If you have data with disparate values between areas, making an area cartogram is an effective way to map out those values. Unfortunately, making area cartogram maps within ArcGIS can’t been done natively so external scripts and programs are needed.
What is devolution and how has it changed how Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are governed?
This article with videos, charts and images was designed as a primer for UK voters for the 2010 election to understand who devolution in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland were reshaping the political landscape in the United Kingdom. It is general enough that even though it is outdated as a news story, it serves as a concrete example from geography students to understand the processes and reasons for a decentralization of political power.
Over the last year, we seen a series of revolutions and populist movements. Many of the ideas have galvanized an otherwise wide array of individuals and interests under the Occupy movement. Yet is this movement sustainable, and will it be able to achieve its goals?
A new startup may have a promising future as a supplement to the disorganized Occupy movement.
What really is the impact of our continual population growth? What ways can we hope to manage this issue? Well, one of the key tools at our disposal according to this article is family planning. Every dollar spent on family planning in Africa creates $90-$150 in benefits. Now that's a healthy multiplier!
In this series, Bjorn Lomborg explores the smartest investments to respond to global challenges like hunger, disease, sanitation, and climate change—and readers get to have their say. See the other articles here.