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How Google is mapping out our lives

How Google is mapping out our lives | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The company's foray into the public space could have drastic implications.
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This is a little bit spooky and raises some very interesting questions.

Is it possible to trick Google's algorithm? If so, how? Should people choose not to use Google if they don't like the way they operate? What are the alternatives? Are they any better? Is this the realisation of Orwellian notion of "Big Brother"?

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THE BIG MYTH

THE BIG MYTH | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
A Flash-based learning tool on world creation mythology. In Dutch and English. Lessons are created using cooperative learning techniques.
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All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map

All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
This map shows the estimated net immigration (inflows minus outflows) by origin and destination country between 2010 and 2015. Blue circles = positive net migration (more inflows). Red circles = negative net migration (more outflows). Each yellow dot represents 1,000 people. Hover over a circle to see that country’s total net migration between 2010 and 2015. […]
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1000 GIS Applications & Uses - How GIS Is Changing the World - GIS Geography

1000 GIS Applications & Uses - How GIS Is Changing the World - GIS Geography | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
From over 50 industries, here are 1000 GIS applications to open your mind of our amazing planet, its interconnectivity with location intelligence in mind.
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Today: How 1.1 Million OxyContins Made It to the Streets. Trying Times in Dallas.

Today: How 1.1 Million OxyContins Made It to the Streets. Trying Times in Dallas. | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today.
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How seven cities are inventing the future of transportation

How seven cities are inventing the future of transportation | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
How do you get to the city of the future? Seven cities have spent six months racing to answer that question. They’re vying for a $40 million start-up prize from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which asked them to juggle three big ideas: automation, climate change and urban inequality. But even without the federal cash or “Smart City” crown, city officials say big changes are coming faster than people realize.
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4 reasons disease outbreaks are erupting around the world

4 reasons disease outbreaks are erupting around the world | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
It's not your imagination: There are more outbreaks of deadly pathogens today. Here's why.
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The 'Avon ladies' of Pakistan selling contraception door to door

The 'Avon ladies' of Pakistan selling contraception door to door | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
A scheme training local women to deliver birth control pills to homes hopes to reduce maternal mortality and poverty
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Map: These are the cities that climate change will hit first

Map: These are the cities that climate change will hit first | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
New York and D.C. will hit the climate change tipping point in 2047 – just 34 years from now.
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This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes

This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Ships carry 11 billion tons of goods each year. This interactive map shows where they all go.
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Better Education Can Decrease Wealth Inequality

Better Education Can Decrease Wealth Inequality | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Inequality in global education is at the forefront of global wealth inequality.
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1746 map of London now available as an incredibly detailed Google map

1746 map of London now available as an incredibly detailed Google map | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The Centre for Metropolitan History and Museum of London Archaeology wanted a map that could help them visualise data from the 18th and 19th centuries. They started by taking John…
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Parag Khanna | Speaker | TED.com

Parag Khanna | Speaker | TED.com | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Geopolitical futurist Parag Khanna foresees a world in which megacities, supply chains and connective technologies redraw the map away from states and borders.
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Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters. As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not population or territorial size that drives world-city status, but economic weight
Tony Hall's insight:
This is a really interesting read to go along Parag Khanna's TED Talk on the same topic. I love the idea that nations could be suburbs of megacities. What a challenging concept to process?!
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This awesome project maps the urban history of Barcelona - Geoawesomeness

This awesome project maps the urban history of Barcelona - Geoawesomeness | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Facebook Share Share Email Pin Pocket Flipboard Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is an amazing place to visit and to live. It’s a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city with Roman remains, medieval quarters and the most beautiful examples of 20th century Modernism and avant-garde. When you walk around the city from the narrow streets of …
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Reporter's Geo-Apps

Reporter's Geo-Apps | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Facebook Share Share Email Pin Pocket Flipboard News reporting has taken a new dimension, the shift now tending towards information/news mapping. Light weight Geo-apps now incorporate great and easy-to-use functionalities helping folks in news reporting geo-tag  news to where it is happening or has happened on map. Courtesy of   StreetFight Magazine.com, the following Geo-apps …
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PHOTOS: For #WorldPopulationDay, How Earth's 7 Billion Live

PHOTOS: For #WorldPopulationDay, How Earth's 7 Billion Live | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Earth's crowded — and remote — spots are highlighted in entries to the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.
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Australian filmmaker captures Singapore’s changes over 3 years

Australian filmmaker captures Singapore’s changes over 3 years | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Filmmaker Keith Loutit, who is based in Singapore, shot a four-minute long timelapse video depicting rarely seen night scenes in Singapore and the rapid progress at construction sites.
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Thirsting for Equitable Water Distribution, Australia Turns to Landsat « Landsat Science

Thirsting for Equitable Water Distribution, Australia Turns to Landsat « Landsat Science | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
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Along the new Silk Road, a city built on sand is a monument to China’s problems

Along the new Silk Road, a city built on sand is a monument to China’s problems | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Lanzhou New Area, in Gansu province, shows the folly of the country’s debt binge.
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Thailand closes dive sites over coral bleaching crisis

Thailand closes dive sites over coral bleaching crisis | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
In a rare move to shun tourism profits for environmental protection, 10 popular dive sites have been shut down in a bid to slow a coral bleaching crisis
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Driven out of Mernda by two-hour traffic jams

Driven out of Mernda by two-hour traffic jams | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Charmaine Brillanti lives in Mernda - but not for long. She has had enough of the traffic.
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Global diplomacy map shows the magnitude of the world's diplomatic networks - Geoawesomeness

Global diplomacy map shows the magnitude of the world's diplomatic networks - Geoawesomeness | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Facebook Share Share Email Pin Pocket Flipboard Really interesting mapping project has been created by The Lowy Institute for International Policy based on their Global Diplomacy Index. The interactive tool maps and ranks the diplomatic networks of all forty-two G20 and OECD nations. Global Diplomacy Index is based on a number of country’s embassies,
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A Pacific salmon hub is under threat

A Pacific salmon hub is under threat | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The Skeena River snakes out of fir-lined fjords on the misty northern coast of British Columbia, and washes over a thousand-acre sandbar. Flora Bank is a biological bottleneck over which millions o…
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Sliding towards anarchy

Sliding towards anarchy | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Political, ethnic and economic crises stalk Rwanda’s neighbour
Tony Hall's insight:
This is worrying!
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