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Linguistic maps of the world

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Thousands languages on maps on 5 continents : Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania & Antarctica.

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This is the coolest map I have ever seen. I love languages and to have a break down of languages that are spoken around the world is incredible.

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It's official! The world's first lab-grown burger is "not unpleasant!"

It's official! The world's first lab-grown burger is "not unpleasant!" | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
Reviews for the world's first lab-grown burger are finally rolling in! The consensus? The burger is decidedly... not awful. Um, yay?
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Um I'm not sure how I feel about having a lab grown burger. I mean its just not natural. 

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Hawaii lawmakers want to buy homeless one-way tickets off island

Hawaii lawmakers want to buy homeless one-way tickets off island | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
The homeless in Hawaii are about to get a rude awakening.
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This is ironic seeing as how I was just learning about this exact same thing in class this week. I'm not for this program but it does have a couple of good aspects like the state will buy a homeless resident a ticket who has someone on the mainland that can take them in. Like some critics are saying it does not address the root causes of homelessness which is such a pity.

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Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food : NPR

Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food : NPR | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
As the number of people seeking emergency food aid continues to grow, food banks have started thinking about what more they can do to help their clients become more self-sufficient.
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This is a really great thing that a community in a low-income neighborhood in Tucson is using the land to grow their own food. I think everyone should follow this idea so we can be self-sufficient and not have to rely on imported foods.

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Israel, Palestinians To Restart Talks In Washington : NPR

Israel, Palestinians To Restart Talks In Washington : NPR | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
Monday's meeting will mark the beginning of the first direct negotiations between the two sides since 2008.
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I have my doubts about this but at least they are going to try and negotiate what is necessary for the land swap between the Israeli and Palestinians.

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Russia Prevents Designation of Large Marine Protected Areas in the Antarctic

Russia Prevents Designation of Large Marine Protected Areas in the Antarctic | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
Yesterday, plans to create some of the world’s largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in Antarctica came to a screeching halt after Russia blocked progress.
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The concept for MPAs (marine protected areas) in Antarctica is a great idea and it is a shame that it came down to Russia's objections over legal matters. 

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Bombs dropped on Great Barrier Reef marine park

Bombs dropped on Great Barrier Reef marine park | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
Senator asks 'have we gone mad?' after US planes jettison four unarmed bombs in training exercise gone wrong
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Seriously this is ridiculous. This whole situation could have been avoided, but instead we decide that it is just better to drop the bombs in the Great Barrier Reef. What is wrong with people today?

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How Big a Backyard Would You Need to Live Off the Land?

How Big a Backyard Would You Need to Live Off the Land? | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it

Tags: infographic, food, agriculture, sustainability, urban, urban ecology, locavore, land use, unit 5 agriculture, unit 7 cities.


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If you need a backyard that is about 2 acres to live off the land imagine how big of a backyard you would need if you had a family of 8.

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Crissy Borton's comment, September 11, 2012 5:36 PM
Looking at purchasing a house in the next year or so and this is one thing we have been looking at. Although we don't want to raise our own meat we would like to grow everything else we eat.
Courtney Holbert's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:44 PM

Good visual representation of what it would take to be self sufficient.

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Linguistic maps of the world

Linguistic maps of the world | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
Thousands languages on maps on 5 continents : Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania & Antarctica.

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This is the coolest map I have ever seen. I love languages and to have a break down of languages that are spoken around the world is incredible.

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EU enlargement: The next seven

EU enlargement: The next seven | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
Guide to the countries waiting in the wings to join the European Union club.
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It looks like Turkey could be the next country to join the EU in about 10-15 years.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:21 PM

With Croatia joining the EU this summer, many are starting to ask, "who's next?"  This is the guide of countries that have applied for EU membership and that might be joining in the future. 

Treathyl Fox's comment, August 13, 2013 6:45 AM
Excellent! (I hope.) Bottom line is Unity is better than Division. Oh sorry! That's the idealist in me speaking. I better switch over to the cynic. :)
Vincent Springer's comment, September 3, 2013 1:03 PM
A hearty yay for the people of Iceland and the role referendum's play in their democracy. Democracy triumphed over the poor decision making of the Icelandic banks and the (then) government that loosened regulations so they could run amok. Although still reeling from the 2008 meltdown, Iceland is well on its way to recovery and continued prosperity because of the longstanding democratic institutions of its people.
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Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS

Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it

"GIS has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost." 


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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, July 9, 2013 11:46 AM

Looking for GIS integration into history classes?  Smithsonian has a great page using the Battle of Gettysburg.  

John Slifko's curator insight, July 10, 2013 9:17 AM

the rent of the civil war 

Todd Pollard's curator insight, February 4, 7:34 PM

I really like this interactive map application.

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Housing Patterns

Housing Patterns | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
See the big picture of how suburban developments are changing the country's landscape, with aerial photos and ideas for the future

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It is cool to see how each neighborhood has a different housing pattern depending on the area in which they live.You could almost say that it is like a quilt with all its different patterns.

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Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, December 10, 2013 1:13 PM

A very interesting article on changes in landscape, while looking though this I came aross so many little things i never noticed about the topical layout of housing. The main thing that is apparent is density, how closely each house is put together, the amount of land each has as well as the view from the property. Its aslo interesting to see how the design of the area can be made for easy access or be desigend to keep people out with only one enctancte and exit. All of these charasticts make up how the land is desired as well as econimcly priced, which then determins who will be able to live there.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 15, 2013 5:53 PM

Having the streets interconnected allows for easy  traveling throughout the area.  when there is more density in an area it means there are more houses , more people.  The sprawl has the center on the place and the streets go out around it. The way the streets are made are for different reasons,.

megan b clement's comment, December 15, 2013 9:57 PM
This article talks about twenty different housing patterns and how we base these housing patterns around our society or enviroment. How looking at housing patterns can tell you what kind of neighborhood one lives in from the sky. Looking down and seeing a golf course with lush grass and big backyards shows you that this neighborhood is very expensive. Or Canal houses that utilize every inch of the waters edge to financially make them able to charge higher prices for the homes because each house has a water view and is on the waters edge.
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Can You Name These Cities by Their Starbucks Locations?

Can You Name These Cities by Their Starbucks Locations? | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it

"Can you recognize it by its Starbucks locations?  Let’s find out. This quiz shows all of the Starbucks locations within the city boundaries of 20 domestic or foreign cities, and for each you must name the city depicted from four choices."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 24, 2013 10:19 AM

This is my favorite place-based guessing game since GeoGuessr (5 locations in GoogleMaps "StreetView" and you have to guess where).  This isn't about knowing Starbucks locations, but understanding spatial urban economic patterns (just as this article showing the locations where McDonald's and Burger King will place stores also relies of understanding urban economic patterns).  In this Starbucks game you have to recognized the shape of the city, major street patterns and the economic patterns just to name a few.  This is one way to make the urban model more relevant.       


Tags: urbanmodels, economic, trivia.

Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 24, 2013 3:53 PM

Unfortuntaley I wasn't very good at this game. I believe I ended up getting 5 answers correct. However what was intersting about this article was to see how each starbucks was placed in certain areas. There were so much more starbucks locations in city areas. The starbucks' also typically were off of main highways or corners. This is for similiar reasons to what we dicussed about dunkin donuts in class. People are only going to travel so far for coffee. If it is not convienent then people will go else where. It is not like car dealership where people will drive out of their way to look. For a coffee people on average may drive 5 minutes. Anything too out of the way people will avoid. That is why there are so many starbucks and dunkins so close to eachother. They are set up equdistant from each other in locations that are convient for people around the area to try and get them to choose their coffee. It is typical to put a coffee shop on the main roads like we see in the maps, as well as in numerous locations to convience the whole area. The more convient the shop the more money they will make. That is why there are some many locations so close to each other. It is interesting to see it visually on a map just how many locations there actually are. 

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Reinvigorating A Detroit Neighborhood, Block By Block : NPR

Reinvigorating A Detroit Neighborhood, Block By Block : NPR | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
Throughout Detroit's long decline, city planners and ordinary people have launched countless plans to revive the city — casinos, downtown development, urban farms, artist hubs.
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This seems very promising. Especially seeing as how new businesses will be opening soon. Hopefully this will help out with the economic state of Detroit.

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Florida Blasts Away Old Power Plant to Make Way for New

Florida Blasts Away Old Power Plant to Make Way for New | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
Port Everglades Power Plant in Florida was demolished Tuesday, the latest smokestacks to disappear in the U.S. drive to shut old, inefficient electric stations.
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This is awesome news! I think that we are definitely starting to realize that we need to do something about pollution. Great job Florida! Now let's see if we can get the world to start doing the same thing.

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Satellite eye on Earth: June 2013 – in pictures

Satellite eye on Earth: June 2013 – in pictures | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
Wild fires of Canada and Indonesia, sand storms and steam spewing volcanoes were among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month
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This is just absolutely cool. These satellite pictures show you what happened around the world in June that we may not have been aware of. 

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Lawns Into Gardens

Lawns Into Gardens | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
There are joys and rewards in growing some of your own crops; there's even beauty.

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I think that having having an urban garden whether it be in the front yard or the backyard should be a must in every state even if it is a little garden, I think it will make great use of the land.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 31, 2013 8:12 PM

Although a front lawn is not ecologically the best use of urban space, there are strong cultural pressure to conform to that aesthetic ideal.  When individuals choose to grow vegetables and fruit, they often face some push-back from the city or homeowners associations with a different vision on the appropriate use of space.  Some have estimated though, that if we were to convert 10 percent the country's grass lawns to vegetable gardens that they could supply roughly a third of our fresh vegetables. 


Tags: agriculture, food, urban, unit 5 agriculture.

Drake's curator insight, September 3, 2013 9:11 PM

Yes, I agree, it is an act of bringing nature close to you. 

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"Geography of Hate" Map Sparks Debate

"Geography of Hate" Map Sparks Debate | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
Map claims to know how much homophobia and racism exists in your community.
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This map has opened my eyes. I can't believe that from just looking at the map that a vast majority of people who are homophobic or racist come from the midwest and the east, but it turns out that the visual is misleading. According to the article by not factoring in the population and Twitter users the most hateful tweets come from the Los Angeles county area. But by factoring in population and Twitter users the most hateful tweets came from the Northern Wisconsin Green Bay area. 

This data was all gathered from Twitter based on geotagged tweets.

The college student who worked on the project said, “No one is born racist or homophobic, it’s definitely something that’s learned. So why is it that way?” After looking at this map you wonder the same question, Why is it that way?

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Maps of Panem - The Hunger Games

Maps of Panem - The Hunger Games | Chris's Geography Portfolio | Scoop.it
From The Hunger Games trilogy: different perspectives on the country of Panem.

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As I looked at this map, it amazes me at how the post-apocalyptic North America could look like. I read the books and I actually did not think of some of North America being partially submerged.

 

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Leslie Buford's curator insight, June 18, 2013 7:06 AM

Cool concept.  Could we use such a resource for studets t create maps of historical events, literary settings, biographical stories, personal narratives?

Cam E's curator insight, January 28, 9:50 AM

An interesting imagination of the Districts in the Hunger Games and where they might be in North America (excluding Cental American and the Carribean). All of these seem to come from some sort of common sense perspective based on the actual products from each region. We can see that the region which produces Electronics would be the geographical equivilent to California, which is well known for their technology within the Silicon Valley region. Some of these regions elude my minimal knowledge in Geography, and I can only guess at their purpose. Could the Luxury Item District be a tongue-in cheek joke about Las Vegas? Or even Hollywood? The "Peacekeepers" district being centered somewhat near Texas and the border with Mexico makes me wonder if it's placed there because of our border fence with Mexico.

Gabbie J's curator insight, May 9, 5:16 PM

If you have ever read the Hunger Games series , then you were probably curious on where the districts are located. These are some interpretations that other people have made to try and fulfill the Hunger Games fans needs for a conclusion . You could even see what district you would live in if you lived in Panem. 

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Stamen Maps

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"Stamen's toner, terrain and watercolor map styles are lovingly crafted and free for the taking."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 1, 2013 4:43 AM

With all the feel of an old, hand-drawn maps, this watercolor map layer is designed to wash out rough edges and makes a map with current road layers still feel like a vintage map.  Compare and contrast with the toner and terrain layouts. 


Tags: mapping, cartographyart.