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Mapping How Emotions Manifest in the Body

Mapping How Emotions Manifest in the Body | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
Across cultures, people feel increased activity in different parts of the body as their mental state changes.
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Mapping the mind/body/soul connections is beyond my expertise, but it is something everyone should seriously consider. 

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, December 31, 2013 12:21 PM

Emotional cultural divide? What are the factors...

 

Jacqueline Taylor-Adams's curator insight, December 31, 2013 12:38 PM

Emotions drive so much of our activities. Understanding how emotions manifest and impact our bodies are great lessons for us to learn on our journey to wellness.


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The Lost Art Of Dreaming Over Maps

The Lost Art Of Dreaming Over Maps | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it

The era of exploration is largely over. The highest peaks have been climbed, the South Pole has been reached by almost every human-powered means possible, and all that’s really left for true exploring for the sake of exploration is caving, the ocean, and space. None of us are probably going to find the next deepest-ever cave or find a new species at the bottom of the ocean, but we can head out on a Saturday on a mission that has a low chance of success, or a high chance of getting us lost somewhere, instead of just following the metaphorical road more traveled.


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Visualizing a Day in the Life of a New York City Cab

Visualizing a Day in the Life of a New York City Cab | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
This week, Chris Whong, a self-professed “urbanist, mapmaker, data junkie” in Brooklyn, put out one of the more thrilling data projects we’ve seen recently. It was a visualization of the day in the...
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From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who's Challenging Google Maps

From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who's Challenging Google Maps | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
Today, digital maps are a big business, and Google has become nearly everyone's go-to cartographer. But there are challengers out there — and you might be surprised by some of the competition.


When it comes to creating a digital map of the world, you may think of Google workers driving around in — snapping photos of everything.

But Robert Scott walks the streets of London jotting down address numbers with nothing more than a pen and a piece of paper.

Scott is with OpenStreetMap, a British nonprofit that's built a digital map of the world over the past decade with the help of volunteers like him and thousands of others around the globe.

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That ISIS "Caliphate Map" Is Bogus, So Stop Freaking Out

That ISIS "Caliphate Map" Is Bogus, So Stop Freaking Out | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
Judging from the comments on Twitter, a lot of people are panicking over the map that's appeared on ABC News, purporting to show ISIS' "five-year expansion plan" for conquering vast territory. Let's stop this meme right now, shall we? ISIS didn't even make the map—and a neofascist group is circulating it.
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Librarian Nancy Pearl Maps Out A Plan For Your Summer Reading

Librarian Nancy Pearl Maps Out A Plan For Your Summer Reading | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
NPR's go-to books guru shares some "under the radar" reads. Several of her recommendations — including fiction, fantasy and nonfiction — will make you reconsider your definition of a map.
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China publishes new map

China publishes new map | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
China has published a new map of the entire country including the islands in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) in order to "better show" its territorial claim over the region.
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China is attempting to bolster its geopolitical claims through cartographic validation.  It as if to say, 'it's on a map, who can question that it is legitimately our territory?'  Why is a map such a powerful and convincing document?  Why is the Philippines upset by this map?  I think that explains this rival Filipino map as the Philippines and China engage in the cartographic version of dueling banjos (note the uage of the South China Sea or West Philippine Sea to refer to the same body of water) .  But this is more than just a map; it's production has the potential to destabilize regional security.     

For more resources, the Choices Program has put together supplemental materials to investigate China on the world stage.


Tags: borderstoponyms, political, conflict, waterChina, East Asia.

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Here Are The Most Liberal And Most Conservative Towns In Each State

Here Are The Most Liberal And Most Conservative Towns In Each State | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it

"The map above shows the most liberal and most conservative towns in each state in the U.S. Political data analytics company Clarity Campaign Labs provided the underlying data to Business Insider. It compiled the information to create an online tool that was released Tuesday and was designed to help web users identify the community in each state that most closely matches their political views."


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How ENSO leads to a cascade of global impacts

How ENSO leads to a cascade of global impacts | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
ENSO arises from changes across the tropical Pacific Ocean. So why does ENSO affect the climate over sizable portions of the globe, including some regions far removed from the tropical Pacific Ocean?
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What Country in the World Best Fits Your Personality?

What Country in the World Best Fits Your Personality? | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
This quiz will determine which country in the world best reflects your personality and living style. It is where you will thrive in life the most. Plan your next vacation there, or make the big move!
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Not academically rigorous obviously, but this is just for fun.  I think I was channeling my inner-hobbit since I got New Zealand. 

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 18, 11:39 AM

ummmmm.... FUN?????

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Stunning D-Day Maps From TIME Magazine

Stunning D-Day Maps From TIME Magazine | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
World War II-era maps conjure a period in history when titanic forces were on the move, or were stuck in brutal stalemate, all over the globe.
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I was drawn to history and geography as a boy from war maps much like these.  I loved seeing patterns and a snapshot of historical events. 

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The Internet Is Obsessed With Maps — Here's Why It's Gone Too Far

The Internet Is Obsessed With Maps — Here's Why It's Gone Too Far | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
And it needs to stop.
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This may seem like the wrong place to be saying this, but any cartophile with an abiding love for a truly fantastic map will know that there are an amazing number of horrible maps out there.  This is a nice, thoughtful article explaining some reasons for the problem and how to become a more discerning consumer of maps and visual information. 

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Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 29, 12:20 PM

If this is the only way to get people interested in thinking geographically, then I think it shouldn't stop.However, if we were to work and improve the geographic thinking of US citizens, it would probably be best to map these topics on a global scale rather than simply emphasizing the well known geography of the US. With that said, Americans obsession with mapping "trivial" topics does inspire an interest in geography. 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 18, 11:40 AM

unit 1 bad bad maps

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This Map Shows The United States If Each State Were Named For The Most Similar Foreign Country

This Map Shows The United States If Each State Were Named For The Most Similar Foreign Country | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
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This falls under the category, "just because you can make a map, doesn't mean there is meaningful information."  The methodology was, ummm, less then methodical.  

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Beautiful Interactive Map of Barcelona Digs Into Rich Architectural History

Beautiful Interactive Map of Barcelona Digs Into Rich Architectural History | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
Barcelona is one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Tourists flock here for the superb restaurants, lively nightlife, and a chance to check out the stunningly creative architecture of Antoni Gaudí. But the city's historical and cultural roots run deep, and a new interactive map aims to make it easier for visitors and locals alike to explore the city's landmarks.
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This Is What Gaza Looks Like From Space Right Now

This Is What Gaza Looks Like From Space Right Now | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have shared some incredible space photos with the Twitterverse -- from aerial views of Southern Lights to even out-of-this-world selfies.

But this week, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Ge...
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MAP: How Asia is scared of China

MAP: How Asia is scared of China | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
New Pew survey shows Asian fears of Chinese dominance and how the majority of the world favors the U.S. over China
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This ex-con Georgian monk is living in what might be one of the coolest places in the world

This ex-con Georgian monk is living in what might be one of the coolest places in the world | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
Maksim Kavtaradze, a Georgian ascetic monk, has spent almost 20 years living on this high limestone monolith in central Georgia.
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Half Of The United States Lives In These Counties

Half Of The United States Lives In These Counties | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it

"Using Census data, we've figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000. Here's the map, with said counties shaded in. Below the map is the list of all the counties, so you can see if you live in one of them."

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 3, 5:08 PM

Interesting use of data mapping

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky's comment, July 3, 11:38 PM
Hmmm ... surprised Spokane made the cut and New Orleans didn't. Go Spokane! ;-)
Miguel A. de Jesus's curator insight, July 6, 12:08 AM

Very ..... interesting!

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See how borders change on Google Maps depending on where you view them

It's hard to draw a map without making someone angry. There are 32 countries that Google Maps won't draw borders around. While the so-called geo-highlighting feature—which Google uses to show a searched area's borders—is unaffected by the locale of the person looking at them, the borders drawn on Google's base map will look different depending on where...
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The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before

The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
Aaron Carapella couldn't find a map showing the original names and locations of Native American tribes as they existed before contact with Europeans. That's why the Oklahoma man designed his own map.
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Can you identify these famous buildings?

Can you identify these famous buildings? | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
Test your knowledge of famous structures — from skyscrapers to ancient temples.
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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 18, 11:38 AM

overall course knowledge

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The Corrected Geography of the Proclaimers' '500 Miles'

The Corrected Geography of the Proclaimers' '500 Miles' | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
Where the early 1990s Scottish rockers could walk, if they actually walked 500 miles and then 500 more.
Seth Dixon's insight:

I guess this is now a new thing.  A fun map made by an armchair cartographer without much training goes viral, then professional cartographers either bemoan the inaccuracies of the map, and then one of those actually makes a more accurate version of the original.  

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Mr Ortloff's curator insight, June 11, 5:30 PM

This is now a new thing.  A fun map made by an armchair cartographer without much training goes viral, then professional cartographers either bemoan the inaccuracies of the map, and then one of those actually makes a more accurate version of the original.

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How to drive through all 48 of the contiguous United States in 113 hours

How to drive through all 48 of the contiguous United States in 113 hours | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it

"Stephen Von Worley at Data Pointed mapped out the most efficient drive that would take a person through every state in the lower 48 and D.C. The route begins in South Berwick, Maine and ends 6,872 miles later in Taft, Montana. Here’s the Google Maps link, so you can inspect your next trip more thoroughly."

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This is just silly, but I love this sort of silly.  There is an actual task that requires spatial thinking under this hypothetical road trip.  

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NASA just unveiled this amazing 'global selfie' of more than 36,000 images

NASA just unveiled this amazing 'global selfie' of more than 36,000 images | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it
The pictures were taken by people around the world on Earth Day.
Seth Dixon's insight:

I must admit, I was not interested in the #globalselfie hashtag that NASA was promoting on Earth Day, but I don't think I understood the scope of what they were trying to do with it.  Because of my initial skepticism, I must now admit that this is pretty awesome. 

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Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 29, 12:12 PM

For an introductory geography class, thinking spatially is an important concept for students to understand. While this global selfie has a flair of being on the fun side, it is still important in considering scale and the ability of geographers to consider not only what is happening on the larger scale, but on the small scale too. 

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Airport Regions

Airport Regions | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it

"Jason Davies has divided the world into roughly 3,000 regions for all the medium and large airports in the world. Naturally, the wealthiest regions with high population densities have the greatest number of airports, but the Voronoi diagram shows just how much of the planet is sparsely served by air travel. If we have flyover states in the US, then there are clearly massive swaths of flyover land in the rest of the world. The most remote airport in the world, you ask? Mataveri International Airport on Easter Island, which is 1,617 miles (2,602km) from the next nearest airport." --The Verge

Seth Dixon's insight:

So, is this an example of formal, functional or vernacular regions? 

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Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 27, 4:40 PM

This map divides the world into functional regions, with each region servicing its own air travel based on incoming and exiting flights from that specific airport. Dividing the world into regions is a way of thinking spatially, with functional regions being a particular type based off of communication patterns. 

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, May 29, 11:48 AM

This map shows the ranges of each respective air port of the world. Through this map we can see the relationship between wealth and airport range, and isolation of country and airport range. The most wealthy areas have the longest range airports, and the poorest areas have the shortest range airport. We can tell that the isolated airports have the largest range out of necessity, while those of small nations have smaller ranges due to their proximity to other airports. 

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A Fascinating Visualization of World Migration

A Fascinating Visualization of World Migration | Fantastic Maps | Scoop.it

Every year, millions of people leave their birth countries to try their fortunes in foreign lands. Where are the most popular destinations for these people? What countries are sending out streams of residents who may never come back?

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Craig Day's curator insight, May 22, 11:39 PM

Population Movements: Spatial and Temporal

Suvi Salo's curator insight, July 27, 11:08 AM

interactive version:

http://www.global-migration.info/