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Hispanic Population in the USA

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This data visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau shows distribution of Hispanic or Latino population by specific origin. http://go.usa.gov/D7VH

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Brittany Ortiz's curator insight, October 21, 2014 6:48 PM

Very interesting to see how both major countries like Mexico Puerto Rico differ throughout the United States. I'm actually not surprised of the static itself since it would make sense where they would go once in the United States. As Mexico being the closest to the United States its obvious how they would just go to California then scatter through the rest of the United States. As for Puerto Rican's I really didn't know where the majority of them would be in the United States. But very cool to see!

Tori Denney's curator insight, May 27, 2015 12:50 PM

Density, distribution, and scale - Density of a country or place, and distribution of where these clusters occur, has to do with migration, cities, and available work. For Mexican's in the United States, distribution is mostly along the border, coasts, or low paid work opportunities. 

Corine Ramos's curator insight, December 8, 2015 8:21 PM

Questions to Ponder: What geographic factors account for the differences in settlement patterns of those of Puerto Rican origin and those of Mexican origin?  How do these patterns shape the cultural patterns in the United States and affect particular places?


Tags: migration, USA, mapping, census, ethnicity.


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African Activist: Stop Using Western Aid to Force Leftist Values on Our Cultures | The Stream

African Activist: Stop Using Western Aid to Force Leftist Values on Our Cultures | The Stream | The Boyle-ing Point | Scoop.it
Obianuju Ekeocha's organization defends African culture from Western governments and charities that undermine the natural family and promote abortion.
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The Richest Man in India Is Giving Free Internet to Millions of People

The Richest Man in India Is Giving Free Internet to Millions of People | The Boyle-ing Point | Scoop.it
A new high-speed internet service called Reliance Jio just became available to almost a billion people through India—and at affordable prices.

The new internet service is founded by India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, who promised to deliver low-cost internet that would allow for video streaming at low prices.

The network—which reaches more than 80 percent of the country mostly through smartphones—began with an introductory offer that allows Indians to use Jio for internet and phone calls for free through the end of this year and then pay as little as 149 rupees, or $2.25, per month after that. Ambani said that voice calls would be free for life on the Jio network.

Only about 20 percent of Indians can access the Internet because the infrastructure needed to bring fast internet to poorer areas was never available and there aren't many public Wi-Fi areas.

Ambani is building this network up from scratch and hopes to reach 90 percent of the population by March.

This innovation comes on the heels of Facebook's Aquila aircraft that would bring affordable internet to millions of people in remote locations around the world.
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Cartograms of the Olympic Games

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The distribution of medals shows the existing Olympic inequalities: The overall patterns are a reflection of wealth distribution in the world, raising the question whether money can buy sporting success. Besides investment in sports by those countries who can afford it, the medal tables also reflect a battle for global supremacy in political terms.

 

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, August 15, 8:32 PM
Another very interesting way to present geographic data.
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The rise of the Asian megacity (and why 'metacities' are the next big thing)

The rise of the Asian megacity (and why 'metacities' are the next big thing) | The Boyle-ing Point | Scoop.it

"Asia's rapid urbanisation is changing the very shape and nature of what we think of as a city.  It's not just the rapid increase in their numbers or their sheer size that makes these megacities fascinating. They look, feel and behave differently, too."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 12, 2:29 PM

The term megacity (a city with a population greater than 10 million) has been around for a while and there wasn't much linguistic need to describe something bigger.  Today, most megacities are more like Lagos and Mumbai, places of extreme wealth asymmetries than the global cities of New York City and London.  Some are now using the term metacity to describe cities with populations of 20 million.  Asian metacities are a good place to start thinking about the largest urban regions that are increasingly dominating economic, political and cultural affairs.      

 

Tags: urbanmegacitiesEast Asia.

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The Best Things about Life in America, According to Immigrants

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Refugees boost German cricket teams - BBC News

Refugees boost German cricket teams - BBC News | The Boyle-ing Point | Scoop.it
Germany's recent influx of migrants has led to an unexpected boom in cricket - a sport which is rarely played in the country.

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Olympic exclusion zone: the gentrification of a Rio favela

Olympic exclusion zone: the gentrification of a Rio favela | The Boyle-ing Point | Scoop.it
Residents of Babilônia complain they are being callously pushed out as the favela undergoes a rapid ‘upgrade’ ahead of this summer’s Olympics. Jo Griffin, who has been working there, hears the inside story of Rio’s gentrification project

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Report: Life Expectancy In NoVa Varies By As Much As 13 Years

Report: Life Expectancy In NoVa Varies By As Much As 13 Years | The Boyle-ing Point | Scoop.it
Breaking down life expectancy in NoVa by census tract.
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The Role of Rural Women in Agriculture

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"Women are the backbone of the development of rural and national economies. They comprise 43% of the world’s agricultural labor force, which rises to 70% in some countries. In Africa, 80% of the agricultural production comes from small farmers, who are mostly rural women. Women comprise the largest percentage of the workforce in the agricultural sector, but do not have access and control over all land and productive resources. Realizing the importance of rural women in agriculture is an important aspect of gender relations. In many countries, the role of women in agriculture is considered just to be a 'help' and not an important economic contribution to agricultural production. Giving support to rural women is a way of breaking the vicious cycle that leads to rural poverty and to the expansion of slums in the cities, where the poor get poorer. Development strategies should consider rural women as the epicenter, paying special attention to their social skills both within and without agriculture sector."


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While rural women play a substantial role in agriculture around the world, it is often not in positions of ownership, regional influence, and agency.  This is an article discussing how empowering rural women in the agricultural sector by changed the cultural and economic institutions that shape their work can truly change the world we live in.  

 

Tags: gender in agriculture, development, gender, agriculture, labor. 

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Mrs. B's curator insight, March 23, 6:02 AM

While rural women play a substantial role in agriculture around the world, it is often not in positions of ownership, regional influence, and agency.  This is an article discussing how empowering rural women in the agricultural sector by changed the cultural and economic institutions that shape their work can truly change the world we live in.  

 

Tags: gender in agriculture, development, gender, agriculture, labor. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 7:34 AM

While rural women play a substantial role in agriculture around the world, it is often not in positions of ownership, regional influence, and agency.  This is an article discussing how empowering rural women in the agricultural sector by changed the cultural and economic institutions that shape their work can truly change the world we live in.  

 

Tags: gender in agriculture, development, gender, agriculture, labor. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 7:34 AM

While rural women play a substantial role in agriculture around the world, it is often not in positions of ownership, regional influence, and agency.  This is an article discussing how empowering rural women in the agricultural sector by changed the cultural and economic institutions that shape their work can truly change the world we live in.  

 

Tags: gender in agriculture, development, gender, agriculture, labor. 

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What Borders Mean to Europe

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"The idea of borders being archaic is meaningful only if the nation-state is archaic. There is no evidence that this is true in Europe."


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26 Things You Might Not Know Were Named After Places

26 Things You Might Not Know Were Named After Places | The Boyle-ing Point | Scoop.it
From cheddar cheese to the tuxedo.

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Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms. 

 

Tags: food, language, toponyms.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 11, 11:58 AM

Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms

 

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MSTA's curator insight, March 3, 3:35 PM

Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms. 

 

Tags: food, language, toponyms.

Jodi Esaili's curator insight, March 4, 3:34 PM

Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms. 

 

Tags: food, language, toponyms.

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Visualizing the Global Economy

Visualizing the Global Economy | The Boyle-ing Point | Scoop.it
The graphic above (Voronoi diagram) represents the relative size of each country’s economy in terms of nominal GDP: the larger the area, the larger the size of the economy. The areas are further divided into three sectors: services, industrial, and agricultural. The US economy is mostly composed of companies engaged in providing services (79.7% compared to the global average of 63.6%), while agriculture and industry make up smaller-than-average of portions of the economy (1.12% and 19.1% compared to averages of 5.9% and 30.5%).

 

Tags: globalization, industry, economic, visualization.


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VISUALIZANDO LA ECONOMÍA GLOBAL
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Geographic Thinking Concepts: Patterns & Trends; Interrelationships
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This Animated Data Visualization of World War 2 Fatalities Is Shocking.

The video begins by counting the number of deaths during Word War 2. But by 14:18, it shows how truly blessed we are today. And by 16:35, I’m hopeful for our...
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All Maps Are Biased. Google Maps’ New Redesign Doesn’t Hide It.

All Maps Are Biased. Google Maps’ New Redesign Doesn’t Hide It. | The Boyle-ing Point | Scoop.it
On Monday, Google rolled out its new Maps design. You’ve probably already forgotten what the old one looked like, but the new version is cleaner and m
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Cartograms of the Olympic Games

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The distribution of medals shows the existing Olympic inequalities: The overall patterns are a reflection of wealth distribution in the world, raising the question whether money can buy sporting success. Besides investment in sports by those countries who can afford it, the medal tables also reflect a battle for global supremacy in political terms.

 

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Abandoned Olympic venues

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The Winter and Summer Olympics are celebrated events worldwide. But the cost of such games is high for host countries, which spend billions, if not tens of billions, of dollars on the events.

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So, our Geography professor shared this with us. Food for thought, maybe?

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So, our Geography professor shared this with us. Food for thought, maybe? - 9GAG has the best funny pics, GIFs, videos, memes, cute, wtf, geeky, cosplay photos on the web. We are your best source of happiness and awesomeness.
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Watch 6,000 Years of Urbanization in 3 Minutes

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Max Galka at Metrocosm has taken the most comprehensive dataset on cities and made it come alive in a new video.

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From farm to factory: Where food comes from now

From farm to factory: Where food comes from now | The Boyle-ing Point | Scoop.it
If you’ve seen the words “artisanal” or “local” on a menu, thank Michael Pollan for that. The author, journalist, and food activist — named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine — gave a talk Thursday as part of the 10th-anniversary celebration of Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability.
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FORMER CATALAN MP: Here's why Catalonia should secede from Spain, and why it won't

FORMER CATALAN MP: Here's why Catalonia should secede from Spain, and why it won't | The Boyle-ing Point | Scoop.it

"What a non-independent people fear most is the possibility of being swallowed up by the dominant alien culture in their midst, and that's the likely outcome for Catalans under the Spanish rule. Don’t be surprised if they increasingly opt out of Spain and choose outright independence instead...there will never ever be a self-defeating Spanish government willing to risk losing Catalonia: 16% of its population, 19% of its G.D.P., 24% of its exports, a net provider of 20 billion euros ($22.3 billion) in siphoned taxes every year."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 16, 11:03 AM

This op-ed piece is overtly pro-Catalonian independence so there is no attempt to be fair and balanced, but that bias is a strength because it so clearly frames the political and cultural issues from a Catalonian Nationalist perspective. This article is a great way to show students how some members of a particular group that is seeking greater autonomy or independence perceives the relationship between their region and the larger state.


Questions to Ponder: How might a representative of the Spanish government frame the debate differently? What are key reasons that the author does not envision full Catalonian independence soon? How would you frame the issues? What other example do you think is analogous to this political situation?

Tags: op-ed, Catalonia, Spain, political, devolution, autonomyEurope, culture.

Bridgitte's curator insight, March 2, 9:24 AM

This op-ed piece is overtly pro-Catalonian independence so there is no attempt to be fair and balanced, but that bias is a strength because it so clearly frames the political and cultural issues from a Catalonian Nationalist perspective. This article is a great way to show students how some members of a particular group that is seeking greater autonomy or independence perceives the relationship between their region and the larger state.


Questions to Ponder: How might a representative of the Spanish government frame the debate differently? What are key reasons that the author does not envision full Catalonian independence soon? How would you frame the issues? What other example do you think is analogous to this political situation?

Tags: op-ed, Catalonia, Spain, political, devolution, autonomy, Europe, culture.

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China's Island Factory - BBC News

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Emerging from the waves - Beijing's mysterious new land in the South China Sea.

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Population Unit: Understanding Population Growth and Decline

This video is for Human Geography Link to guided notes: https://docs.google.com/a/rcsmn.org/document/d/1WjZSyRg8UQr8QxwM0kJxpb1QcEcwl348SGfoMxVbbL8/edit?usp=...


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Jordan's Geographic Challenge

"Stratfor explains Jordan's geographic challenge: governing its diverse population and managing its limited natural resources." For more of these videos, visit http://arcg.is/1IeK3dT


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Stratfor produced a new video in their "Geographic Challenge" series.  I've updated my map which spatially indexes 70+ of their videos that are especially relevant to geography teachers.  These videos are great starting points for students that are researching a particular country.

 

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Stratfor produced a new video in their "Geographic Challenge" series.  I've updated my map which spatially indexes 70+ of their videos that are especially relevant to geography teachers.  These videos are great starting points for students that are researching a particular country.

 

Tags: video, geography education,geopolitics, political.

Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, March 3, 10:28 AM

Stratfor produced a new video in their "Geographic Challenge" series.  I've updated my map which spatially indexes 70+ of their videos that are especially relevant to geography teachers.  These videos are great starting points for students that are researching a particular country.

 

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Stacey Schmuhl's curator insight, March 3, 10:47 AM

Stratfor produced a new video in their "Geographic Challenge" series.  I've updated my map which spatially indexes 70+ of their videos that are especially relevant to geography teachers.  These videos are great starting points for students that are researching a particular country.

 

Tags: video, geography education,geopolitics, political.