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See the First Photographs Ever Taken of Jerusalem

See the First Photographs Ever Taken of Jerusalem | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

"Few places in the world are as revered, fought over and thought about as Jerusalem. For millenia, people have made pilgrimages here, often at great expense and great risk. So imagine for a second what it would be like to hear, from a young age, about this holy city, and then to see the first photographs ever taken of it."


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I love seeing old photographs. Although these are blurry they are amazing images. 

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Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, February 8, 2014 12:26 PM
proche et moyen orient: une ville enjeu capital depuis longtemps...
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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
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This is worrying!
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Hong Kong's Urban Jungle by Andy Yeung - Agonistica

Hong Kong's Urban Jungle by Andy Yeung - Agonistica | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Photographer Andy Yeung used a drone to capture the urban density of Hong Kong - where more than 100,000 people live in 40 square meter apartment - for his project Urban Jungle.
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These images are amazing. A fantastic discussion starter for IB Geography Urban Environments.
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The story of cities | Cities | The Guardian

The story of cities | Cities | The Guardian | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
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This is a great series of articles about some of the world best & least known cities. Definite links to IB Geography Urban Environments. I must confess I have only read one article but I generally find The Guardian's stuff to be pretty good. 
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The diabetes epidemic: Up to half a million Australians have this deadly disease without realising it

The diabetes epidemic: Up to half a million Australians have this deadly disease without realising it | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
These charts show why drastic action is needed to halt the march of silent killer linked to 3.7 million deaths a year.
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This is a very interesting (if a little worrisome!) article. There is so much geography in it. It has very obvious links to the IB Geo optional theme The Geography of Health & Medicine. I think there are also strong links to the Disparities in Development core topic. There are lots of opportunities for mapping activities based on the data in the article.
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These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital

These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

"Yes, globalization. For many people, that word conjures up, at best, images of container ships moving manufactured goods from far-flung factories. At worst, it harkens back to acrid debates about trade deficits, currency wars and jobs moving to China. In fact, since the Great Recession of 2008, the global flow of goods and services has flattened, and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply. But globalization overall isn't on the wane. Like so much in our world today, it has reinvented itself by going digital."

 

Tags: technology, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic.


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Alex Smiga's curator insight, March 14, 7:31 PM
The times, they are a-changin'
Alisha Meyer's curator insight, March 24, 9:04 AM
Our world is changing, that is inevitable.  It's how we decide to use the technology and knowledge we now have to better ourselves or destroy ourselves.
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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
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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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Urban Observatory

Urban Observatory | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

"The Urban Observatory city comparison app enables you to explore the living fabric of great cities by browsing a variety of cities and themes."


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This is really very cool. The ability to compare urban areas allover the world is brilliant. I can see lots of discussions generated by this.
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 6, 10:48 AM

At the 2013 ESRI User Conference, the Urban Observatory was unveiled (I shared this earlier, but the URL has since changed, I'm sharing it again).  The physical display contained images from cities around the world to compare and contrast diverse urban environments.  The online version of this was announced during in a 10 minute talk by Jack Dangermond and Hugh Keegan.  This interactive mapping platform let's users access 'big data' and have it rendered in thematic maps.  These maps cover population patterns, transportation networks, and weather systems.  This is a must see.  Read Forbes' article on the release of Urban Observatory here.

 

Tags: transportation, urban, GIS, geospatial, ESRI.

Brian Weekley's comment, April 14, 8:20 AM
This is fabulous, Seth! Thanks for sharing.
Brian Weekley's curator insight, April 14, 8:21 AM
This is just spectacular.
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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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