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Where Are the U.S.’s Millionaires? - Real Time Economics - WSJ

Where Are the U.S.’s Millionaires? - Real Time Economics - WSJ | Geography | Scoop.it
There were approximately 53,000 more millionaire households in the U.S. last year than in 2012, but the gains weren't evenly distributed. (The Geography of Millionaires ...
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Great Circle Mapper

Great Circle Mapper | Geography | Scoop.it

"The Great Circle Mapper displays maps and computes distances along a geodesic path. It includes an extensive, searchable database of airports and other locations."


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YEC Geo's curator insight, January 15, 2014 8:31 AM

Cool tool.

matthias brendler's curator insight, January 16, 2014 10:34 AM

Maps Monster am I!

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, January 28, 2014 12:59 PM

Because this route from JFK Airport to SYD AUS Airport is not a straight route there are many factors that need to be taken in account because of the overwhelming idea of trade winds and how that affects flight plans and routing for different airways/airlanes.  The plane has to fight against the trafe winds in order to create a specific ETA for the passenger and the flight crue among the plane. This is all dependent upon the trade winds (prevailing and other kinds) transmitting against the plane.

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Global Alcohol Consumption

Global Alcohol Consumption | Geography | Scoop.it
Having looked at the global patterns of consumption of milk and cheese, meat and fish, as well as tea and coffee, the GeoCurrents will now conclude this mini-series with a look at alcohol.
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Middle School Social Studies

Middle School Social Studies | Geography | Scoop.it
GRAPES Graphic Organizer from Resourceful Social Studies Teacher on TeachersNotebook.com - (1 page) - Social Studies Graphic Organizer (Graphic organizer for teaching about places in geography. Covers all the bases!
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The Lingering Power of Geography Over How We Communicate

The Lingering Power of Geography Over How We Communicate | Geography | Scoop.it
Even in an era of cheap, digital communication, most of us are still talking to our neighbors.
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The Geography of Cultural Attitudes | Newgeography.com

The Geography of Cultural Attitudes | Newgeography.com | Geography | Scoop.it
The Geography of Cultural Attitudes. by Richard Morrill 01/03/2014. soclib-head.png. The cultural and political division of America, the gap between “red” and ”blue” with respect to economic and social liberalism or conservatism is a constant ...
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An astonishing, dangerous cold snap is about to descend on the U.S.

An astonishing, dangerous cold snap is about to descend on the U.S. | Geography | Scoop.it
Some of the coldest air in years, if not decades, is poised to pour into the U.S., with mind-boggling low temperatures.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, January 30, 2014 10:19 PM
well I am in Russia with a fellow American from Wisconsin. This stuff only makes the CNN news here. Our news has going from news to entertainment. The inverted V and really interesting topics are hard to locate.. you do have to curate and collect your sources.
Tracy Galvin's curator insight, February 4, 2014 5:58 PM

What struck me the most about this is how much of it is what "might" happen versus what has happened. The news is no longer a reporting of events that have already taken place. Maybe because we have access to news every minute of every day, the newscasters have to fill that time with something in order to compete. So now the news is all about what 'could' happen, what 'did' happen and 'why we were all wrong' reporting. I think it leads to a lot of skepticism on the validity of news reports that did not exist when they stuck to just reporting what has actually happened in the world.

Jess Deady's curator insight, April 16, 2014 1:56 PM

I live in New England. I am used to weather that is "mind-boggling". However, this polar vortex looks insane! Weather this cold is going to go down in the history books and people better prepare themselves for it. Weather Forecasters haven't seen any temperature this low in decades.

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40 more maps that explain the world

40 more maps that explain the world | Geography | Scoop.it
I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.

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Terheck's curator insight, January 26, 2014 5:58 AM

Une sélection de 40 cartes qui permettent de mieux comprendre notre monde.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:30 PM

When looking at this map there area few things that stick out to me and not just the colors. Fistly what I founf interesting was that South America in relation to where we live is quite different. For example, The US economic status is High Class at $12195 or more for most of the East and West Coast and then it is dull in the middle. These facts compared to South America where they are mostly upper middle class at around $3946-12185 and a portion of them are the lower middle class which rings in at around $886-3945.

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 13, 2014 2:39 PM

 On map 33, it shows the religious borders map of the different religions that are occupying certain areas of the Middle East. The area of Baghdad and east is mostly Shiite Islam and west of Baghdad is Sunni Islam. What I found to be most interesting is that even though Jerusalem is surrounded by many different religions they still celebrate Judaism. They are religiously protected by its borders. There is some sign of Sunni Islam being practices within their borders but it is mostly dominated by Judaism. 

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Place-based Geography Videos

Place-based Geography Videos | Geography | Scoop.it

Professor Seth Dixon shares over 50 of his favorite geography videos in this online map http://bit.ly/KDY6C2


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Matt Davidson's curator insight, October 23, 2014 7:54 PM

Great site - showing locational context is important for not just Geography but every subject. How can we understand the complexities of topics like conflict or urban economies or agricultural histories.... without understanding locations and maps?

Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, November 3, 2014 12:02 PM

It was nice to see where everything was happening. I hope it gets updated to more current events. I wish we had something like this when we were looking at the invasion of Kuwait.

Caroline Ivy's curator insight, March 15, 2015 5:19 PM

Seth Dixon uses ArgGIS to juxtapose maps with the location a video is associated with. 

 

This idea has crossed my mind before. Now, a video can be contemplated with the spatial accuracy needed. This connects events to a place, and can help students more fully grasp the geospatial distribution of events. 

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World - A Sheep No More

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World - A Sheep No More | Geography | Scoop.it
If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and info graphics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection...
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Global wind conditions

Global wind conditions | Geography | Scoop.it
an animated map of global wind conditions

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 6, 2014 9:10 AM

Earlier I shared a dynamic map of near-live wind data for the United States and a static rendering of global wind patterns.  This combines the features of both of those resources to provide a mesmerizing digital globe.  Click on the 'earth' icon in the lower righthand corner to customize the display.  

Geoff Findley's curator insight, January 9, 2014 9:40 PM

Wind...

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, January 28, 2014 1:07 PM

This animated depiction of the earth and it's global wind conditions  shows that the northern and southern part of the world refelects the same type of wind conditioons where as the "middle" of the world depicts  different types of trade winds. For example, the trade winds and other prevailing winds change throught time in the world as the axis rotates the different wind patterns rotate with them.

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Full Documentary - Most Amazing Moments - National Geographic Channel HQ

Full Documentary Most Amazing Moments - National Geographic Channel HQ.
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Population by Latitude and Longitude

Population by Latitude and Longitude | Geography | Scoop.it
Radical Cartography, brought to you by Bill Rankin

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Geoff Findley's curator insight, January 9, 2014 9:37 PM

Cool Cartogram...

 

Keisha Lewis's curator insight, January 12, 2014 8:15 AM

Majorly cool! So many discussions about population distribution can come out of this. :)

Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 28, 2014 6:53 PM

We can see that the majority of the world's population is clustered in the mid latitudes in particularly Asia. Showing population in terms of latitude shows how people live based on environmental factors while longitude remains the same throughout, thus showing countries/continents and their rates of population simply based off of that country's growth rate or demographic momentum aside from just looking at climatic preference. For instance, Asia is the most populated area and this is evident because of the current growth rates.