"In some ways, all 2D maps of Earth are interrupted at some point, even if it’s just along the antimeridian at 180°. Interruptions are often in areas of less interest e.g. oceans for a land-focused map."
Toerisme is de grootste branche ter wereld. Als een olievlek verspreidt toerisme zich naar nieuwe gebieden zoals krottenwijken. Daar zoeken wij toeristen naar a...
Henk Trimp's insight:
Toerisme blijft een onderwerp met lastige morele apecten. De aanslag nabij Sousse, Tunesië op 26 juni jl. (https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aanslag_in_Sousse) betekent een klap voor het toerisme dat net weer aan het opkrabbelen was. Maar zou dat toerisme er eigenlijk wel moeten zijn? (denk aan bijdrage vliegverkeer aan CO2 uitstoot; ontwrichting locale gemeenschap, moderne slavernij...). Maar hoe moet Tunesië het zonder toerisme redden? Enz.
"Trying to understand what’s actually going on in the world’s climate seems like it might be truly impossible. For one thing, there are so many different factors at work. Everything from how light travels through the atmosphere to how the winds move the ocean around to how rain hits the ground has an effect on what actually happens on Earth both now and in the future. That also means there’s absolutely no use in looking at each piece individually … to understand what’s really going on, the climate jigsaw puzzle needs to be complete.
That, says climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, is where climate modeling comes in. The discipline synthesizes data from multiple sources, including satellites, weather stations, even from people camping in the Arctic and submitting measurements of the ice they see around them. Climate modeling, Schmidt says, gives us our best chance of understanding the bigger picture of the world around us. 'We take all of the things we can see are going on, put them together with our best estimates of how processes work, and then see if we can understand and explain the emergent properties of climate systems,' he says. These four silent animations show what he means."
Tags: physical, weather and climate, Arctic, Antarctica, climate change.
** Rant warning **Every week I try to find a few new interesting spatial datasets to use for MangoMap testing. Needless to say I spend more time than most doing battle with the various "Open Data" portals that the governments of this world in their infinite wisdom have gifted upon us.They generally fall somewhere between rubbish and unusable in terms of the overall experience and most don't seem to understand what the word open in open data even means. They all stink of something that
"African countries are also quite diverse from an ethnic standpoint. As the Washington Post's Max Fisher noted back in 2013, the world's 20 most ethnically diverse countries are all African, partially because European colonial powers divvied up sections of the continent with little regard for how the residents would have organized the land themselves. This map above shows Africa's ethnographic regions as identified by George Murdock in his 1959 ethnography of the continent."
Nieuwe schoolboeken die ter goedkeuring voorliggen in Texas bevatten heel wat onjuistheden over de klimaatverandering om conservatieve politici niet voor het hoofd te stoten. Dat blijkt uit een analyse door het National Center for Science Education (NCSE).
Henk Trimp's insight:
Please be aware of the forces that try to influence educational content. It's a power play with an enormous economic drive, follow the money!
Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there's no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.
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