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Cartography of the Anthropocene - Globaïa

Cartography of the Anthropocene - Globaïa
The Anthropocene: A primer. The Anthropocene. We’re already there. This is our time, our creation, our challenge. Officially, this epoch does not exist. Unofficially however, the term is used more frequently in the scientific literature and, more recently, in publications dedicated to the general public. So, might you ask, what is the Anthropocene? First, the etymology. The term was proposed in 2000 by Paul J. Technically, the Anthropocene is the most recent period of the Quaternary, succeding to the Holocene. The Pleistocene (2.588 Ma to 11.7 Ka) was a tumultuous era, during which more than eleven major glaciations occurred. The Holocene (11.7 ka until about 1800 AD) was a time comparatively smoother in terms of climate variability. We are officially still in the Holocene. We collectively rolled over into a new era, which includes its stakes and challenges but also its opportunities and great qualities. Here is the definition more or less impressionistic we propose for the Anthropocene: Related:  Webmapping - Datavisualisations - Open data

The Geotagger's World Atlas Every city has something unique about it, whether it’s a memorial statue, a cool coffee shop, a world-renowned museum or a local pizza parlor. These places are visited by hundreds or maybe even thousands of people a year, which translates to dozens of photos, many of which are geotagged to show the location of these popular and special places. So, what would happen if you took all of those photos and created a map, linking the photos to show individual journeys and locations? I discovered the Geotagger’s World Atlas earlier this week and it was so neat I simply had to share it with you guys. The Geotagger’s World Atlas is a project spanning more than ten years of geotagged photo collection and data plotting. What is especially fun for me is not only looking at the popular destinations like London, Rome, Tokyo or Chicago, but checking out some of the smaller cities around them.

Complicated Mechanisms Explained in simple animations - Author: admin Filed under: General Date: Aug 1,2010 Radial Engines Radial engines are used in aircrafts having propeller connected to the shaft delivering power in order to produce thrust its basic mechanism is as follows Steam engine Principle Steam engine once used in locomotives was based on the reciprocating principle as shown below Sewing Machine Maltese Cross Mechanism this type of mechanism is used in clocks to power the second hand movement. Manual Transmission Mechanism The mechanism also called as “stick shift” is used in cars to change gears mannually Constant Velocity Joint This mechanism is used in the front wheel drive cars Torpedo-Boat destroyer System This system is used to destroy fleet in naval military operations. Rotary Engine Also called as Wankel engine is a type of internal combustion engine has a unique design that converts pressure into rotating motion instead of reciprocating pistons

L'homme tient l'avenir de la Terre dans ses mains: bienvenue dans l'anthropocène Temps de lecture: 14 min Anthropo-quoi? «Anthropocène», terme proposé par Paul Crutzen, chimiste et météorologue néerlandais nobélisé pour ses travaux sur la couche d'ozone, signifie que l'espèce humaine est devenue la principale force géophysique de la Terre, capable de modifier définitivement son environnement. L'impact de ses activités l'emporte en effet, pour la première fois dans l'histoire de notre planète, sur toutes les autres, c'est-à-dire l'ensemble des facteurs naturels. Dans cet anthropocène –du grec anthropos, être humain–, l'homme modifie le climat planétaire ainsi que les grands équilibres de la biosphère, essentiellement par la masse de gaz polluants qu'il produit. L'usine remplace alors le travail agricole et artisanal. Nos colocataires? Bon. La Terre, planète toute riquiqui à l'échelle de l'univers, parmi des milliards d'autres exoplanètes, pourrait bien devenir, par nos regards indifférents, la somme cataclysmique de nos actes. Soyons clair. Notre histoire s'accélère.

Mapline Blog How to Make an Awesome Data Visualization with Pin Map What is a Pin Map? 1 location = 1 pin Got the idea? Therefore, a pin map contains pins that each represent a geographical location. Be it a complete address, a county, a region, a state, or a zip code, Mapline can help you plot a pin map. Columns on your Excel spreadsheet data is plotted on your map data, allowing you to search for geographic information faster. Map visualization is more powerful and can be understood in minutes rather than viewing the same information on a spreadsheet! Add your own customized map pins Plot huge amounts of data Mapline Enterprise subscribers can plot pins up to 15,000 locations per 24-hours. Cluster your map pins Are the pins too hard to handle? Watch this video on how to cluster your pins Choose different map pin styles! Choose from a great line of map pin styles! Read here to learn more about customizing pins for pin map Transform Excel data into pins on a map now

Ground Zero II | Carloslabs Have you ever wondered what would happen if a nuclear bomb goes off in your city? With Google's Maps framework and a bit of Javascript, you can see the outcome. And it doesn't look good. Now with Nuclear Fallout, Wind and Pressure Just what you need to be safe in these turbulent times: enter the address of that boss, teacher, colleague or loved one; select a weapon and a damage map mode. By clicking repeatedly on "Fallout" you can change the wind direction at the moment of the explosion. Where's the older version? Copy and paste the following to mashup the Ground Zero II script into your own website or blog: A ZIP archive with the source code can be found here. Science Caveat The damage caused by a nuclear explosion is affected by a multitude of variables, and some of these require powerful super-computers to be simulated properly. Fallout shows the possible dispersion of radioactive isotopes after six hours of the explosion, assuming a constant gentle breeze. Project: 200903A

Département de la Creuse <p class="mesgjavas">Javascript est actuellement désactivé sur votre ordinateur. Vous devez l'activer sans quoi vous ne pourrez pas utiliser le site.</p> Mis en place dans la Drôme, puis dans le Puy-de-Dôme, Agrilocal est choisi par un nombre croissant de départements pour développer l’approvisionnement local dans la restauration collective. Dans la Creuse, le Conseil Général a décidé d’appuyer l’opération de coopération Leader « des champs à l’assiette » et de tester cet outil sur le territoire du Pays de Guéret. Pour mener cette expérimentation, il s’est associé à la Chambre d’Agriculture, au Groupe d’action locale (GAL) du Pays de Guéret, ainsi qu’au Centre de formation professionnelle et de formation agricole (CFPPA) de la Creuse. Le développement d’ devrait être étendu à l’ensemble du département à compter du second semestre 2015.

Omnes Viae: Tabula Peutingeriana - Itinerarium Romanum / Planificateur d'itinéraire Slingshot Instructions: (after you've read these, click here to get a bigger picture.) Click and drag the arrow to change the direction of launch of the spaceship. Choose Jupiter's path distance (the shortest distance of the initial launch point from Jupiter's orbital path) and initial speed of the spaceship. RESET: puts Jupiter into ready position at far left START: Jupiter begins moving at its orbital speed SHOOT: launches the spaceship Zoom in or out to see the full orbit of the spaceship! You can also right-click on the movie and zoom in to get a better view of the objects. Note: Jupiter moves through a distance equal to its diameter in about 3 hours. *** This flashlet demonstrates in a semiquantitative way how a properly directed spaceship can pick up energy from a moving planet. Jupiter Data : Chinese version Copyright © Michael Fowler 2004