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Examining the Place and Space of Democratic and Anti-Democratic Action, Past, Present and Future
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GIS Lounge | Information about GIS (geographic information systems), cartography, mapping, and geospatial technologies

GIS Lounge | Information about GIS (geographic information systems), cartography, mapping, and geospatial technologies | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
GIS Lounge covers the fields of GIS and geospatial technology including cartography and mapping. Also reported on is the GIS industry and GIS job listings as well as information about GIS careers.
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2008 Election Maps

2008 Election Maps | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

As the election year is ramping up, now is a good time to introduce electoral geography (since there are millions of dollars been spent of this type of analysis).  Displayed is the county map of the 2008 presidential election (McCain=red, Obama=blue).  What are the geographic and demographic characteristics of the 2008 voting base of both the Republican and Democratic parties?  This is also a great map to discuss how to interpret maps--how could this map be misleading?  What additional information is needed to contextualize this data?  Follow the link for additional maps that provide attempt to visualize that context.    


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Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:05 PM

I really enjoyed this article, it was insctieful interesting and had very informitive visual aids. It was very interesting to see all the differnt maps prtayted thoughout the artile. I found that the infomation that they were describing was alot of things I had heard before, but the added affect of the visual aids were able to give me a deeper understading. It also really brings up some key geogragaphical regaions and shows how even thouhg a state might be blue there are still areas(towns, countis) with in the sate that are primarly red party. When this election was going on it sure seemed like it was goiing to be neck and neck, but clearly on election day bule took over .

Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 1:01 PM

It is amazing how a map can throw people off. It looks like McCain was winning but at the end Obama has won because more people have voted for him than his competitor. Also in the shaded blue area are much more populated then the areas in red because the red area are surrounded by woods and also the red area is like the suburbs of the city. It is very different how maps are portrayed and how misleading they can be. Never depend on one source find as many as you can to make your interpretations   

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 29, 2014 10:42 AM

Electoral college maps can sometimes trick you because it looks like McCain won but although most of mid west is republican there isnt a large population so they dont get as many votes as states with bigger populations like California, New York, Texas, Florida, etc. 

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Place-Based Networks: A New Kind of Social Network

Place-Based Networks: A New Kind of Social Network | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Place-Based Networks are mobile social networks that help you connect with other people based on your shared interest in a place.
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Amazon.com: The Invention of Politics in Colonial Malaya: Contesting Nationalism and the Expansion of the Public Sphere (9780521003568): Anthony Milner: Books

Amazon.com: The Invention of Politics in Colonial Malaya: Contesting Nationalism and the Expansion of the Public Sphere (9780521003568): Anthony Milner: Books (The Invention of Politics in Colonial Malaya: Contesting Nationalism and the Expansion ...
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Zardari confers Benazir democracy award on Suu Kyi | Latest-News | DAWN.COM

The president paid tribute to Aung San Suu Kyi and said that the people of Pakistan hold the Myanmar leader in high esteem for her sacrifices.
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Space and Creativity | The Brainzooming Group | Strategy ...

Space and Creativity | The Brainzooming Group | Strategy ... | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
space which shape creativity: Space and Creativity No, this isn't a discussion about creativity in Star Trek's “final frontier” - although I suspect that might.
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Quelques échos de l'ouverture du nouveau Parlement égyptien

Quelques échos de l'ouverture du nouveau Parlement égyptien | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

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Jordan's King: Syria not changing soon – CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs

Jordan's King: Syria not changing soon – CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
EDITOR'S NOTE: Jordan's King Abdullah sat down with CNN Senior National Security Producer Suzanne Kelly to talk about the Arab Spring and Jordan's influence in the region and its efforts toward negotiating a lasting Middle East peace.
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Hillary Clinton We created Al-Qaeda !

America funded Afghanistan in their war against the USSR and created Al-Qaeda

 

@AlQaeda tag at this site....


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Dear Photograph

Dear Photograph | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

"Take a picture of a picture from the past in the present."

 

This blog is an great resource to show some urban historical geographies and changes to the landscape.  These photos demonstrate a more personal, emotional connection to places because of the memories and friendships made.  T\his archive of photos would also a great way to explore the theme of 'place' as it is often crucial to the photo and how we interpret that photograph.


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LMullen's comment, February 2, 2012 5:38 PM
This was a great article, most of the pictures just make you smile.
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Is Pakistan heading for disaster in Balochistan?

Is Pakistan heading for disaster in Balochistan? | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

They said there was once "honor in the land" referring to the free passage of women across the landscape in older times.  Now that has changed. 


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Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties

Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE | Thirty-three members of Congress have steered more than $300 million in earmarks and other spending provisions to dozens of public projects that are next to or within about two miles of the lawmakers’ own property, according to a...
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TargetMap - Create & share customized data maps on Googlemaps. Free Online Mapping tool

TargetMap - Create & share customized data maps on Googlemaps. Free Online Mapping tool | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Free website to see your excel files and data on Googlemaps.

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Amazon.com: Globality, Democracy and Civil Society (Democratization Studies) (9780415548571): Terrell Carver, Jens Bartelson: Books

Amazon.com: Globality, Democracy and Civil Society (Democratization Studies) (9780415548571): Terrell Carver, Jens Bartelson: Books (Globality, Democracy and Civil Society (Democratization Studies): Globality, Democracy and Civil Society explore...)...
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News Cafes and Open Newsrooms: Experiments in Innovation | The Hub

News Cafes and Open Newsrooms: Experiments in Innovation | The Hub | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

 

What would this look like in your community or city? 

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Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies: Call For Papers

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies: Call For Papers | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

A medieval deer park was an enclosed area containing deer.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_deer_park 

 

The study of place and space in the "spatial turn" in the human sciences has been growing in Medieval Studies.  It wll not be long before it emerges in modern Democratic Studies.   

 

http://ccwe.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/hortulus-the-online-graduate-journal-of-medieval-studies-call-for-papers/

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies Special Call For Papers for Issue o...

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Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » The city as interface. Digital media and the urban public sphere

Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » The city as interface. Digital media and the urban public sphere | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
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How Citizen Mapmakers are Changing the Story of our Cities

How Citizen Mapmakers are Changing the Story of our Cities | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
We see them every day, popping up on our Twitter feeds, filtered through blogs, or even scattered throughout the New York Times: maps portraying not the usual locations or destinations, but data.

 

Datablog editor Simon Rogers states: "... anyone with basic computer skills could learn to do it at no cost. ...the key to making data maps work lies in layering. While one set of data on a map is interesting, two or more tell a story that really teaches us something."


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Ras Ruman, Bahrain massive protest on 18 jan 2012

2 Ras Rumman 18 jan 2012...


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THE WORLD GEOGRAPHY: 11 of the Most Colorful Cities in the World

THE WORLD GEOGRAPHY: 11 of the Most Colorful Cities in the World | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

Here is a post just for a little bit of color.  It begins with a city established in the growth of the Spanish Empire in search of silver.  

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Video: Speaking out against Syrian regime

CNN's Hala Gorani takes an in-depth look at the real opposition in Syria, including secret meetings with regime opponents.  The new generation are involved in "public formation" and are going to bring down Assad even though there may be civil war and deep entrenchment for years.  The ritual performances of "freedom of assembly" in different styled geographic places (sites) becomes vital as well transmission with the outside world. Sufficent networks for channeling rage are developing inside of Syria that link the sites of protest although these can be broken and now there are lightly armed army defectors.    


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eSpatial OnDemand GIS™: Location intelligence transformed

"Discover how eSpatial OnDemand GIS™ can transform your data into clear, visual maps. Discover the power of Geographic Information System (GIS) software - also"...


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