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'A Hidden Treasure': The Unusual Story Behind a Rare Map Collection

'A Hidden Treasure': The Unusual Story Behind a Rare Map Collection | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
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U.S. to Vietnam: Stop letting Russia refuel planes at base

U.S. to Vietnam: Stop letting Russia refuel planes at base | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
U.S. officials say Russia has increased air patrols around Japan and South Korea, and is operating as far as the California coast
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Stunning Satellite Images of Earth

Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Exclusive timelapse: See climate change, deforestation and urban sprawl unfold as Earth evolves over 30 years.

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Ishola Adebayo's comment, July 31, 2013 9:07 AM
good day Sir, pls need help on fixing scan line errors on lansat7 ETM images from 2003 using for example ArcMap9.3 or ENVI4.5 or.........thank you so much
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 27, 2015 10:55 AM

summer work KQ2 key concepts: remote sensing, deforestation, desertification, land use, geospatial

Jill Wallace's curator insight, August 20, 2015 7:57 PM

Great images!

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India's Dying Well of Death

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Brave stuntmen have long been riding the near-vertical walls of India's Well of Death—but the popular spectacle is on the decline

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Where the world's migrants go, in one map

America is the top choice for migrants from some surprisingly far-flung countries.

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First photographs emerge of new Pacific island off Tonga

First photographs emerge of new Pacific island off Tonga | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Three men scale peak of new one-mile island off Tonga which is believed to have formed after a volcano exploded underwater and then expanded

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Are you ignorant about the world? - CNN.com

Are you ignorant about the world? - CNN.com | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The world is spinning so fast that it can be hard to keep track of everything going on. And most of us aren't doing a good job of it, writes Hans Rosling.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, March 9, 2015 9:19 PM

Keeping up with global trends can be daunting. 

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Seeking sustenance for a 'famine church' - Philly.com

Seeking sustenance for a 'famine church' - Philly.com | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
It's called a "famine church," built by Irish who fled starvation in their homeland to make new lives in Philadelphia.
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Suddenly, Great Britain Is Disappearing From the World Stage

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LONDON—Red double-decker buses still cruise up and down the Strand, the guards stand up straight in front of Buckingham Palace, and the queen rides her horse-drawn carriage to the opening session of Parliament every year.
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High-End Apple Watch Will Come With Unique Box

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The priciest of Apple Watches -- the 18-karat gold Edition collection -- won't just come in any Apple packaging but will mimic five-figure luxury watch boxes. With leathe
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Peace Corps evacuates Jordan, its last Mideast presence

Peace Corps evacuates Jordan, its last Mideast presence | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Amid threat from ISIS and other extremists in otherwise peaceful country, Peace Corps suspends program over "regional environment"
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Our Blessed Homeland

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Evan Margiotta's curator insight, March 19, 2015 3:45 PM

How we view each other is often incredibly rash. This cartoon displays this very well. Other cultures often seems as alien as other species. However if one looks closely they can find many similarities in their cultures. This misunderstanding of culture has been at the root of many disputes and the understanding of culture has been the road to understanding  and peace. Unit 3 Culture

Michael Amberg's curator insight, March 22, 2015 2:24 PM

This picture definitely sums up almost all the wars in history, how one side is right, and one side is wrong, but according to the two sides the enemy is the one who is evil.

Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 2015 12:55 PM

This is great because we are taught historically what our side sees. For instance, when Britain was fighting us they saw us a rebelious bunch, and we saw them as tyrannical. Now this is where we need to see we need a fair 

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Colombia: from failed state to Latin American powerhouse

Colombia: from failed state to Latin American powerhouse | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
In the shadow of a violent and drug-fuelled past, business confidence is growing in Colombia, a country that has been transformed over the past decade

 

Tags: South America, Colombia, development, economic.


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Zach Owen's curator insight, May 6, 2015 8:22 PM

What do you believe sparked this change in economic growth?

Chris Costa's curator insight, September 28, 2015 10:57 AM

It was refreshing to read about Colombia's improving economy and the growth of its middle class, although I am uncertain of how "real" any of this progress really is. Although the article talked up the growth of Colombia's industry and business, raw materials still constitute 72% of its exports as I read in another article, meaning that much remains to be done in terms of investment and diversifying the nation's economy. It was interesting to see how the continent is plagued by many of the same problems- poor infrastructure and government corruption, both the legacy of hundreds of years of colonial domination. It was this combination that allowed for the domination of national politics and the economy by the narcotics trade for much of the late 20th century. For the sake of the Colombian people, I hope that their nation's economy continues to grow, allowing unemployment to fall and the poverty rate to drop. It will be interesting to see how the Chinese recession affects this growth.

Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, November 16, 2015 1:42 PM

Columbia is well on its way to being a thriving economic powerhouse. They left the past behind with the violent and drugs now transformed by bringing businesses in and integrate western technologies. It shows that any country can rebuild and change itself if it has the potential and remove the on going problems that is bringing the country down.  Progress happens slowly and when it down it will take off toward a new direction.

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The Newest Place on Earth

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A post-eruption satellite image of the newborn island. ( CNES ) Late last year, in the sparkling blue of the South Pacific, a huge volcanic eruption produced the newest island on Earth.
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Lauren Quincy's curator insight, March 18, 2015 4:38 PM

Unit I Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives 

 

This article is about a newly created island formed by the undersea Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano. One scientist described the island as "small pieces of rock on top of each other". The island is about one mile long and is dotted with sulphuric lakes. Many scientists discourage trips on the island after photographer Gianpiero Orbassano visited. They say it is unstable due to its location in the Ring of Fire, an area in the Pacific known for its earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. 

 

This relates to unit 3 because it has to do with satellite imagery and aerial photography. Aerial photography is the taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated position usually using a remote controlled aircraft. Using these two methods, the island was able to be photographed and explored without excessive amount of activity on the island. These methods are used in cartography and by using aerial photography, archaeologists were able to identify archaeological features. 

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What’s in a Nickname? In the case of Chiraq, a Whole Lot

What’s in a Nickname? In the case of Chiraq, a Whole Lot | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Nicknames are important branding strategies used by civic boosters, and Chicago’s namesakes are frequently employed to market the city and its surrounding region as 'The Jewel of the Midwest' and 'Heart of America.' At the same time, urban monikers can arise from the wider public and they have sometimes been used to draw attention to negative qualities of Chicago life."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 11, 2015 9:37 PM

Is it Londonderry or just Derry?  Xinjiang or Eastern Turkestan?  The Sea of Japan or the East Sea?  Persian Gulf or Arabian Gulf?  Names and nicknames have political and cultural overtones that can be very important.  As the author of this AAG article on the Chicago's nickname, Chiraq says, "city nicknames are more than a gimmick; they can define geographies of violence, marginalization, and resistance."


Tags: Chicago, urban, place, language, toponyms.

Norka McAlister's curator insight, March 15, 2015 8:07 PM

Illinois has been stigmatized by many negative nicknames such as "Killinois," "Shot-town," and "Chiraq." Urban crime hs always been a problem in the city of Chicago, and the most remarkable areas are on the south side of Chicago. High unemployment, poor neighborhoods, and lack of parenting/mentoring, and failing school districts all contribute to the number of young people turning to steet crime in order for survival. With so many gangs acitivities on the street, Chiraq is a city of violence and war. Chaos on the street and the killings of many innocent people increasing, government  officials needs to react with strict regulations in order to stop this violence. Poor economic status has played a significant role in the deterioration of the city. Citizen who were once classified as middle have become a part of the poor class. The relocation of housing projects in proximity to wealthier communities has instilled fear of the expansion of gang violence and activity within residents of these communities.

Lauren Quincy's curator insight, March 19, 2015 12:53 PM

Unit 3: Cultural Practices and Processes

 

This article is about how Chicago's many nicknames represent its culture and people's sense of the place. Many people have began to call Chicago by the name of "Chiraaq" and mixture of Iraq and Chicago. This is due to the violences in the city and resemblence to the action in Iraq. The nickname’s power, politically, is the way in which naming functions as a form of shaming and the name has been advertised on shirts, posters and even songs putting it into the category of pop-culture. As suggested in research, place names are not confined to official nomenclature on maps, but also include competing, vernacular systems of naming. Chicago’s many nicknames provide insight into the different ways that people frame and reconfigure the image of the city for the wider world.


This relates to unit 3 because it deals with vernacular regions and popular culture. The different names of Chicago are often not defined with a definite boundary of the city, rather an individuals opinion or idea of the area. They are often very vague with the names such as "Paris on the Prairie" that not only include Chicago but neighboring towns and cities as well. Or the opposite, where the name "Sweet Home" may only be referring to a portion of the city rather than the entire city of Chicago. The names, such as Chiraq, also fall under pop-culture when they become a widely known idea and are adopted by many sources. The advertisement and use of the nickname in songs and merchandise shows the wide range of distribution for the nickname. The use of the word is often changing and will be popular for a short period of time as popular culture is always changing. 

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22 International Borders

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"Brazil (top) and Bolivia (bottom)."


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Ms. Harrington's curator insight, May 6, 2014 7:49 PM

Borders can tell us a great feel about the relationship beween the two  nations.

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:52 PM

The concept of a political boundary has been developed over many many years into an unbreakable line between two different sets of people with different ideologies, religions, and government styles. The boundary extends into the ground, into the air, and includes any resources within the boundary. These pictures show the different shapes and various lines between countries, and displays the intricacies of boundaries in the world.  

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:11 AM

Photographs show how different countries can be even by just the border. Number 3 really stuck out to me that Haiti doesnt have as many regulation reguarding deforestation as the Dominican Republic and its very noticable.

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2015 Giant North American Map

2015 Giant North American Map | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

I was just informed that our proposal to receive a Giant Traveling Map from National Geographic was accepted! Two years ago we had the South America map come to Rhode Island, and last year the Giant Traveling map of Africa came to the Ocean state and many schools found it to be a way to make an event of it. We’ll be receiving the map of North America that comes with an excellent set of resources on how to interactively teach, explore, learn and play with this specific map as a part of your curriculum. This map will soon be coming to Rhode Island; it will be available for schools and teachers to use from March 21st to April 19th.  The Alliance wants to make this accessible to as many RIGEA members as possible. For schools with 4 RIGEA members, this map can be rented for a free of charge for two days (if you are interested in more days, let me know). Remember that it’s free for teachers, administrators and parents to sign up to become RIGEA members—consider this your chance to recruit them for a good cause for your school AND the Alliance. For schools without 4 RIGEA members, they can still rent the map for $200 per day, but I have faith in your recruiting skills.

 

SCHEDULING THE MAP:

For those interested, please send your request to rigea@ric.edu with the following information

Include the subject line “Scheduling Giant Map” Select day(s) on or between March 21-April 19 that you would like to schedule the map with at least two alternative dates. List the names of Alliance members (or future Alliance members) at your school. This can be a “work in progress.”  You can sign them up yourself (with their consent of course).
The name and address of your school.   Contact information for the person who will be responsible for transporting the map to the subsequent school (phone and email).
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Maps Mania: Mapping the World's Languages

Maps Mania: Mapping the World's Languages | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

The Langscape Map is a map of the world's languages. You can click anywhere on the map to discover the languages spoken at that location.

The map includes 6,400 of the world’s languages. As well as helping you discover which languages are spoken where, the map includes information about demographics, language families and audio recordings & text materials. After clicking on a location on the map you can select one of the listed languages to view more information about it beneath the map.


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These Amazing Maps Show the True Diversity of Africa

These Amazing Maps Show the True Diversity of Africa | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"African countries are also quite diverse from an ethnic standpoint. As the Washington Post's Max Fisher noted back in 2013, the world's 20 most ethnically diverse countries are all African, partially because European colonial powers divvied up sections of the continent with little regard for how the residents would have organized the land themselves. This map above shows Africa's ethnographic regions as identified by George Murdock in his 1959 ethnography of the continent."

 

Tags: Africa, colonialism, borders, political, language, ethnicity.


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Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 2015 8:54 AM

Africa is a very diverse and complicated continent due o mistakes made in the Berlin Conference. The strange boundaries drawn restrict these African nations to be one with their own people not with their enemies.

Chris Costa's curator insight, October 27, 2015 4:51 PM

We have seen the repercussions of ethnic tensions play out in the Balkans, the Middle East, and even in the United States, and Africa is no exception. Arbitrarily drawn national borders- the remnants of European colonialism- means that there is often significant ethnic diversity within many African nations. Although this creates interesting blends of language and culture, it has often bred violence in many countries, perhaps most notably in South Africa and Rwanda. Although many members of the West like to lump the entire continent into a single category, this could not be further from the truth. The second largest continent with extreme biodiversity, it has bred thousands of languages and hundreds of different cultural backgrounds, sometimes within a single country. It is important for the West to understand the complex make-up of the African continent in order to avoid the Eurocentric assumptions many Westerners make when discussing the continent. There isn't a single "Africa"- there isn't even a single "Nigeria," but rather a multitude of different peoples and cultures, equally as complex as those found in other regions of the world. This map does a very good job at illustrating the complexity and richness of the continent.

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 30, 2015 7:20 AM

People often underestimate how diverse Africa really is. We often have the tendency to lump all Africans together in one large ethnic group. The actual number of different ethnic groups in Africa is rather staggering. This map can also be used as a partial explanation for the amount of ethnic conflict in Africa. Often times, these ethnic groups are squashed together in states with poorly drawn borders. Under that situation, ethnic conflict becomes inevitable.

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Tree SNAKE Houses by Rebelo de Andrade Studio in Portugal’s Pedras Salgadas Park

Tree SNAKE Houses by Rebelo de Andrade Studio in Portugal’s Pedras Salgadas Park | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Inspired by the form of a snake, Architects Rebelo de Andrade Studio has designed two Tree Snake Houses where each structure glides sinuously amongst the trees in Portugal’s Pedras Salgadas Park.

Taking their inspiration from the long and tapered proportions of a snake, Lisbon-based architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade & Tiago Rebelo de Andrade of Rebelo de Andrade Studio, have designed two concurrent Tree Snake Houses. Rather than build a treehouse in the branches of a tree, the distinctive snake-like houses, with their slate and wood facades, appear to glide sinuously amongst the trees. The structures become elevated and are raised on stilts as the ground dips downwards. Enjoying a close physical association with the one-hundred year old Pedras Salgadas Park, their aspect is one that is congruous with the park’s natural surroundings. Close attention was paid to making sure that they neither dominated nor vied for attention (despite their eye-catching appearance)...


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Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A video from NASA shows how air pollution moves around the world. So what happens when emissions from Asia blow across the Pacific Ocean to North America?

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Seth Forman's curator insight, March 23, 2015 6:08 PM

Summary: This article is very interesting because it analyzes the possible effects of this years long winter. This article claims it is caused by air pollution in China.

 

Insight:  This article is basically the epitome of what we learned in Unit 1 because it is all about the spatial analysis of world processes. The article says that China's population lead to major air pollution there and that, they claim, has lead to global warming, meaning that the polar ice caps are descending and causing longer winters and masking the sun in the ozone.  

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Read about the effects of El Niño phenomenon and its origins. Share a comment with us :)
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What it looks like in the Arctic Circle when the Sun never sets

What it looks like in the Arctic Circle when the Sun never sets | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
This time lapse shows what 24 hours of a summer day (and I guess, a summer night) looks like in the Arctic Circle.
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The Man Who Figured Out Pangea

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"Did you ever notice how South America fits into Africa? Let me pause and say there isn't a child on earth over the age of 12 who hasn't had the same thought. You can see it!"
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Pun-Fueled Food Maps

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U.S. Map + Haha + Yum = Foodnited States of America

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Julie Cidell's curator insight, March 9, 2015 10:34 AM

Puns and maps and food all in one place; what's not to love?

zane alan berger's curator insight, March 24, 2015 3:58 PM

This article relating to our agricultural unit boasts a fun way to view all 50 states by showing foods in the shape of a state along with a playful pun.

Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 2015 1:09 PM

I think the one that got me the best, was Arrozona thats a good one!

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Italy's birth rate drops to lowest in 150 years

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Fewer babies were born in Italy in 2014 than in any other year since the modern Italian state was formed in 1861, new figures have revealed.

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Isabella El-Hage's curator insight, March 18, 2015 2:23 PM

This article links to Unit Two through "decreased birth rate consequences". Italy is now facing an all time low in birth rates, and immigration has decreased too, not helping the problem. Some people believe that society's thought process today is that having children is a burden or even a risk. They also think that people are becoming more selfish because they're choosing not to have children. Economy is slow due to declined birth rates, there are less people to occupy jobs, and people move away to start businesses. The Pope even said he thinks people need to remember the beauty in large families.