The World As 100 People Continent 60 Asia 15 Africa 9 South America 5 North America 11 Europe Gender 50 female 50 male Age 26 aged 0-14 66 aged 15-64 8 aged 65+ Religion 33 Christians 22 Muslims 14 Hindus 7 Buddhists 12 Other 12 No religion Literacy 83 able to read & write 17 unable College 7 have a college degree 93 do not Internet 30 can access the internet 70 cannot Phones 75 have cell phones 25 do not Water 87 have safe water 13 do not Poverty 48 live on less than 2 US dollars per day
Wiki Live EditCollaborate.org launches new platform to map the worldLAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Collaborate.org wants to bring geospatial data to the masses, beyond where Google Earth has gone. The company, which launched Wednesday at the Future in Review conference here, is built around a geospatial visualizer, with more than 2 million data layers that can be overlaid on maps, and a broad set of collaboration tools. "We want to harness the collective knowledge of the online global community, sharing expertise and enthusiasm," said company CEO Kevin Montgomery. "We are providing worldwide geospatial infrastructure to empower people." Collaborate.org grew out of Intelesense, a company headed by Montgomery that provides monitoring products for wireless sensor networks and a spatial data exchange. Collaborate.org is built around World Wind, an open-source, spatial visualization platform developed by NASA. "World Wind is Google Earth, but you can do what you want with it," said Patrick Hogan, NASA World Wind project manager.
U. Presses: Mapping Our InfluenceMapping Our Influence AAUP member presses have tremendous and positive impacts on the world around them—from regional publishing programs to world-reknowned disciplinary lists and translation projects. We often talk of this value of university presses, and our Mapping project now gives us the tools to visually demonstrate its truth. The pins below illustrate AAUP membership across the US and worldwide. have created an Influence Map for University Press Week 2012. View AAUP Influence Maps in a larger map Influence Map by Press University of Alberta PressRegional and Global Footprint Baylor University PressGlobal Footprint University of British Columbia PressGlobal Footprint Brookings Institution Press2012 Publications and Partner Presses University of Chicago PressGlobal Footprint University Press of Colorado& the Utah State University Press Regional and Global Affiliations Columbia University PressGlobal Footprint Duquesne University Press2010-2013 Fordham University Press2012 Publications
Handmade Diorama Maps Created Using Thousands of Printed PhotosWhat you see above is a “map” of Paris created by collaging thousands of photographs shot in the city. It’s just one of the amazing pieces in Japanese photographer Sohei Nishino‘s Diorama Map project. The series contains maps of many of the world’s most famous cities, and all of them are photographed and collaged by hand. To create each diorama map, Nishino visits a city and shoots thousands of photographs while walking around within them. Hundreds of rolls of black-and-white film and tens of thousands of photographs later, he develops and prints the film himself in a personal darkroom, brings everything into his studio, and then begins to edit them. Using a sketch of the city’s layout on a giant white canvas, he spends months cutting photographs and gluing them onto the map in the locations they belong. The process is tedious, but Nishino still manages to produce them at a rate of about three per year. Here are some of the diorama maps he has created so far: Berlin, Germany Tokyo, Japan
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