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The true size of ...

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This site is used to highlight the distortion issues caused by the Mercator map projection. It can be used to show the true size of countries

How it Works

1. Enter a country or state name

2. Hover over selection for size information

3. Click on selection to drag

4. Right-click on selection to delete

 

Tags: mapping, visualization, map projections, cartography, perspective.


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Customizable Classroom Maps

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"The idea for creating dynamic online teaching maps came up after one of our teacher friends expressed her frustration over how difficult it was to find just the right learning map for particular topic."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 25, 2015 10:17 AM

One of the problems with so many outline maps for classroom use is that, depending on your lesson plan, you might want it labeled, showing surrounding countries or in color...but maybe not.  This site lets you customize these simple maps that are perfect for the K-12 classroom (and yes, they have maps for all regions of the world).  If you want online map quizzes for a regional geography course, these are my favorites.  Here is another good site for basic outline maps.       


Tags: K12, map, map archives

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Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, August 6, 2015 3:55 PM

One of the problems with so many outline maps for classroom use is that, depending on your lesson plan, you might want it labeled, showing surrounding countries or in color...but maybe not.  This site lets you customize these simple maps that are perfect for the K-12 classroom (and yes, they have maps for all regions of the world).  If you want online map quizzes for a regional geography course, these are my favorites.  Here is another good site for basic outline maps.       


Tags: K12, map, map archives. 

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Climate change: the big myths that need to be exploded

Climate change: the big myths that need to be exploded | Climate Change for students | Scoop.it
The threat to our planet and the lives of billions of people – not to mention big business – has led to wild claims on both sides of the divide. Here are some facts

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The vanishing Andean glaciers

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Atop one of Ecuador’s highest peaks, climate change is unmistakable — and threatening the future.

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U.S. Drought and Climate Change: Science Points to Link

U.S. Drought and Climate Change: Science Points to Link | Climate Change for students | Scoop.it
The drought that's turned most of the United States into a dessicated hotbox may be a symptom of climate change, a brutal blowback from carb...
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Report: USA's heavy rain events rising due to climate change - USA TODAY

Report: USA's heavy rain events rising due to climate change - USA TODAY | Climate Change for students | Scoop.it
USA TODAYReport: USA's heavy rain events rising due to climate changeUSA TODAYHe agreed that the extreme weather should be taken as evidence of climate change caused by humans.
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27 Facts About Maps

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John shares 27 facts about maps.

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This Mental Floss video is an entertaining rapid-fire hodgepodge of map trivia with some important educational content nicely nestled in there.  This 99 Percent Invisible podcast is another 'ode to maps,' but this one is more poetic about the value of cartography and personal in how it explores the qualities they possess.  Enjoy them both!  

Tags:  mapping, trivia, cartography.

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Ashley Burleson's curator insight, August 11, 2015 4:45 AM

This Mental Floss video is an entertaining rapid-fire hodgepodge of map trivia with some important educational content nicely nestled in there.  This 99 Percent Invisible podcast is another 'ode to maps,' but this one is more poetic about the value of cartography and personal in how it explores the qualities they possess.  Enjoy them both!  

Tags:  mapping, trivia, cartography.

Matt Davidson's curator insight, August 11, 2015 7:43 AM

Maps are awesome - need I say more! This clip actually covers a significant amount on the power / influence of maps through history.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, August 11, 2015 7:59 PM

Very USA centric but entertaining and makes you think about the taken-for- granted use of maps. We do believe them!!

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40 years of human activities you can see from space

Satellites have been watching us for 40 years. Here's what their images reveal.

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Fe'iloakitau Kaho Tevi's curator insight, June 18, 2015 5:57 PM

Amazing to see  progress and its consequences on earth...our resources and the insatiable hunger for natural resources.....when is enough, enough?

Ambre Cooper's curator insight, June 25, 2015 4:04 PM

This is a cool little video. It even shows the level of Aral Sea we read about.

Hamdou Wane's curator insight, June 29, 2015 7:55 AM

Satellites have been watching us for 40 years. Here's what their images reveal

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Iceberg breaks off from Greenland

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Greenland's northern Petermann Glacier calves an iceberg twice the size of Manhattan, the second to break off in two years, scientists say. (RT @WilliamNB: And yet many STILL deny that Climate Change is real!

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How Climate Change and the Monsoons Affect India's Blackouts - TIME

How Climate Change and the Monsoons Affect India's Blackouts - TIME | Climate Change for students | Scoop.it
TIMEHow Climate Change and the Monsoons Affect India's BlackoutsTIMEHow Climate Change and the Monsoons Affect India's Blackouts. India's blackouts have left nearly 700 million people without power.
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Resources on the effects of climate change on human health

Resources on the affects of climate change (global warming) on human health.
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About-face: Former climate change skeptic now says global warming is man-made

About-face: Former climate change skeptic now says global warming is man-made (#Google #News About-face: Former climate change skeptic now says global warming is man-made http://t.co/m76VYSwM #AutoFollowBack...
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