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IWS | Education | Rainwater harvesting, benefits, how much rain you can collect

IWS | Education | Rainwater harvesting, benefits, how much rain you can collect | Special Purpose Maps | Scoop.it
Learn about rainwater collection and the environmental benefits as well as the various ways to use the harvested rainwater. Figure out how much you can collect from your roof.

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Census Data Mapper

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"This web mapping application provides users with a simple interface to view, customize, save and print thematic maps of the United States, using data from the 2010 Census.  The beta version contains a set of 2010 Census data relating to age and sex, population and race, and family and housing in the United States by county or equivalent entity." 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 23, 2013 12:20 PM

This month the U.S. Census Bureau has released the beta version of a very nice online mapping tool to display the 2010 data.  The mapper will create PDF versions of any map produced online (file sizes from 20-55KB) and the user can export the raw data to Excel.  While the user is more limited in how to display the data than they would using a GIS, this is a simple way to explore some of the basic census information.


Tags: statistics, census, GIS, mapping, cartography.


Jen-ai's curator insight, January 24, 2013 2:11 PM

mmm data. This tool is really useful for anyone planning on servicing an area with grown food. You can see the demographics of your chosen geographical area quickly.

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Soil Atlas of Africa

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Soil Atlas of Africa, European Soil Portal, European Soil Bureau, User survey, Maps, Soil Atlas of Europe, Soil Atlas of Africa, European Soil Database Map Archive , European Digital Archive on Soil Maps of the World - EuDASM , Thematic Maps,...


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Caira Wilson's curator insight, February 24, 2014 10:58 AM

In this map, we can locate soils around the world. 

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World Thematic Maps

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World Thematic maps are a great resource to get cartographical information on various themes such as demography, travel, economy, environment, history, weather and many more.

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How to use the new Google Maps: Directions

http://maps.google.com/preview Walk, bike, drive or ride — find the fastest way there.
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Special Purpose Maps and Topography

Watch this video to learn more about maps we study in geography.

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Globalization of Fast Food Chains

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           This article focuses on the theme of globalization and how it is affecting us more than ever. In the image above there are two world maps both maps are showing where in the world the restaurants can be found and how many locations are in each country; the data is shown by using a proportional symbol map. Below the MacDonald’s map there is a graph that shows the relationship between the major fast-food companies and the money they make. As indicated MacDonald’s is making nearly four times as much more money as its closest competitor. The graph on the bottom right corner of the map shows the growth of Starbucks worldwide from 1987-2003; as you can see the locations grow astronomically starting around 1999. Although Starbucks has 6,600 locations around the world its annual income is only about $4.1 billion dollars whereas MacDonald’s is over 40 billion, just by doing simple math that shows MacDonald’s must around 40,000 locations worldwide. The purpose of this map is to show how massive corporations like fast food chains are linking the world’s population together one country at a time.

 

            This map relates greatly to what I am doing in Human Geography in unit one. Firstly the type of map used is a thematic map, thematic maps are a type of map we focused on in class, specifically these maps are a proportional symbol maps. Proportional symbol maps use symbols of different sizes to represent data associated with different areas or locations within the map. In this case the maps of both Starbucks and MacDonald’s show the worldwide locations of these chains and the amount of stores located in each country. By analyzing the map if you look at the locations of these stores in relation to the map the bulk of stores are located in the more modernized world, with little to no stories located in Africa. This is caused by the extreme poverty in most African countries; fast food chains would be too expensive for most Africans to buy. Also if you look at the relationship between population and the amount of locations in relation to population you can see the two locations with the most stores (the United States and China) have to of the greatest populations in the world. Also this map indicated how the stores have spread through expansion diffusion specifically through hierarchal diffusion throughout the world first traveling to countries with bigger populations. The only downside to this map is in areas like Europe where the countries are so dense it is hard to make out which symbol relates to which country.

 

           This map is a great indication of how the world is becoming more globalized every single day, with a new MacDonald’s and Starbucks opening every day soon if not now every single person in the world will be able to show you where to find either of the fast food chains anywhere in the world.

 

"International Networks Archive / Map of the Month." International Networks Archive / Map of the Month. Geography Education (Scoop It), 03 Oct. 2011. Web. 13 Oct. 2012. <http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/infographics/starbucks.html>.


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Leanne Alexander's curator insight, February 3, 2014 8:33 AM

Year 11. Current examples of globalisation that you can refer to in your exams!

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Thematic Maps - Geography - U.S. Census Bureau

Thematic Maps - Geography - U.S. Census Bureau | Special Purpose Maps | Scoop.it
Thematic maps created by the Geography Division of the US Census Bureau

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Life expectancy at birth by country - Thematic Map - World

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Demographic site where you can see thematic maps based on demographics of your choosing....


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Thematic Maps

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An overview of thematic maps and their types; thematic maps are used to display data on a map. Learn about thematic maps and cartography from the About.com Geography site.

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World Political Map

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World political map provides you insight into the political boundaries of the world defining 196 independent nations and all the dependencies.

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K. Paige Ashworth's curator insight, February 20, 2014 2:35 PM

This is the answer to question 2 on entree 3

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Special Purpose Maps and Topography

Watch this video to learn more about maps we study in geography.

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