History & Maps
Follow
411 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Geography Education
onto History & Maps
Scoop.it!

BBC - Dimensions (howbigreally.com)

BBC - Dimensions (howbigreally.com) | History & Maps | Scoop.it

This site transposed global events or features (e.g.-If the Great Wall of China were in Europe, how many countries would it go through?) and placing that event on a portion of the Earth more familiar to students to help them relate more to the magnitude of global news. 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
No comment yet.
History & Maps
History with Mapas
Curated by Jose Francisco
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Visual Loop Reads
Scoop.it!

Vintage Infodesign [82]

Vintage Infodesign [82] | History & Maps | Scoop.it
Old atlases of the Moon, vintage views of US National Parks, and more

Via Visual Loop
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Peer2Politics
Scoop.it!

5-Minute Animation Maps 2,600 Years of Western Cultural History

5-Minute Animation Maps 2,600 Years of Western Cultural History | History & Maps | Scoop.it
Schich, an art historian at the University of Texas at Dallas, took Freebase (Google's 'community-curated database of well-known people, places, and things') and gathered data on 150,000 important artists and cultural figures who lived during the long arc of Western history (6oo BCE to 2012).

Via jean lievens
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

BBC - Dimensions (howbigreally.com)

BBC - Dimensions (howbigreally.com) | History & Maps | Scoop.it

This site transposed global events or features (e.g.-If the Great Wall of China were in Europe, how many countries would it go through?) and placing that event on a portion of the Earth more familiar to students to help them relate more to the magnitude of global news. 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Interactive Map: Where Americans Are Moving

Interactive Map: Where Americans Are Moving | History & Maps | Scoop.it
More than 10 million Americans moved from one county to another during 2008. The map below visualizes those moves. Click on any county to see comings and goings: black lines indicate net inward movement, red lines net outward movement.

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Mark V's comment, August 27, 2012 11:15 AM
I thought this was interesting showing the flight from the northeast and midwest
Natalie K Jensen's curator insight, January 30, 2013 10:45 AM

This is a dynamic illustration of international migration in the US that fits nicely within Chapter 3.

Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

The Archipelago of Eastern Palestine

The Archipelago of Eastern Palestine | History & Maps | Scoop.it

The shape of a state can greatly impact the political cohesion of a country as well as it's economic viability.  While this is obviously a fictitious map, it draws our attention to the logistic difficulties that confront Palestine with the Israelis controlling crucial transportation access points and corridors.   

 

Questions to Ponder:  How is the a 'persuasive map?' What are some of the geographic impacts of this fragmentation on Palestine? For Israel?

 

Tags: cartography, MiddleEast, political, states, territoriality, unit 4 political.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Melissa Burr's comment, October 10, 2012 10:13 AM
This map is persuasive because it does not show the usual Palestine. This map is fragmented and the geographic impacts it shows are the routes taken in at leisure for maritime activity and also shows the urban and popluated areas in the past and how how the sraelites impact those areas.
Matthew Jones's comment, October 10, 2012 10:16 AM
The reason this is a persuasive map in my opinion is that this map does a very good job of allowing the reader to understand the focus in which it intends to present. information key which it offers is crucial to the map b/ it help the reader better understand and analyze this map in its entirety. as far As the second question unfortunately I am not very knowledgeable as far as the impact his map as on palestiine or isreal.
Jesse Gauthier's comment, October 10, 2012 11:24 AM
This map is unique and not typical. The way that Palestine's land is severed and each transportation access point is clearly shown and highlighted, makes this map's data very persuasive and impactful. This map examines the Israelis' control of the land.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Visual Loop Reads
Scoop.it!

Lies, damn lies, and visualizations - Strata

Lies, damn lies, and visualizations - Strata | History & Maps | Scoop.it
There's nothing wrong with taking a strong position, assuming the underlying data and facts are accurate.

Via Visual Loop
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jose Francisco
Scoop.it!

Edcanvas

Edcanvas | History & Maps | Scoop.it

Create an interactive online lesson with this brilliant site. Upload and curate all the resources for a lesson in one place and access them with one click. The site works with Office files, PDFs, flash files, small videos file, images, Youtube videos, internet links and even connects to Google Drive and Dropbox. Then simply share the link with anyone who need to use view it.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Planning+%26+Assessment

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jose Francisco
Scoop.it!

A+ Click Math

A+ Click Math | History & Maps | Scoop.it

This great maths site has an amazing collection of maths self-marking problem solving questions. Search by age level or topic. This covers both Primary and Secondary levels. Topics include numbers, geometry, algebra, data analysis, probability and more.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jose Francisco
Scoop.it!

Edcanvas

Edcanvas | History & Maps | Scoop.it

Create an interactive online lesson with this brilliant site. Upload and curate all the resources for a lesson in one place and access them with one click. The site works with Office files, PDFs, flash files, small videos file, images, Youtube videos, internet links and even connects to Google Drive and Dropbox. Then simply share the link with anyone who need to use view it.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jose Francisco
Scoop.it!

50_Years_Space_Exploration1.jpg (3861x1706 pixels)

50_Years_Space_Exploration1.jpg (3861x1706 pixels) | History & Maps | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jose Francisco
Scoop.it!

Timeline Maps – the cartography of Time | Hector Lima

Timeline Maps – the cartography of Time | Hector Lima | History & Maps | Scoop.it
Mapping history: http://t.co/rIR0d3OI VERY cool and great visuals #history #maps...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Polymath Online
Scoop.it!

American Migration - Interactive Map

American Migration - Interactive Map | History & Maps | Scoop.it

Americans are enormously mobile: 37.5 million people moved from one house to another last year, with 4.3 million of them moving between states. This mobility makes us efficient seekers of economic improvement—moving into, and then leaving, cities like Phoenix as their fortunes rise and fall.

This interactive visualization, based on IRS data, illustrates these patterns by tracing inward and outward moves for every county in the country. Each move had its own motivations, but in aggregate they ­reflect the geographical marketplace during the boom and bust of the last decade: Migrants flock to Las Vegas in 2005 in search of cheap, luxurious housing, then flee in 2009 as the city’s economy collapses; Miami beckons retirees from the North but offers little to its working-age residents, who leave for the West. Even fast-growing boomtowns like Charlotte, N.C., lose residents to their outlying counties as the demand for exurban tract-housing pushes workers ever outward.


Via Martin Daumiller
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jose Francisco
Scoop.it!

"Million" Cities | History & Maps

"Million" Cities | History & Maps | History & Maps | Scoop.it
From TD-architects Theo Deutinger Rotterdam.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | History & Maps | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Sharrock's curator insight, August 5, 8:30 AM
Seth Dixon's insight:

Titles like the one for this article, 40 maps that explain the Middle East, are becoming increasingly common for internet articles.  They helps us feel that we can explain all of the world's complexities and make sense of highly dynamic situations.  While we can all agree that maps are great analytical tools that can be very persuasive, sometimes we can pretend that they are the end all, be all for any situation.  Maps can also be used to show how something that we thought was simple can be much complex and nuanced than we had previously imagined, as demonstrated by this article, 15 Maps that Don't Explain the Middle East at All.  Both perspectives have their place (and both articles are quite insightful). Not connected to the Middle East, but East Asia, this article entitled Lies, Damned Lies and Maps continues the discussion of maps, truth and perception.  

 

Tags: MiddleEast, conflict, political, borders, colonialism, devolution,historical, mapping

Linda Denty's curator insight, August 5, 6:42 PM

As Seth Dixson says, maps only tell a part of a story, but this may assist as part of an overall understanding of the history of the area.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, August 5, 8:10 PM

Some of the histories in maps is helpful in realising the complexities of the issues.

Scooped by Jose Francisco
Scoop.it!

La Batalla del Ebro - Los Republicanos Cruzan el Río | Enciclopedia & Atlas

La Batalla del Ebro - Los Republicanos Cruzan el Río | Enciclopedia & Atlas | History & Maps | Scoop.it
A las 00:15 del 25 de julio, en una noche sin luna, las unidades republicanas empezaron a cruzar el Ebro. Las unidades que mandaba Tagüeñaatravesaron el rí - La Batalla del Ebro - Los Republicanos Cruzan el Río - Enciclopedia & Diccionario
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

IfItWereMyHome.com

IfItWereMyHome.com | History & Maps | Scoop.it

How to foster geographic empathy in the classroom discussion about development? Here's one way.  This link compares MANY countries' demographics in a very personal manner. 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Don Brown Jr's comment, July 26, 2012 9:29 PM
Globalization discussions about raising disparity within countries often overshadow the growing inequalities between countries. What qualifies as middle class in the United States can be the equivalent of an upper-class lifestyle for many nations around the world. The same can be said in comparing what the poor in America have access to in comparison to many developing countries.
Mr. Verdugo's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:08 PM

North - South. Here we have a glance of the differences

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 31, 2013 8:54 AM

A great resource to compare the liveability of countries using a range of criteria. 

Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Visual Loop Reads
Scoop.it!

Interactive Inspiration [9] | Visual Loop

Interactive Inspiration [9] | Visual Loop | History & Maps | Scoop.it
Another huge selection of interactive goodies published recently...

Via Visual Loop
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Visual Loop Reads
Scoop.it!

Interactive Inspiration [7] | Visual Loop

Interactive Inspiration [7] | Visual Loop | History & Maps | Scoop.it
Dozens of interactive infographics from all over the world for your inspiration...

Via Visual Loop
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Visual Loop Reads
Scoop.it!

10 Interactive Timelines to Inspire Your Content Marketing

10 Interactive Timelines to Inspire Your Content Marketing | History & Maps | Scoop.it

Via Visual Loop
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Visual Loop Reads
Scoop.it!

A Defense of Artistic License in Illustrations of Scientific Concepts

A Defense of Artistic License in Illustrations of Scientific Concepts | History & Maps | Scoop.it

Via Visual Loop
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Visual Loop Reads
Scoop.it!

Interactive Inspiration [7] | Visual Loop

Interactive Inspiration [7] | Visual Loop | History & Maps | Scoop.it
Dozens of interactive infographics from all over the world for your inspiration...

Via Visual Loop
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Beautiful Data Visualizations from the 19th Century

Beautiful Data Visualizations from the 19th Century | History & Maps | Scoop.it

Do you want some inspiration to create a visually stunning - yet fully optimized - data graphic? Well, let's go back about a 140 years... Handsome Atlas developed by Jonathan Soma of Brooklyn Brainery, provides a stunning new online interface to a large collection of beautiful data visualizations from the 19th century.

 

TR: Taking into account the age of these visualizations, one has to wonder if they intended them to be used by our generation in this way. I see potential for a "web 2.0" update of these charts to make them interactive . . .

 

Tags: infographic, historical, visualization, statistics.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Johannes Stiehler's curator insight, August 12, 4:00 AM

Visualisierung und Infografiken sind eigentlich keine neuen Themen. Wie so oft hilft, sich mit den Ursprüngen dessen, was man tut, auseinanderzusetzen.

Scooped by Jose Francisco
Scoop.it!

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection | History & Maps | Scoop.it
  Welcome to the David Rumsey Map Collection Database and Blog. The Map Database has many viewers and the Blog has numerous categories. The historical map collection has over 34,000 maps and images...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Visual Loop Reads
Scoop.it!

Interactive Inspiration [6] | Visual Loop

Interactive Inspiration [6] | Visual Loop | History & Maps | Scoop.it
Some of the most interesting interactive graphics published during the week...

Via Visual Loop
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jose Francisco from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Remote Sensing and Land Cover Change

Remote Sensing and Land Cover Change | History & Maps | Scoop.it

By moving the slider, the user can compare 1990 false-color Landsat views (left) with recent true-color imagery (right). Humans are increasingly transforming Earth’s surface—through direct activities such as farming, mining, and building, and indirectly by altering its climate.


This interactive feature includes 12 places that have experienced significant change since 1990.  This is an user-friendly way to compare remote sensing images over time.  Pictured above is the Aral Sea, which is and under-the-radar environmental catastrophe in Central Asia that has its roots in the Soviet era's (mis)management policies.  

 

Tags: remote sensing, land use, environment, geospatial, environment modify, esri, unit 1 Geoprinciples, zbestofzbest.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Luke Walker's curator insight, October 23, 2013 11:14 PM

See how much the Aral Sea has changed due to the impact of humans on their environment for yourself. Drag the slider tool to see a before and after. Reference your textbook (p61) for the whole story.

Amy Marques's curator insight, April 24, 12:46 PM

This map is a true testament to the people who believe human activity does not affect the earth. Humans have been transforming Earth’s surface for years, through direct activities such as farming, mining, and building, and indirectly by altering its climate. Much of the transformation taking place in the Aral sea leads to its connection to the Soviet era and their lack of understanding of the environment. This mismanagement of the Aral Sea is leading to a lack of water for the people who live in Central Asia.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 10:30 AM

The colors seen in photographs and images like this is because of the equipment used. Sometimes the quality of the equipment makes the pictures look different than they actually are. This basin has dried up over time and its surface has signs of significant change.