Friday, December 13, 2013

New England States Map

States of New England.
New England is a region in the northeastern corner of the United States consisting of the six states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. New England is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Canada, and the State of New York. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Provinces of Ecuador

Ecuador provinces map.
Ecuador is divided into 24 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular – provincia).
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Source: Wikimedia Commons

Thursday, November 7, 2013

End of the Soviet Union

An infographic visualising the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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Source: The Guardian

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sea Level Rise Maps

This is how continents will look if all the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet. Creating new shorelines, one of the effects of sea level rise.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Storm St Jude batters the UK

The airmass RGB imagery shows a massive outbreak of cold air over the eastern Atlantic causing the strong development of a depression over western Europe, resulting in violent winds. In the imagery the white cold frontal cloud band of storm St Jude can be seen extending from south-western England across the Channel in to the Gulf of Biscay and beyond. The red colour in its rear marks a very strong intrusion of dry stratospheric air that gave rise to the heavy precipitation and winds where the cold front was passing.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

World GDP forecast, 2014

GDP forecasts for 2013 and 2014 by countries, according to IMF.
THE world economy will grow by 2.9% this year and 3.6% in 2014, according to the latest estimates from the IMF. (The Economist)
GDP % change in 2013 (click to enlarge)

GDP % change in 2014 (click to enlarge) 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

What makes Britain's weather so distinctly variable?

According to BBC News Magazine, "Britain is under an area where five main air masses meet. An air mass is a large body of air that has similar temperature and moisture properties throughout.".

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Comet ISON Visibility Map

Global visibility map of Comet ISON, which is a potential "comet of the century".
If ISON puts on an incredible show, it could be visible by as early as October and as late as January. But these are the times and location when ISON is most likely to be visible.

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Source: HubbleSite - ISONblog

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Geography of China

Geographic regions of China with elevation.

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By en:User:Alanmak Alan Mak [GFDL  or CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Size Of Australia

Comparing Australia with other continents and countries.

Australia and North America

Sunday, July 14, 2013

North Colorado: The 51st U.S. state

Officials in eight northern Colorado counties united in opposition to the state’s new gun control laws and oil and gas regulations are reportedly considering forming a 51st U.S. state called North Colorado.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

How big is France?

Comparing France with other countries.

France and Central Europe

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic?

Flying low and slow above the wild, pristine terrain of Alaska's North Slope in a specially instrumented NASA plane, research scientist Charles Miller of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., surveys the endless whiteness of tundra and frozen permafrost below. On the horizon, a long, dark line appears. The plane draws nearer, and the mysterious object reveals itself to be a massive herd of migrating caribou, stretching for miles. It's a sight Miller won't soon forget.

Permafrost zones occupy nearly a quarter of the exposed land area of the Northern Hemisphere. NASA's Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment is probing deep into the frozen lands above the Arctic Circle in Alaska to measure emissions of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane from thawing permafrost - signals that may hold a key to Earth's climate future. Image credit: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

Friday, June 7, 2013

Antarctica Time Zones And Stations

Time zones and research stations in Antarctica.

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Centered asymmetrically around the South Pole and largely south of the Antarctic Circle, Antarctica is the southernmost continent and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean; alternatively, it may be considered to be surrounded by the southern Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, or by the southern waters of the World Ocean. (wp)

Produced by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

OverlapMaps: Comparing places on Earth

This is a time waster too: OverlapMaps.
An Overlap Map is a map of one part of the world that overlaps a different part of the world. Overlap Maps show relative size.
United States and Europe:

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Netherlands in the 16th Century

An old german map of the Netherlands, 1559-1600.

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Putzgers, F.W., Historischer Schul-Atlas, Bielefeld, 1929, via The Thirty Years’ War

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What European Countries Looks Like?

Creative interpretations of the shape of European countries.

Finland as a woman

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mercator Distortion Puzzle

Map puzzle showing the effects of Mercator projection on the size of different objects on a map. Equatorial areas are smaller than polar areas.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Nuclear Capabilities and Potential Around the World

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has been signed by 189 nations since its creation in 1968. It has become the international standard by which nations are judged on their commitment to nuclear non-proliferation. But the treaty has not had a perfect record. Learn more about the pread and containment of nuclear capabilities around the world.

Friday, May 17, 2013

China Physical Map

Geography of China with Chinese labels.

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The topography of China has been divided by the government into 5 homogeneous physical macro-regions, namely Eastern China (subdivided into the northeast plain, north plain, and southern hills), Xinqiang-Mongolia, and the Tibetan-highlands. It is diverse with snow-capped mountains, deep river valleys, broad basins, high plateaus, rolling plains, terraced hills, sandy dunes, craggy karsts, volcanic calderas, low-latitude glaciers and other landforms present in myriad variations. (wp)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Emerging Markets In The Next Decades

An infographic on why emerging economies will have the biggest role to play in the world economy growth.

Source: Jana, How Emerging Markets Will Turn The World Economy on Its Head

Friday, May 3, 2013

NASA Study Projects Warming-Driven Changes in Global Rainfall

A NASA-led modeling study provides new evidence that global warming may increase the risk for extreme rainfall and drought.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

South America Vegetation

South America vegetation map.

South America is one of the most biodiverse continents on earth. South America is home to many interesting and unique species of animals including the llama, anaconda, piranha, jaguar, vicuña, and tapir. The Amazon rainforests possess high biodiversity, containing a major proportion of the Earth's species. (wp)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Nuclear Weapons Map

World map highlighting countries with nuclear weapons or are suspected of pursuing nuclear weapons.

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Interactive version with more info.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Locations Of Boston Marathon Explosions

The 2013 Boston Marathon bombings occurred on April 15, 2013, when two bombs were detonated during the Boston Marathon at approximately 2:50 p.m. EDT (18:50 UTC) on Boylston Street near Copley Square, just before the finish line. A third explosion at JFK library 3,5 miles away.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Social Classes in UK

Where the new classes are clustered in England, Wales, Scotland and London.

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More info: Can I have no job or money and still be middle class?
Source: @BBCNews

Friday, April 5, 2013

Is North Korea A Threat?

Threat posed by North Korea to the South and the United States.

Armed forces in the Korean peninsula

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Comparison of European Bailout Packages

Comparing the bailout packages of troubled euro zone countries.

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In addition, an easy-to-understand article about failed banks:
Bailouts, Bail-ins, Haircuts and All That: Program Notes for the Cyprus Banking Drama  

Source: reddit europe

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Amazon River Map

Physical map of Amazon river basin.

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The Amazon River in South America is the second longest river in the world and by far the largest by waterflow with an average discharge greater than the next seven largest rivers combined (not including Madeira and Rio Negro, which are tributaries of the Amazon). The Amazon, which has the largest drainage basin in the world, about 7,050,000 square kilometres (2,720,000 sq mi), accounts for approximately one-fifth of the world's total river flow. (wp)
"Amazonrivermap" by Kmusser - Own work using Digital Chart of the World and GTOPO data.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Map of the countries that are most and least welcoming to foreigners

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Buried several hundred pages into a new World Economic Forum report on global tourism, past the sections on air travel infrastructure and physician density (by which they mean the number of physicians per capita, not the mass-per-cubic-meter of individual doctors), are some very interesting numbers. The WEF has compiled survey data from 140 countries estimating the attitude of each countries’ population toward foreign visitors.
Source: Washington Post

Monday, February 18, 2013

Every meteorite fall on earth mapped

After the meteor explosion in the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains the Guardian Data Blog:created a map with every meteorite falls.
Or at least those we know about. And where are the known meteorite landing places on earth? These impact zones show where scientists have found meteorites, or the impact craters of meteorites, some dating back as far as the year 2,300BC. The data is from the US Meteorological Society and doesn't show those places where meteorites may have fallen but not been discovered .

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Muslim World, old map

An 1900's map and infographic of the Muslim world with population data of "countries having 2,000,000 or more Mohammedan population".

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Source: S.M. Zwemer, The Moslem World, Student Volunteer Movement For Foreign Missions, Publishing House of the M.E. Church, South, 1908

Monday, February 11, 2013

London from space

London from space at night. Picture made by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield from International Space Station in February, 2013.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Interactive map of world's most liveable cities

This interactive map shows the quality of living rankings for the top city in countries around the world from the Mercer survey. Please note that only those countries and cities are included for which information was made publically available. It includes all countries which have cities in the top 50 ranking, as well as the top cities in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Middle East and Africa regions.