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Where Does Your Water Come From?

Where Does Your Water Come From? | GIS in Education | Scoop.it

This interactive map documents where 443 million people around the world get there water (although the United States data is by far the most extensive).  Most people can't answer this question.  A recent poll by The Nature Conservancy discoverd that 77% of Americans (not on private well water) don't know where their water comes from, they just drink it.  This link has videos, infographics and suggestions to promote cleaner water.  This is also a fabulous example of an embedded map using ArcGIS Online to share your geospatial data with a wider audience.  

 

Tags: GIS, water, fluvial, environment, ESRI, pollution, development, consumption, resources, mapping, environment depend, cartography, geospatial. 


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Nic Hardisty's comment, October 15, 2012 6:01 AM
I was definitely unaware of where my drinking water came from. This is nice, user-friendly map... Hopefully it gets updated regularly, as it will be interesting to see how these sources change over time.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 1, 2013 12:55 PM

water is a resource we all depend on. Some of my best studies were on local Chesapeake Bay issues.

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Back to School with Google Earth

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Amazing things about Google Earth - news, features, tips, technology, and applications...

 

If you've never seen the Google Earth Blog, this post is a good primer to the educational possibilities that this technology opens up to teachers.  It is not just for geography teachers; it can be a visualization tool for any subject that has real-world applications that take place somewhere. 


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Lindsey Robinson's comment, August 27, 2012 2:22 PM
Google Earth is an amazing way to teach children of all ages (and adults for that matter) about the geography of the Earth. It is such an abstract way of conveying geographic concepts. What an amazing teaching tool....and as an added bonus, it's FREE!!
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Wind Map

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This is a repeat, but you simply MUST check out Louisiana right now on this map as Hurricane Isaac has made landfall.  

 

"This interactive map is a 'nearly live' dynamic display of United States winds patterns (speed, direction and broad spatial context).  Click on the image to see the animated, large version."


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Ken Morrison's comment, August 30, 2012 5:25 PM
That was cool. Thanks for sharing. I have a new fun tool for virtual storm chasing. I'm not as adventurous as I used to be. Is there any chance that there is an international version? We had a big typhoon in Asia this past week. Crazy weather.
Luis Sadeck 's comment, September 24, 2013 6:01 AM
Very crazy this map! One good application from technics of collect of data and building of map enviromental.

Thanks for sharing
Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 6, 5:53 AM

This interactive map is a 'nearly live' dynamic display of United States winds patterns (speed, direction and broad spatial context).  Click on the image to see the animated, large version.  Super cool!!

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Antipodes Map: The other side of the world

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In geography, the antipodes of any place on Earth is its antipodal point; that is, the region on the Earth's surface which is diametrically opposite t...

 

I know that most Americans have learned at an early age that if you dig a hole through the center of the Earth, you'll end up in China.  Geologic and impossibilities aside, most Americans would actually end up in the Indian Ocean as displayed by this clever pairing up maps that shows the user the Antipode of any given place on Earth.  Try it out!  http://www.antipodemap.com/


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melissa b's comment, August 30, 2012 7:52 AM
Very neat, if I dug a hole through New Zealand i would end up in Spain so cool.
Lisa Fonseca's comment, September 4, 2012 4:06 PM
Interesting website to show the accuracy of where someone will actually end up by digging a hole. While on the website I dug a hole in Portugal on the original map and ended up in the Tasman Sea located near New Zealand, on the antipode map. Out of curiosity I then dug a hole in China on the original map and ended up in Argentina on the antipode map.
Mark V's comment, September 5, 2012 4:46 AM
I dug a whole in Rhode Island and came out off the coast of southwestern Australia near Perth.