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"The Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth Ever," Says NASA

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NASA has released a new Blue Marble image, showing the United States of America. According to them, it's the "most amazing, highest resolution image of Earth ever." Blue Marble 2012 bests the 2010 edition and the original one.

 

Beautiful image...follow the link for a video of the image at a variety of scales as well as the specs and production that went into it. 

 


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The Human Head as a Mercator Projection

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Such an ordinary object, yet so disturbingly presented…...

 

While we accept spatial distortion as a given in geographic projections, it is striking how much it alters reality when the same distortion in applied to the human head...worth showing when discussion mapping and projections. 


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Lisa Fonseca's comment, September 10, 2012 11:45 AM
I thought this was a good visual to demonstrate how you cannot just take a global map and just flatten it. You do not get the same scale and accurate description of the globe. While it may show multiple of the land features, the land features get distorted.
Jesse Gauthier's comment, September 10, 2012 11:46 AM
Seeing a human face spread out this way makes me now realize that a 2-D map is not a real interpretation of the world. But at the same time this is more of a strange picture than when a globe is flattened out. I guess we are more used to seeing a globe flattened out.
Mr Ortloff's curator insight, July 23, 2013 3:38 PM

Map distortion.......

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What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues...

 

This is an extrordinary view of the Earth that captivates students and often gives them a sense of awe and wonder for the planet we call home. 

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Timelapse - The City Limits

*UPDATE May 10th: Here's a video interview that I did this morning for MSNBC : http://on.msnbc.com/juqWHz ---------- I shot this timelapse montage from late 2010 through early 2011. One year in the making.

 

With the intention of showing the duality between city and nature the timelapse, Dominic Boudreault created a beautiful montage of the urban landscape that is a thought-provoking piece. Locations include Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, New York and Chicago.


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Maps from Geographicus

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In March this year, Geographicus Rare Antique Maps, a specialist dealer in fine and rare antiquarian cartography and historic maps, donated their collection of over 2000 digital images to Wikimedia Commons.
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Internet et télécoms : toutes les cartes mondiales

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TeleGeography, l'expert de la cartographie des nouvelles technologies et tous ces tuyaux du XXIe siècle.


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Aplicaciones del Sistema de información Geográfica (SIG) en los ...

Aplicaciones del Sistema de información Geográfica (SIG) en los ... | GeoEcumene2 | Scoop.it
El SIG en conjunto con el GPS (sistema de posicionamiento global), los sensores remotos y la aerofotografía son componentes tecnológicos importantes en el desarrollo de agricultura especifica por sitio (AES) y la ...
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15 Really Cool World Map Wallpapers

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I"m sure this group can find use for some of these images.


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Sustainable cities must be compact and high-density

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George Monbiot: As the balance of the world's population tips from rural to urban, we need strict urban planning to keep cities from collapse...

Perspectives on the future of urbanization and the ecological framework within which we build our cities. 


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Don Brown Jr's comment, July 9, 2012 8:47 PM
This article makes me think about the organization of urban demographics in Rhode Island. It puts into question the significance of the invisible lines that separate the boarders of Cranston, Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence and East Providence today.
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Les conférences du Collège de France

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Collection d’ouvrages issus de conférences, de séminaires et de colloques organisés par le Collège de France...
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World's Most Amazing Bridges

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Geography is not just about natural landforms. Urban structures are also equally fascinating. For today, let's...

 

The discipline of geography is about making the connections, bridging the gaps between various facets of Earth.  These 15 iconic landscapes play a strong role in how people remember place...gorgeous pictures.


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Anhony DeSimone's curator insight, December 19, 2013 9:34 AM

This article is interesting because it talks about considering bridges as landforms. Although bridges are not natural landforms they are indeed man made landforms. The appreciation for bridges come from the means that they provide as well as their beautiful structure. The bridges a lone form their design allow people to connect and interact with one another so bridges are also viewed as a tool for connect people as well.

Jason Schneider's curator insight, January 29, 12:42 AM

It's really interesting that the Brooklyn Bridge is number 1. Being a former New-Yorker myself, I am fascinated by the old-fashioned looking structure of the Brooklyn Bridge. This bridge has a cable wire web-looking pattern that helps hold the bridge together and before the 1950s and it use to be useful for trains and streetcars. Now, it not only looks great but it's very useful because it allows six lanes of cars, a walkway for pedestrians and a couple of bike lanes for bikers. All of them make their way from Brooklyn to New York City and back.
This is a photo I took of the Brooklyn bridge towards Manhattan.

https://www.facebook.com/JaJoSchneiderPhoto/photos/pb.579649308750192.-2207520000.1422509199./698888010159654/?type=3&theater

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Timelapse of Iceland's Midnight Sun

BEST VIEWED IN HD AND FULLSCREEN (with scaling off) Midnight Sun: A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day.

 


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How They Found National Geographic's "Afghan Girl"

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She was one of the world's most famous faces, yet no one knew who she was. Her image appeared on the front of magazines and books, posters, lapel pins, and even rugs, but she didn't know it.

 

While her image is iconic, her story is remarkably mundane and sadly representative of the many Afghan women  who have lived in refugee camps. 


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Brian Nicoll's curator insight, December 12, 2012 12:28 AM

While the picture may be famous, she still represents depressing life that the women of her generation live.  I found it interesting that she had no idea that her photo was so iconic.  To have a photo taken of you that was used in for a variety of different things, all while not knowing about it is quite shocking.  As famous as the photo is however, it should not cloud the symbolism that the photo stands for. 

Paige McClatchy's curator insight, October 20, 2013 10:39 PM

I'm so glad that National Geographic found such an exotic specimen in the wild and that the US government graciously put its technology to use to catalog her..... seriously the Western fascination with the image of this Afghan woman, 1 of insanely many, is something I don't get. I think it makes us all feel "cultured" and "informed" when we can sit in the comfort of a dentist or doctor's waiting room and breeze through a Nat Geo cover to cover. A cheap thrill.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 10:38 AM

Her face was a publicity stunt. Her story is sad and is brutal. She was in a refugee camp but her story is only one of many. She didn't know she was the face of National Geographic and people have the image of her in their minds when they think of Aghani women.

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11 mapas del tesoro - Historia - Ciencia - Noticias de Ciencia, Tecnología, Historia - Quo.es

11 mapas del tesoro - Historia - Ciencia - Noticias de Ciencia, Tecnología, Historia - Quo.es | GeoEcumene2 | Scoop.it
Los mapas reales que señalan míticas fortunas aún no encontradas...
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Online Textbook:Nature of Geographic Information

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Need a FREE online textbook about Geospatial information and data for an college course?  This Penn State-produced books works well for undergraduates that are not necessarily geography majors, but getting acquainted with all types of geospatial technologies (GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS, etc.).   As an open-source book it is a tremendous resource. 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 9, 2013 7:45 AM

Need a FREE online textbook about Geospatial information and data for a college course?  This Penn State-produced books works well for undergraduate courses that are not necessarily geared towards geography majors, but getting acquainted with all types of geospatial technologies (GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS, etc.).   As an open-source book it is a tremendous resource.

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A Map of Woman’s Heart: Rare Vintage Gem from the 1800s

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From coquetry to selfishness, or what the Sea of Wealth has to do with the City and District of Love.
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Plans à jour des catacombes de Paris

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Plan des catacombes de Paris et des vides de carriere des 14e, 15, 5e et 6e arrondissement de Paris.

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Sociedad - Nadie quiere estudiar Geografía - ADN.es

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Una asignatura en vía de extinción | Le Monde alerta de que la Historia siempre gana.
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Personalized Facebook 'Friend' Maps

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Most students have facebook accounts...what is geographic distribution of THEIR networks? What explains these patterns? Looking at personal life histories and geographies would be an easy way to make spatial analysis intensely personal and relevant.  They are on social media, they just need to be prodded to start using it for intellectual pursuits as well. 


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Pathological Geomorphology

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A fabulous archive of some truly beautiful images of earth systems.  This image of Rio Bermejo in Paraguay was described as "the river that looks like a signature."


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El verdadero tamaño de los continentes

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La proyección de Mercator, todavía una de las más utilizadas, si no la que más, era estupenda cuando el tipo que le puso nombre, Gerardo Mercator, la creó allá por el siglo XVI. Permitía tra...
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