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This paper will address human, political, cultural, historical, and socioeconomic processes in a geospatial and cartographic manner.
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The Geopolitics of Greece: A Sea at its Heart

The Geopolitics of Greece: A Sea at its Heart | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
This, combined with the regionalized approach to political authority encouraged by mountainous geography, has made Greece a country that has been inefficiently distributing what little capital it has had for millennia.
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Whose River Is It Anyway?: Political Economy of Hydropower in the Eastern Himalayas

Whose River Is It Anyway?: Political Economy of Hydropower in the Eastern Himalayas | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it

The large dams being built on the rivers of the eastern Himalayas have become highly controversial. The hydropower that north-east India is expected to produce is meant almost entirely for use elsewhere. That these dams will be exclusively hydropower and not multipurpose dams and that there will be a great unevenness in the distribution of potential gains and losses - and of vulnerability to risks - accounts for a serious legitimacy deficit in India's ambitious hydropower development plans in the region. The enclosure of the water commons - the inevitable outcome of these dams - will have a devastating impact on the lives of millions, especially the rural poor who depend on the water commons in multiple ways for their living.

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Welcome to the new Great Game

Welcome to the new Great Game | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
The West is not exactly interested in encouraging an Arab Spring along the Silk Road.
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Socio-cultural information is critical: US Army

Socio-cultural information is critical: US Army | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it

The Army has been slow at understanding the importance of socio-cultural information. While there were examples of successful uses, such as the occupation of Japan after World II, that was not the cases in Vietnam, or in the current conflicts until they were well under way,” acknowledged CW5 Michael Harper, military deputy, Army Geospatial Center, US, during the session, Socio-Cultural Dynamics: An Overview from a Diplomacy, Development, Defense and Intelligence Perspective, held at the GEOINT 2011 Symposium.

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Mapping the Economic Power of Cities

Mapping the Economic Power of Cities | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
The urban world is shifting. Today only 600 urban centers generate about 60 percent of global GDP. While 600 cities will continue to..
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Human Geography: An Evolving Discipline

Human Geography: An Evolving Discipline | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it

New technology is proving to be a powerful force, driving significant changes in the community of online mapping.

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Mapping Human Terrain

Mapping Human Terrain | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
Intelligence analysts are tracking the potential for poverty, extremism and pandemic disease to predict the next national security crisis.
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Geopolitics in Asia: Russia, India and Pakistan-China Cooperation (part 2)

Geopolitics in Asia: Russia, India and Pakistan-China Cooperation (part 2) | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
In the second part of this analysis, Andrei Volodin looks at the impact of Sino-Pakistani
cooperation on Russian interests.
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China expands its currency-swap geography

China expands its currency-swap geography | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
“Developed counties are already using currency swaps as a short-term measure to contain the liquidity crisis, Lusnikov says, citing the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the British Central Bank and other ...
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The Divided States Which Became Syria - A Look at the Past

The Divided States Which Became Syria - A Look at the Past | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it

With news reports that Alawites and Melkite Christians may retreat to the western coast of Syria to establish a rump state, various commentators are wondering if Syria could actually split. Most of these commentators emphasis how hard it would be for an "Arab Syria" to split. What many of these commentators overlook is that Syria is already a rump state which previously was several states that lost some of its minority heavy areas because of demographic geopolitics.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Army Was All About ‘Human Terrain’

Thomas Jefferson’s Army Was All About ‘Human Terrain’ | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it

At the birth of our great nation, Thomas Jefferson brought a vision of the military to life — which was all about creating “multipurpose army,” designed for a wide variety of functions that go beyond combat. This is according to a recent NY Times Op-Ed by Dominic Tierney, an assistant professor of political science at Swarthmore College and the author of “How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires and the American Way of War.” These soldiers focused on what we now call ‘Human Terrain” by focusing on localized populations (well, it was our own population). Jefferson’s army actually delivered mail on the frontier helped administer justice, provided medical care and offered relief to the destitute. It was an Army with a mission to build and not destroy. Read more in this post about Human Terrain today and how NGA Director Letitia Long’s GEOINT 2010 keynote specifically addressed this concept.

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Proposal to let citizens, not lawmakers, draw congressional maps could appear

Proposal to let citizens, not lawmakers, draw congressional maps could appear | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
Plain DealerProposal to let citizens, not lawmakers, draw congressional maps could appear ...Plain DealerThe proposed redistricting process, backed by the Ohio Democratic Party and union groups, calls for a citizens commission to draw the maps that...
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Recreational Geography: The Dangers of Religious Fanatics

Recreational Geography: The Dangers of Religious Fanatics | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
Several initiatives are being undertaken to restore the historic manuscripts still kept in the city. Meanwhile, tourism forms an important .... Science and geography exams easier, Ofqual says. ► April (15).
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New. Clear. Vision. | A Geopolitics of Compassion?

New. Clear. Vision. | A Geopolitics of Compassion? | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
Making Democracy a Force of History… by Robert C. Koehler. Beyond the spectacle of the presidential race, the Washington consensus pursues business as usual. This is the season in which I wonder, with an ...
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Why a new European security strategy isn’t needed | European Geostrategy

Why a new European security strategy isn’t needed | European Geostrategy | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it

Over recent months there have been several – often well-argued and highly-considered – calls for a new European Security Strategy to be drafted. The argument is put that the European Security Strategy of 2003, now almost a decade old, is outdated and requires redrafting so as to better reflect the new security environment of the second decade of the twenty-first century.

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Population by Latitude/Longitude

Population by Latitude/Longitude | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it

This is an excellent spatial graph that helps to explain the distribution of the human population.  Why do we live where we live?   The longitude map is still fascinating, but has less explanatory power.  What would be brilliant is a graph that charted population by latitude (as this does) AND charts the amount of land at each given latitude.   To see the originals on the Radical Cartography website, see: http://www.radicalcartography.net/index.html?histpop


Via Seth Dixon, Jarett Schiebel
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Robin Manning's comment, May 1, 2012 6:00 PM
They do some great stuff at Radical Cartography.
Kyle M Norton's comment, May 2, 2012 7:50 AM
interesting graph
Seth Dixon's comment, May 2, 2012 7:55 AM
This is quite an innovative method to visualize the data.
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New study maps hotspots of human-animal infectious diseases and outbreaks

New study maps hotspots of human-animal infectious diseases and outbreaks | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
A new global study mapping human-animal diseases like tuberculosis and Rift Valley fever finds that an "unlucky" 13 zoonoses are responsible for 2.4 billion cases of human illness and 2.2 million deaths per year.
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Mapping locations mentioned in the Bible

Mapping locations mentioned in the Bible | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it

An interactive map that shows which locations where mentioned in the Bible.

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Strategic Geography and the End of Assad

Strategic Geography and the End of Assad | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Weekly Standard (blog)Strategic Geography and the End of AssadThe Weekly Standard (blog)The regime's sectarian logic corresponds with geographic and logistical factors that are best understood by looking at Syria's past.
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Taking on China: Plunge into an exotic land and culture

Taking on China: Plunge into an exotic land and culture | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
Plain DealerTaking on China: Plunge into an exotic land and culture with a herd of ...Plain DealerLet's review some history before we get to the good travel stuff: Closed to the world for centuries, first by wars and geography, then a giant wall, ...
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A Greece or a Norway? Cyprus takes the helm at a time of crisis for the European Union and itself

A Greece or a Norway? Cyprus takes the helm at a time of crisis for the European Union and itself | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
STAND on the hot, dark sand of Governor’s Beach and you can take in simultaneously the troubles of Cyprus, its dream of future prosperity and its political uncertainty.
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5 Stupidest Things Ever Done With Borders

5 Stupidest Things Ever Done With Borders | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
Where you find a border, you usually find somebody pissed off about it.

 

Disclaimer: This article is more glib and crude in its language than I typically post.  However there is some great insight in this article about the curiosities that can occur on the borders that merits inclusion here.  Enclaves, walls, roads, glaciers, and tables all play prominent roles in these 5 quirky borders. 


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Ms. Harrington's comment, July 24, 2012 3:48 PM
Wow, I never knew border issues like this existed! Some are strange, but they live with the issue, like Canusa and the Netherlands/Belgium. Some are high tension, like Pakistan and India. I guess some of these issues are inevitable, the border has to go somewhere, and people over hundreds of years have moved outward.
Don Brown Jr's comment, July 25, 2012 4:09 PM
Although some of these boarders were established for security reasons, many more like the one along the American boarder seem to be constructed for more symbolic purposes as a physiological rather than a physical barrier.
Gregory S Sankey Jr.'s curator insight, December 4, 2013 12:24 PM

Within this article the author said it well, referencing that although these borders just seem silly and "stupid" to us, those who live within these boundaries must have an incredibly frustrating life. Having to hop three-four borders to get to the mainland of your country sounds completely crazy. I'm glad I live in Rhode Island.

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MapStory : Animated Atlas of African History

MapStory : Animated Atlas of African History | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
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Heightened Unrest in Venezuela’s Zulia State

Heightened Unrest in Venezuela’s Zulia State | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
Northwestern Venezuela, especially the state of Zulia, is an anti-Chavez stronghold, noted for its “oppositional “ culture.  As explored in a previous GeoCurrents post, the northwestern Lake Maracaibo area stands apart from the rest of the...
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A Mapper's history of Gettysburg

A Mapper's history of Gettysburg | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it
The early, important maps and surveys of the Battle of Gettysburg. (C99 POST: 149 years ago today, the Battle of Gettysburg began.
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