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State Borders Were Drawn in the Distant Past. Is It Time to Reimagine Our Map?

State Borders Were Drawn in the Distant Past. Is It Time to Reimagine Our Map? | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Every state has one governor and two senators, but, in almost every other way, each state’s human geography is different, often wildly so. New Jersey has 15 times more people than Wyoming, despite being one-tenth its size. You can divide the island of Manhattan in two and the top half...
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Boundaries, population distribution, representation, there are a lot of ways to look at these maps.

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Here are the 31 countries Google Maps won’t draw borders around

Here are the 31 countries Google Maps won’t draw borders around | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Google may be standing up to government surveillance, but on Google Maps it shies away from conflict. The company displays the borders of 31 states differently than the other 162 members of the United Nations. Many of these countries have long had disputed borders or are currently facing military conflicts. Google Maps is customized in many ways to better serve...
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Boundary disputes are not just a thing of the past.

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Here are the 32 countries Google Maps won’t draw borders around

Here are the 32 countries Google Maps won’t draw borders around | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
This post has been corrected. Google may be standing up to government surveillance, but on Google Maps it shies away from conflict. The company displays the borders of 32 states differently than the other 162 members of the United Nations. Many of these countries have long had disputed borders or are currently facing military conflicts. Google Maps is customized in...
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