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Wat is de hoogste berg van de wereld?

Wat is de hoogste berg van de wereld? | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it

De Mount Everest toch? Deze is best hoog en vanaf (gemiddelde!) zeeniveau gemeten is deze ook de hoogste nl  8850m. Maar gemeten vanaf het midden van de aarde- dus het hoogste punt van de aarde- is dat de Mount  Chimbarazo (Ecuador): 10.203 meter. De aarde is nl geen perfecte cirkel maar een ellips en aan de evenaar 'dikker' door de centrifugale kracht van de aardrotatie.

Er is toch ook nog een 'echte' berg hoger dan Mount Everest: Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Deze is vanaf de bodem van de oceaan: 10.000m.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 25, 6:42 PM

I've tried to answer this question without any visual aids and there is always at least one confused look in the class.  This infographic is the most straightforward way to give the 'long' answer to a seemingly simple question, "what is the tallest mountain on Earth?"  It all depends on how you measure it and what your reference point is.   

 

Tags: physicalEcuador, Nepal.

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Het geheugen van een rivier: meanderen

Het geheugen van een rivier: meanderen | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it

"If you measure the contours of a river valley with Lidar (like radar with lasers), you get a beautiful map of all the historical river channels."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 29, 2015 6:39 PM

This particular image is fantastic for teaching about geomorphology and river systems.  Students can 'see' the historical layers of a meandering stream winding it's way across the landscape.  Here's a meandering stream image (Willamette River, Oregon) that shows the dynamism of fluvial processes quite nicely.

 

Tags physical, fluvial, geomorphology, erosion, landscape.

YEC Geo's curator insight, January 19, 4:58 PM

Very impressive.

Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, January 29, 3:42 AM

For the beauty of this picture. Follow the link to see the ancient courses of Mississippi River, I had once the idea to draw maps of the lower course of the Loue River in France not in a scientific purpose, but just for a kind of fractal art.

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The Ever-Expanding Slums

"Slums lack:

Permanent housingSufficient spaceClean waterSanitationPersonal safety
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L.Long's curator insight, May 5, 5:59 PM
World's Largest Slums
Rebecca Geevarghese's curator insight, May 8, 6:29 AM
Another GREAT resource to show to Geography students! 
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 2, 12:29 AM

The liveability of urban slums in the developing world makes an interesting study linking access to services and facilities, community identity, social connectedness, environmental quality and safety. 

 

Follow an introduction to slums using this video clip and 8.11 with the following resources that investigate the impact of rapid urbanisation on the liveability of cities.

 

Slums are a consequence of urbanisation studied in more depth  in Changing Places (Stage 9) - consequences of urbanisation. Limit the study of slums to liveability issues in stage 4 or an introduction to factors influencing liveability. 

 

GeoWorld 7 NSW

Chapter 7: Liveability:Measurement and environmental factors 

7.6 Access to shelter

Chapter 8 Urban, rural and remote places

8.6 An urban world

8.7 Why go to town?

8.8 Large cities attract people

8.10 Skyscrapers and slums

8.11 Kibera slums and flying toilets

Geothink people live in cities - Figure 8.14.3

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If The World Were 100 People | GOOD Data

If the population of the world was only 100 people, what would society look like? Produced and Written by Gabriel Reilich ; Animation by Jake Infusin
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Duurzame artikelen

Duurzame artikelen | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
Duurzame energie is bijna goedkoper dan energie uit fossiele brandstof. Vijf uitgebreide artikelen verkennen of daarmee de transitie ook zeker is.
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El Niño: het monster dat het weer in de war maakt | Binnenland | de Volkskrant

El Niño: het monster dat het weer in de war maakt | Binnenland | de Volkskrant | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
De sterkste El Niño sinds mensenheugenis richt op veel plekken in de wereld ellende aan, maar biedt meteorologen ook een buitenkans het natuurverschij

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Wat is de hyperloop?

This is "Wat is de hyperloop?" by nrcnl on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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MET DE HYPERLOOP BEN JE IN 30 MINUTEN VAN AMSTERDAM NAAR PARIJS!
We reizen over de weg, per spoor, door de lucht, over het water. Daar komt misschien snel een vijfde transportmethode bij: een enorme buis met lage luchtdruk waarin voertuigen met een snelheid van maximaal 1.200 kilometer per uur heen en weer schieten – sneller dan een vliegtuig op een lijnvlucht. Binnen een half uur van Amsterdam naar Parijs!
De Hyperloop heeft geen rails nodig, hij werkt met een zweefsysteem met magneten, en kan boven- en ondergronds. De Amerikaanse minister van Transport Anthony Foxx zei vorige week dat hij de Hyperloop ‘een solide idee’ vindt waarin de Amerikaanse overheid mogelijk gaat investeren (er zijn plannen voor een verbinding tussen Los Angeles en San Francisco). In China overweegt het grootste spoorbedrijf CRRC hem te bouwen.
Lees het gehele artikel op NRC.nl. Tags Aardrijkskundeuitgelegd.nl: Transporttechnologie, tijd-ruimte-compressie, relatieve afstand.

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Hoe de wereld er uit zou zien als al het ijs gesmolten is

We learned last year that many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century.

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Kan India een wereldmacht worden?


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Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 2015 11:29 AM

If you were to ask me before watching this video, i would say absolutely. They have the capability because they are full of intelligent people, they also have enough people to do it. Something is just holding them back from moving forward...

Chris Costa's curator insight, November 15, 2015 3:15 PM

I really enjoyed this video; it's packed with a lot of information, but all of it is relevant to its main discussion of India as a potential superpower. In class, we discussed the importance of the Mississippi River Valley and the Great Lakes Basin played in the development of the US economy and the rise of the US as a global superpower, and this does not differ very much from the intricate river systems that litter the Indian subcontinent. The Ganges River Valley has historically been home to millions of people, facilitating agricultural development as well as trade. The lack of natural boundaries within the nation has allowed for the diffusion of the thousands of different cultures, customs, religions, and languages that find their home within India, although this has lead to division amongst its people. Internal disputes have paved the way for foreign leaders to seize control of the subcontinent, as evidenced by the Mughal Empire, and the eventual control of India by the British. Independence has lead to huge political and economic developments, as well as forming a distinct national identity that has, so far, risen above the petty sectionalist and race-related squabbles of yesteryear, but sectional rivalries continue to be had between the various Indian states. All the tools needed to become a superpower are at India's disposal; all it must do is seize the opportunity.

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 14, 2015 11:48 AM

anyone who doesn't think that India can become a superpower is insane. they already are one. they have nukes. they have a billion people. they have massive industry, and they have a history of conflict with their neighbors.

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Wereldwijs videoblog: Alle aardbevingen van 2000 tot en met 2015. https://t.co/PfoFhXqnIV Powered by RebelMouse

Wereldwijs videoblog: Alle aardbevingen van 2000 tot en met 2015. https://t.co/PfoFhXqnIV Powered by RebelMouse | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
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Spreiding van ISIS Attacks in de wereld

Spreiding van ISIS Attacks in de wereld | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
At least a dozen countries have had attacks since the Islamic State, or ISIS, began to pursue a global strategy in the summer of 2014.

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Chelsea Martines's curator insight, November 21, 2015 3:41 PM
The Paris attacks from ISIS are now being discovered as linked to other attacks that ISIS has planned out. They have up until now according to the article, done 'lone wolf' attacks and now are changing to bigger and city kind of attacks across the globe. They are taking over much of the Middle East and Africa, in hopes to make that area chaotic enough to start more global conflict and another world war, accoring to the article. There have been studies and research in tracking ISIS and they have found that attacks in many other cities in the world have been inspired by ISIS as well.
Matthew Richmond's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:23 PM

These maps were very helpful in understanding the spread and threat of ISIS. It also helps the understanding of just what a wide range of places they have attacked is. They are capable of striking much of the world in the name of fundamentalism. However, the video of Muslim's chanting is one of those things that can kind of turn down the fear, especially of admitting refugees, that has gripped much of the world. We are as safe as we can be, but idea's are bulletproof and there's no end in sight to the elimination of Islamic Fundamentalism.

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, December 4, 2015 10:55 AM

Read this article and fill out your Socratic seminar question sheet for the inner/outer circle on Tues, Dec 8

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Why Boat Refugees Don't Fly! - Factpod #16 - YouTube

This shows you why the refugees crossing the mediterranean by boat, can't just fly to Europe. DATA SOURCE http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?u...
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8 van de vreemdste plekken ter wereld

8 van de vreemdste plekken ter wereld | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
Onze is aarde is groot, en als je bereid bent om een paar sneeuwschoenen aan te doen of een tocht door een dorre woestijen te maken, dan zijn er nog genoeg vreemde plekken te ontdekken.
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Kunnen we aarbevingveilig bouwen? - BBC News

Kunnen we aarbevingveilig bouwen? - BBC News | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
About a million people have died in earthquakes in the last two decades, but is such death and destruction inevitable?
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Europe Median Age 1960-2060

Median age is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups - that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older
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De mediane leeftijd laat zien hoe Europa vergrijst
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Where are all the world's McDonald's?

In 1940, Richard and Maurice McDonald opened their first burger stand in San Bernardino, CA. With the help of Ray Kroc, the brothers took their restauran
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Adriaan C. Postma's comment, March 24, 5:18 PM
In 1940 openden de broers Richard en Maurice McDonald in Californië hun eerste hamburgerrestaurant. Nu, 75 jaar later, heeft de fastfoodketen meer dan 36.000 vestigingen in 119 landen. De Amerikaanse nieuwssite Business Insider bracht de globalisering van de Golden Arches in kaart.
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Is de opwaardering van Katendrecht ook goed voor de 'gewone Rotterdammer'?

Is de opwaardering van Katendrecht ook goed voor de 'gewone Rotterdammer'? | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
Gentrificatie: De stad is bezig zichzelf opnieuw uit te vinden, en aantrekkelijk te worden voor hogere inkomens. Maar arme stadinwoners profiteren daar niet van.
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President's Day

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"The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."   

 

-President Barack Obama


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 15, 1:49 PM

Thanks to the NCGE for reminding me of this great quote.  In 2012 President Obama participated in National Geographic Bee to to "celebrate the important role that geography plays in all our lives."  If you want the video of President Obama saying this quote, click here.  

 

Tags: Geography, Geography Education, video, geo-inspiration.

Pierre Mongin 's curator insight, February 28, 2:25 AM

L'Étude de la géographie sert à comprendre la complexité du monde et s'appuie sur les cartes y inclus mentales pour voir la globalité . 

Niall Conway's curator insight, March 16, 1:41 PM

Thanks to the NCGE for reminding me of this great quote.  In 2012 President Obama participated in National Geographic Bee to to "celebrate the important role that geography plays in all our lives."  If you want the video of President Obama saying this quote, click here.  

 

Tags: Geography, Geography Education, video, geo-inspiration.

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Droogte Californië: wanneer stopt de groei en de druk op de natuur?

Droogte Californië: wanneer stopt de groei en de druk op de natuur? | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
A punishing drought is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been the state’s engine has run against the limits of nature.

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Hoeveel Europese landen passen er in Brazilië?

Hoeveel Europese landen passen er in Brazilië? | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it

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Gene Gagne's curator insight, November 20, 2015 7:59 PM

I would say. Just imagine three mega cities like Rio de Janeiro, population 11,960,000 then Buenos Aires with a population of 13,530,000 and finally Sao Paulo with the Southern Hemisphere's largest metropolitan area with a population of 19,920,000 with 2 more Mega cities to be added by 2025.

Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, November 24, 2015 11:52 AM

I cannot believed the size of Brazil is at this scale because we don't hear a lot about it as being a world power. It shows that even though the country is this big, most of the land is uninhabitable due to the forests and geography of the land. In addition, from history class one cannot imagine a small country like Portugal controlled a big country as Brazil from the colonial times. Seeing this map with all these European countries inside of it with some space leftover, one can see the massive size of this South American country.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 7, 2015 12:47 PM
This link to show me a picture of Europe fitting in Brazil is astounding! I never realized how large this country was until it was put together like a puzzle for me. For a single country to be that large that you would be able to fit an entire continent inside is absurd. That really goes to show that looks can be deceiving.
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El Niño 2015 op z'n hoogtepunt

El Niño 2015 op z'n hoogtepunt | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it

Op dit moment is het zeewater in de Stille Oceaan op z'n warmst en El Niño op zijn sterkst. Ook de komende maanden zal El Niño gevolgen hebben voor het weer wereldwijd.


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VIDEO: Alle 36.285 vestigingen van McDonald's in kaart gebracht http://t.co/QxU1JicneJ #aardrijkskunde #globalisering #bigmac #fastfood Powered by RebelMouse

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