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Mapping Globalization Project

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Princeton University and the University of Washington have a joint project going called the Mapping Globalization Project, which uses maps, narratives, and other data to look at some of the aspects of globalization, including global trade networks and migration. One of the main components of the project is the use of NetMap Analytics to explore […]

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Humanities and Geography

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The current issue of ArcNews has an article from AAG Executive Director, Doug Richardson, on an initiative to link Humanities and Geography. As you may have noted this is high on the to do list as part of our day job for Sue and I. We are in fact in the early stages (read that […]

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How about a little music with your geography

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National Geographic has launched National Geographic World Music, a new music store that lets users explore and purchase world music. The site includes content from the National Geographic Channel and a map interface for browsing through the offerings of music from different regions of the globe. So, if you want to know what they’re listening […]

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Urban Planning – Sim City style

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BBC News has a nice article about MetroQuest, a software application that uses a Sim City-like visual interface to allow users to model how urban planning decisions might affect the city over the next 40 years. MetroQuest has been used by planners in several places, including Manchester, England and Bali in Indonesia. By allowing users […]

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The Bio Mapping Project

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The Bio Mapping project is an example of creative research that seeks to combine information gather about our bodies’ measurable responses to the world around us, and how those responses vary across space and time. According to the project’s website: “The Bio Mapping tool allows the wearer to record their Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), which […]

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Mapping the World’s Languages

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Dr. Steven Huffman has posted a series of maps of the world’s language families, based on Merritt Ruhlen’s “A Guide to the World’s Languages”, as a project using Global Mapping International’s (GMI) World Language Mapping System (WLMS). This is a commercial product which offers language data in GIS point and polygon format. A selected set […]

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Biodiesel Station in Ohio

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Oberlin, Ohio to be exact. A little west of Cleveland. Full Circle Fuels is a quaint little station from the 1950’s that has converted itself into an alternative fuels spectacular. They currently or are about to stock all sorts of biodiesel and ethanol/diesel mixes for your converted supper SUV. Don’t have one of those, you […]

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Preserving China’s past in digital form

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3PointD linked to this article from CRIEnglish.com about several projects under way to digitially recreate a number of China’s endangered or destroyed cultural resources. Among the projects are stuctures at Wudang Mountain, Yuxu Palace, and a number of sites in the Three Gorges area, where the filling of the huge reservoir behind the Three Gorges […]

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Follow the money!

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This is a nice mashup for the politically minded out there. You input your zipcode and it spits back a map showing political contrabutions to either of the two major parties during the 2004 Presidential election. It’s rather interesting to see how much was garnered by each party in your area. We warned, it looks […]