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Getting Rich the Hard Way | North Africa

Getting Rich the Hard Way | North Africa | GEO 152 | Scoop.it
A new generation of business leaders are investing in Africa's capacity to manufacture cars, process minerals and build equipment. Some governments are now looking for ways to support infant industries without encouraging crony capitalism.
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Central Asia: Water and Conflict - International Crisis Group

Central Asia: Water and Conflict - International Crisis Group | GEO 152 | Scoop.it
Competition for water is increasing in Central Asia at an alarming rate, adding tension to what is already an uneasy region.
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Hilarious! When Brits Label America

Hilarious! When Brits Label America | GEO 152 | Scoop.it
Sure, British types like to think they're smarter than us. But let's see how they stack up when it comes to labeling states (spoiler alert: they're really bad). (Know what Brits are bad at? US Geography.
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Refugee Camp for Syrians in Jordan Evolves as a Do-It-Yourself City

Refugee Camp for Syrians in Jordan Evolves as a Do-It-Yourself City | GEO 152 | Scoop.it
As the sprawling Zaatari camp evolves into an informal city — with an economy and even gentrification — aid workers say camps can be potential urban incubators that benefit host countries like Jordan.

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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, July 13, 2014 11:06 AM

beautiful intriguing post telling the story of something I - personally - never considered. It pictures a new city growing, with not only basic needs, ...

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:02 PM

APHG-U4

VEILLOT Mathieu's curator insight, December 6, 2017 12:48 PM
Les camps de réfugiés syriens en Jordanie deviennent des villes "fait maison"

Suite à l'expansion territoriale de Daech au Moyen-Orient , des millions de personnes et principalement des syriens, ont été contraints à fuir la guerre et les bombardements en se réfugiant dans les pays voisins. En Jordanie, un camp de réfugiés syriens devient au fil du temps une véritable ville : Zaatari. Le camp est parcellisé selon un ordre militaire avec des abris en tôle, un plancher en terre battue et des toilettes publiques insalubres. On est passé de 11 000 à 85 000 réfugiés syriens qui vivent dans le camp prévu pour accueillir jusqu'à 100 000 personnes. C'est devenu une place dynamique, ce qui n'était pas prévu par les structures humanitaires qui dirige le camp. l'axe principal est semblable à celui de n'importe quelle ville avec des magasins alignés, des vendeurs de légumes, des boutiques de vêtement, etc. Des services comme un livreur de pizza, ou une agence de voyage. On parle de poussée civilisationnelle dans l'un des endroits les plus désespérés au monde à l'heure actuelle. Un véritable sentiment d'appartenance au lieu est né, l'exil prolongé de ces familles amène à penser un camp de réfugiés destiné à fonctionner à long terme. Un membre d'une structure humanitaire, Mr Kleinschmidt, dit "on conçoit des camps de réfugiés, les réfugiés construisent des villes". Ces réfugiés syriens redeviennent petit à petit mettre de leur destin, de leur territoire. Sans être utopique, c'est important qu'ils puissent se sentir comme chez eux en attendant de pouvoir retrouver leur maison. C'est d'autant plus fascinant que cette "incubateur urbain" se réalise dans le desert jordanien avec des conditions de vie très rudes. En Turquie, les camps de réfugiés sont en matière d'équipement mieux lôtis mais les intitiatives des réfugiés sont réprimées, contrairement à Zaatari.
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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | GEO 152 | 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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China publishes new map

China publishes new map | GEO 152 | Scoop.it
China has published a new map of the entire country including the islands in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) in order to "better show" its territorial claim over the region.

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Jason Schneider's curator insight, April 2, 2015 9:44 PM

Not only does China have a strong economic system and the high population in the world, but they also claim South China Sea. Also since they are wealthy, then they hire maritime security to make sure other areas such as the Philippines and Malaysia don't attempt to take over China's seas. Also, the Philippines attempts to battle China over oil and natural gases but they fail against China because China's more populated than the Philippines. The main point of this map is to show how much of the ocean and sea China claims and they claim about 18% of water out of their land population.

David Lizotte's curator insight, April 23, 2015 1:09 PM

This map exemplifies how different countries have differing impressions of land/territory that they own. China views itself as this image depicted above. They honestly believe it. As ridiculous as it sounds I do understand why. China owns this region of the world and will continue to do so. They are claiming land and even forming new land throughout the South China Sea. What is important about the creating of land mass is that China then controls 200 nautical miles around whatever they construct. There is nothing the neighboring countries in the region can do about it. China knows it is a dominant military power and intimidates other countries.

For example, the island of Taiwan is claimed by China as a province. China does not recognize the "Republic of China" (ROC) which governs Taiwan and used to govern mainland China prior to the Chinese Civil War. China has even threatened the island with military use if the people openly declare a massive independent movement. There is a lot more to this history, more than a scoop can provide for, however in a nutshell, Taiwan is China's and will continue to be so. 

In another region of China bordering India and Pakistan, which conveys the expansive territory China covers as a country and its various neighboring countries, China is yet claiming another piece of land. As if the dispute between India and Pakistan was not great enough the two countries also differ over territory just north of the Kashmir border region. China also believes this territory is theirs, now making the land up for grabs between the three nations. China may or may not have historical ties that link it to this piece of land. But in either case it certainly views this territory as an area of land that is open for taking, in that it could eventually claim the territory as a whole. What would Pakistan and India do? These two countries have enough going on. 

Alex Vielman's curator insight, December 15, 2015 12:55 AM

At first when looking at this map, it seems just about right knowing that China is a huge territorial country, but we also see that this map, when compared to an older map, is different. In this map, we can see that the islands on the West, China has claimer part of there territory. This is simply an analysis of how China seeks geopolitical power over these islands. The map shows China’s claim over the South China Sea by marking ten dash lines around the region just off the coasts of Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and the Philippines’ islands of Palawan and Luzon. These are all individual countries, that have there own culture, language, separate of that of China. The difference between this issue and perhaps that of Catalonia seeking independence over Spain, is that these countries like Malaysia and Brunei are already territorial countries. China is simply showing that they have the power to declare this map, even if its not true. 




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Geography in the News: Geocaching – News Watch

Geography in the News: Geocaching – News Watch | GEO 152 | Scoop.it
The basic idea of geocaching is that individuals or organizations set up caches (hidden “treasures”) all over the world and then post their geographic coordinates on the Internet. GPS users can then use the location ...
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Bottlenecks to Development in Africa | The Green Belt Movement

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Georgia

Georgia | GEO 152 | Scoop.it
Country of Transcaucasia located at the eastern end of the Black Sea on the southern flanks of the main crest of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. It is bounded on the north and northeast by Russia, on the...
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Where geography meets geometry - The Hindu

Where geography meets geometry - The Hindu | GEO 152 | Scoop.it
The Hindu
Where geography meets geometry
The Hindu
Step into the ground floor of Sarala's Art Centre and you're arrested by the piece just across the door.
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Defining geography of south Stockton not as simple as it seems - Stockton Record

Defining geography of south Stockton not as simple as it seems - Stockton Record | GEO 152 | Scoop.it
Defining geography of south Stockton not as simple as it seems
Stockton Record
Akkia Pride-Polk, a child-welfare division chief for San Joaquin County Human Services Agency, grew up on the south side and now works in her old neighborhood.
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Map Challenges

Map Challenges | GEO 152 | Scoop.it
Geography - Use our fictional town map to help children to learn about maps and how to read them. (If you're teaching children about maps, our free Hopeville challenges may be useful.
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Story Map Journal

Story Map Journal | GEO 152 | Scoop.it
This story map was created with the Story Map Journal application in ArcGIS Online.
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Map Out Your Summer Adventures with Geography Apps

Map Out Your Summer Adventures with Geography Apps | GEO 152 | Scoop.it
Family visits, vacations, and field trips will keep your family on the go this summer. You can add to the fun and turn travel time into learning time with geography apps for kids.
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