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documents/ ressources pour les nouveaux programmes de Terminale L/ES
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Mercator Puzzle

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Des cartes pour comprendre le monde: comprendre la projection Mercator avec ce puzzle en ligne.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 1, 2013 1:36 PM

This online game where you return the "misplaced" country on the map is more than just an exercise in locating places (there are many online map quizzes for that sort of activity).  What makes this one unique is that as you move the country north or south the country expands or contracts according to how that country would be projected if that were its actual location on a Mercator map.  This is a great way to introduce projections.

 

Tags: map projections, mapping, cartography.

Tony Hall's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:09 PM

This is great fun! A little tricky at first though:)

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 11, 2013 9:03 AM

Great site to show projection and changes in perception on maps.  

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des cartes pour représenter ke monde: The Real World at Night

des cartes pour représenter ke monde: The Real World at Night | Histoire geo Terminale (programmes 2012) | Scoop.it

Earlier I have posted the classic image of "Earth Lights at Night," and discussed the classroom uses of the image.  This cartogram helps take that analysis one step further.  This cartogram helps students to visualize the magnitude of population (with the cartogram adjusting area for population) and then to see the patterns of energy use, global consumption and urbanization with in a new light. 

 

Tags: remote sensing, worldwide, consumption, poverty, population, spatial, political, regions.


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Matt Mallinson's comment, October 1, 2012 8:29 AM
This map is obviously not the actual size of countries, but it is in a way. The populations of China and India are so great compared to the rest of the world and this map shows that.