Friday, October 19, 2012

A spatial assortment

Image above: Sun setting on Perth.

Related sites to the Spatialworlds project
Spatialworlds website
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website
'Towards a National Geography Curriculum' project website
Geography Teachers' Association of South Australia website
Humsteach blog

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Where am I??
Adelaide, Australia: S: 34º 55' E: 138º 36'

 Some great Internet resources to think spatially with

Map designer Aris Venetikidis is fascinated by the maps we draw in our minds as we move around a city -- less like street maps, more like schematics or wiring diagrams, abstract images of relationships between places. How can we learn from these mental maps to make better real ones? As a test case, he remakes the notorious Dublin bus map.

* Geocrusader is the blog of a Geo enthusiast and professional. Their interests include Remote Sensing, Geography, Cartography, GIS, Spatial Analysis, Geospatial Sciences, Geopolitics, Geomatics"

* with Seth Dixon at Geography Education:   The Scoop it contains global news with a spatial perspective, resources for educators and the inherently inquisitive. Fantastic gear for geography teaching on a daily basis.  Not to be missed!!

* What is Geo-literacy? A interesting YouTube resource.

* 7 Billion:How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

* 19th Century data visualisations. Things are the same but different over time.

TED Talks In this short talk, TED Fellow Sarah Parcak introduces the field of "space archeology" -- using satellite images to search for clues to the lost sites of past civilizations

This image of Earth’s city lights was created with data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS). Originally designed to view clouds by moonlight, the OLS is also used to map the locations of permanent lights on the Earth’s surface. Great image downloads.

The ease of navigation of this site allows the user to conduct a specific search of simply explore demographic, economic, environmental and development data on any country in the world.

Environmental refugees have been forced to leave their homes beause of soil degradation, deserticfication, flooding, drought, climate change and other environmental factors.

This is an excellent video for population and demographic units, but also for showing regional and spatial patterns within the global dataset (since terms like 'overpopulation' and 'carrying capacity' inherently have different meanings in distinct places and when analyzed at various scales).

With Place Geography being so important to the Australian Curriculum: Geography I thought this article is worth a read

TED Talks Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible -- but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.

Quirky geography stuff

On this tattoo map, you've got to earn the ink by traveling to the country. A real geography nerd

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