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DataShine: Census. Big amb Open Data

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DataShine: the Census 2011, mapped with context for England/Wales.

 

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La plataforma de cartografia DataShine ha estat desenvolupat dins del projecte "Big Open Data: Mining and Synthesis", realitzat per  ESRC Future Research Leaders Project.


El projecte global té per objectiu promoure i desenvolupar l'ús de grans col·leccions de dades obertes entre la comunitat de les ciències socials, sent una tasca clau facilitar la seva visualització a través de nous mitjans que inspirin i generin nous usos i idees.


Com a resultat d'una primera fase s'ha creat DataShine, una plataforma de mapes online que mostra dades del cens 2011 d'Anglaterra i Gal·les. Us animen a accedir a la plataforma

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Geofabrik Tools

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GeoFabrik tools ens ofereix tres aplicacions web molt útils que permeten integrar en un únic espai funcions i serveis que normalment fent servir des de diversos llocs web. Trobem les següents eines:

- OSM Inspector: eina que permet revisar i editar la informació geoespacial d'OSM (amb autentificació prèvia). http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/

- Map: una única interfície que permet visualitzar les dades OSM a través de fins a 17 representacions diferents. http://tools.geofabrik.de/map/

- MapCompare: eina que conté 4 mapes sincronitzats que ens permeten comparar fins a 17 serveis de mapes (mashups) de diferents plataformes web. http://tools.geofabrik.de/mc/

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Getting Started With iOS 6 LBS / Mapping Apps – 10 Useful Docs

Are you Creating Location Aware Apps and Mapping Apps for Apple iOS 6 and the iPhone 5?

 

Creating apps for iOS 6 iOS dev library

What’s new in iOS 6

What’s new and What’s Different?

iOS SDK Release Notes for iOS 6

Location Awareness Programming Guide

Core Location Framework Reference.

For information about the classes of the Map Kit framework
Social Framework Reference.

Apple Store Kit Framework Reference. 

Core Location Framework Reference

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Cancer's Global Footprint

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Cancer is often considered a disease of affluence, but about 70% of cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Explore this interactive map to learn about some cancers that disproportionately affect poorer countries.

 

With this interactive map, users can explore cancers that disproportionately affect poorer countries.  How do these spatial distributions correlate with other developmental, consumption or economic patterns?  What surpises you about this data?   

 

Tags: medical, mapping, spatial.  


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Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 17, 2014 8:04 PM

The high rates of cancer in the United States and other wealthy countries was not surprising, the high rates of liver cancer in West Africa was. Similarly, the very high rates of liver and stomach cancer in China and Mongolia was shocking since the apparent cause is salty, pickled foods.

 

I imagine 30 years from now the rates of lung cancer will drop off a cliff for the United States, but I wonder if the same would be true for Poland which also has a very high rate of lung cancer.

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Street View goes underwater - Google sota el mar

Street View goes underwater - Google sota el mar | TIG | Scoop.it
Amazing things about Google Earth - news, features, tips, technology, and applications...

 

I wasn't planning on an ocean mapping portion of my class today, but this new development changes that. 

 

Tags: water, biogeography, mapping, google.


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Michelle Carvajal's comment, September 26, 2012 10:31 AM
This new wave of technology that is being used and introduced to society is amazing! I never thought that they could expand into the sea but it is definetly something that could be to the benefit of those who work in the field. Also, it is a great way to create lessons for children and adults on how to protect our oceans from waste. They get a glimpse as to what lies beneath the surface. Raising the bar everyday. Thank you for this article!
Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, September 27, 2012 8:51 AM
Thanks. The mere sight of this turtle creates a lot of ideas,and hopes for a better future. We have to open up the eyes of our youth to take care of all things alive.
Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, September 27, 2012 8:51 AM
Thanks. The mere sight of this turtle creates a lot of ideas,and hopes for a better future. We have to open up the eyes of our youth to take care of all things alive.
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OverlapMaps - compare any two places

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An OverlapMap is a map of one part of the world that overlaps a different part of the world. OverlapMaps show relative size.

 

The above overlap map is the United Kingdom compared to the state of Pennsylvania.  This is an very simple way to demonstrate the true size of remote places, and 'bring the discussion home.'  This site is as simple and intuitive as it is powerful and easily applicable.  This is a keeper.  


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Michael Grant's comment, September 12, 2012 4:07 PM
This toll will and can provide a reliable mapping source to geographers everywhere. It is useful and fun. A neat way to learn cartography
Josiah Melchor's comment, September 12, 2012 11:31 PM
The OverlapMap is a very useful tool that will allow a user to compare different places and parts of the world. Having a more accurate size of a place is critical when comparing 2 or more places. I think that many users besides me will find this very convenient when other resources are not available.
Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 21, 2014 11:48 PM

The above overlap map is the United Kingdom compared to the state of Pennsylvania.  This is a very simple way to demonstrate the true size of remote places, and 'bring the discussion home.'  This site is as simple and intuitive as it is powerful and easily applicable.  This is a keeper. 

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Pelagios project

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PELAGIOS stands for 'Pelagios: Enable Linked Ancient Geodata In Open Systems' - its aim is to help introduce Linked Open Data goodness into online resources that refer to places in the historic past.

 

Pelagios is a collective of projects connected by a shared vision of a world - most eloquently described in Tom Elliott’s article ‘Digital Geography and Classics’ - in which the geography of the past is every bit as interconnected, interactive and interesting as the present.

LIGIT UAB's insight:

Interessant projecte internacional que cerca la unió dels indrets del nostre passat a través dels documents històrics que en fan referencia.

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Eines online per a comparar mapes de diverses plataformes web

Eines online per a comparar mapes de diverses plataformes web | TIG | Scoop.it

Na internet encontramos uma ampla lista de serviços de mapas online. O mais popular deles, o que não significa que seja o mais confiável, é o Google Maps. Você sabia que existem ferramentas web, gratuitas, que nos permitem realizar comparações entre as diferentes plataformas? Isso pode ser de grande valia como ferramenta para fins educacionais ou como uma opção de pesquisa pessoal.

LIGIT UAB's insight:

Breu compilació d'eines que permeten comparar mapes de diferents plataformes web (Google, Bing, OSM, Yahoo, etc.).

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38 Maps You Never Knew You Needed

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"Some prime examples of fascinating maps." 


Via Seth Dixon, Jérémie Ory, Territori
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Mapas poco comunes, poco útiles, aunque curiosos.

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Jordan Macpherson's comment, November 4, 2013 11:50 PM
CRAZY!
Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 27, 2014 7:46 PM

This shows 38 maps of the world in completely different formats with different map projections and colorings. 

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 13, 2014 11:43 AM

Map number 7 shows what New Yorkers complain about the most in their beloved city. The complaints are split into noise, graffiti and litter. It is no surprise that most New Yorkers complain about noise in Manhattan, well because it is one of the largest cities in the world, of course there is going to be noise. And then looking on the outskirts of the main city in Manhattan there are mostly complaints about litter. The map is mostly blue in most areas. As for graffiti there are a couple pockets spread out which is where I’m assuming most gang activity takes place. Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn is where most of the graffiti is located according to this map. I liked this ma because it shows what you’re going to see or hear in certain places in the City area.    

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Make your own World Mega Map

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I love National Geographic’s MapMaker Kit as a great way to have students produce their own oversized Mega Maps  (8 rows of 17 columns), especially if you only have access to a printer that p...

 

Here are 6 lessons and activities designed around National Geographic’s Mega Maps and Tabletop Maps that can be printed with ordinary 8.5 x11 sheets of paper.  This is a perfect way to celebrate and get ready for the upcoming Geography Awareness Week (Nov . 11-17). 

 

Tags: mapping, K12, National Geographic, Geography Education. 


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The True Size Of Africa

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This is another old classic image that I might have shared earlier but it merits repeating. As Salvatore Natoli (a leader in geography education) once said, "In our society we unconsciously equate size with importance and even power." This is one reason why many people have underestimated the true size of Africa relative to places that they view as more important or more powerful.


Tags: mapping, Africa, perspective, images. 


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Afrikasources's curator insight, January 15, 2014 10:10 AM

Just a reminder

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 11:01 AM

It is incredible big, but unfortunately most of the north area is cover by the big Sahara and most of the are is typically unfertilized. 

Jason Schneider's curator insight, March 9, 2015 4:29 PM

As we can see, there's a little overlapping here and some empty spots but it's pretty accurate. The United States and China are in the top 5 largest countries of the world list and they still fit in the 2nd largest continent of the world, Africa. I'd like to see the size comparison between Africa and Russia. I did some research on that and it turns out that Russia is a little over half the size of Africa, maybe the size of the combination of the United States and China.

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Antipodes Map: The other side of the world

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In geography, the antipodes of any place on Earth is its antipodal point; that is, the region on the Earth's surface which is diametrically opposite t...

 

I know that most Americans have learned at an early age that if you dig a hole through the center of the Earth, you'll end up in China.  Geologic and impossibilities aside, most Americans would actually end up in the Indian Ocean as displayed by this clever pairing up maps that shows the user the Antipode of any given place on Earth.  Try it out!  http://www.antipodemap.com/


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melissa b's comment, August 30, 2012 10:52 AM
Very neat, if I dug a hole through New Zealand i would end up in Spain so cool.
Lisa Fonseca's comment, September 4, 2012 7:06 PM
Interesting website to show the accuracy of where someone will actually end up by digging a hole. While on the website I dug a hole in Portugal on the original map and ended up in the Tasman Sea located near New Zealand, on the antipode map. Out of curiosity I then dug a hole in China on the original map and ended up in Argentina on the antipode map.
Mark V's comment, September 5, 2012 7:46 AM
I dug a whole in Rhode Island and came out off the coast of southwestern Australia near Perth.