Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Oregon Map with Cities

Map of Oregon with cities, roads, and relief. Oregon is a state located in the western United States. Two north-south mountain ranges - the Coastal Range and the Cascade Mountain Range - form the two boundaries of the Willamette Valley, one of the most fertile and agriculturally productive regions in the world. Oregon is known for its rain, but only the western half of the state is notably rainy; east of the Cascades the climate is much more arid.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

High-speed Rail in the US

High-speed rail infrastructure in the United States.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Kentucky Map with Cities

Map of Kentucky with cities, roads and relief. The Commonwealth of Kentucky is a southern state of the United States of America and was the 15th state admitted to the Union.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ancient Egypt Map

Map of Ancient Egypt.
 Ancient Egypt was the civilization of the Nile Valley between about 3000 BC and the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great in 332 BC. As a civilization based on irrigation it is the quintessential example of an hydraulic empire.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Crater Lake Map

Crater Lake Map. Crater Lake is a lake in Oregon that is 5 by 6 miles (8 by 9.6 km) and 1958 feet (597 meters) deep. It is Crater Lake National Park's most prominent feature and is famous for its deep blue color, water clarity and driftwood. 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

How Big is Australia?

Australia it really is a big country. It's area is about 7,600,000 km2.Comparing Australia to other countries.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Arizona County Map

Counties of Arizona. Like other states of the Southwest, Arizona has an abundance of topographical characteristics in addition to its desert climes. More than half of the state features mountains and plateaus and contains the largest stand of Ponderosa pine in the United States. The Mogollon Rim, a 2000-foot escarpment, cuts across the central section of the state and marks the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau, where the state experienced its worst forest fire ever in 2002.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

South Sudan Map

Map of South Sudan, by National Geographic.

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Massachusetts County Map

Counties of Massachusetts. Massachusetts is known as the Bay State because of the several large bays that give its coastline its distinctive shape: Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay on the state's east coast, and Buzzards Bay to the south. A few cities and towns on the Massachusetts–Rhode Island border are also adjacent to Narragansett Bay.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Virginia County Map

Counties of Virginia. Virginia is one of the original 13 states of the United States that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution and is generally classified as part of the South. Its official name is the Commonwealth of Virginia; it is one of four Commonwealths out of the fifty United States. 

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Lake Tahoe Maps

Maps of Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is one of the deepest (1645 feet/501 m), largest and highest (6229 feet/1898 m), and bluest lakes in the United States.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Pennsylvania Map with Cities

Map of Pennsylvania with cities, roads and relief. Pennsylvania's nickname "The Keystone State" is quite apt, as the state forms a geographic bridge both between the Northeastern states and the Southern states, and between the Atlantic seaboard and the Midwest. 

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Extreme Weather Events, June 2012

Significant climate anomalies and events in June 2012. Average global land and ocean temperature was the fourth warmest June since records began in 1880.

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Global Highlights

  • The average combined global land and ocean surface temperature for June 2012 was 0.63°C (1.13°F) above the 20th century average of 15.5°C (59.9°F). This is the fourth warmest June since records began in 1880.

  • The Northern Hemisphere land and ocean average surface temperature for June 2012 was the all-time warmest June on record, at 1.30°C (2.34°F) above average.

  • The globally-averaged land surface temperature for June 2012 was also the all-time warmest June on record, at 1.07°C (1.93°F) above average.

  • ENSO-neutral conditions continued in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean during June 2012 as sea surface temperature anomalies continued to rise. The June worldwide ocean surface temperatures ranked as the 10th warmest June on record.

  • The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for January–June 2012 was the 11th warmest on record, at 0.52°C (0.94°F) above the 20th century average.

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Hudson Bay Map

Map of Hudson Bay. Hudson Bay is a large body of water in northeastern Canada. It drains a large portion of the northern areas of Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba and the southeastern area of Nunavut. A smaller offshoot of the bay, James Bay, lies to the south. The placename used to also be, but now rarely, Hudson's Bay. 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gulf of Mexico Map

Physical map of Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. 

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Eastern Canada Map

Physical map of Eastern Canada with major cities, geographical features and shaded relief. Canada is the world's second-largest country in total area (after Russia), but has a low population density with just 32 million inhabitants (Canadians). This is a small number for a country of this size. For example, Canada covers a larger geographic area than the United States, but has only a ninth the population.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Central America Blank Map

Blank political map of Central America and northwestern South America with maritime borders.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

War is about to begin in the Sahara Region

Northern part of Mali, called Azawad is a de facto independent state since few months after being occupied by Tuareg rebels and islamic extremists.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Asia Physical Map

Physical map of Asia. Asia is the largest and most populous region or continent depending on the definition. It is traditionally defined as part of the landmass of Africa-Eurasia lying east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas. 

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Southern Europe Map

Old physical map of Southern Europe (1935) with Balkan Peninsula and Italian Peninsula. Southern Europe is a region of Europe. It is also known as Mediterranean Europe, after the bordering sea, the Mediterranean Sea. 

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