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Gaza-Israel crisis 2012: every verified incident mapped

Gaza-Israel crisis 2012: every verified incident mapped | Nuevas Geografías |

This map shows each verified incident of violence in Gaza and Israel since last week's assassination of Hamas leader Ahmed al-Jabari.  Geospatial technologies combined with social media are changing how we learn about (and wage) wars. 


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Mapping Population Density

Mapping Population Density | Nuevas Geografías |
I found these cartograms from an article in the Telegraph and was immediately impressed. The cartograms originated here and use data from the Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project as to create the int...


This series of cartograms shows some imbalanced populations (such as the pictured Australia) by highlighting countries that have established forward capitals.  Question to ponder: Do forward capitals change the demographic regions of a country significantly enough to justify moving the capital? 

Via Seth Dixon
Joe Andrade's curator insight, August 5, 2013 10:21 PM

Interseting way to visualy map population density.

Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 2014 7:28 PM

It's a creative and vial way to map population density. 

MissPatel's curator insight, December 16, 2014 3:24 AM

This is from 'worldmapper' - it is a great sight to help you understand using technology the most densely populated areas of various countries. What do you think they are? 

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Google Maps "Real-Time"

Google Maps "Real-Time" | Nuevas Geografías |

This doesn't exist, but as we image geospatial technologies of the future, this is a glimpse into what real-time satellite imagery streaming could potentially look like (I understand some of the technical hurdles, this is sci-fi). This still image is a sorry visual approximation for this dynamic visual rendering; follow the link for the video version of this imaged, futuristic landscape. 


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Dania's comment, November 12, 2011 8:21 PM
This future google maps “real-time” application will be very interesting because it will convenience for my thing however in the other side it will be a violation of private. Insurance companies could use it against you or for you defend, the same in the case of FBI or other state office or government Issues. Everyone will uncover and public to everyone. It is something to think about it.
Seth Dixon's comment, November 12, 2011 10:27 PM
While I don't think we are anywhere near the satellite coverage to mimic millions of video cameras simultaneously filming earth at high resolution, it is fun to imagine the possibilities. Yet it is also a big concern depending on who could potentially access this data.
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The True Size Of Africa

The True Size Of Africa | Nuevas Geografías |

This is another old classic image that I might have shared earlier but it merits repeating. As Salvatore Natoli (a leader in geography education) once said, "In our society we unconsciously equate size with importance and even power." This is one reason why many people have underestimated the true size of Africa relative to places that they view as more important or more powerful.


Tags: mapping, Africa, perspective, images. 

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Afrikasources's curator insight, January 15, 2014 10:10 AM

Just a reminder

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 11:01 AM

It is incredible big, but unfortunately most of the north area is cover by the big Sahara and most of the are is typically unfertilized. 

Jason Schneider's curator insight, March 9, 2015 4:29 PM

As we can see, there's a little overlapping here and some empty spots but it's pretty accurate. The United States and China are in the top 5 largest countries of the world list and they still fit in the 2nd largest continent of the world, Africa. I'd like to see the size comparison between Africa and Russia. I did some research on that and it turns out that Russia is a little over half the size of Africa, maybe the size of the combination of the United States and China.

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Mapping Earth's surface in 3D

Mapping Earth's surface in 3D | Nuevas Geografías |
The German satellite radar twins - TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X - are a year through their quest to make the most precise, seamless map of varying height on Earth.


Geospatial technologies continue to make advances as well get to understand this world with increasing accuracy (shown above is a Digital Elevation Model of Iceland--turn head to the right and say 'oh'). 

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Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 20, 2015 6:02 PM

In this BBC article, the author discusses the future of mapping. The use of DEM (digital elevation model) allows cartographers to map extremely tall mountains more precisely.  This same technology could some day allow cartographers to more accurately map the ocean's floor as well, the most unmapped area on Earth's surface. 

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Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before

Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before | Nuevas Geografías |

"Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest."
Among the many compelling cartograms on this site is this one showing the prevalance of HIV.

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Lou Salza's comment, September 26, 2012 4:04 PM
Love the visual impact of this map especially for kids with learning differences!