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A Coloring Book for Grown-Ups Who Love City Maps

A Coloring Book for Grown-Ups Who Love City Maps | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
City Maps invites you to customize detailed plans of the world’s capitals.
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I came across this today. So cool!
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Map Projection Transitions

Map Projection Transitions | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

"In some ways, all 2D maps of Earth are interrupted at some point, even if it’s just along the antimeridian at 180°. Interruptions are often in areas of less interest e.g. oceans for a land-focused map."


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This is really, very cool! A fantastic way to visualise the differences between map projections to illustrate the variation in land shape, land area and land size. Also an excellent discussion starter.

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Lilydale High School's curator insight, September 3, 2015 6:01 AM

New ways to see the world.

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, September 3, 2015 10:33 AM

map projections

Alex Smiga's curator insight, September 7, 2015 4:23 PM
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No screenshot could do justice to this animation.  It transforms a map of the world from one map projection to another, and in the 5 second interval it 'spins the globe' to give you a sense of the the spatial distortions inherent in all projections.  This is but one of the many visualizations fromJason Davies mapping project.   

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Tube Scroll - Scroll Animated Metro Maps

Tube Scroll - Scroll Animated Metro Maps | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
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I really liked this website. Very interesting visualisation of metro lines around the world. Also some good hints for Mini Metro!

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Tony Hall's curator insight, September 17, 2014 2:28 AM

I really liked this website. Very interesting visualisation of metro lines around the world. Also some good hints for Mini Metro!

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Music Map of Great British Bands


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This is really cool! Music & geography together:)

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There She Blew! Volcanic Evidence Of The World's First Map

There She Blew! Volcanic Evidence Of The World's First Map | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Some archaeologists have long suspected that a faded painting from the ruins of the 9,000-year-old village known as Catalhoyuk might be a map — of a settlement at the foot of an erupting volcano. Others said no. Now geologists have evidence that the volcano indeed erupted around that time.
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This pretty cool. Proper "old school" geography!

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Earth Science Week

Earth Science Week | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Take part in Earth Science Week 2013! Held October 13-19, ESW 2013 will promote awareness of the many exciting uses of maps and mapping technologies in the geosciences. “Mapping Our World,” the theme of ESW 2013, engages young people and the public in learning how geoscientists, geographers, and other mapping professionals use maps to represent land formations, natural resource deposits, bodies of water, fault lines, volcanic activity, weather patterns, travel routes, parks, businesses, population distribution, our shared geologic heritage, and more. Maps help show how the Earth systems – geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere – interact.
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Ansichtssache-n + HOME

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This is very interesting. Useful  for demonstrating the impact of different projectipns on how we can see the world.

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Inverted Earth - Imgur

Inverted Earth - Imgur | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Seth Dixon, Ph.D.'s insight: These maps were purposefully designed to break all the cartographic conventions and consequently conceal as much as they reveal.  When land is colored blue, what happen...
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This is cool. I've been reading about 'guerrilla geography over the last couple of days. And I think this is the kind of thing they're talking about. I'd love to get some of my students to (re)name the continents (are there actually "continents" or is there only one?) and oceans/water bodies. Hmmm ... this has got me thinking. And distracted from the more mundane things:)

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Every recorded hurricane, cyclone, and typhoon since 1850

Every recorded hurricane, cyclone, and typhoon since 1850 | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Based on the NOAA’s historical tropical storm tracks data, which includes storms dating as far back as 1850, the map above shows a top-down view of every hurricane, cyclone, and typhoon in recorded hi — Map created by Vividmaps in CartoDB
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This a brilliant map! I love the pattern created by the storm tracks. Especially the empty space around the equator.
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See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas

See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Zoomable maps reveal the scope of humanity’s influence on Earth—and the innovations aiming to create a more sustainable future
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This is an interesting set of maps. I'm sure Geography teachers will find it very useful. Enjoy:)

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Interactive Map Showing How Income Inequality Has Changed In 100 Years

This interactive map shows just how much the percentage of income made by the top 1 percent of earners around the world has changed over the last 100 years. (I love #cartography.

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A Plan To Replace Geographic Coordinates on Earth With Unique Strings of Three Words

A Plan To Replace Geographic Coordinates on Earth With Unique Strings of Three Words | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The startup what3words wants to change the way we talk about locations
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This is a very very interesting concept. My initial thought was "Really? Do we need this?" Since that thought I have been wondering about weather it might work. I would really love to hear other people's thoughts on this.

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Map: How Wrong Is Your Time Zone? - Slate Magazine (blog)

Map: How Wrong Is Your Time Zone? - Slate Magazine (blog) | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Map: How Wrong Is Your Time Zone?
Slate Magazine (blog)
For whatever reason, more of the world seems to be a little bit like Spain—the sun rises and sets later in the day than it should—than the other way around.

Via GeoMapGames
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This is fascinating and something that I have wondered about and suspected for quite a while. Basically, most of the world is off time. Quite amazing when you think about it. 

 

I do wonder what the map would look like if a different projection was used. Trying to rectify this would be an interesting (and difficult!) exercise. 

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Middle Earth: Why We Need to Turn Our Map on Its Side

Middle Earth: Why We Need to Turn Our Map on Its Side | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Though he never actually crossed it, the Greek mathematician Pythagoras is sometimes credited with having first conceived of the Equator, calculating its location on the Earth’s sphere more than four centuries before the birth of Christ.
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This is a very thought provoking article. I like seeing the established conventions challanged. I also like the conversations around the sense of superiority possed by the Northern Hemisphere. Enjoy!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:48 AM

This is an interesting article on some Earth-Sun relationships that challenges the dominant north-centered normative view of how to think about our planet.  My favorite tidbit of information: "The velocity of the Earth’s rotation varies depending on where you stand: 1,000 mph at the Equator versus almost zero at the poles. That means that the fastest sunrises and sunsets on the planet occur on the Equator, and centrifugal and inertial forces are also much greater there. "

Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's comment, May 24, 2013 11:09 AM
Great article to include in our summer assignment packet!
Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:42 PM

Definitly changed my way of thinking. also this brings up the many flaws with pre geospatial desinged maps. cartographers could push their own agenda to make their country or area look more promient than it actually is. also another prime example of something that has been taken as fact for many years (nobody questions a world map) and turns out to have some flaws

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595 - It’s Always Chile in Norway: the Five Types of Territorial Morphology | Strange Maps | Big Think

595 - It’s Always Chile in Norway: the Five Types of Territorial Morphology | Strange Maps | Big Think | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Do Norwegians feel curiously at home in Chile, and vice versa? Do South Africans have a strange affinity with Italians? And Filipinos with Maldivians?
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This is really interesting for Geography nerds.

 

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Mercator Puzzle

Mercator Puzzle | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

Via Seth Dixon
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This is great fun! A little tricky at first though:)

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 11, 2013 12:03 PM

Great site to show projection and changes in perception on maps.  

John Nieuwendyk's curator insight, December 17, 2014 5:45 PM

This mercator puzzle was especially interesting. It illustrated how various countries look on a mercator map compared to other maps.

Alex Smiga's curator insight, September 7, 2015 4:45 PM

Cool activity / puzzle that plays with projection and shows you a comparative view of the "true" size of countries compared to others