Fun Geography and GIS
570 views | +3 today
Follow
Fun Geography and GIS
Old geographers never die, they just lose their bearings.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

It's been nearly 100 years since women won the right to vote, people, so this is just pathetic

It's been nearly 100 years since women won the right to vote, people, so this is just pathetic | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
(click to enlarge)

It's been almost 100 years since women were guaranteed the right to vote nationwide. And after all this time, a little less than a quarter of the legislators in our state ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

Compare Countries With This Simple Tool

Compare Countries With This Simple Tool | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you find! A great tool for educators.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

Flashpoint Heat Map: Concentration of Users Accessing AshleyMadison.com Data Dump on the Deep Web - Flashpoint

Flashpoint Heat Map: Concentration of Users Accessing AshleyMadison.com Data Dump on the Deep Web - Flashpoint | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

Is this cold, rural state home to the nation’s healthiest democracy?

Is this cold, rural state home to the nation’s healthiest democracy? | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
A new report grades each state democracy on 22 factors related to voting access, limits on influence and how well represented residents are in state government.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

Daily Kos Elections presents the best map ever of United States congressional districts

Daily Kos Elections presents the best map ever of United States congressional districts | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
(click to enlarge all images)

Daily Kos Elections is pleased to introduce a brand-new approach to mapping America's congressional districts. Months in the making, and inspired in part ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

How One Guy in Oregon Made the Best U.S. Map You’ll Ever See

How One Guy in Oregon Made the Best U.S. Map You’ll Ever See | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
American mapmaking’s most prestigious honor is the “Best of Show” award at the annual competition of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society. The five most recent winners were all maps designed by large, well-known institutions: National Geographic (three times), the Central Intelligence Agency Cartography Center, and the U.S. Census Bureau....
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

CLICK HERE to support Maps for Nepal

CLICK HERE to support Maps for Nepal | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
Maps for Nepal: Supporting the relief and reconstruction efforts in Nepal through open mapping | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

Sat-navs and mobile apps 'threaten map-reading skills' - BBC News

Sat-navs and mobile apps 'threaten map-reading skills' - BBC News | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
A reliance on sat-navs and smartphone map apps is undermining map-reading skills, the Royal Institute of Navigation says.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

The most racist areas in the United States

The most racist areas in the United States | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
Colors changed so the map can be seen by all. Original is below the fold.
Click to enlarge


There are neighborhoods in Baltimore in which the life expectancy is 19 ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

It's Earth Day, Hope You Do Something Green to Celebrate!

It's Earth Day, Hope You Do Something Green to Celebrate! | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
It's Earth Day! Hope You Do Something Green to Celebrate- I am going for a walk in the forest. Forests cover one third of the earth’s land and absorb massive amounts of carbon dioxide making them a...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

These are all the countries where the US has a military presence

These are all the countries where the US has a military presence | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
It's not just Afghanistan.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

antmaps.org

antmaps.org | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
The goal of antmaps.org is to provide an intuitive and efficient framework for professional and amateur myrmecologists to visualize the known distribution of ant species or higher taxon, and to access the underlying records for those data. Antmaps.org is not a database per se, but rather a client-end tool for visualizing and interacting with the GABI database. The Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics (GABI) project (Guénard et al. In Review) is an ongoing effort to consolidate and curate a comprehensive global database of ant species distributional records, including literature records, museum databases, and online specimen databases. The database includes records from over 8400 publications, most major digitized museum collections, and specimen databases such as Antweb. In total, the database now has over 1.6 million records including around 15000 described ant species and subspecies. The GABI data are currently housed in a PostgreSQL database that syncronizes once per week with antmaps.org.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

Interactive Culture Map Exhibit

Interactive Culture Map Exhibit | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
Click to see an interactive exhibit comparing several cultures on The Culture Map.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

All those confusing geography terms, explained in a gorgeous antique map

Gulf, bay, or harbor? This map will help you understand.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

One Of The World’s Last Remaining Globe-Makers That Use The Ancient Art Of Making Globes By Hand

One Of The World’s Last Remaining Globe-Makers That Use The Ancient Art Of Making Globes By Hand | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
In the modern age, with the advent of GPS in addition to the abundance of mass-produced globes and maps, the art of globe-making has seemingly long disappeared. Only two workshops in the world still make modern handcrafted globes; one of them is us….. Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, a studio based in London, England.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

The countries facing the worst water shortages

The countries facing the worst water shortages | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
The governor of California has imposed the first mandatory water restrictions in the state's history, ordering cities and towns to reduce their water usage by 25 per cent.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

Nine out of 10 'most miserable' states are red, surprising no one

Nine out of 10 'most miserable' states are red, surprising no one | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
Can't blame West Virginia residents for thinking everything is shit.

So there's ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

Wine Region Map with Vineyard, Wineries, & Wines | Everyvine

Wine Region Map with Vineyard, Wineries, & Wines | Everyvine | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
» Wine Region Map with Vineyard, Wineries, & Wines | Organizing the world of wine production: From the planting of a vineyard to the bottle on the shelf.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

The Most Unusual Deaths By State, In One Map

The Most Unusual Deaths By State, In One Map | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
What are the most distinctive deaths by state?

Researcher Francis Boscoe of the New York State Cancer Registry set out to answer that question by analyzing the deaths in each state from 2001 to 201
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

Reclaiming secularism is the key to protecting religious liberty

Reclaiming secularism is the key to protecting religious liberty | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, two topics have come to dominate the discourse about religion in America. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act and especially the rapid acceptance of marriage ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

INTERESTING ENVIRONMENTAL MAPS REMEMBERING EARTH DAY

INTERESTING ENVIRONMENTAL MAPS REMEMBERING EARTH DAY | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
INTERESTING ENVIRONMENTAL MAPS REMEMBERING EARTH DAY
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

Welcome to Danesh's Atlas Blog: Creating an 'Atlas' using ArcGIS and QGIS

Welcome to Danesh's Atlas Blog: Creating an 'Atlas' using ArcGIS and QGIS | Fun Geography and GIS | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Duane Hanstein, GISP
Scoop.it!

15 subway-style maps that explain everything but subways

These maps look like they're for mass transit. Really, they're for everything else.
more...
No comment yet.