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According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Scandinavia is the place to be. This interactive map uses data that was compiled from an index to measure gender equality in health, access to education, economic participation and political engagement. The four highest ranked countries in the world, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden) are all in Scandinavia. Thanks to the Guardian Datablog, you can download all of the data in a spreadsheet to map on your own. This interactive map is excellent, but a more expanded series of maps concerning gender (in)equality in the world regarding the status of women can be found on the WomanStats project page.
Tags: gender, mapping, statistics, development.
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No surprise here that the countries that are more well off generally have less of a gender gap. One thing that i like to point out about this article is that the united states came in 23rd which i think is pretty humerous since we pride outselfs on our rights and equality but were not even in the top 20 countries in the world when it comes down to equality between genders. The biggest surprise of this article though has to be nicaragua coming in 10th even though every country around it scored poorly. hopefully the nicaraguans can teach their fellow costa ricans and houndurans how to close the gap.
"Infographics to explain global statistics."
Understanding global statistics is nearly impossible if you can't grasp just how large of a quantity 7 billion is. This set of infographics are a great resource for teaching some of basic global demographics.
Apparently the latest internet craze is a 40 maps mix-tape. See the Washington Post's 40 Maps that explain the World for an interesting, eclectic compilation of maps as well as 40 maps they didn't teach you in school from Bored Panda and 40 maps that help you make sense of the world from Twisted Sifter.
Tags: statistics, population, infographic, K12.
Gr8 Info simplifying stats.
Un conjunto de sencillas infografias para visualizar estadisticas de la humanidad en el tiempo presente
"By using Facebook data from the 2.5 million people in New York or New England that ‘like’ either the Red Sox or Yankees I was able to create a more accurate rivalry map than ever before."
Sports maps with team logos on them are often hand-drawn works of art without much data to back them up--not so with this map. Read the article to find the actual data which is much messier than these bold color proclaim. These regions aren't homogenous (are they ever?) but this is the best fit line between the major groups of fans, showing that Connecticut is the true 'battle ground' for this regional rivalry.
Tags: sport, statistics, mapping, regions, Rhode Island, Boston, NYC.
A fun map i can relate to a lot being a New Yorker living in RI. I also believe theres more Yankee fans in Red Sox territory then Red Sox fans in Yankee territory.
Pretty neat use of mapping and facebook to create this. This map is around the idea of what i expected it to look like with a few exceptions. As a yankee fan i expected a little bit more out of fellow Rhode Islanders when it came to the distribution but i guess i was wrong. i would also like to point out that cultural diversity probably has a role to play in this, with western connecticut being more ethnically diverse than eastern.
" Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view."
I know that many of you have seen Gapminder, but for those that haven't, this is one of the best ways to visualize global statistics. The world is changing--see how.
Tags: visualization, statistics.
This is a great website for stats on all sorts of global information.
Looking for an effective visualization tool? Gapminder might just help you get your point across with a picture.
A “fact tank” that promotes a fact based world view. Gapminder promotes sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
Transportation planner plots pattern of airline travel across the globe.
This set of 9 images displays 58,000 flight paths from various perspectives. What patterns do you see emerging from this data? What does this tell you about the world today?
Tags: visualization, transportation, statistics, globalization, mapping.
USGS National Geologic Database- TopoView
The National Geologic Map Database is a simple interactive tool to find USGS topographic maps that you can dowload. Users can search for current or historic maps.
Tags: geospatial, GIS, mapping, cartography.
Climographs chart the monthly temperature and rainfall data and are a useful tool is studying climatology. Here are links to dozens of selected United States and International cities that come from the National Drought Mitigation Center. The image above is a climograph of Providence, RI.
Tags: physical, weather and climate, Rhode Island, statistics, visualization.
Climographs are used to show the temperature and precipitation within an area monthly. This collection of data allows us to see the climate changes that occur monthly with in an area to better understand its weather patterns.
"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
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 video shows the basic concept of HDI (Human Development Index), by using four different examples (Japan, Mexico, India and Angola)."
This video is a primer for those that have never seen HDI data. This interactive map with HDI data is for those already acquainted with the HDI, showing the HDI number as well as the ranking.
Tags: development, statistics, worldwide.
Watch this HUGGERS for a great review!
some emerging markets, Japan
Des cartes pour comprendre le monde
What do these maps tell you?
Tags: statistics, census, mapping.
This is a simplified Census data map viewer specifically for Rhode Island. To see a simplified U.S. Census data at the national scale, see: http://sco.lt/7G5rur
Tags: statistics, Rhode Island, census, GIS, mapping, cartography.
"This web mapping application provides users with a simple interface to view, customize, save and print thematic maps of the United States, using data from the 2010 Census. The beta version contains a set of 2010 Census data relating to age and sex, population and race, and family and housing in the United States by county or equivalent entity."
This month the U.S. Census Bureau has released the beta version of a very nice online mapping tool to display the 2010 data. The mapper will create PDF versions of any map produced online (file sizes from 20-55KB) and the user can export the raw data to Excel. While the user is more limited in how to display the data than they would using a GIS, this is a simple way to explore some of the basic census information.
Tags: statistics, census, GIS, mapping, cartography.
mmm data. This tool is really useful for anyone planning on servicing an area with grown food. You can see the demographics of your chosen geographical area quickly.
The PRB World Population Data Sheet is a great resource; now you can access that same data through this interactive map.
use in populations unit
The human popluation debate will always seem to be an issue. One can almost assume that the less developed countries are going to have the highest popluation but the most problems as well. A country that is classified as less developed are most definitely going to have low incomes due to the low number of jobs available, poor human development because there isn't enough people to be taking care of each other.
By looking at this data sheet you can see that the worlds population will increase by the millions in 2050. These populations will increase in areas that are already very populated and in areas that are not so heavily populated yet.
"David Greene talks to writer Jeremy Miller about the American Centroid. That's the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the U.S. would balance perfectly if all 300 million of us weighed the exact same."
Every 10 years the centroid (the center of U.S. population) is calculated using the latest census data. As the map above shows, the centroid has continued moved west throughout history, but in the last 60 years has moved to the south and west. The recent shift to the south coincides with the mass availability of air conditioning (among other factors) which opened up the Sun Belt. In this article in Orion Magazine, Jeremy Miller discusses the historical shifts in the spatial patterns of the U.S. population and the history of the centroid. you can listen to podcast versions of this article as well, one by NPR and a much more detailed one by Orion Magazine.
Questions to Ponder: Would the centroids of other countries be as mobile or predictable? Why or why not? What does the centroid tell us?
Tags: statistics, census, mapping, migration, population, historical, USA.
Awesome way to show how the settlement of the US continues to move west with the population growing on the West Coast at a faster rate. If you look at the biggest jump between 1850 and 1860 it shows the mass immigration into the US and the further migration to the western part of the US especailly with the gold rush starting in 1849. Great littel piece of information.
The centre of population in the USA has moved further inland and southward compared to Australia. Comparing urbanisation in USA and Australia.
Informative, short podcast that details the changing migration of the US
WeatherSpark: beautiful weather graphs and maps making in-depth weather information easily accessible.
Weather Spark is a platform with interactive maps, weather forecasting and climatological history for the last five years for many different weather stations. This is the data for the TF Green airport, and is an incredible set of information to teach physical geography.
Tags: physical, weather and climate, statistics, visualization.
Thiis s some great information on weather stats and tracking storms statistics and seasonal trends of general weather events.Thanks
Graficos y clima juntos
The World Policy Analysis Center aims to improve the quantity and quality of comparative data available to policymakers, citizens, civil society, and researchers around the world on policies affecting human health, development, well-being, and equity.
Following seven years of data collection, the World Policy Analysis Center recently launched a series of over 100 easy-to-understand maps of current laws, policies, and constitutional rights in 193 countries. They are eager to share this information and the maps that we have created and believe it will help engage geography students. The maps address questions such as:
This data could provide exciting teaching tools to help students think about the implications of laws and policies around the world, particularly as they affect teenagers.
"This week's Boston Marathon bombing fit with the norm of U.S. terrorist events and threats in one important way: it occurred in a major city. American concerns about terrorism, however, seem to ignore that pattern...There’s a divide on people’s thoughts about terrorism. People that live in places most likely to be hit by terrorism seem the most sunny about the country’s anti-terror prospects and efforts. And those in rural places, are more concerned and pessimistic."
This article cites data from the PEW Reseach Center that implies that city dwellers seem to feel less dread about terror threats than their suburban and rural counterparts, despite the fact they live in the primary target zone (see full size infographic here--note that the data was assembled before the Boston Marathon attack).
Question to Ponder: Why are the Americans most vulnerable to terrorist attacks the least concerned with terrorism?
Tags: terrorism, statistics, USA, infographic, urban.
Terror in the United States have evolved since 1970: once the tool of left-wing radicals, then right-wing radicals, terrorist attacks are now uncommon, often unsuccessful, and not nearly as deadly.
While terrorism is being discussed in the media as a rising trend in the United States after the Boston Marathon, the statistics don't show that analysis to be true. This resources compiles maps, charts and graphs so you can evaluate the historical terrorist patterns for yourself.
Tags: terrorism, statistics, USA, media.
Almost everywhere on the world, international migration is a hot topic. Most of the time the debate about migration is fierce and charged with prejudices and...
This is a good introduction to basic concepts of migration; the video is especially noteworthy because it is rich in vocabulary terms (explaining them and using global examples) necessary to teach a population geography unit.
Tags: migration, population, statistics, unit 2 population.
This resource is a good introduction into the issue of migration in a humanities topic in History or even Geography. It is a good initial segway into a topic that is current within the discourse of Australia's migration.
Migration is extremely important in every country, because it does help build the economy, and for all the other positive reasons mentioned in the video. But one can also see why they put up fences and boaarders to block the entrance to the country. Growing up as a kid in RI, I would always hear whether at home or at school, about immigrants coming over and taking all of "our" jobs, and etc. Everyone was always bashing immigrants, but it's not the immigrants fault that employers want to higher them instead because of the lower salary. But still, people would say, that if they stayed in their country, then employers would have no choice but to higher the people who are from here and pay them the amount they desired. But they fail to realized, that we technically are all immigrants because even though we were born here, our grand parents or great grandparents migrated here as well. Unless you're native America, then you're not a native no matter what nationality you are. People are so asbent minded and ignorant to see that. But nonetheless, migration can be good or bad, it all depends on the reason/intentions of migrating and the results.
This video is an insight to what exactly migration is. It shows us that migration is what civilizations did in order to both survive and explore new territories. It also shows the prejudices that come along with migration. This occurs when one group of people migrate into an are where they are already people who have migrated there before them. it also shows the reason why it is necessary for migration to occur.
"Every year, as a result of prenatal sex selection, 1.5 million girls around the world are missing at birth. How do we know these girls are missing if they were never born? Under normal circumstances, about 102 to 107 male babies are born for every 100 female babies born. This is called the sex ratio at birth, or SRB."
How do local cultures create these demographic statistics? How do these demographic statistics impact local cultures?
Tags: gender, technology, folk culture, statistics, China, population.
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 map is interesting because it shows several rights that were historically denied women except in modern times. Based on the information on the map, most countries only gave women these rights in the 20th century, usually within the last 50 years. This is shocking because it shows just how recently women were granted rights that men have had for millenia. In fact, Saudi Arabia and the UAE still don't grant women the right to vote in the 21st century. In the last century, we have gone to the moon, we have created weapons that can level countries, and we have planned to go to Mars, but some people still do not have the right to choose their leaders.
This article is about women having their political and personal rights such as freedom from oppression, abuse, and other things. Also, this article is about how people are trying to spread women's political rights throughout the world but it is just too hard. This article is on this page because it relates to how women are struggling to get their freedom while some countries have gotten it easily. This article benefits people who are motivated to help those in dire need or support, people who will continue to stand uo for these women, and people who can start a movement to end this madness once and for all. This article is related to the book Half the sky because most of the developed countries around the world have freedom for their women, but some countries are still fighting the horrors of rape, genital mutilation, prostitution, bridal and honor killings, and many more.
Income maps of every neighborhood in the U.S. See wealth and poverty in places like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Miami, and more.
This is the most user-friendly website I've seen to map economic census data. This maps the average household income data on top of a Google Maps basemap that can be centered on any place in the United States. This is a great resource to share with students of just about any age.
Tags: statistics, census, GIS, mapping, K12.
Very interesting aspect of our demographics here in Central Falls. Any one with an interest in demographics and the make up our city should take a look a this and compare it to other neighborhoods in Rhode Island. Knowledge is power. Empower yourself!
Can you find your neighborhood HUGGERS?
Compare the neighborhoods in and around your area. What trends do you see? Any surprises?
"A visualization of migration flows"
This is a great way to visualize global migration patterns. Where are people migrating to Brazil coming from? What countries are Brazilians migrating to? Here are the answers to these types of questions for every country.
Tags: migration, population, statistics, visualization, unit 2 population.
Es un grafic molt atractiu. Interessant per muntar treballs de grup, investigants païssos concrets
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)."