What’s the difference between a gulf and a bay? Geography terms explained on map...

Geographic terms can be a little bit confusing. What's the difference between a cape and a peninsula or a gulf and a bay? Are channel,...

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...

How Can Geography Literacy Be So Bad At The Age Of Google Earth?

National Geographic calls Geography Literacy: “the ability to use geographic understanding and geographic reasoning to make far-reaching decisions”. It relies on three conceptual pillars: Interaction:...

Urban Engines: Public Transit app

In a civilized urban cities, it is always challenging task to optimize our time to travel with in the city. However, visualization of reliable...

Top 5 Satellite Images of Rivers

An art that flows Rivers were the source of civilisation that gave life along the path it flowed. Over time, few rivers have changed their path,...

3D map of Flinders Reefs

In relation to our series upon the coral reef mapping in Australia we can report one further achievement. A new 3D map shows the...

Learn Cartography for Free

Cartographic design is something I see being overlooked quite often. Maps contain so much information; they can tell us a story, understand the world...

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...

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...

Map showing how global warming will influence sea level in your city

This year, similarly to the previous one, will be the warmest year ever recorded. We may argue about the measurement methodology and accuracy but...

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...

Why Leaders Should Learn Geography

Kirk Goldsberry mentioned in "The Importance of Spatial Thinking" that "Harvard eradicated its Geography Department in the 1940's, and many universities followed suit". Indeed,...
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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...

Sochi and Vancouver: A Parallel in Olympic Geography

This month, the 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in the Russian city of Sochi. Until Sochi won the bid for the 2014 Winter...

Scientists discovered a new continent and called it Zealandia

Researchers claim to have discovered a new continent mostly submerged beneath the South Pacific. Scientists behind the study say that New Zealand and New...

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