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Views of the World - worldmapping beyond mere description

Views of the World - worldmapping beyond mere description
“In recent decades, the world has witnessed the enormous economic, social, cultural and political development of China. As the most populous country in the world, China’s transition process influences directly one fifth of the world’s population and indirectly almost all the rest of the world. Chinese economic activities cover the whole globe, Chinese living overseas constitute the largest diaspora, and China’s political and economic influence is significant. On the other hand, China and its government face many challenges, as Chinese society as well as the environment are affected by these massive processes.” These challenges were the theme of a Conference on the Socio-Economic Transition of China at Palacký University in Olomouc (Czech Republic) where the opportunities and potential threats for China are discussed from an interdisciplinary perspective organized by the CHINET (Forging a scientific team and international networking in the field of Chinese Studies) project.

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Danny Dorling: Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are) I'd like you to imagine the world anew.I'd like to show you some maps,which have been drawn by Ben Hennig,of the planet in a waythat most of you will never have seen the planet depicted before. We worry about people.We worry about how many people there are.We worry about how you can get away from people.But this is the map of the world changed again to make area large,the further away people are from each area.So if you want to know where to go to get away from everybody,here's the best places to go.And every year, these areas get bigger,because every year, we are coming off the land globally.We are moving into the cities.We are packing in more densely.There are wolves again in Europe,and the wolves are moving west across the continent.Our world is changing. Thank you very much.

Top 10 YouTube videos about maps and geography There are plenty of cool YouTube videos about maps and geography but we’ve decided to make for you the ultimate compilation of the most funny, amusing, surprising and inspiring of all them. Take a look and let us know in the comments if we’ve missed any video that should have been on our list. 1. Cult part about Gall-Peters projection from “The West Wing” TV show 2.

Syria: The story of the conflict Image copyright Getty Images More than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives in four-and-a-half years of armed conflict, which began with anti-government protests before escalating into a full-scale civil war. More than 11 million others have been forced from their homes as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those opposed to his rule battle each other - as well as jihadist militants from so-called Islamic State. This is the story of the civil war so far, in eight short chapters. 1.

Maps: Scanned collections online Historical Maps Great Britain The British Library collections Online Gallery: Some of the world's finest early maps, such as Matthew Paris' Map of Great Britain and The Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi, as well as selections from several collections, such as the Crace Maps of London, are available via an interactive viewer and are accompanied by extensive curator's notes. Images Online: Over 1100 maps are available via the picture library. Designed for commercial uses, it offers licensing of images and ordering in digital format.Mapping History, an online educational area focussing on four maps from the British Library's collections.Turning the Pages: See the link for "First Atlas of Europe" for an interactive presentation of the complete volume of Mercator's 16th century Atlas of Europe.Roy Map: searching and viewing of this 18th century military mapping treasure.

The UN predicts the world's population explosion: visualised Turn autoplay off Edition: <span><a href=" Sign in Beta About us Today's paper See the Historic Maps Declassified by the CIA Shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush and several advisors gathered at Camp David to weigh the country’s options. On the table in front of them, as you can see in the photo below, was a map of Afghanistan created by cartographers at the Central Intelligence Agency. It was among the first of what would become thousands of maps the CIA produced after September 11 to track terrorist networks and support U.S. military operations, including the raid to capture Osama bin Laden in 2011.

The refugee crisis is global. It’s time to treat it as one. Oh, the power of a photograph. For months, our esteemed leaders have been tripping over themselves to spin the refugee crisis as being anything other than humanitarian in nature. British Home Secretary Theresa May told Radio 4 in May that the vast majority of migrants were Africans travelling for economic reasons. Foreign Secretary of State Phillip Hammond told the BBC in August that migrants ‘marauding’ around the sea was nothing new, since ‘there will always be millions of Africans with the economic motivation to try to get to Europe.’ Finally, David Cameron himself got in on the act: ‘A lot of people coming to Europe are coming in search of a better life. They are economic migrants and they want to enter Britain illegally.’

The World at 7 Billion - Population and the Environment We are proud to be participating in the “7 Billion Actions” campaign, a call to action to highlight the challenges, opportunities and actions that will shape our common future. The goal of the 7 Billion Actions campaign is to promote dialogue about what it means to live in a world with so many people and to encourage action on issues that affect us all as global citizens. Over the next 7 days, we will provide you with 7 infographics that provide a multitude of information about the world’s population. No simple relationship exists between population size and environmental change. Demand for land, water, food and fossil fuels will only increase as world population grows, increasing the stress on the Earth’s limited resources. Today’s graphic shows the different dynamics in this relationship, highlighting emissions, consumption, food, water and more.

Top 7 maps that ultimately explain map projections Map projections are cool but they might be a bit scary. It’s difficult to understand how can you put a very complex round-shaped surface of the Earth on a flat plane. After reading this post everything should be clear! 1. Calais, behind the lens I first read about Calais in September 2014, while sitting at a café waiting to meet a colleague – photographer Henry Wilkins. A leafed-through copy of British tabloid newspaper The Sun lay on the table opposite, displaying a 500-word hack round-up of a recent attempt by African ‘migrants’ to rush the port’s fences. The xenophobic tone of the piece wasn’t explicit, but I recall thinking that given the seriousness of the event, the resulting casualties, the closeness of Calais to England, the lack of context, plus the paper’s propensity for reactionary politics, the subtext wasn’t all that subtle. At that time, it seemed the only reporting out of Calais was incident-based. So a few days later, we booked a late-night ferry and set off with a tent, an old Hasselblad 500 camera and a makeshift photo studio, in order to attempt to document the personal narratives of those camped in Calais, which the media had so far skirted.

Interactive The World of Seven Billion The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations— like economic powerhouses China and India—have an especially wide range of incomes. But as the two most populous countries, both are lower middle class when income is averaged per capita.

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