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Trekking the Grand Canyon for Google Maps

Trekking the Grand Canyon for Google Maps | Geography Today | Scoop.it

The term "street view" in Google Maps is continually getting stretched as the world's oceans, canyons, mountains and even cemeteries are being added to this ever-expanding database. 

 

Tags: Google, mapping, cartography, geospatial, cemetery. 


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Earthquakes in the Classroom

"An 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile, generating a local tsunami.  The USGS reported the earthquake was centered 95 km (59 miles) northwest of Iquique at a depth of 20.1km (12.5 miles).  This video gives the context for this type of earthquake."  


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dilaycock's curator insight, April 3, 2:02 AM

From Seth Dixon: 

 "IRIS(Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) creates teaching resources for teachers who want to use the current events such as yesterday's earthquake in Chile as an opportunity to discuss earth's physical systems and how they impact humanity.  They've produces slides, animations and PDFs for classroom use all while you were sleeping last night."  

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Hoe ontstond deze tsunami precies?

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http://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/education_and_outreach/resources

 

Lesson Plans from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)

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Positrén: Spanish Train Map

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Mapa de localización de los trenes de Media y Larga Distancia de España...


This maps shows nicely how mapping and spatial thinking can promote lead towards better logistics and improved transportation.   The real-time updates and schedules shows that social media and mobile devices are promoting greater innovation.


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Judith Robertson's curator insight, December 31, 2012 9:05 AM

This dynamic "trains in real time" map facilitates travel planning for the literary tourist or pilgrim who is keen to cover all of the major literary haunts of Spain, including sites depicted in Miguel de Cervantes' acclaimed Don Quixote, The Seville Communion by Arturo Perez-Reverte, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron, and others.

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Trekking the Grand Canyon for Google Maps

Trekking the Grand Canyon for Google Maps | Geography Today | Scoop.it

The term "street view" in Google Maps is continually getting stretched as the world's oceans, canyons, mountains and even cemeteries are being added to this ever-expanding database. 

 

Tags: Google, mapping, cartography, geospatial, cemetery. 


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Physical Geography

This a visually stunning video montage with clips compiled from the Discovery Channel's series "Planet Earth."  


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Are Our Transit Maps Tricking Us?

Are Our Transit Maps Tricking Us? | Geography Today | Scoop.it
Subway maps distort the reality on the ground for all kinds of reasons. What happens when we make decisions based on them? (Are our transit maps tricking us?
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All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography

All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography | Geography Today | Scoop.it
We have created 10 activities for teaching about geography using Times content, all related to the National Geography Standards.


This is a set of 10 activities that all use New York Times resources are all connected to the National Geography Standards and applicable to any social studies classroom.  It's great to see geography getting this publicity in the NY Times, but it's fantastic to have these easy-to-use ideas for the classroom that are rich in content.  

 

Tags: K12, Geography Education.


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Positrén: Spanish Train Map

Positrén: Spanish Train Map | Geography Today | Scoop.it
Mapa de localización de los trenes de Media y Larga Distancia de España...


This maps shows nicely how mapping and spatial thinking can promote lead towards better logistics and improved transportation.   The real-time updates and schedules shows that social media and mobile devices are promoting greater innovation.


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Judith Robertson's curator insight, December 31, 2012 9:05 AM

This dynamic "trains in real time" map facilitates travel planning for the literary tourist or pilgrim who is keen to cover all of the major literary haunts of Spain, including sites depicted in Miguel de Cervantes' acclaimed Don Quixote, The Seville Communion by Arturo Perez-Reverte, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron, and others.

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EARTH Masterpieces

The natural landscapes shown as captured by satellite imagery is as beautiful as anything artists have ever created.  Some of the colors shown in the video may seem otherworldy.  Most of those color anomalies are due to the fact that remotely sensed images have more information in them than just what we see in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.  Some of these images are processed to show different bands so we can visually interpret data such as what is in the near infra-red band, skewing the color palette.


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Byron Northmore's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:09 AM

CD 1: The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.

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Population clock for every country | GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Population clock for every country | GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION | Geography Today | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it – Geography Education “Real time statistics for current population of any country. Real time data on population, births, deaths, net migration and population growth.” This site shows various demographic ...
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