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Geodesy – The Math of Planet Earth - Royal Institution of Australia

Geodesy – The Math of Planet Earth - Royal Institution of Australia | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
We all agree that we aren’t at risk of sailing off the edge of the earth because it’s not flat. But if it’s not flat, what is it – Round? Elliptical? Spherical? And how do we measure it?
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excerpt: "Geodetics, or Geodesy is a branch of applied mathematics that deals with modelling and representing the area and shape of the earth. Don’t let the thought of applied mathematics put you off though because geodesy is the foundation for many things that we use in our everyday life, most importantly GPS which provides us with almost all location data that we access today. If we didn’t understand the size and shape of the earth, there would be no location services on mobile phones, no sat nav in cars and no Google Maps."

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Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled

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"Unfortunately, most world political maps aren't telling you the whole story. The idea that the earth's land is cleanly divvied up into nation-states - one country for each of the world's peoples - is more an imaginative ideal than a reality. Read on to learn about five ways your map is lying to you about borders, territories, and even the roster of the world's countries."


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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 23, 6:32 PM

Amazing stories on the World's changing Geopolitical status. Current stories about disputed borders, unrecognised territories and  newly declared nations.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 29, 9:41 PM

Nunca é "Toda a Verdade" ... 

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:49 PM

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7 Ways To Make A Google Map Using Google Spreadsheet Data

7 Ways To Make A Google Map Using Google Spreadsheet Data | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
If you maintain a lot of data in Google Spreadsheet, you
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Creative Cartography: 7 Must-Read Books on Maps

Creative Cartography: 7 Must-Read Books on Maps | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
From tattoos to Thomas More's Utopia, or what Moby Dick has to do with the nature of time. We're obsessed with maps -- a fundamental sens
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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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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

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, October 11, 9:16 AM

Both History and Geography explained in these maps

Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 22, 3:10 PM

With the increasing amount of information online it can be misleading at times. I do believe this is a useful collection of maps however I feel people looking at it might get trapped in a pitfall. After looking at these 40 maps a person could feel that this is all there is to know about this subject. Yes it is informative to have this information together but it should just be the start of the conversation not the end. So often we want quick google searches with definite answers,

when some topics require a lot of research from different sources. The reader needs to make up their own pool of knowledge.

Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, November 30, 9:53 PM

Unit 1 Nature and Perspectives of Geography

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These Maps Show Just How Segregated NYC Really Is

These Maps Show Just How Segregated NYC Really Is | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
New York City may be one of the most diverse cities in the world, but it's also one of the most segregated cities in the United States.
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Rebuilding NYC with the Power of the Mind

Rebuilding NYC with the Power of the Mind | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Frigand and Hill worked together after 9/11 gathering information from hundreds of sources including reports, brochures, magazines and the Internet, to create a poster-sized Mind Map of all the parties involved in the restoration of lower Manhattan. The main branches they created were government, civic, infrastructure, properties, victims and memorials. They also identified organizations created after 9/11. When the map was completed, it illustrated everyone involved and their connections in what Hill calls "a brain-friendly manner." People connected with the rebuilding effort were able to visualize the big picture and its details at the same time.

 
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