Friday, September 21, 2012

Look and learn!

Image above: 'Into the mist' at Melbourne Airport at 6am. Not the slogan for Qantas, I hope!

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Where am I? 
Melbourne, Australia: S: 37º 47' E: 144º 58'

Some resources and visualisations for the Geography classroom

This is a fantastic GeogWiki for the classroom, with videos and animations to help teach/learn about population and population structure
Water, geomorphology  climate, weather and much more.  A useful site which will just grow and grow.

A great site with many useful videos for geography (yes you need to register but so free and worthwhile!)
To view the Geospatial videos put in this URL when you have registered on the site.  Some excellent Geospatial and why do Geography and GIS videos.

An interesting insioght into how they make GoogleMaps.

This newly released interactive feature allows students of all ages to see the global interconnections in their lives.   By analyzing the items in our closets (or any of the items that we consume), we can easily see that  our own personal geographies create a web of global interconnectedness.

* The 100 People Project: An Introduction

If the world were 100 people, who would we be? The 100 People Project attempts to paint a portrait of the world population through video, photography, and other educational media. We're asking the children of the world to introduce us to the people of the world. Help us make the world portrait!

An example of a student at Rhode Island College learning some mappings skills and applying them to the local news.
 A great example of the power of maps (GIS) to unravel election trends in the past and now. Very relevant as election news hots up in the US and Australia.

* The New World 2012

Interactive maps of the New World from the New York Times. 

* The State of Women in the World

An Inforgraphic highlighting the state of women in the world.

 * World population distribution and location

These attractive infographics depict the distribution of the 2008 world's population based on longitude and latitude. Beautiful depictions of population density around the world.

Cloud Globe is an interactive Chrome Experiment visualizing over 2 years of Earth's cloud cover on a 3D globe. You will need to have Google Chrome installed

Who is protesting where? A great real-time political geography site.

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