The Hidden Meanings of Maps – The Projection Choice

By showing the territories from above, the cartographer takes an artificial “objective” point of view. He  stops being just a “regular inhabitant” who lives...

2014 was Earth’s warmest year ever recorded

Scientists claim that we have experienced the warmest year on our planet since instruments started to measure temperature and very likely for at least 4,000...

LiDAR pushes archaeological revolution

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) belongs to one of those remote sensing technologies that have celebrated tremendous improvements within the last decade rendering it...

Engaging students through ArcMap and 3 dimensional landscapes

The usage of three-dimensional printers has become a mainstay in the independent production of products. However, these printers could also become the quintessential educational tool. While...

Celebrate GIS Day and map the history of cartography and GIS on our timeline

Dear Geo-Geeks, for 2015 GIS Day we aim to do something truly Geoawesome and we would like to ask you to do it with...

Australia is shifting its geographic coordinates by 1.5m (4.9ft) as the continent constantly moves

Australia is located on a tectonic plate that moves around 7 cm a year shifting the whole continent a bit north-east. For many years this change...

What’s your Geographical Centre of Gravity?

Geographical Centre of Gravity?! Isn't that the same as the centre of gravity? Were the first questions that popped up when I came across...

How cartographers should map Crimea?

Over the last few weeks the whole world has been watching the dynamic situation on Crimea. Tough actions of Russia and diplomatic attempts of the West. From...
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260 years of global carbon emissions on a single map

Global warming is the most significant environmental problem facing us today, as we experience more and more weather anomalies every year. In long-term perspective...

Useful Geography: What Geographers Can Bring to the Table

While some geographers find it hard to demonstrate the incredible potentials of their field to the public (in one hand), there is a growing curiosity...

What is earth’s capacity and how many people can it support?

It took 150,000 years for humans to touch the 1-billion population mark. Today, there are over 7.5 billion of us on this planet. Of...

Geography is Broad

This is the second concept of what geography is. Geography is broad. How broad do you say? Consider this. Geography can be described as having...

Why we should learn how to use the magnetic compass?

A circular instrument with a magnetic needle. Simple, and yet, in many ways, quite revolutionary. Ordinary in looks, and yet, something very important for...

The Hidden Meanings of Maps – Why Scale Matters

Projection is one first step. Then comes the scale choice of what will be the limits of what matters  in the trend or phenomena you want to show. More...

The most detailed ecological map of the World

ESRI and the US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri developed the most detailed global ecological land units map in the world. The map shows...

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