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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.

 


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De taal van de kaart: welke  woordenschat hebben kinderen nodig om de kaart te kunnen lezen?

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, June 29, 2014 6:06 AM

Geography resources

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 30, 2014 8:54 AM

This article helps give an early start to map skill implementation - even at the earliest levels.

DTLLS tutor's curator insight, July 1, 2014 5:04 AM

Love this website. Not just this article, but the whole idea. Have a little browse around...

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Het geheugen van een rivier: meanderen

Het geheugen van een rivier: meanderen | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

"If you measure the contours of a river valley with Lidar (like radar with lasers), you get a beautiful map of all the historical river channels."


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YEC Geo's curator insight, January 19, 4:58 PM

Very impressive.

Corine Ramos's curator insight, January 22, 12:04 PM

This particular image is fantastic for teaching about geomorphology and river systems.  Students can 'see' the historical layers of a meandering stream winding it's way across the landscape.  Here's a meandering stream image (Willamette River, Oregon) that shows the dynamism of fluvial processes quite nicely.

 

Tags:  physical, fluvial, geomorphology, erosion, landscape.

Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, January 29, 3:42 AM

For the beauty of this picture. Follow the link to see the ancient courses of Mississippi River, I had once the idea to draw maps of the lower course of the Loue River in France not in a scientific purpose, but just for a kind of fractal art.

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Spreiding van ISIS Attacks in de wereld

Spreiding van ISIS Attacks in de wereld | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
At least a dozen countries have had attacks since the Islamic State, or ISIS, began to pursue a global strategy in the summer of 2014.

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Chelsea Martines's curator insight, November 21, 2015 3:41 PM
The Paris attacks from ISIS are now being discovered as linked to other attacks that ISIS has planned out. They have up until now according to the article, done 'lone wolf' attacks and now are changing to bigger and city kind of attacks across the globe. They are taking over much of the Middle East and Africa, in hopes to make that area chaotic enough to start more global conflict and another world war, accoring to the article. There have been studies and research in tracking ISIS and they have found that attacks in many other cities in the world have been inspired by ISIS as well.
Matthew Richmond's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:23 PM

These maps were very helpful in understanding the spread and threat of ISIS. It also helps the understanding of just what a wide range of places they have attacked is. They are capable of striking much of the world in the name of fundamentalism. However, the video of Muslim's chanting is one of those things that can kind of turn down the fear, especially of admitting refugees, that has gripped much of the world. We are as safe as we can be, but idea's are bulletproof and there's no end in sight to the elimination of Islamic Fundamentalism.

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, December 4, 2015 10:55 AM

Read this article and fill out your Socratic seminar question sheet for the inner/outer circle on Tues, Dec 8

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5 redenen waarom juist nu aardrijkskunde belangrijk is!

5 redenen waarom juist nu aardrijkskunde belangrijk is! | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

Geographical literacy remains vital—particularly for those of us who live in (for the time being at least) the world’s preeminent military and economic superpower. Geography is necessary for understanding why :

1. the overthrow of a government in Libya contributed to an unprecedented surge of migrants into Europe,

2 why Ukraine has been split between East and West amid its conflict with Russia, and

3 why China’s neighbors are alarmed at the new islands under construction in the South China Sea.

4. And as we learned during last year’s Ebola panic, an understanding of African geography could have helped explain why an outbreak in West Africa should not lead to the quarantining of people from Kenya or Tanzania.

5. In the years to come, as the effects of climate change on everything from sea level rise to deforestation to drought quite literally reshape the world we live in, an understanding of geography will be necessary for mitigating and adapting to the consequences.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 18, 2015 11:52 AM

A basic understanding of geography is a prerequisite for any informed citizen, and globalization means that is even more important than ever.  

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Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, October 7, 2015 7:39 AM

Geographical literacy

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De geografische dominantie van Pop Muziek Superstars: LA, NY en Londen

De geografische dominantie van Pop Muziek Superstars: LA, NY en Londen | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
From the Beatles to Taylor Swift—three cities have dominated over time.
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Uitwisseling van 162 percelen tussen India en Bangladesh op 31 juli; over rare grenzen gesproken

Uitwisseling van 162 percelen tussen India en Bangladesh op 31 juli; over rare grenzen gesproken | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
On July 31st India and Bangladesh will exchange 162 parcels of land, each of which happens to lie on the wrong side of the Indo-Bangladesh border. The end of these enclaves follows an agreement made between India and Bangladesh on June 6th. The territories along the world’s craziest border include the pièce de résistance of strange geography: the world’s only “counter-counter-enclave”: a patch of India surrounded by Bangladeshi territory, inside an Indian enclave within Bangladesh. How did the enclaves come into existence?The enclaves are invisible on most maps; most are invisible on the ground too. But they became an evident problem for their 50,000-odd inhabitants with the emergence of passport and visa controls. Independent India and Bangladesh—part of Pakistan until 1971—each refused to let the other administer its exclaves, leaving their people effectively stateless.According to Reece Jones, a political geographer, the plots were cut from larger territories by treaties signed in 1711 and 1713 between the maharaja of Cooch Behar and the Mughal emperor in Delhi, bringing to an end a series of minor wars.It was partition, the division of India and Pakistan, that turned the enclaves into a no-man’s-land. The Hindu maharaja of Cooch Behar chose to join India in 1949 and he brought with him the ex-Mughal, ex-British possessions he inherited. Enclaves on the other side of the new border were swallowed (but not digested) by East Pakistan, which later became Bangladesh.

 

Tags: borders, geopolitics, political, India, South Asia, Bangladesh.


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Alex Vielman's curator insight, December 15, 2015 12:10 AM

The images in the above article truly define how the geography of an area can not last forever. Maps are continuously changing and the border changing of Bangladesh and India is a clear example. In the map giving, we can see that there is an odd circular border forming inside of what seems or should be Bangladesh territory in the upper North of India. Because of the zigging and zagging, the border along these two country is the fifth longest in the world. It is important to understand how and why territories and regions are divided, and also the affects it has for the people in the region. Since establishing a proper border is in the works between the two countries, this will allow  residents in the region, who can now choose which country to join. The overall matter is to provide a more simpler border line without a border battle. 

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Grote zorgen om Napels, een reusachtige magmakamer die aan het opzwellen is

Grote zorgen om Napels, een reusachtige magmakamer die aan het opzwellen is | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

Verontrustend nieuws uit Napels. Onder een buitenwijk van de miljoenenstad ligt een reusachtige magmakamer die aan het opzwellen is, zo meldt het Osservatorio Vesuviano in Napels. Dat kan duiden op een opbouwende druk die een weg naar buiten zoekt. De Italiaanse autoriteiten hebben het waarschuwingssignaal voor Napels daarom naar boven bijgesteld naar 'waakzaamheid'.

 

De Flegreïsche Velden zijn eigenlijk een supervulkaan van gigantische omvang. Onder het relatief rustige oppervlakte zit een enorme magmakamer die zich gedeeltelijk onder Napels uitstrekt. Het slechte nieuws is dat de bodem van de velden sinds enige tijd constant op en neer gaat, een teken dat de kamer vol en weer leeg stroomt. De laatste tijd vinden geologen bovendien veel forsteriet aan de oppervlakte, een mineraal dat ontsnapt als er veel gas ontsnapt. Vaak is dat een teken dat een vulkaan actief gaat worden.

 

De geologen hebben recent een 200 meter lange boorkop in de vulkaan gestoken. Die heeft gemeten dat de vloeibare magma een zuurgraad heeft bereikt die een explosieve uitbarsting mogelijk maakt. Dezelfde zure magma is in het binnenste van de Vesuvius gevonden, een teken dat de magmakamer wellicht met deze vulkaan in verbinding staat. Dat zou betekenen dat hij onder heel Napels doorloopt.

 

De geologen durven niet te voorspellen of en wanneer de Flegreïsche Velden uitbarsten. Wel weten ze dat een uitbarsting duizenden doden zal kosten. Zo'n 34.000 jaar geleden was er een massale uitbarsting die het klimaat op aarde decennia heeft beïnvloed. Zoiets zou nu weer kunnen gebeuren, maar dan in een van de dichtst bewoonde gebieden van zuid Europa.


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Hoe 'crisis mapping' helpt bij hulpverlening in Nepal

Hoe 'crisis mapping' helpt bij hulpverlening in Nepal | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
A team of Nepalis, backed by groups around the world, are helping guide what aid is needed where by "crisis mapping" Nepal, reports Saira Asher.

 

Tags: Nepal, disasters, physical, tectonics, mapping, geospatial.


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, May 8, 2015 10:16 AM

Crisis are a symptom that something underneath the surface of normalcy is terribly wrong ... especially when we come to realize that everything is interconnected, even politics—worldwide.

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Hoe wij de aarde veranderen, in 15 'before-and-after' beelden.

Hoe wij de aarde veranderen, in 15 'before-and-after' beelden. | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
We've dammed mighty rivers, built hundreds of artificial islands, and made the world's fourth-largest lake disappear.

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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, April 9, 2015 8:47 AM

Transforming the planet in massive scales.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 2015 10:02 AM

Summer reading KQ2, How have humans altered Earth's environment? key concepts- remote sensing, land use

Gregory Stewart's curator insight, August 29, 2015 9:32 AM

Spatial Perspective!

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Augmented Reality Sandbox

"Realtime topographic contour line generation."


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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 8, 2015 10:08 AM

Well, that is just incredible. Now THAT'S a sandbox! Augmented Reality is going to be a major gamechanger.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 5, 2015 9:20 PM

Every Geography classroom needs one of these to explain topography

Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 2015 12:24 PM

This thing is sick! I would love to make one of these i would play with this thing for hours and I'm an adult. And they say video games are useless, the kinect can be used for things other than dance offs and such. 

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Inwoners van India verliezen bij elkaar miljoenen levensjaren door de enorme luchtverontreiniging.

Inwoners van India verliezen bij elkaar miljoenen levensjaren door de enorme luchtverontreiniging. | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

Meer dan de helft van de Indiase bevolking leeft in gebieden met gevaarlijke doses luchtverontreiniging. Dit gegeven is omgezet naar verlies aan levensjaren. 13 van de top 20 steden met de meeste vervuiling liggen in India! 

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Waarom zorgt vuur in Australië voor zo'n probleem?

Waarom zorgt vuur in Australië voor zo'n probleem? | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
Once again, the Australian summer is dominated by raging bushfires. Why is fire such a huge problem in Australia?
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Landbouw: de aarde kan niet zonder vrouwen

"In this Feed the Future video, narrator Matt Damon discusses the importance of increasing food production around the world and notes the importance of equipping women with the right tools, training, and  technology to see as much as a 30 percent increase in food production. To feed our growing population we need to increase food production by 70 percent before 2050. Women make up the majority of the agricultural workforce in many areas of the world."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 17, 2014 1:03 PM

A colleague mine thought that the ideas in this video were so obvious and non-controversial, he said, "Why does this even need to be stated? Why would we exclude women from agriculture?"  The simple answer is that it wouldn't need to be stated if women around the world did have equal access to resources.  For many of the world's poor, this is where the rubber meets the road. 


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AckerbauHalle's curator insight, December 23, 2014 12:37 AM

Für die zukünftige Ernährung der Welt gibt es einen oft übersehenen Faktor: Gleichberechtigung von Frauen. Frauen sind in vielen Ländern für die Arbeit auf den Feldern verantwortlich. Gleichzeitig haben sie keine Rechte am Land und sind schlecht ausgebildet und - wenn überhaupt - schlecht bezahlt. 

Lauren Quincy's curator insight, March 19, 2015 4:50 PM

Unit 5: Agriculture, Food Production and Rural Land Use 

 

This video is about how women make up the majority of the agricultural workforce and that giving them access to land, water, markets, and technology could increase food production by 30%. This in return would help boost the economy. Places such as Kenya have given women the same resources as men and have seen a 22% increase in crop production. In Brazil, programs targeting women in agriculture have helped cut the population in extreme poverty by half and malnutrition by 73%. This video encourages people around the world to help give women the resources they need in order to increase the food production and economy. 

 

This relates to unit 5 because it deals with agriculture and particularly women's roles in agriculture. This video explains how increased resources can help end world hunger. Women are not given as much opportunity as men and this video expresses need to invest in women's rights. 

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Er verlaten nu meer Mexicanen de VS dan dat er binnen komen.(Ned ondertiteld)

Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkL0stZUaQE Dutch subtitles added for educational purposes All credits to CBS Los Angeles Channel: https://ww...
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How being surrounded by water made the Dutch different

How being surrounded by water made the Dutch different | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
While researching a book on ‘Why the Dutch are Different’, Ben Coates realised that an amazingly large number of the things which an outsider might think of as ‘typically Dutch’ could be explained at least in part by a single factor: water.

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asli telli's curator insight, October 15, 2015 1:37 AM

What is "typically" #Dutch? #sea #saltwater #sailing #trade #ancient #heritage

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 7, 2015 9:50 AM

unit 3

Sarah Nobles's curator insight, November 27, 2015 7:55 AM

Environmental Determinalism....Unit 3

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Syrië: Epicenter van een steeds erger wordende vluchtelingencrisis

Syrië: Epicenter van een steeds erger wordende vluchtelingencrisis | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
Thousands of refugees, many of them fleeing the brutal conflict in Syria, are streaming across Europe in search of safety and security.

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Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, September 30, 2015 7:29 AM

Syrian refugees

Emma Boyle's curator insight, October 2, 2015 1:58 PM

For your debate research.

Tanya Townsend's curator insight, November 23, 2015 11:42 AM

This story map is a great visual of the current refugee crisis. This would be a helpful aid in describing the geographical barriers refugees face and how it affects them. For example the map shows where highest concentrations of deaths occur, naturally it is in the ocean. The ocean is a barrier for fleeing refugees. Think about how different landscapes and land forms can affect refugees available paths to flee

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Video Mash-Up van John Oliver's Geography Lessons is lachen

Another reason why John Oliver is awesome.
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100 Afrikaans steden ooit vernietigd door Europeanen

100 Afrikaans steden ooit vernietigd door Europeanen | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

"When tourists visit sub-Saharan Africa, they often wonder 'Why there are no historical buildings or monuments?'  The reason is simple. Europeans destroyed most of them. We only have a few drawings and descriptions by travelers who visited the places before their destruction. In some places, ruins are still visible. Many cities were abandoned when Europeans brought exotic diseases (smallpox and influenza) which started spreading and killing people. Most of those cities lie hidden. In fact the biggest part of Africa history is still under the ground."


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Wat er nu door IS en andere extremisten (helaas) wordt gedaan is min of meer ook door Europa gedaan ten tijde van het kolonisatieproces. Vernietiging, maar ook uitroeien van de volken door ziekten heeft voor dit verdwijnen gezorgd. Er ligt nog wel heel veel onder de grond, overwoekerd door de natuur.

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Chris Costa's curator insight, October 27, 2015 4:27 PM

The issues with poverty and hunger that grip certain parts of Africa- particularly the sub-Sahara- find their roots in the utter subversion and destruction of African societies and states during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the subsequent colonization of Africa. European traders placed significant strain of existing African states during the 14th and 15th centuries, as the emergence of "slave states" and the extent of the trade completely changed the demographics of much of Africa. Labor shortages lead to technological shortfalls as well as the dissolution of many African states, as predatory states continued to destroy many civilizations and cultures. By the time that the majority of the West had banned the trade in the 19th century, the damage had already been done; many of the great civilizations of Africa had regressed or been entirely wiped out under the pressure of Europe's demand for slaves. The subsequent colonization of the continent only worsened matters for the Africans, as major hubs of civilization were captured, raided, and destroyed. Traditional societies were subjected to European influences and religion and eventually lost, and yet Europeans looked at the destruction and the lack of economic and political progress their actions had caused and blamed it on the inferiority of the Africans themselves. History has not been kind to Africa, and it is important to remember that that is not her fault. Many civilizations, cities, and states were lost as a direct result of contact with Europeans during the slave trade and the subsequent colonization of the continent. 

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 30, 2015 6:34 AM

Before European contact, Africa had a number of great urban cities. European arrival foresaw the destruction of those once grand cities. The Europeans brought diseases such as smallpox and influenza to the African continent. Those diseases would hamper the previously unexposed African population. Slavery also drained Africa of millions of people as well. Great African civilizations were brought down by these various calamities. European  arrival was the death knell of the great African civilizations. Africa is still living with this legacy of destruction. Africa is the most rural region in the world, because of this legacy.

Gene Gagne's curator insight, November 4, 2015 4:07 PM

Just another way to eliminate any African culture or customs.

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Hoe de wereld er uit zou zien als al het ijs gesmolten is

We learned last year that many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century.

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Californië: Noorden geeft (levens)water aan het zuiden.

Perhaps the most fundamental water fact about California is that, historically, water was extremely scarce in the southern two-thirds of the state. The vast majority of precipitation occurs up north, mainly in the winter.
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Nepal aardbeving: honderden doden en nog vele waarschijnlijk bedolven

Nepal aardbeving: honderden doden en nog vele waarschijnlijk bedolven | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
At least 970 people have died as Nepal suffered its worst earthquake for more than 80 years, with deaths also reported in India, Tibet and Bangladesh.

 

Tags: Nepal, disasters, physical, tectonics.


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Gene Gagne's curator insight, November 18, 2015 12:48 PM

We have learned that the Himalayas are growing everyday while our Appalachians in the united states are shrinking. What does this all mean? In the platonic spectrum it means in Nepal, earthquakes.

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Droogte Californië: wanneer stopt de groei en de druk op de natuur?

Droogte Californië: wanneer stopt de groei en de druk op de natuur? | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
A punishing drought is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been the state’s engine has run against the limits of nature.
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Kan India een wereldmacht worden?


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Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 2015 11:29 AM

If you were to ask me before watching this video, i would say absolutely. They have the capability because they are full of intelligent people, they also have enough people to do it. Something is just holding them back from moving forward...

Chris Costa's curator insight, November 15, 2015 3:15 PM

I really enjoyed this video; it's packed with a lot of information, but all of it is relevant to its main discussion of India as a potential superpower. In class, we discussed the importance of the Mississippi River Valley and the Great Lakes Basin played in the development of the US economy and the rise of the US as a global superpower, and this does not differ very much from the intricate river systems that litter the Indian subcontinent. The Ganges River Valley has historically been home to millions of people, facilitating agricultural development as well as trade. The lack of natural boundaries within the nation has allowed for the diffusion of the thousands of different cultures, customs, religions, and languages that find their home within India, although this has lead to division amongst its people. Internal disputes have paved the way for foreign leaders to seize control of the subcontinent, as evidenced by the Mughal Empire, and the eventual control of India by the British. Independence has lead to huge political and economic developments, as well as forming a distinct national identity that has, so far, risen above the petty sectionalist and race-related squabbles of yesteryear, but sectional rivalries continue to be had between the various Indian states. All the tools needed to become a superpower are at India's disposal; all it must do is seize the opportunity.

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 14, 2015 11:48 AM

anyone who doesn't think that India can become a superpower is insane. they already are one. they have nukes. they have a billion people. they have massive industry, and they have a history of conflict with their neighbors.

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Tweede taal rond Londens underground in kaart gebracht

Tweede taal rond Londens underground in kaart gebracht | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

"Walk along the streets of London and it’s not uncommon to hear a variety of langauges jostling for space in your eardrums. Step inside a tube carriage on the underground and the story is no different.

Oliver O’Brien, researcher in geovisualisation and web mapping at University College London’s department of geography, has created a map showing what the most common second language (after English) is at certain tube stops across the capital.

Using a map of tube journeys and busy stations that he had previously created, O’Brien used 2011 Census data to add the second most commonly spoken language that people who live nearby speak."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 11, 2015 9:12 AM

This map is an excellent way to introduce the concept of ethnic neighborhoods and show how they spatially form and what ties them together.  This other article shows how the spatial arrangement of London's population has changed from 1939 to today. 


Tags: London, urbantransportation, ethnicitylanguage, culture.

Bharat Employment's curator insight, February 12, 2015 11:45 PM

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Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, April 6, 2015 9:29 PM

This made me think of how this could be done in New York City.  I imagine results would be similar.  You could map out the languages for sure.  

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Hoeveel Europese landen passen er in Brazilië?

Hoeveel Europese landen passen er in Brazilië? | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

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Gene Gagne's curator insight, November 20, 2015 7:59 PM

I would say. Just imagine three mega cities like Rio de Janeiro, population 11,960,000 then Buenos Aires with a population of 13,530,000 and finally Sao Paulo with the Southern Hemisphere's largest metropolitan area with a population of 19,920,000 with 2 more Mega cities to be added by 2025.

Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, November 24, 2015 11:52 AM

I cannot believed the size of Brazil is at this scale because we don't hear a lot about it as being a world power. It shows that even though the country is this big, most of the land is uninhabitable due to the forests and geography of the land. In addition, from history class one cannot imagine a small country like Portugal controlled a big country as Brazil from the colonial times. Seeing this map with all these European countries inside of it with some space leftover, one can see the massive size of this South American country.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 7, 2015 12:47 PM
This link to show me a picture of Europe fitting in Brazil is astounding! I never realized how large this country was until it was put together like a puzzle for me. For a single country to be that large that you would be able to fit an entire continent inside is absurd. That really goes to show that looks can be deceiving.