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Google Maps Displays Crimean Border Differently In Russia, U.S.

Google Maps Displays Crimean Border Differently In Russia, U.S. | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"America and its allies have refused to accept the region's separatist move to join Russia.  A look at the maps available on two Google Maps Web addresses — one ending in .com and another in .ru — shows the disparity. In Russia, Web visitors see a solid line dividing Crimea from neighboring Ukraine. In the U.S., a dotted line separates the two, implying a disputed status within the country."


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In this podcast we learn that this isn't the only international border dispute that is displayed differently in Google Maps.  Google uses over 30 distinct versions of international borders because there is an underlying geopolitical dimension to cartography.  This brings up more questions than it answers--How is the Kashmir displayed in India?  Pakistan?  The West Bank in Israel or Egypt?  If you haven't explored Google Maps in other languages, consider this your invitation to read maps as you would a text and to think about the political implications of making a map.   


Tags: google, mapping, borders, political.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 1, 2014 12:33 PM

unit 1 map bias!!!

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Discussion with Antonio Ruggiero, Vice President one of main Brazilian TV, on digitalization terrestrial television broadcasting using ISDB-T technology in São Paulo

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How to Speed up your Content Curation Process with CurationSoft Tool | Curation Tool

How to Speed up your Content Curation Process with CurationSoft Tool | Curation Tool | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
CurationSoft, a complete search, authoring and publishing tool will speed up your content curation process and published directly to your WordPress, Facebook, Blogger and Tumblr platforms.
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Massive open online course provider #Coursera to open learning hubs at some NYC public libraries

Massive open online course provider #Coursera to open learning hubs at some NYC public libraries | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Coursera Inc., the largest of the three main providers of Massive Open Online Courses, will roll out "learning hubs" at a handful of New York City public libraries this summer. (Coming to a public space near you?
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Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues In Information Security

A great presentation originally posted by Sappingtokr - check out my website for more cool information. http://carlceder.org
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How African researchers are solving the continent’s health problems

How African researchers are solving the continent’s health problems | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Researchers are pioneering treatments for health challenges unique to the continent – but despite the successes, African research institutions continu...
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Democratic donors like George Soros, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett get rich off of Democratic policies | WashingtonExaminer.com

Democratic donors like George Soros, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett get rich off of Democratic policies | WashingtonExaminer.com | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Democrats rail against Big Money, plutocrats and Big Business, in part to help them raise big money from plutocrats and Big Business.
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Scientists use mathematical models to drive better management of world's oceans - Xinhua

Scientists use mathematical models to drive better management of world's oceans - Xinhua | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Scientists use mathematical models to drive better management of world's oceans Xinhua "These mathematical models allow us to explore how different theories of change will impact the future, and will be used to develop management strategies that...
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Participatory Monitoring of Partner Capacity: A Results-based Approach in Indonesia and Melanesia

TNC is using elements of a results-based approach, called Outcome Mapping, with partners who are key stakeholders in local conservation areas in Indonesia, P...
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Research on impacts of climate change - Republica

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Research on impacts of climate change Republica Dr Philippus Wester, Chief Scientist of Water Resources Management International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, another organization involved in the research, said, "Through this...
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Library Systems Report 2014 | American Libraries Magazine

Library Systems Report 2014 | American Libraries Magazine | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The library technology industry saw sharp competition in 2013 - vying to fulfill rising expectations via @amlibraries http://t.co/9GqHDe4fCd
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