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Useful and interesting visuals. They help us to understand significant aspects like varying population density, variable intensity of use of social media, digital divide etc.
This is a small subset of 16 great maps created by Twitter, Inc. displaying the billions of geotagged tweets sent since 2009. In this this great social media dataset, patterns of population density are immediately evident, with areas with great population densities not surprisingly representing the greatest concentration of social media usage. On closer inspection though, the major transportation arteries become much more visible than a population density map would suggest.
Question to Ponder: What does this map say about transportation networks and those that use them?
Tags: visualization, social media, transportation, globalization, mapping.
Communication and social media.
A breakdown of the issues voters will consider Thursday in Scotland’s referendum on independence.
Energy transformation project in Germany is changing German's energy sector and regular lives. An informative video helps to understand the consequences.
In the immediate aftermath of the explosion on 26 April, 1986, few were prepared to endure the massive radiation levels and document the disaster, but Russian photographer Igor Kostin did. Here is a selection of his finest images
In 2014 the number of Internet users has reached 2,923 million. That's nearly 40 percent of all people on Earth.
An excellent infographic on internet usage across the world ! I will be using this in my DP HL Extension class.
The latest video from Iceland shows magma flaring up from the Holuhraun dyke, just north of the Bardarbunga volcano.
The wonderful and powerful nature!
Globally there are a billion people who go hungry. Supporting small-scale food producers and tackling climate change can reduce that number.
An infographic worth discussing to understand the food system.
Strong quake hit California’s northern Bay Area early Sunday, damaging some buildings, igniting fires and knocking out power
Useful article on push factors of migration and the resultant impact of migration on the sending country.
In rural Zambia, a bicycle is one of the most important possessions someone can have.
These vehicles are also a lifeline to several people in rural India and to many urban poors
Will the SDGs be sustainable then?
Helsinki and Hamburg are both striving to vastly improve urban transport in less than a generation. The Helsinki Times states that “the future resident of Helsinki will not own a car.”
I think this is so true ! every time ive went to a huge city I find residents either riding bikes or taking city buses, trains.
A very useful interactive display of data to understand infant and child mortality in Africa.
A way to view the reality behind the demographic data.
An excellent infographic to understand the conditions necessary to develop a sustainable system of transport using bicycles.
Sustainability and liveability of urban communities
Japan's 2011 plant meltdown has torn apart close families, leaving elderly relatives isolated and villages uninhabited
Different methods are described in the article along with some fascinating photographs.
In the settlement of Masakhane near the Duvha plant, residents wear masks to avoid breathing in the coal dust
Another significant reason to switch to green energy. However, developing countries definitely have their limitations to harness green energy.
Though Ulaanbaatar’s sprawling informal ‘ger district’ lacks access to drinking water and sewerage, officials may struggle to coax residents to swap canvas for bricks and mortar
An interesting article that examines the struggle between tradition and modernity among rural-urban migrants of Mongolia.
A great case study of the impact of globalisation and the drive to development alongside traditional cultural norms.
The world is aging at a rapid rate and by 2030 there will be 34 nations where more than 20% of the population is over 65. This has broad implications for economic growth and immigration trends.
Very interesting post about the ageing world population.
It is very worrying: our quest for energy sources...
An excellent resource for students to understand the concept of vulnerability and resilience
To what extent do nations benefit by hosting international sports events?
The future of Bolivia’s public transportation takes to the skies.