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Iraq and Syria: the situation in six maps - Sydney Morning Herald

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Iraq and Syria: the situation in six maps
Sydney Morning Herald
There are many different forces at play in the region, with agendas that sometimes clash and sometimes coincide.
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These are the maps that gave me a slither of overview of the situation in a region in turmoil.

 

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6 Key Benefits Of Mind Mapping - Edudemic

6 Key Benefits Of Mind Mapping - Edudemic | Geomatics, GIS and the beauty of maps | Scoop.it
When I talk to people about mind mapping, I usually find myself facing one of two reactions: The person I’m speaking with either LOVES mind maps, or pretty much has no idea what they are or what they could be used for. We’ve discussed mind maps occasionally in the past, but I recently stumbled on …
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Maps That Will Blow Your Mind

Maps That Will Blow Your Mind | Geomatics, GIS and the beauty of maps | Scoop.it
Maps that will change the way you see the world! #26 is just shameful. http://t.co/vL0hk9NJdc
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Have a look at #23, and compare to the live vessel tracking at http://www.marinetraffic.com/. ;

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Google Maps Mania: Mapping Iceland's Secret Beauty

#mapping Iceland's Secret Beauty http://t.co/HRHzyLE1kP | #geospatial #GIS
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A Food Tour Map for East London | The Mapping London Blog

A Food Tour Map for East London | The Mapping London Blog | Geomatics, GIS and the beauty of maps | Scoop.it
A bespoke map for an eating tour of east London - lovely cartography by @simone_capano, via @travelsofadam: http://t.co/uS1Z538Gc9
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What is GIS?

This is a brief introduction to what geographic information systems are.  This is not a tutorial on how to use it, but a conceptual overview on the potential uses and applications for GIS.  

 

Tags: GIS, video, Unit 1 GeoPrinciples, geospatial, mapping and location.


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CT Blake's curator insight, September 28, 2014 10:55 AM

Useful for understanding the use of GIS and differences with GPS.

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Hand-drawn maps project: The world as it isn't

Hand-drawn maps project: The world as it isn't | Geomatics, GIS and the beauty of maps | Scoop.it
From sketches on the back of a napkin to beautiful hand-illustrated posters, subjective and personal maps often convey the emotions and quirks of places much better than maps that aim for an accurate and objective portrayal of the world.

Via Razvan Bogza
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Have you ever drawn a map on a napkin, or given verbal directions, and told someone to "just follow the road"? Or to "just go straight ahead"? Our mental maps of our well-known surroundings tend to be rather straight and simple, while the real world might not be.

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"Most maps are designed so that you can find your way and view the world as it is, but sometimes the most delightful and interesting maps are created when we use them to tell stories of the the world as it isn't." by Maptia, Co-founder Team 

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Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest

Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest | Geomatics, GIS and the beauty of maps | Scoop.it
Enter the Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest! http://t.co/DRyL46K7tY. #storymap #Esri #ArcGIS #EsriUC http://t.co/TcYwTrieLM
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For every geography student out there.

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The Definitive Stereotype Map Of Britain And Ireland

The Definitive Stereotype Map Of Britain And Ireland | Geomatics, GIS and the beauty of maps | Scoop.it
Offend your way around the British Isles. (If you're easily offended don't click!
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Ha ha! Wonder if anyone has made something similar for Norway?

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Selecting a Map Projection

Selecting a Map Projection | Geomatics, GIS and the beauty of maps | Scoop.it
Video. Cartographers at National Geographic discuss how they select an appropriate map projection for the September 2012 magazine map supplement.

 

There is no one perfect map projection that fits all circumstances and situations. Think of a situation in which this map projection would be an ideal way to represent the Earth and in another situation that same projection would give you an incredibly limited perspective. 

 

Tags: cartography, K12, geospatial, NationalGeographic, water. 


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The 20 best tools for data visualization | Design tools | Creative Bloq | DataVis

The 20 best tools for data visualization | Design tools | Creative Bloq | DataVis | Geomatics, GIS and the beauty of maps | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words, but creating cool infographics can be time-consuming. So we've found 20 amazing tools to make it easier.

 


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add your insight...

 
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651 – Orwellian Cartography 101: How to Tell Two Truths with One Map - Big Think (blog)

651 – Orwellian Cartography 101: How to Tell Two Truths with One Map - Big Think (blog) | Geomatics, GIS and the beauty of maps | Scoop.it
651 – Orwellian Cartography 101: How to Tell Two Truths with One Map
Big Think (blog)
They show us just one version of the truth, carefully edited by the cartographer. This map does one better: it gives us not one but two versions of reality.
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Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

I noticed there are no 'introduction to GIS' videos on youtube so I decided to make one. As well as GIS this includes an introduction to spatial patterns.
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