Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page
1.7K views | +0 today
Follow
Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Jessica Robson Postlethwaite from Classroom geography
Scoop.it!

How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines

How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
Volunteers across the world are building the digital infrastructure for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

Via Tony Burton, Mathijs Booden
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jessica Robson Postlethwaite from AP Human Geography at West High School
Scoop.it!

Map iPhone Users In a City, And You Know Where The Rich Live

Map iPhone Users In a City, And You Know Where The Rich Live | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it

"Our stuff often says a lot about us, whether we own a hybrid car or a station wagon, a MacBook Pro or an ancient desktop.  Among other things, cell phone brands say something about socio-economics – it takes a lot of money to buy a new iPhone 5 (and even more money to keep up with the latest models that come out faster than plan upgrades do). Consider, then, this map of Washington, D.C., which uses geolocated tweets, and the cell phone metadata attached to them, to illustrate who in town is using iPhones (red dots) and who's using Androids (green dots)."


Via Seth Dixon, Jane Ellingson
more...
Mary Everhart's comment, June 26, 2013 10:59 PM
I keep wondering what impact commuting has on the patterns shown on the maps.
Timothy Roth's curator insight, July 8, 2013 4:38 PM

This just amazes me! The information that geography relates to us will never cease to amaze me.

Fleur Farah's curator insight, May 27, 2014 7:06 AM

Would Sydney show these trends?

Rescooped by Jessica Robson Postlethwaite from Classroom geography
Scoop.it!

Women's rights in the Arab world

Women's rights in the Arab world | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it

Thomson Reuters Foundation’s third annual poll of gender experts gives a snapshot of the state women’s rights in Arab states three years after the Arab Spring and as Syria’s conflict threatens further regional upheaval. Sexual harassment, high rates of female genital cutting and a surge in violence and Islamist feeling after the Arab Spring uprisings have made Egypt the worst country in the Arab world to be a woman. 


Via Mathijs Booden
more...
No comment yet.