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This is a nice online 'map quiz' sites. The focus is on countries (no quizzes on cities or capitals) with state subdivisions for the United States, Mexico and Canada and a 'mental map' quiz without any visible borders.
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Create, find, use, and share maps, applications, and tools with everyone.
This is a quick introduction on how to use http://www.arcgis.com/
The immense popularity and beauty of Aerial photography urge us to create exciting and inspiring post on Aerial photography. Therefore in this post, we are sharing a collection of 55 exceptional aerial photos that will surely inspire you.
55 Beautiful images that all tell a story...this one displays the Athabasca Oil Sands.
View Homes across the world seen from up high pictures on Yahoo!. See Homes across the world seen from up high photos and find more pictures in our photo galleries.
This aerial photography gallery shows distinct types of urbanism and is a good portal to introduce a class to suburban landscapes.
What are the cultural aesthetics of architecture within any particular cultural group? What do these landscapes say about the people and society that created them? Do you think there would be economic benefits for Guanajuato's (Mexico) urban layout? Why is Willemstad more iconically Dutch than most places in the Netherlands?
Use National Geographic video and images to inspire your students to care about the planet. Get multimedia activities for use in your classroom, out of school, and at home.
This is not a new source, but worth publicizing many times. There are many resources that are tailor-made for the classroom that are available from National Geographic's Education team that works diligently to advocate for the discipline.
For one magnificent moment after the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4, West Virginia University and the entire state of West Virginia were the talk of Americ.
What's the problem with geographic jokes about places such as West Virginia? We've all heard them, and I've heard plenty of them from West Virginians; so why did West Virginians have such a visceral reaction to Jay Leno's jab after the 70-33 Orange bowl victory when he joked that "They don't score that high on their SATs." This is an interested article about geographical stereotypes, their perpetuation and appropriateness.
What areas of the United States contain the densest amount of woody biomass?
This map and the localized versions show the biogeography of the distinct climatic zones of the United States. It also can show interesting human patterns. What are some things that explain this spatial distribution?
See how your household income ranks in 344 zones across the country.
It isn't always about how much you make, but purchasing power, cost of living and local economic situations show us that one number doesn't tell the story of the national economy. This interactive feature compares household incomes with how they would compare with other regions of the country.
River Meanders: Red River: Oklahoma-Texas Boundary: It all comes down to ... Geography.
This natural and physical border is examined by @josephkerski.
All Business is Local: Why Place Matters More Than Ever in a Global Virtual World.
Yes there are processes of globalization that are reshaping many dynamics, but as John Quelch and Katherine Jocz argue in their book coming out next month, this is an age of semi-globalization. Even the world's best global brands are highly attuned to local tastes, cultures and patterns. 'Company bosses who focus too much on glamorous global strategy and the big picture risk getting burned in a world where the vast majority of business transactions are local' because of the difficulties in getting the local part of the strategy to resonate with consumers.
How is the world still incredibly local? What type of jobs are 'non-outsourceable?'
Yeah it's a commercial, but the 3 demensional aspects of space that it portrays is quite innovative.
An animated GIF starts with a blank subway map and draws each line in the sequence in which it was built.
Some excellent urban historical geographies to been seen here. Pictured here is a still image, but the link will take you to the dynamic animated version.
The German satellite radar twins - TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X - are a year through their quest to make the most precise, seamless map of varying height on Earth.
Geospatial technologies continue to make advances as well get to understand this world with increasing accuracy (shown above is a Digital Elevation Model of Iceland--turn head to the right and say 'oh').
17 Countries. 343 Days. 6237 Photographs. One incredible journey. Follow the adventure at http://kienlam.net/around-the-world and http://kienlam.net Like Me ...
A great 'start of the year/semester' video to show some of the many wonders this world has to offer.
National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps are enormously entertaining and educationally powerful tools for introducing geography and map reading skills to students, grades K-8.
Seriously, who wouldn't want to stand on a huge map? Getting the map to your school can usually be arranged and it can be a great event for the entire school.
"[Google Earth's] mostly automated system sometimes produces unexpected and wonderful artifacts. The bridges in this video are glitches that occur when the 2d satellite imagery and 3d terrain don’t line up quite right, or structures such as bridges are projected down onto the terrain below, creating fabulous and unintentional distortions. These images are like funhouse mirrors – strange illusions and reflections of the real." -Clement Valla
For still images, see: http://clementvalla.com/category/work/google-earth-sites/
Walkable streets are not only fun and exciting places to be, they are also profitable. Research has found that by prioritising pedestrians through making streets more walkable, both property values and shop footfall increase.
This article is a nice primer for a discussion on the importance of urban planning for local politics and economics.
Formation (Geography teaching resources http://t.co/HUNJe6dX...)...
If you are looking for another Facebook group that will feed you geography education resources for K-12 education, just like their page.
"Take a picture of a picture from the past in the present."
This blog is an great resource to show urban historical geographies and changes to the landscape. These photos demonstrate a more personal, emotional connection to places because of the memories and friendships made. This archive of photos would also be a great way to explore the theme of 'place' as it is often crucial to the photo and how we interpret that photograph.
The London skyline--Riverbank walls: panini; lamppost: mackerel, asparagus, onion, vanilla pods; London Eye: green beans; courgette, leek, lemon, rhubarb supports; The Dome: green melon.
Putting the art back into Earth Studies, artists like Carl Warner draw on real landscapes to create their imaginary ones. Having students create their own 2D or 3D landscape could be a very interesting project.
Five Things To Know For Monday, Jan.16, 2012...
Christian leaders voted to support the presidential candidacy of Rick Santorum in hopes of undercutting Mitt Romney’s dominance of the Republican field.
The geography of the 'Bible Belt' is going to intersect powerfully with the GOP primaries in a hurry. As Mitt Romney (an active member of the LDS church) appears to be the early frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, there are some interesting religious ramifications for that on both the right and left. Evangelicals listened to every major Republican hopeful but two in deciding whom they should endorse. Romney and Huntsman were not considered, because as Mormons, they are the two candidates that they are seeking to block.
Many evangelicals do not feel that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are in fact 'Christians.' Although this Southern/Intermountain West political coalition often line up in socially conservative issues of politics, doctrinal discrepancies are fracturing the GOP political power base and the geography of religion and religious groups in the United States might play a key role in the 2012 election.
"The location of every identifiable place mentioned in the Bible."
I understand that this may have limited applications for you in public classroom settings, however this is such a fantastic example of how to use geospatial technologies to recreate and understand historical geographies, I had to share. You can preview the data by book and chapter, download the numerous KMZ files to open in Google Earth, or preview them in Google Maps. Also, various overlays and geotagged photos are available on this impressive website.