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Supermap returns (and Batmap as well)

Supermap returns (and Batmap as well) | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
We can easily guess that superpowers should give superheroes a very specific experience of space. Some examples of spatial machineries in comics books and movies confirm this idea. The superheroes ...
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400 Years of Beautiful, Historical, and Powerful Globes | Science | WIRED

400 Years of Beautiful, Historical, and Powerful Globes | Science | WIRED | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
To look at an ancient globe is to look at the Earth as it was seen by the people of another time. It reflects their understanding of the continents and seas, and it captures political divisions that have long since shifted. Even the typography and colors of a globe are indicative of the time and place of its origin, says Sylvia Sumira, a London-based conservator of ancient globes. In her lavishly illustrated new book, Globes: 400 years of exploration, navigation, and power, Sumira traces the history and making of globes and showcases dozens of fine examples drawn largely from the collection of the British Library.
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Mapping America's Homelessness Problem Visualizes The Extent Of An Often Invisible Problem

Mapping America's Homelessness Problem Visualizes The Extent Of An Often Invisible Problem | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
See which cities have the most people living on their streets.
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New Orleans’ Dazzling Post-Katrina Parks Boom – Next City

New Orleans’ Dazzling Post-Katrina Parks Boom – Next City | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
The city is building world-class green spaces at a clip, but can it afford them?
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Tracking Nigeria's Worsening Security in Real Time

Tracking Nigeria's Worsening Security in Real Time | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
For three years, a group of researchers has been cataloging incidents like the kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok.
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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 | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it

"The internet is obsessed with maps. They're used to convey everything from prison populations to regional economies to every state's favorite college. But they aren't always the best way to explain information.

Slate's Ben Blatt discussed some examples of bad maps — and why people like them so much, concluding that "people tend to be very trusting of maps."

But poorly made maps are only on the rise..."


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-internets-maps-obsession-2014-5#ixzz31t8J8yWD


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Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 29, 2014 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, 2014 11:40 AM

unit 1 bad bad maps

Mary Elizabeth's curator insight, August 31, 2014 1:16 PM

nothing makes kids pay attention like food

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Shocking Aerial Photographs Highlight the Stark Economic Divide in Mexico

Shocking Aerial Photographs Highlight the Stark Economic Divide in Mexico | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
The gap between the wealthy and the poverty-stricken is very wide in Mexico, but that gap doesn't necessarily translate into physical distance, as this str
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France to redraw nation's map to save money

France to redraw nation's map to save money | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
PARIS (AP) — France's administrative regions — Normandy, Alsace, Burgundy, etc.
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Massive Landslide Buries Remote Afghan Village

Massive Landslide Buries Remote Afghan Village | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
Last Friday, in Afghanistan's mountainous northeastern province of Badakhshan, an enormous landslide took place, burying much of a small village, and killing hundreds
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How to Make a Map Go Viral

How to Make a Map Go Viral | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
A conversation with the mapmaker whose creations circumnavigate the Internet.
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A Striking New Way to Visualize Mobility

A Striking New Way to Visualize Mobility | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
This tool shows how far you can travel in 10 minutes in ghostly splotches and tendrils.
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Many Canadian Aboriginals See No Compromise on Oil Sands Pipeline

Many Canadian Aboriginals See No Compromise on Oil Sands Pipeline | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
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Year-End Roundup 2013-2014 | Social Studies, History, Geography and Civics - NYTimes.com

Year-End Roundup 2013-2014 | Social Studies, History, Geography and Civics - NYTimes.com | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
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Canadian Weather Forecasters Forbidden From Discussing Climate Change

Canadian Weather Forecasters Forbidden From Discussing Climate Change | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
Weather forecasters employed by the Canadian Meteorological Service have been banned from publicly discussing climate change.
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The Economic Data Hidden in Nighttime Views of City Lights

The Economic Data Hidden in Nighttime Views of City Lights | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
Getting satellite luminosity data right could help us better understand what works and what doesn't in urban development.
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Viewing the Earth From Space

Viewing the Earth From Space | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
Despite any political differences between the United States and Russia, the space agencies of the two countries continue their cooperative work in Earth's orbit, aboard the International Space Station...
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Where the World's Unsold Cars Go To Die | Zero Hedge

Where the World's Unsold Cars Go To Die | Zero Hedge | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
In the past several years, one of the topics covered in detail on these pages has been the surge in such gimmicks designed to disguise lack of demand and end customer sales, used extensively by US automotive manufacturers, better known as "channel...
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What Happens When A Photographer Takes The Same Photo From A Different Angle

What Happens When A Photographer Takes The Same Photo From A Different Angle | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
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DIY Aerial Mapping | School of Data - Evidence is Power

DIY Aerial Mapping | School of Data - Evidence is Power | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
Do it yourself - Aerial Mapping Tutorial by the School of Data
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The Most Common Language Spoken in Your State, Besides English and Spanish

The Most Common Language Spoken in Your State, Besides English and Spanish | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
America is far more diverse than you thought.
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This Couple Is Making Roads Out Of Solar Panels, And They Actually Work

This Couple Is Making Roads Out Of Solar Panels, And They Actually Work | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
Finding a way to replace regular, concrete roads with ones that could better serve a sustainable world has long been Scott and Julie Brusaw’s dream.
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Map legend – Concept and Design tips

Map legend – Concept and Design tips | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
Why is important to create a good map legend? Well mainly because it helps the user to understand what the cartographer wants him/her to know
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Map of Where Nobody Lives in the United States - Geolounge

Map of Where Nobody Lives in the United States - Geolounge | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
The United States represents a vast area of land with 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million square kilometers) in size. With about 317 million residents , the U.S.
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Here's Why Americans Are Fleeing the Suburbs - Is it really the end of suburbia?

Here's Why Americans Are Fleeing the Suburbs - Is it really the end of suburbia? | The Geo Feed | Scoop.it
The young increasingly want to live in cities
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