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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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The Future of the Map Isn't a Map at All—It's Information

The Future of the Map Isn't a Map at All—It's Information | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it

Think of it this way. In the days before online trip planners and GPS, if you wanted to know how to get from point A to point B, you would look at a map and trace out a route. But these days few people would use a map that way (I still do just because I enjoy the process but I think I'm in the minority). Instead, they would plug in their request and an algorithm would spit out a route for them. The route would appear on the map, but the map is no longer the tool for finding that answer.

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The Geography of News

The Geography of News | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
The Express TribuneThe geography of newsThe Express TribuneA recent study by Intermedia Pakistan on “How Pakistani Media reports terrorism-related conflict”, reveals that the geography of a news item is a very important determinant in its...
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How geography shapes cultural diversity

How geography shapes cultural diversity | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Study offers evidence that long countries give better protection to languages than those that are wide.

 

This article explains some of the research that Jared Diamond's hypothesis in "Guns, Germs and Steel" generated.  More specifically, this particular research hypothesizes that in a given country, its primary axis of orientation (North-South, East-West or balanced) helps to predict the survival of indigenous languages.  While I have some skepticism about Diamond's core thesis, this is a good extension for teachers that use Guns, Germs and Steel in their classes. 


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Africa Groundwater Maps Could Help Improve Access To Water

Africa Groundwater Maps Could Help Improve Access To Water | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
BBC NewsAfrica Groundwater Maps Could Help Improve Access To WaterHuffington PostThe study's authors calculated the groundwater using a database they compiled of "existing national hydrogeological maps as well as 283 aquifer studies from 152 publications."...
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The Geography of Civil War

The Geography of Civil War | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Even today physical geography is a key factor determining military games. 
In the west, at an age when most security threats are theoretical, it is easy to lose an understanding of what war is.
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Geographers

Geographers | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
One thing about Odysseus is certain: wherever he was, he was a stud
Homer, the greatest Greek poet, is also called the first written geographer and Odysseus is the vehicle, a veteran of the blood-flowing war of Troy and jack of all trades.
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Seeing Geography through Cartography

"Presentation given for the 2012 UW-Madison Science Expeditions"

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1500-year-old seaport gives up iconic identity

1500-year-old seaport gives up iconic identity | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
1500-year-old seaport gives up iconic identityChina DailyThe port plays an important role for Quanzhou in terms of economic and cultural exchanges with foreign countries, Li Zhijun, a historical geography expert at Xiamen University, told China...
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Spatial planning for the implementation of large-scale investment projects

Spatial planning for the implementation of large-scale investment projects | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Republican Information AgencySpatial planning for the implementation of large-scale investment projects ...Republican Information AgencyOn April 4 the head of Tarumovsky district administration Sergei Chepurnov held a meeting related to the issue...
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“India: A Sacred Geography” by Diana Eck and “India Becoming” by Akash Kapur

“India: A Sacred Geography” by Diana Eck and “India Becoming” by Akash Kapur | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
“India: A Sacred Geography” by Diana Eck and “India Becoming” by Akash KapurWashington PostIt's most unusual to see geography as primarily a construct of the human imagination, but that is precisely what the scholar of Hinduism Diana Eck attempts...
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Siachen Glacier: the conflict, perspectives of India and Pakistan, geography, history and the possible resolutions

Siachen Glacier: the conflict, perspectives of India and Pakistan, geography, history and the possible resolutions | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it

"The Siachen Glacier is located in the East Karakoram/Himalaya, at approximately 35.5° N 76.9° E. It is one of the five largest glaciers in the Karakoram, situated at an average altitude of 5,400 meters (~17,700 feet) above sea level. Most of the Siachen Glacier as is the LoC, a hotly contested territory between Pakistan and India.The Siachen glacier lies South of the great watershed that separates Central Asia from the Indian subcontinent, and Pakistan from China in this region."

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The mystery of the Piri Reis map: advanced cartography in the 1500's?

The mystery of the Piri Reis map: advanced cartography in the 1500's? | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it

Piri Reis was a Turkish admiral, a refined and ingenious man often erroneously dismissed as a pirate. He is remembered as the author of a nautical map, drawn up in 1513, which later became known as the Piri Reis map, half of which was found in 1929, during the restructuring work on the Imperial Palace in Istanbul.

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Geography wars in coverage of Tibetan self-immolations

Geography wars in coverage of Tibetan self-immolations | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Geography wars in coverage of Tibetan self-immolationsWorld War 4 ReportTrying to make sense of accounts of the incidents is a challenge given that two sets of geographical nomenclature are used.
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Does China Own The US?

Does China Own The US? | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Does China Own The US? Does China Control The US Economy? Is China's Dominance A Threat To The US Economy? Find in-depth review with supportive infographic, video and discussion - Let us know what you think.
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Back to basics: Protecting the fontier

Back to basics: Protecting the fontier | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
In the past decade, environmental discourse in America has been wholly dominated by climate change. Americans are natural born world police – we cannot help looking for another West, another frontier.
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Kopila Valley Clinic: Geography of the Heart

Kopila Valley Clinic: Geography of the Heart | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
I went to Kalikot with a heavy heart, a bag full of worm pills and this book. In the last ten days, I have learned and unlearned so many things that I hardly know where to begin or if I should begin at all.
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Spatialworlds: The WOW factor of geography

Spatialworlds: The WOW factor of geography | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
I thought it would be good in this posting to point geography teachers to the excellent BBC site titled “Human Planet Explorer”. This site is a great resource for the geography teacher wanting to develop a sense of wonder and ...
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Childhood Obesity: New Technology Maps Health Problem And Possible Causes

Childhood Obesity: New Technology Maps Health Problem And Possible Causes | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Childhood Obesity: New Technology Maps Health Problem And Possible CausesHuffington Post“To fully understand the multifaceted nature of childhood obesity, a geographic perspective should be considered,” Celeste Torio, of the Department of Health and...
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Azawad: The World's Newest Unoffical Country

Azawad: The World's Newest Unoffical Country | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it

The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) has declared Azawad, officially the northern section of Mali, independent. To understand this event and why it matters one must understand the geohistory of the region.

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The Importance of Geography and Place

The Importance of Geography and Place | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it
Both mariners and real estate agents have an appreciation and respect for geography, but for very different reasons. Let's begin with the mariners' perspective. Those who go to sea understand that the world remains a very ...
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The geography of recovery

The geography of recovery | Spatial Geography | Scoop.it

"ON TUESDAY, the Bureau of Labour Statistics released its latest employment figures for American metropolitan areas, for the month of February.  I thought it might be a good opportunity to take a look at dynamics of labour-market recovery across the country's biggest cities."

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