Maps. They’ve been around longer than photographs. They’ve defined empires,guided explorers, told stories, and captured the imagination of many a hopeful traveler for years. While most appreciate the beauty and power of a good map, few recognize the dynamic and vital applications they have today.
The importance of maps in contemporary global issues such as; conservation, food security, disaster relief, public health, is outlined in this interesting (short) article.
Seth Dixon, Ph.D.'s insight: Given the recent meteor in Russia, interest has been high on the subject. Have you every wanted to simulate a the impact of a meteorite? Then this is just what you've always wanted.
Launched in 1987 by presidential proclamation, Geography Awareness Week is an annual opportunity for families and schools to engage in fun, educational experiences that draw attention to geo-literacy and the importance of geographic understanding.
As geography teachers return to school they will see their subject continuing to expand at all stages of education. For the fifth year running, GCSE entries have risen. At A-level, geography had the largest percentage increase of all the major subjects in 2015, with candidate numbers rising sharply by 13 per cent, following on from the 19 per cent increase in GCSE in 2013. Enrolment on undergraduate courses is running higher than national averages, and graduating geographers experience some of the lowest unemployment levels of any degree subject.
A British perspective but some good reasoning why Geography will continue to gain popularity in Queensland, Australia.
Follow us, as we track the geography of jazz. As jazz trombonist J. J. Johnson said, "Jazz is restless. It won't stay put and it never will." (RT @BelleBissett: Jazz: a story of movement, migration, & place.
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