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When Google Earth Goes Awry

When Google Earth Goes Awry | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"These jarring moments expose how Google Earth works, focusing our attention on the software. They reveal a new model of representation: not through indexical photographs but through automated data collection from a myriad of different sources constantly updated and endlessly combined to create a seamless illusion; Google Earth is a database disguised as a photographic representation. These uncanny images focus our attention on that process itself, and the network of algorithms, computers, storage systems, automated cameras, maps, pilots, engineers, photographers, surveyors and map-makers that generate them.”


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 23, 2013 11:06 AM

The quote above from Clement Valla shows some of the problems with trusting too completely in a form of technology if you are not sure how it works or what its limitations are.  What does he mean when he says "Google Earth is a database disguised as a photographic representation?"  What does this have to do with the term metadata?   


Tags: cartography, visualization, mapping, art, google.

Mary Rack's curator insight, August 26, 2013 10:10 AM

This post represents a "sub-issue" which underlies many of today's  decisions: How much "information" is really a composite of items that may or may not be related? And how many of our decisions are based on those constructs? As a result, are we liviing in a "house of cards", a fantasy world that is sure to collapse around us one day? It's a scary thought. 

Gregory S Sankey Jr.'s curator insight, September 12, 2013 9:55 AM

I understand that this article mostly depicts the inherent limitations with our current technology within GIS systems but I mostly just found these images to be eerily and awkwardly beautiful. Art made accidentely. Thank-you flawed technology.

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

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Edelin Espino's curator insight, September 10, 2:31 PM

This is a really cool game! You should play it.

Allison Henley's curator insight, September 10, 2:35 PM

Very addicting even though I'm not that great at it!! haha

Matleena Laakso's curator insight, October 5, 4:55 AM

Tämä on hauska, muutaman kerran on tullut "pelattua".

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Endangered and Emerging Languages on Viki

Endangered and Emerging Languages on Viki | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Over 3,500 of the world’s languages are likely to become extinct in the near future. Of the 200 languages on Viki, nearly 25% are classified as endangered.

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Eat: The Story of Food

Eat: The Story of Food | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Take a tasty journey through history to discover how food shaped our world in Nat Geo’s Eat: The Story of Food.

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Thanksgiving Resources

Thanksgiving Resources | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Thanksgiving has some fascinating spatial, historical and cultural components to it...here are some of my favorite teaching resources for Thanksgiving."


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Here's what 9,000 years of breeding has done to corn, peaches, and other crops

Here's what 9,000 years of breeding has done to corn, peaches, and other crops | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Corn, watermelon, and peaches were unrecognizable 8,000 years ago.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 28, 1:25 PM

I think the term 'artificial' in the image might be misleading and it depends on your definition of the word.  Humans have been selectively breed plants and animals for as long as we've been able to domestic them; that is a 'natural' part of our cultural ecology and has lead to great varieties of crops that are much more suitable for human consumption than what was naturally available.  Long before climate change, humans have been actively shaping their environment and the ecological inputs in the systems with the technology that their disposal.  This is a good resource to teach about the 1st agricultural revolution.     


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, unit 5 agriculture.

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23 maps and charts on language

23 maps and charts on language | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Did you know that Swedish has more in common with Hindi than it does with Finnish? Explaining everything within the limits of the world is probably too ambitious a goal for a list like this. But here are 23 maps and charts that can hopefully illuminate small aspects of how we manage to communicate with one another."

 

Tags: language, culture, English, infographic.


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Joy Kinley's curator insight, November 20, 8:54 AM

Interesting visual representation of language and their relationships.  Language defines us.  It doesn't just give us a way to communicate but it also limits how we define and describe our world.

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What Cities Would Look Like if Lit Only by the Stars

What Cities Would Look Like if Lit Only by the Stars | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
With every passing day, increasing light and air pollution from growing cities diminishes our ability to observe the cosmos.

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Now You Can Study at the World’s Oldest University

Now You Can Study at the World’s Oldest University | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
How academics, government officials, and one Nobel prize winner are fighting to resurrect ancient Nalanda from the ruins.

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How was the AIDS epidemic reversed?

How was the AIDS epidemic reversed? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"If ever there was a demonstration of the power of science, it is the course of the fight billed 'Mankind v AIDS'. Until 1981 the disease (though already established in parts of Africa) was unknown to science. Within a decade it passed from being seen as primarily a threat to gay men, and then to promiscuous heterosexuals, to being a plague that might do to some parts of Africa what the Black Death did to medieval Europe. But now, though 1.6m people a year still die of it, that number is on a downward trajectory­, and AIDS rarely makes the headlines any more. How was this achieved?  The answer has two parts: sound science and international co-operation."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 29, 1:24 PM

The Ebola epidemic has dominated headlines recently.  In their haste, it has been lost on that media the scary medical story of the 20th century (AIDS) that was going to doom Africa is now a success story.  Some of the stories about Ebola have treated Africa as one monolithic place--Africa is not a single story.  


Tagsmedical, diffusion, Africa, regions, perspective.


Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, November 2, 9:46 PM

With developing science and the preaching of safe sex AIDS is on a downward curve in the number of deaths that it causes.  With the advancement of science and medicine it has been found what is working for those with AIDS and what combinations are found to be most beneficial.  Along with medicine however the topic of safe sex is being presented to people around the world.  With these strides that are being made AIDS is not as large of a topic as it was in the past.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 11, 3:23 AM

How was the AIDS epidemic reversed?

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China's increasing appetite for cheese

China's increasing appetite for cheese | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Cheese is not a part of traditional Chinese cooking, but culinary tastes are changing. As outside foods creep into the country, people there are developing a taste for the Western favorite. Seth Doane reports from Beijing.
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The World’s 10 TALLEST New Buildings of 2015

The World’s 10 TALLEST New Buildings of 2015 | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The following list, originally published on BuzzBuzzHome, is based on data from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the recognized authority

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, November 17, 7:41 AM

Si te gustan las torre, este enlace te encantará.

Thierry Immobilier's curator insight, November 18, 6:51 AM
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Des immeubles de bureaux incroyables conçus par des architectes fous ou géniaux

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Meandering Stream Time Lapse

The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 13, 2:06 PM

This is a fantastic way to visualize physical geographic processes. 


Tags physical, fluvial, geomorphology, erosion, landscape.

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Globalization: Past, Present, and Future - YouTube

A picture slideshow set to the 1812 Overture that chronicles how globalization and free trade have shaped the world we live in today. All attempts have been ...

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, March 13, 7:58 AM

GLOBALIZATION = The emergence since the 1980s of a single world market dominated by multinational companies, leading to a diminishing capacity for national governments to control their economies...

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Copper mining in Zambia: the winners and losers

Copper mining in Zambia: the winners and losers | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Zambia is Africa's biggest copper producer but not everyone feels they benefit from the industry. All this week the BBC's Lucy Burton has been travelling around the country. Today she reports from the copper belt where she visited a mine and spoke to the boss and local residents about the impact of mining on the region.

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The fate of the Roma in Europe

Deciding the fate of the Roma population in Europe EU immigration ministers meet in Paris on Monday. Ministers from the European countries where the 'problem' originates were not invited, but can they be ignored? After the French crackdown on the Roma, is the EU facing deep divisions? Is it even legal for EU countries to expel other EU citizens?

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Geography on the Job

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Explore professionals around the world with just one thing in common: geography. From doctors to shipping experts, teachers to traffic consultants, they all use geography in their jobs.

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Russian Miner Captures Stunning Photos Of Foxes Living At The Edge Of The World

Russian Miner Captures Stunning Photos Of Foxes Living At The Edge Of The World | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
He may not be a professional wildlife photographer, but Ivan Kislov’s stunning pictures of foxes living in one of the world’s most remote regions are guaranteed to take your breath away.

Kislov is a mining engineer who works in Chukot...

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Imagine life without a proper toilet: that's the reality for 1 in 3 people

Imagine life without a proper toilet: that's the reality for 1 in 3 people | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
It’s 2014. So why do we still need World Toilet Day? Because 2.5 billion people still need one. World Toilet Day remains a critical means to raise awareness globally about one of the many important things…

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40 maps that explain food in America

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Where our food comes from, how we eat it, and what we drink to wash it down

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How Do You Say Pecan? Mapping Food Dialect Trends Across the U.S. | Farm Flavor

How Do You Say Pecan? Mapping Food Dialect Trends Across the U.S. | Farm Flavor | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
How do you say pecan? Do you say

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The end of the population pyramid

The end of the population pyramid | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

The shape of the world's demography is changingTHE pyramid is a traditional way of visualising and explaining the age structure of a society."


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Allison Anthony's curator insight, November 18, 7:03 PM

Fantastic animated timeline of population change!

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Power of Place: Boundaries and Borderlands

Power of Place: Boundaries and Borderlands | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"This program, Boundaries and Borderlands, introduces the case study approach of the course. Here we examine the borderland region between the regions of North America and Latin America. The first case study, Twin Cities, Divided Lives, follows the story of Concha Martinez as she crosses between the U.S. and Mexico in order to make a life for herself and her children.  The second case study, Operation Hold the Line, follows up the question of cross-border migration raised in the first program. It takes a look at how U.S. border policy is shaping the lives of not only the people living in this borderland region, but in more distant U.S. and Mexican locations as well."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 14, 3:29 PM

This is a not a new resource and I know that many of you are familiar with it, but this is worth repeating for those not familiar with the Annenberg Media's "Power of Place" video series.  With 26 videos (roughly 30 minutes each) that are regionally organized, this be a great resource for geography teachers that need either a regional of thematic case-study video clip.     


Tagsmigrationregions video, APHG.

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 17, 3:16 AM

Open borders:  An American Exceptionalism asset worth preserving?

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The largest city in Brazil is running dangerously low on water

The largest city in Brazil is running dangerously low on water | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Thanks to the worst drought in eight decades, millions of people in São Paulo are facing water outages.

 

Tags: Brazil, urban, water, urban ecology, climate change, environment depend, sustainability, agriculture, food production.


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Sally Egan's curator insight, November 16, 5:53 PM
Relevant tothe challenges of mega cities in the developing world.
Caterin Victor's curator insight, November 17, 10:48 AM

 Funy,  such a big country and with a lot of water, beautiful gardens, and trees, exactily  Sao Paolo is missing the water?? Misconducted if they don`t have  de- salinization. at list for the green nature.

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McDonald's isn't lovin' new GMO potato

McDonald's isn't lovin' new GMO potato | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Despite USDA approval, McDonald's says it won't use genetically modified potatoes developed by longtime business partner J.R. Simplot Co.
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40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Just how much of the world's cropland can we really call urban? That's been a big mystery until now.
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How Collaboration Builds Small-Town Communities

How Collaboration Builds Small-Town Communities | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Winters, California is a small agricultural town of about 7,000 people, some 60 miles northeast of San Francisco.
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