2021 Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion When Boston public schools introduced a new standard map of the world this week, some young students’ felt their jaws drop. In an instant, their view of the world had changed. The USA was small.
Google Street View – Explore natural wonders and world landmarks Zhoucun Ancient Town Zhoucun ancient commercial town now is national AAAA level tourism scenic spot, cradle land of Lushang culture, demonstration base of national culture industry, provincial level key cultural relic protection unit, provincial level civilized scenic spot, provincial level patriotic education base and one of top ten film shooting bases in Shandong. The total area of planning scenic spots is 4.92 sq.m, having protection area, control area and transition area. The protection area consists of historical cultural streets and districts such as: Da Jie (the main street), silk market street and silver market street.
Trading One Bad Map for Another? - Atlas Obscura Earlier this month, the social studies classrooms of Boston Public Schools underwent a slight but significant change in decor. Down came the Mercator Projection—a common choice of world maps for schools—which distorts the size of each land mass but keeps continental shapes intact. Up went a different map, the Peters, which stretches out the world in order to give each continent a proportionally accurate amount of room. Relief Map i Hans Braxmeier, Donaustraße 13, 89231 Neu-Ulm, firstname.lastname@example.org Intention The vision of Maps-For-Free is to offer free worldwide relief maps and other layers which can easily be integrated into existing map projects. 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. This one contains 18 pictorial charts that are itemized in a separate list (similar to the list of photographs), but never referred to in the text. After a few maps, we get to the data! Two charts (not next to each other in the book) show climate and weather.
Earth and Moon Viewer Welcome to Earth and Moon Viewer. Viewing the Earth You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe. Images can be generated based on a full-colour image of the Earth by day and night, a topographical map of the Earth, up-to-date weather satellite imagery, or a composite image of cloud cover superimposed on a map of the Earth, a colour composite which shows clouds, land and sea temperatures, and ice, or the global distribution of water vapour. Expert mode allows you additional control over the generation of the image.
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. Map Collections Home Page The Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Geographic Location Index | Subject Index | Creator Index | Title Index The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.