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Sporcle: Geography Quizzes

Sporcle: Geography Quizzes | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it
The best trivia games and quizzes on the internet.

 

With over 800 games and quizzes on this site with varying skill levels, there is something for everyone here.  Some are standard quizzes such as "European Countries" or "Asian capital cities."  However some get you to reorganize your global knowledge in ways you've never considered.  For example, What is the most populous city in the world for each given time zone (not that easy right)? 

 


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Explorers hunt mystery island depicted by online maps, draw a deep blue blank

Explorers hunt mystery island depicted by online maps, draw a deep blue blank | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it
Was it submerged after the satellite made its sweep? Did those volcanic-black pixels crumble and drown under their own weight?

Students can be introduced to the concept of "Ground Truthing"

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Map of Racists Tweets following Obama's re-election

Map of Racists Tweets following Obama's re-election | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it
A map compiled by Floating Sheep shows the shocking demographics of racist 'hate tweets,' many of them collected from states that were won by Romney.

 

Not shocking, but still discouraging. 


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Jeff F's comment, November 11, 2012 12:31 PM
That band going through the deep south. It looks awfully famillar.

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Nicholas Rose's comment, November 27, 2012 1:59 PM
Well, I would like to say is that is a great President to this country and I don't think that it's a good idea for people to make racist remarks about Obama's re-election. Even though people the right to Freedom of Speech in this country but however, racism is against the law in the United States.
Nicholas Rose's comment, November 27, 2012 1:59 PM
I mean that Barack Obama is a great President to this country.
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Twitter Languages in London

Twitter Languages in London | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it

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.


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Betty Denise's comment, November 7, 2012 10:13 AM
Thank you – again – for your tremendous partnership
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freedownloads

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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. 

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Geographic Ignorance

Chelsie Hightower is confused on DWTS. Helio Castroneves does his best to educate her. Does he succeed? LET'S FIND OUT.

 

This is painful, but highlights once again why everyone should learn some basic geography.  

 

Tags: GeographyEducation, video.


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Kalin B.'s comment, November 5, 2012 8:31 AM
It's somewhat depressing to see when people don't grasp the very world they inhabit.
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Facts about pollution

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Infographic: Facts About Pollution


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Interactive Map Compares Transit Habits of Hundreds of Cities

Interactive Map Compares Transit Habits of Hundreds of Cities | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it
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.


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Which nations are really responsible for climate change - interactive

Which nations are really responsible for climate change - interactive | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it
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.


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Infographic: Smoking Around the World

Infographic: Smoking Around the World | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it
Cuba has the highest smoking rate in the world; Nigeria has the lowest.

A look at different nations' smoking rates & comparison of the measures countries take to curb tobacco consumption & secondhand exposure.


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The kingdom of fraud: Global economic crime [infographic]

The kingdom of fraud: Global economic crime [infographic] | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it

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?


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10 Infographics for Earth Day

10 Infographics for Earth Day | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it

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...


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Making Sense of Maps

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).

 

Tags: transportation, urban, mapping, cartography, planning, TED, video, unit 7 cities.


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Jesse Gauthier's comment, October 14, 2012 12:42 PM
When trying to graphically represent spatial information in a useful manner for your particular audience, you will have a lot to take into consideration. How familiar are the travelers with the area you map out? Are there visuals to precisely mark on the map so that will they accurately correspond to the area?
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What Is Geocaching?

Learn about the high-tech treasure hunting game being played around the world by adventure seekers! Learn more at http://www.geocaching.com Subscribe to this...

 

Geocaching is great way to get people outdoors, use geospatial technologies and have fun with the whole family. 

 

Tags: GPS, edtech, geospatial, technology, location.


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Shelby Porter's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:56 AM

I have tried geocaching and it really does make you use geospatial tools. You have to know exactly where you are in reference to a map, you have to know directions in which you must travel, and you know you have to reach a certain place. While a fun activity, it is also a great geographic learning tool. 

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'Geography Education' posts Geo-coded

'Geography Education' posts Geo-coded | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it

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!


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Jamie Strickland's comment, November 16, 2012 6:15 AM
How cool is this!! This will make it even easier to teach my World Regional and Global Connections courses! Thanks, Seth.
Matt Mallinson's comment, November 19, 2012 8:40 AM
Overall I think this is a good map. There are a few countries that I think could have better abbreviations, North Korea for example is labeled "N" and South Korea is labeled "SK". I went and looked for an "NK" label and there wasn't one. The map is flawed in that way because of the shortage of tools the program gives you to use. The shortage of tools also leads to many places with the same globe image or same lettering as other places. I think you did a good job with what you had available to use.
Charles Matley's comment, November 19, 2012 8:46 AM
This map is great. I The use of the national geographic map makes it more manageable and appealing to the eye. The categorization of posts into geographic locations is very clever. It could potentially be viewed as more "fun" because it is interactive.
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Where Does the South Begin?

Where Does the South Begin? | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it
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.   

 

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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:49 PM

Borders... the first thing I think of was a giant bookstore near my hometown... it now ceases to exist, having been replaced by Barnes and Nobel...  As for the political organization of space, I could apply this situation and laugh.  Borders will cease to be, and they will be called after people's last names!  I think this has already happened, when people unite together in countries such as the USA- although borders are specific, the general federal laws and many policies still apply in all states... generally. And people's names are often the namesakes of places.  I don't like the idea of borders, though, it seems like a bunch of warmongers trying to get ahead in a world where they can't truly cheat death, so they cheat other people of land that may have been decreed in ancient documents as property of their ancestors, or even in accordance with the righteousness of the universe and what should be alloted to whom.  Ownership is a concept of denial, because no one can truly own anything, not even our bodies, which contain trillions of infinite universes the size of the large one around us that we commonly refer to.  Borders are relative, and will likely become recognized as obsolete.  I know this was abstract, but it's my thoughts on the topic.

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Quirky travel mapping application allows groups to visualize trip ...

Quirky travel mapping application allows groups to visualize trip ... | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it
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.
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GPS mapping impacts insurance premiums - WSFA

GPS mapping impacts insurance premiums - WSFA | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it

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.

 

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Infographic: Which Countries Are Most Reliant on Libya for Oil?

Infographic: Which Countries Are Most Reliant on Libya for Oil? | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it

Here's a breakdown of which nations depend most on the turbulent but oil-rich nation.


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Research: Mapping the Impact of Traffic on the Livability of Streets

Research: Mapping the Impact of Traffic on the Livability of Streets | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it
More automobile traffic = Fewer friends.

Looking at the social effects of traffic and neighborhood layout, and the analysis of peoples' environmental perceptions.


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Antarctica's Underground

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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.


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Top 10 Countries for Solar Power (Infographic)

Top 10 Countries for Solar Power (Infographic) | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it

Here's our fun infographic of the week, on the top 10 countries for solar power, based on installed solar power capacity:Most striking stats, to me:1) 43% of the world's solar is installed in Germany!


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“Dencity” Visualizes Seven Billion People

“Dencity” Visualizes Seven Billion People | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it

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.


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The Political Geography of Gasoline Prices

The Political Geography of Gasoline Prices | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it
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.  


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Glowing animation highlights bicycle hotspots throughout London

Glowing animation highlights bicycle hotspots throughout London | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it
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...


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Social Media and Place

Social Media and Place | Developing Spatial Literacy | Scoop.it
Facebook most social cities: People everywhere use Facebook to check in to places. Here you can see the 5 top hotspots of the most "social"cities.

 

Questions to ponder: What attributes do these commonly 'checked into' landmarks have in common?  Are you surprised that some are or are not on the list?

 

Tags: socialmedia, place, tourism, infographic, London, NYC, Paris.


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