This map is a fantastic geovisualization that maps the spatial patterns of languages used on the social media platform Twitter. This map was in part inspired by a Twitter map of Europe. While most cities would be expected to be lingistically homogenous, but London's cosmopolitan nature and large pockets of immigrants.
Tags: social media, language, neighborhood, visualization, cartography.
A good little set of practical application activities suitable for 7-12 students which builds up the skills for using ARCView GIS as part of their geographic inquiry. Students learn to create data sets, including collecting and inputting data and map layers etc.
The European Platform on Mobility Management (EPOMM) just unveiled a new interactive web tool that makes it easy to compare transportation data between cities internationally.
Now analysts, designers, and planners can conveniently view data on transportation habits in hundreds of cities. Unfortunately, all of this data highlights how far behind American cities are compared to European cities.
There are many ways to view the world's carbon emissions: by national totals or emissions per person; by current carbon output or historical emissions; by production of greenhouse gases or consumption of goods and services; by absolute emissions or economic carbon intensity.
Our interactive map allows you to browse all of these different measurements, each of which provides a different insight. Together they highlight the complexity of divvying up responsibility for climate change and highlight some of the tensions at the heart of the global climate negotiations.
Economic crime can mean anything from old-fashioned embezzlement to the growing incidence of cybercrime. What kinds of crimes are most common in the business world, and where do they happen most often?
There’s no better day than Earth Day to learn more about the planet we call home.
To help, we're presenting 10 informative graphic representations of the Earth, providing data, statistics, and information on everything from population density to ocean currents to Twitter connections...
TED Talks Map designer Aris Venetikidis is fascinated by the maps we draw in our minds as we move around a city -- less like street maps, more like schematics or wiring diagrams, abstract images of relationships between places.
This video touches on numerous themes that are crucial to geographers including: 1) how our minds arrange spatial information, 2) how to best graphically represent spatial information in a useful manner for your audience and 3) how mapping a place can be the impetus for changing outdated systems. This is the story of how a cartographer working to improve a local transportation system map, which in turn, started city projects to improve the infrastructure and public utilities in Dublin, Ireland. This cartographer argues that the best map design for a transport system needs to conform to how on cognitive mental mapping works more so than geographic accuracy (like so many subway maps do).
I'm pleased to announce that for GIS Day, I created a map that has hyperlinks to regionally specific posts that I put on 'Geography Education.' This map was created using ArcGIS Online (here's a free tutorial on how to to use ArcGIS Online tailored for K-12 educators). This is just another way to search for materials on this site. Feel free to embed this map on your webpage or share the link. I'll add more tags in the future as well (just click on the icon to get a pop-up, then click on the image to see the posts). Happy GIS Day!
Roads? Religion? Accent? Food? Which factor dictates where the North ends?
This is a great intellectual expercise to help student think about regions and how we define them. The article can help also inform some of their thinking since one of the main problems for students in drawing regional boundaries is a lack of place-based knowledge.
Go Pro Travelling has announced their new take on maps, an interactive mapping application that allows users to plot out trips and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues to build trips in a visually engaging way.
GPS mapping impacts insurance premiumsWSFATHOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - New technology can be a blessing, but it can also be a curse. New GPS mapping software is revealing costly flaws in Thomas County.
This clip could be useful in helping students (secondary) think of and design applied GIS/GPS projects. It would be a great way for students to learn about the practical application of buffering in Arcview etc.
Using ice penetrating radar, scientists have mapped out the ground and mountains that lie beneath Antarctica’s ice sheets. The project is interesting because it draws on decades of work from many different teams and datasets, and will help create more accurate models of melt rates.
Earlier this year, we wrote about the symbolism of October 31 in marking the day the world population reached 7 billion people. A design firm based in Boston, Mass., Fathom Information Design, created “Dencity,” a map of global population density as the world reaches this important milestone. The map uses different size and color circles to represent the distribution of population and density around the world. Larger and darker circles show areas with fewer people. Smaller and brighter circles represent more crowded areas.
Rising gas prices make people unhappy, but the pain is felt most acutely in states where it is unlikely to make an electoral difference.
There are numerous geographic themes that make this article a worthwhile read. The evidence suggests that states the vote more solidly Republican are being hit hardest at the pump. Gasoline expenditures as a share of personal income are higher in pro-Republican states than pro-Democrat states. Understanding the demographic base of each party as well as population density explains much of this issue: states that are very rural drive greater distances with less public transit option, spending more per capita on gasoline. Also, since the most affluent urban centers are Democrat-leaning, they spend a less sizeable portion of their income on gasoline. This article would be a nice resource for a classroom/small group discussion.
This mesmerizing video may look like an art display, but it's actually a data representation of the five million routes taken by London cyclists since 2010. It's the perfect marriage of graphic visualization and useful information.
Barclays Cycle Hire was launched in 2010 to provide an alternative means of transportation for London commuters. Visualization specialist Jo Wood and collaborator Andrew Huddart, both from City University London, took the first five million journeys and created the animated map to help transport planners and associated organizations make better decisions on how to support the bicycle project in the future...