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Movie showing ground motion of four earthquakes propagating across a high density seismic array in Long Beach, California. Data was recorded by NodalSeismic,...
Seismic activity is to be expected in the Los Angeles region as the major hazard threat in the area. This area has a great number of sensors which now allows us to visualize seismic waves better than ever before. This video show 4 earthquakes (starting at 0:45, 2:20, 6:00, and 8:35). For more information on the science behind this clip, read the adptly named blog, The Trembling Earth.
Tags: visualization, disasters, physical, Los Angeles.
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Map lovers wanting to customize your phone cover, this is for you. Read the full blog post here from maps.com.
Tags: art, mapping.
Something for the GeoGeek in your life:)
"The WomanStats Project is the most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world. The Project facilitates understanding the linkage between the situation of women and the security of nation-states. We comb the extant literature and conduct expert interviews to find qualitative and quantitative information on over 310 indicators of women's status in 174 countries. Our Database expands daily, and access to it is free of charge. Click here if you are a new to the project."
Amazing and thought-provoking.
Topic link: Population and Change: Gender
The Network of Alliances for Geography Education is sponsored by the National Geographic Society; these alliances are tremendous local resources. I am working with the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance and hope that everyone in the United States and Canada can connect with your local alliance and support it. Click here to find your local Alliance.
Welcome, Metafilter visitors! How can you map a sphere unto the plane? well you can't if you want to keep size, shape and proportions. Here are the alternatives... Learn more about the different projections.
We are accustomed to spatial distortion in maps; when we see that same distortion on a picture, it gives us an alternative perspective on the level of spatial distortion that we see on maps. The Azimuthal projections (circular) are my favorite for this photographic project.
Tags: mapping, cartography, perspective, map.
Des cartes pour comprendre le monde...une initiative photographique pour comprendre les projections.
Blue countries are more welcoming, red countries less. Where does yours rank?
The World Economic Forum compiled a report on global tourism and part of that was an estimation of the attitude of each countries' population toward foreign visitors--this map is a visualization of that data. Why would some particular countries be more or less welcoming? What surprises you about this map?
Disclaimer: according to this article, there is much that is methodologically wrong with this map.
This classic image is paired with some other great maps and videos that help put the true size of the United States into perspective.
Tags: perspective, map.
Great map tools for kids and adults to get a better understanding of relative size of US vs the world.
This site has lots of great examples of size comparisons between the United States and other coutnries/continents around the world. Which one is the most surprising to you? Why do you think you had a different idea of the size of the place that surprised you?
A punta de TIC el mundo se achicó !
International Women's Day: political rights around the world mapped
This is late for International Women's Day, but it is never a wrong time to analyze the spatial and temporal patterns of the expansion of women's political rights. This interactive map is excellent for seeing these few metrics, but a more expanded dataset with maps concerning gender (in)equality in the world and the status of women is WomanStats.
Tags: gender, mapping, statistics, political.
The UN Millenium Goals include gender equity and gender empowerment. The goals are set to be achieved by 2015.
This fabulous collection of African maps from 1535-1897 represents an historical geographic vision of both Africa and colonial visions of an imagined Africa. I chose this particular map to display because it beautifully highlights the Mountains of Kong. For generations, European cartographers erroneously believed that this long mountain range extended north of the West African coast and across the continent. Currently this map collection is at Plymouth State, NH, but much of it is archive online here.
Tags: Africa, cartography, colonialism, map.
An interesting historical perspective on the geography of the African continent.
Love seeing the change over time. Especially on a continent we often know so little about.
In a surprising move, President Obama proposed during the State of the Union address to increasing the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.
This made many people ask the question "how many countries have minimum wages?" Nearly all countries in the world have a minimum wage or a partial minimum wage.
The happiest city in America is Napa, California -- and the saddest all swear too much.
Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, Utah, Vermont--congratulations on being the happiest states according to a Twitter metric. Louisiana, I'm just sad typing that you are the saddest of all states.
A while back, I posted in the forums asking for people to help me find a YA book for every single state in the US.
While I can't vouch for all of these books (I read more children's literature than Young Adult), I absolutely love the idea of this project. This is a great way to make geography a cross curricular activity, especially for an English class or just for fun. Scroll down on the right side of this image to see all the books/states on the list. The geographic content of some of these books are minimal, but that's not the worst thing that can happen if more students are reading. What books are at the top of your reading list?
This is for all you avid readers out there!
What do these maps tell you?
Tags: statistics, census, mapping.
Pictured above is a still image of an interactive digital globe with population density data with colored bar graphs to symbolize the data. This is a great open-source platform for geographic data visualization. There are not many data layers currently, but possibly there will be more in the future (best viewed in Google Chrome).
Tags: population, demographics, unit 2 population, visualization, mapping.
"Pictured above is a still image of an interactive digital globe with population density data with colored bar graphs to symbolize the data. This is a great open-source platform for geographic data visualization. There are not many data layers currently, but possibly there will be more in the future (best viewed in Google Chrome)."
Facebook intern Paul Butler has created a detailed map of the world by mapping connections between people using the social network living in different cities.
The disconnected portions of the this map tell us as much about the world we live in as the highly illuminated ones. Might this be a version of the "Black Marble" image that would reasonate more with today's teenagers? For the methods behind the creation of this map as well as a high resolution version of the map, see this post.
Tags: social media, map, visualization.
Great for connectiveness graphics.
This is very cool...just like the internet map you posted. I have a seperate facebook page just to communicate back and forth to my friend nd his family in New Zealand in real time for free.
This is a picture of our world and the real way that we are connected in real time from Facebook. It's amazing! Share this everywhere!
This London Easter Egg/Globe is fantastic. To those that celebrate it, Happy Easter!
Rhode Island is one of five states in which the number of people getting help from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-formerly known as 'food stamps') has more than doubled since 2008. In 2012, 16 percent of its residents received aid from the program. Read the related article. The article details how Woonsocket's economy is impacted by these monthly fluctuations is disposable income. Why is Rhode Island one of that states with a doubling participation in this program? What other spatial patterns to you see?
Tags: Rhode Island, economic, mapping, poverty, community.
You are looking at, more or less, a portrait of the internet over an average 24 hours in 2012—higher usage in yellows and reds; lower in greens and blues—created by an anonymous researcher for the "Internet Census 2012" project.
This is a stunning animated graphic the represents internet usage. The temporal dynamics of map make it especially mesmerizing.
The brackets are rarely as "regional" as the names Midwest, West, South and East would suggest; still a map of all the participating teams shows that there a geography to basketball participation. See also this collection of maps visualizing basketball fandom. Also, what about the high schools areas that produce college basketball players? What patterns to you see?
Oh man! I love March Madness!
Use a printable outline map that depicts Central America.
This is my favorite map to use in classroom activities for Central America. Here is the full list of their (free) printable maps.
Drug Testing Index; A map of the U.S. depicting overall drug test positive rates
Locate the Meth Belt
Where in the world has 007 been in his 30 movies?
If that's a question you've always wanted to know, then this set of maps was made just for you.
James Bond is cool!
"Some prime examples of fascinating maps."
This is a very entertaining collection of maps. Shown above is a map that displays what is on the other side of the Globe (see, it's the Argentinians and Chileans that would "dig a hole to China"). Superimposed on every location is its antipod/antipode (location directly opposite on the other side of the Earth). The journal of radical leftist geography is entitled Antipode, implying that they see the world through a different perspective and plays off of this concept.
Wrap your head around this! #wetcoastdaily
Mapas poco comunes, poco útiles, aunque curiosos.
Check out this funny map of the most popular baby names by state, only on NickMom.com!
This is is just one perspective on a fantastic cartographic art installation by Claire Fountaine. Watch this flaming video of her lighting her "match map" of France.
In 1900, two-thirds of the world’s Catholics lived in Europe. Today only 20 percent do.
As Europe has become an increasingly secularized set of societies, the demographic based of the Catholic Church has shifted south. However, the power structure has not migrated south as the European cardinals still are a majority (although 2/3 vote necessary to elect the next pope).
Tags: Christianity, culture, diffusion, religion.