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This Is the Traffic Capital of the World

This Is the Traffic Capital of the World | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
There are only 650 major intersections here—but somehow only 60 traffic lights.

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Megacities

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 4, 10:19 PM

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and (as I often tell my students) it is the biggest city that nobody has ever heard of.  The infrastructure is so incredibly limited that traffic jams cost the city an estimated $3.8 billion in delays and air pollution.  This is an excellent article to explore some of the problems confronting megacities. 


Tags: Bangladeshtransportation, planning, density, South Asia, development, economic, megacities.

Teresa Gallego Navarro's curator insight, July 7, 6:43 AM

¿movilidad urbana?  -¿algo habrá que gestionar aquí?

 

Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, July 7, 10:45 AM

seth dixon:This is an excellent article to explore some of the problems confronting megacities.

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ABC Catchment Detox

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The challenge is to manage a river catchment so that after 100 years you have a healthy economy and a healthy environment

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, September 4, 2013 11:42 PM

CD - The human causes and effects of landscape degradation.

 

Play Catchment Detox to see if you successfully manage a river catchment and create a sustainable and thriving economy.

It's an online game where you're in charge of the whole catchment. You get to decide what activities you undertake - whether to plant crops, log forests, build factories or set up national parks. The aim is to avoid environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population.

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Could be used as part of an assessment. Students play the game then write an analysis of their actions and the consequences of these on the catchment
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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

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"The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an international measure of acute poverty covering over 100 developing countries. It complements traditional income-based poverty measures by capturing the severe deprivations that each person faces at the same time with respect to education, health and living standards."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 20, 12:36 PM

The MPI was developed out of a desire to fill some of the gaps in the HDI's applicability and utility.  Allow me to quote the editor of one the NCGE's journals, the Geography Teacher, on the usefulness of the MPI website for classroom use: "With the infographics, maps, graphs, country briefings, and case studies, you have a ready-made lesson activities to demonstrate patterns of fertility, mortality, and health for a population unit, and access to health care, education, utilities, and sanitation for an Industrialization and Economic Development Unit. Connections can also be made to malnutrition and water, as well as to key concepts such as pattern and scale, to key geographical skills such as how to use and think about maps and geospatial data, and to the use of online maps and online data."  Also, this article from the World Bank also give a run-down on the key findings of the MPI in 2014. 


Tags: statisticspopulation, development, unit 2 population, unit 6 industry.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 16, 10:49 PM

Global índice de pobreza.

Catherine Smyth's curator insight, July 21, 11:21 PM

Making sense of poverty.

 

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This Is the Traffic Capital of the World

This Is the Traffic Capital of the World | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
There are only 650 major intersections here—but somehow only 60 traffic lights.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 4, 10:19 PM

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and (as I often tell my students) it is the biggest city that nobody has ever heard of.  The infrastructure is so incredibly limited that traffic jams cost the city an estimated $3.8 billion in delays and air pollution.  This is an excellent article to explore some of the problems confronting megacities. 


Tags: Bangladeshtransportation, planning, density, South Asia, development, economic, megacities.

Teresa Gallego Navarro's curator insight, July 7, 6:43 AM

¿movilidad urbana?  -¿algo habrá que gestionar aquí?

 

Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, July 7, 10:45 AM

seth dixon:This is an excellent article to explore some of the problems confronting megacities.

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Creating persuasive texts

Creating persuasive texts | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Explore the representation of issues within media texts, with the aim of encouraging your students to create their own...

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MyReadingMapped™- interactive maps of historic events

MyReadingMapped™- interactive maps of historic events | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Google Maps of historic events such as explorer expeditions, sunken ships, aviation crashes, environmental disasters, ancient ruins and battle sites.

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, June 19, 12:25 AM

Fantastic resource for history and geography teachers and students...WARNING: it's very  addictive!

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170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post I always have  fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 19, 9:06 PM

Wow...170 ideas on how to use word clouds in your classroom! This post was written with Wordle in mind and references a previous post that shares 12 Valuable Wordle Tips You Must Read.

The good news...this post is split into sections. What will you find? See the list below.

* All Subjects

* Science

* English Language Arts

* Math

* Health and Physical Education and Family and Consumer Science

* Art and Music

* Foreign Language

* Applied Arts

* Careers

This post provides many ideas on how you might us word clouds as a teacher as well as how your learners may use them.

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Sea-level rise is already eating our coasts

Sea-level rise is already eating our coasts | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Facing the floodwaters are 94,000 miles of U.S. coastline and more than $1 trillion in infrastructure.

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The Ship-Breakers

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In Bangladesh men desperate for work perform one of the world’s most dangerous jobs.

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Richard Lloyd Thomas's curator insight, May 25, 6:04 PM

Where there is a need there is a way.

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, May 27, 12:23 PM

This article shows how parts of the world plays host to some of the more dangerous industries in existence because they are desperate for jobs and will take any work that comes their way. The ship-breakers are mostly men that work to recycle retired cargo ships. This job is extraordinary dangerous due to the fact that the ships are built not to be taken apart. We can see the lack of development in some parts of the world through this industry's presence in southwest Asia. 

Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, June 4, 9:28 PM

Despite massive advances in transporting goods rapidly around our ever increasing connected world, little thought is spared for how we mamage the waste stream. MEDC benefitf rom accessing the range of goods but LEDC have to deal with the dismantling of the transport modes. 

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Why Geography?

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"Geography. It lets you study the world. No, really, THE WORLD. Think about that. What other subject deals with rocks? Moving continents? AND climate? Diffusion of plants and animals? Water quality? Now, what if you add some human systems--do the other sciences let you relate the earth to economic or political systems? And culture--food, religion, music, housing, or language? How about urban systems and settlement forms? Past, present, and future, anywhere in the world? And how many subject areas let you look at something from a scientific, social-scientific, humanistic, AND artistic perspective? Yeah, I said artistic--I like to illustrate my findings with a nice map.

Tell me all about global studies or environmental science if you'd like--they're alright too. But NOTHING lets you see the world like geography does."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 23, 11:17 AM

This 'sermon' from the Church of Geography is outstanding (the 'Church' is a geo-evangelizing group on Facebook and Twitter that is the home to the delightful memes pictured above).  Many organizations are trying to re-brand geography to gain greater public support at the same time that other interdisciplinary initiatives with geographic content are gaining traction: global studies, environmental sustainability, centers for spatial analysis, etc.  We don't need a name change as much as we need people to capture the vision of geography's centrality and holistic capacity. 


Tags: geo-inspiration, geography education.

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Infographic: Are We on the Path to Peak Water?

Infographic: Are We on the Path to Peak Water? | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

Many scientists and experts fear that humanity is reaching the point of peak water — the point at which freshwater is being consumed faster than it is being replenished or available. In the infographic above we take a look at the amount of water use around the world. Can we cut back before we reach the point of no return?


Kylie Schultz researched, wrote and produced this infographic as a participant in the Ensia Mentor Program. Her mentor for the project was Ensia director Todd Reubold. Infographic design and layout byAmber Billings.


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Managing groundwater for tomorrow

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Seventy percent of Perth's water comes from underground. Imagine what would happen if that source of water dried up. It...

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Circles of Latitude Craft

"Hands-on worksheet to play and review the circles of latitude from the Wise Nest."  


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 27, 2:11 PM

I originally found this hands-on activity on Maps 101 wanted to make my own.   This is a fun way to make latitude more meaningful and memorable.  All the documents you need to recreate this, and to have your students make their own are available here


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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, March 28, 7:28 PM

Easy to play with

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http://thewisenest.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Latitude-Circles-Interactive-Lines-WN.pdf

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American Makeover: SPRAWLANTA

"American Makeover is a web series on new urbanism, the antidote to sprawl."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 3, 2:49 PM

American Makeover only produced two segments in the series, but they are excellent examples that show the planning ethos of new urbanism.  In this episode, they lay out the argument against urban sprawl.  In Episode 2, they show the ideas that guided the planning of Seaside, Florida.  For a map of some of my favorite place based videos, which will include these, click here.     


tags: suburbs, transportation, planning, sprawlurban, land use, unit 7 cities

Cécile C-A's curator insight, April 5, 5:20 AM

Atlanta:  sprawl> 90 % pop habite dans les comtés avoisinants. Actifs parcourent en moyenne 66 miles par jour. Sans limite?

2009: Forbes Atlanta is "the most toxic city in the US".

ex quartier planifié  ( écoquartier?)>1.5 miles de la ville> Glenwood, 

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, April 26, 3:54 PM

I have to wonder how far is too far? The houses are much more affordable when they are far outside the city center but, how much more expensive is it to travel so far every day? Between gas prices and hours not at home or work anything you save on a house price gets spent on transportation costs. It is just a transfer of funds.

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Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

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Michèle Drechsler's curator insight, July 13, 10:38 AM

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Visualizing Time and Space

Visualizing Time and Space | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

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Debra Evans's curator insight, July 16, 7:03 PM

Useful resource for all

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The question, "what time is it?" does not have one right answer.  The correct answer is dependent on your location on the Earth and the cultural and political conventions of the society in which live.  Don't mistake a cartoon for a map without substance.

Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, July 17, 8:44 PM

VISUALIZANDO TIEMPO Y ESPACIO

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How to students can use Evernote for lifelong learning… or a better...

How your students can become lifelong learners withStan Skrabuthttp://www.slideshare.net/skrabut@uwcesedte#uwces

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 8, 2013 7:04 AM

A Useful Scoop for learners

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15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out Tell a Bigger Story

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out Tell a Bigger Story | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Context is everything.

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 10, 9:23 PM

Discussion starters

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Many Eyes

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rwestby's curator insight, October 29, 2013 2:42 PM

Great visual data generator. 

ORG's curator insight, November 7, 2013 4:07 PM

This free tool enables you to use your own data to automatically generate a number of different kinds of visualisations which can be used in infographics.

juanjovilar's curator insight, November 21, 2013 7:12 AM

Herramienta que te permite obtener gráficos muy visuales, a partir de  tus própios datos como por ejemplo una tabla excel.

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NAFTA an empty basket for farmers in southern Mexico

NAFTA an empty basket for farmers in southern Mexico | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

"When the agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada went into effect in 1994, it removed nearly all trade barriers between the countries. Among the industries affected was agriculture, forcing small Mexican farmers into direct competition with big American agribusiness. Cheap American corn – heavily subsidized, mechanized and genetically modified – soon flooded the Mexican market to the detriment of local farmers.  As U.S. farmers exported their subsidized corn to Mexico, local producer prices plummeted and small farmers could no longer earn enough to live on."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 28, 9:06 AM

International trade agreements are usually discussed at the national level.  "NAFTA benefits Mexico" is a commonly heard saying because trade with the United States and Canada strengthens the manufacturing sector in Mexico.  Even if there is an overall benefit to a country, there are always winners and losers for different regions, economic sectors and many other demographic groups.   Farmers in southern Mexico were certainly a sector that struggled mightily under NAFTA.


Tags: Mexicosupranationalism, industry, place, agriculture, food production,

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, May 29, 11:44 AM

The American agricultural industry has been highly subsidized by the government to create interest in farming and food production. This causes problems for America's neighboring countries' resident farmers. The Mexican corn farmers are struggling mightily with the influx of cheap American corn into Mexico due to the open trade policies created by NAFTA. Some tariffs or new economic regulations must be created to protect Mexican corn farmers and regulate the amount of cheap American corn that is flooding Mexican markets. 

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Coral Reefs: the Seawall That Nature Built - National Geographic

Coral Reefs: the Seawall That Nature Built - National Geographic | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
National Geographic Coral Reefs: the Seawall That Nature Built National Geographic Governments are spending billions of dollars to reduce risks from these coastal hazards and climate change, usually to build infrastructure like seawalls, dikes and...

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, May 18, 9:59 PM

Australian Curriculum: Content Description  ACHGK075  The application of environmental, economic and social criteria in evaluating management responses to the change. 

Richard Lloyd Thomas's curator insight, May 20, 11:20 PM

Ecosystems at Risk

dilaycock's curator insight, May 21, 2:29 AM

Another article highlighting the benefit of using coral reefs to reduce the impact of wave damage and storm surges.

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The Great Green Wall

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The Great Green Wall initiative uses an integrated approach to restore a diversity of ecosystems to the North African landscape.

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gawlab's curator insight, May 27, 12:49 PM

hopes our politics will take it for a major priority !

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 28, 11:38 PM

Its great to see countries coming together for one purpose and in this case the "Green Wall" to help protect and restore ecosystems in North Africa.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 12:32 PM

The Green Wall hopes to restore the environment of the North African area that was destroyed by desertification from overgrazing.

Desertification is one of the many consequences of Human-Environment Interaction that comes mainly from agricultural activity.

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News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

"Every teacher I've worked with over the last five years recalls two kinds of digital experiences with students.The first I think of as digital native moments, when a student uses a piece of technology with almost eerie intuitiveness. The second I call digital naiveté moments, when a student trusts a source of information that is obviously unreliable. How can these coexist? How can students be so technologically savvy while also displaying their lack of basic skills for navigating the digital world?"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 28, 4:00 PM

This is a nice article with some practical advice but it also can that helps us conceptualize the thinking skills that our students are going to need in the future (with a classic photo that embodies 20th century news literacy).  Previously, I've written on this same topic, with some strategies to how to help students assess the validity of online information with geographic content (with a series of maps and images).  I know I've been duped before, and it's okay to admit that to your students; but we need to teach students how to be critical readers as they are swimming in an ocean of digital information of variable quality.  This is why I see content curation as an important part of modern education; it is a way to teach student the tools to assess the quality of information for themselves.  They will be gathering, organizing and synthesizing digital information for rest of their lives.        

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Abbot Point gas project could dredge further half a million cubic metres

Abbot Point gas project could dredge further half a million cubic metres | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Proposed liquefied natural gas terminal beside Great Barrier Reef follows approval to dredge 3m cubic metres of seabed

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NASA's global warming factsheet

NASA's global warming factsheet | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Global warming is happening now, and scientists are confident that greenhouse gases are responsible. To understand what this means for humanity, it is necessary to understand what global warming is, how scientists know it's happening, and how they predict future climate.

 

Once the world’s fourth largest lake, the mighty Aral Sea is now in it’s death throws. Starved of it’s lifeblood of the waters of the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya rivers, the sea has been shrinking for the last 40 years.

 

Are the ozone hole and global warming related?What can we do about global warming?What if global warming isn’t as severe as predicted?Why is global warming a problem?Has the Sun been more active in recent decades, and could it be responsible for some global warming?If Earth has warmed and cooled throughout history, what makes scientists think that humans are causing global warming now?How do scientists know that Mauna Loa’s volcanic emissions don’t affect the carbon dioxide data collected there?Do satellite observations of atmospheric temperatures agree with surface-based observations and model predictions?What does NASA have to do with global warming?Are there natural processes that can amplify or limit global warming?If we immediately stopped emitting greenhouses gases, would global warming stop?If we stabilized greenhouse gas emissions at today’s rates, would global warming stop?
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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 8, 8:10 AM

It is an idiot who believes that humanity does not impact their own home through their activity.  It is also pretty stupid to select financial, material wealth over health, well being and sustainability, from a biological and sociological point of view.

 

Yet this is precisely what humanity has chosen to do.

 

At least, the sections of humanity who make decisions as to what happens in our world.  The rest of us are merely guilty of complacency and lack of access to real power (which is proactively enforced by those who currently hold defacto power in our world; the same people who are responsible for making the policy regimen that is causing global warming and greenhouse gas emissions to increase, remain the same or insignificantly decrease).

 

There's a reason how we're all going to die.  Looks like humanity is just going to be one brief little spark in the geological and cosmological history of our planet and universe.

 

A shame, since we have so much potential, if it weren't for those diseased brains sitting in places of power, consequence and authority.

 

Think about it.

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Logging and Mudslides

Logging and Mudslides | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
In recent decades the state allowed logging — with restrictions — on the plateau above the Snohomish County hillside that collapsed in last weekend’s deadly mudslide.

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i agree with hi hi
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who is the nob that cares about logging and mud slides
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u need help guys
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Interactive Wind Map

Interactive Wind Map | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Mesmerizing.

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Tracey M Benson's curator insight, March 13, 4:30 PM

Stunning interactive wind map.

Richard Lloyd Thomas's curator insight, March 13, 5:23 PM

Excellent for visual learners.

MSU_TCEE's curator insight, March 20, 4:43 PM

The Ides of March definitely BLEW into our area!  Perfect timing to find @Seth Dixon's Scoop of this interactive Wind Map!