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Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world

Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
With new GPS technology, it is almost impossible to get lost nowadays. But is a new breed of maps changing the landscape of cartography, asks Simon Garfield.
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Non-technical information about the geography of spatial patterns, interaction, thinking, and relationships in relation to location, place, and space.
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What is Geo-literacy?

Geo-literacy extends far beyond knowing where places are on a map.  National Geographic Education has put an emphasis on geoliteracy, which entails spatial thinking skills and understanding systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places. 


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Geo literacy explained to all people that don't know I Teacher Much more than just places...

Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 1, 2013 10:32 AM

Geo-literacy extends far beyond knowing where places are on a map.  National Geographic Education has put an emphasis on geo-literacy, which entails spatial thinking skills and understanding systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places.

Kyle Kampe's curator insight, May 28, 11:09 PM

In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concepts of geo-literacy and spatial perspective because it indicates that for a population to be knowledgeable about geography, it must go above the mere rote memorization of toponyms and instead explore the spatial characteristics of places.

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New map re-envisions Arctic region without national borders

New map re-envisions Arctic region without national borders | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
ANALYSIS: In a new map that re-envisions the Arctic, there's no mention of the current "Arctic 5" -- the U.S., Canada, Norway, Denmark or Russia -- but more closely resembles a map of Arctic indigenous peoples.
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A Very Thoughtful Potential Panem Geography

A Very Thoughtful Potential Panem Geography | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Lastly, borders have been historically guided by geography, land use, ethnicity, or lines of latitude and longitude. Artificially establishing borders based on a mathematical formula, while possible, is not a likely development ...
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Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world

Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
With new GPS technology, it is almost impossible to get lost nowadays. But is a new breed of maps changing the landscape of cartography, asks Simon Garfield.
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Spatial skills may be improved through training, including video games

Spatial skills may be improved through training, including video games | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Spatial skills -- those involved with reading maps and assembling furniture -- can be improved if you work at it, that's according to a new look at the studies on this topic. Video game playing increases spatial skills.
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On the concept of a world city, or a city-planet. |

On the concept of a world city, or a city-planet. | | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
It involves the study of all kinds of human settlements, with a view to geography and ecology — the physical environment — and human psychology and anthropology, and cultural, political, and occasionally aesthetics.
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Contemplating the Ancient Mind in Geography

Contemplating the Ancient Mind in Geography | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Each one of these things seems to have been placed at that very spot on purpose, creating interesting geodesy. As an example, Callanish is 5° north and 5° west of Arbor Low, which is 2° north of Stonehenge.
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"Chasing UFOs" and "Dirty Secrets" - The National Geographic Channel

"Chasing UFOs" and "Dirty Secrets" - The National Geographic Channel | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
The second episode of Chasing UFOs on the National Geographic Channel, "Dirty Secrets," was one of the most paranoid and absurd pieces of supposedly non-fiction TV that I have ever seen. Apparently the military has ...
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8 Geographical Pivot Points

8 Geographical Pivot Points | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it

In FP's July/August issue, Robert D. Kaplan writes that the present and future of Pakistan -- perpetually among the top countries on the Failed States Index -- "are still best understood through its geography." But the troubled Southeast Asian country, precariously situated between India and Central Asia, is not the only region whose prospects for growth and security are affected by natural resources and cartographic positioning. In an interview, Kaplan, chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor and author of the forthcoming book The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, pinpointed eight countries where vital challenges hinge on questions of geography. 

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Kyle Kampe's curator insight, May 28, 11:19 PM

In AP Human Geo., this article relates to the concept of regions because it divides the earth into many different regions, of which eight of them are further broken down to be considered pivotal areas in terms of future geopolitics.

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Geography Against Capitalism

Geography Against Capitalism | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
In jointly approaching Marxism and anarchism to draw from them intellectual and strategic resources for contemporary anti-capitalism can we avoid the tiresome alternative between the production of ...
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Geography for a Flat World

Geography for a Flat World | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.

 

I thought I posted this a month ago (at the AP readings when Lili Monk gave me a copy!) but couldn't find the link.  Geography education isn't just essential for the social sciences; it's cross-curricular benefits are well-documented.  I know this is preaching to the choir, but I hope this gives you 'added ammunition' in defending geography with administrators.   


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In Praise of Paper Maps | Spatial Analysis

In Praise of Paper Maps | Spatial Analysis | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it

Of the hundreds of maps I see each year, I would guess that less than 10% have been designed for printing. This to me is a great shame for a few reasons. Firstly, paper is just better in many circumstances. It is by far the most reliable means of storing navigation information: it doesn’t need batteries or an internet connection (you could say the maps are pre-cached) and you can drop it in a puddle and it will still work. It also offers a nice sized and efficient visual interface- street corners seem to be increasingly populated with those squinting into their phone. If you spot someone with an A-Z they tend to have a quick look at the map and then start looking around to get their bearings.

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Graham Harman, geography and space-time

Graham Harman, geography and space-time | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Merriman points to four main perspectives that have dominated these debates; those of spatial science, time geography, nonrepresentational theory and the Neo-Marxist politics of space-time. While there are many complex ...
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Cartographic Anomalies: How Map Projections Have Shaped Our Perceptions of the World - GIS Lounge

Cartographic Anomalies: How Map Projections Have Shaped Our Perceptions of the World - GIS Lounge | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Borneman explores how cartography and cartographic projections help and hinder our perception of the world.  

 

At some point in all of our lives our perception of the world began to change- our knowledge of the world, from school or personal travel experience, began to grow in our minds a map of the world which started to encompass more than just our hometowns and the surrounding suburbs. Soon this mental map started to include nearby states or territories, other countries, and slowly but surely a global mental map was created in each of our minds, unique and personal to every one of us.

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The End of the Map

The End of the Map | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Apple Maps stands at the end of a long line of cartographic catastrophes. Say goodbye to the Mountains of Kong and New South Greenland—the enchanting era of geographic gaffes is coming to a close, writes Simon Garfield.
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Capacity Of Gis As A Support System For Spatial Thinking | Jobs

Capacity Of Gis As A Support System For Spatial Thinking | Jobs | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
For current GIS software products to support the teaching and learning of spatial thinking in the K-12 context, they must have the capacity to (I) spatialize data sets by providing spatial data structures and coding systems for ...
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Kyle Kampe's curator insight, May 28, 11:16 PM

In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concept of the spatial perspective of geography because it explains the connection of GIS to the spatial perspective and how GIS can be beneficial for enhancing spatial knowledge and expression.

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Novel Spatial Formats For Urban Inclusion

Novel Spatial Formats For Urban Inclusion | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Focusing on the two cases of megaregions and global cities, sociologist Saskia Sassen explores how a more equitable distribution of benefits can (...) (@RMadan_CPLAN yes, i agree..but in the meantime the divide exists
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The Causes of Poverty: Geography is the Verdict

The Causes of Poverty: Geography is the Verdict | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
(source). It's commonly accepted nowadays that a multitude of causes determines whether a country is relatively rich or poor. The fact that I'm currently writing post number 61 in this series points in the same direction.
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The Jewish Geography Project Round Two « Black, Gay and Jewish

The Jewish Geography Project Round Two « Black, Gay and Jewish | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
The purpose of the articles, this blog and The Jewish Geography Project isn't to shake a finger in your face, it's not to bash you over the head and tell you you're wrong and I'm right. I write, I bring up tough issues, I'm doing this ...
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Map Theft and Map Thieves

Map Theft and Map Thieves | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
As with most objects that carry a potentially large price tag, rare and valuable maps have been subjected to theft over the years.  Some of the most prolific thieves have stolen hundreds and sometimes thousands of maps over the years.
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Does the shape of countries shape their destiny?

Does the shape of countries shape their destiny? | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Might the destiny of nations be controlled by the underlying shape of their geography?This is the subject of a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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The Urban Geography of Park-and-Rides

The Urban Geography of Park-and-Rides | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
The urban geography of transit cities and of car cities is relatively well-understood. In a transit city, there will be a strong CBD surrounded by residences with spiky secondary centers, all quite small geographically but dense, ...
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Maps of the Future

Maps of the Future | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
A 1989 prediction about portable GPS devices was right on the money...

 

As technology continues to speed ahead, how we interact with maps will keep evolving.  This is a thoughtful blog post that spectulates about the future of mapping. 


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Kyle Kampe's curator insight, May 28, 11:20 PM

In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concepts of GIS, GPS, and mapping, because it indicates that technology will continue to play a significant role in morphing the utility and function of maps in the future.

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One Island, Two Countries

One Island, Two Countries | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Divided islands, like Market in the Baltic Sea, conform to a version of Sayre's law: the smaller the territory, the more confusing the border.
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