Michelle Church

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Why Modern Cartographers Are So Impressed With This 16th-Century Map

A mariner’s take on a town in “New Spain” was notably accurate for its time.<p>In February 1580, Francisco Gali was headed across Mexico to the Pacific …

Maps

8 Anti-Inflammatory Egg Sandwich Recipes You Should Have For Weight Loss, According To Experts

There is no sandwich more revered than the classic egg and cheese on a roll. But the egg is the only part that’s actually good for you. One egg has 7 …

This 5-Part Plank Sequence Will Make Your Abs Beg For Mercy

You may have noticed planks landing a starring role in many of your fitness classes recently. Everything from boxing to barre to yoga seems to be big …

Projections and Coordinate Systems

for the modern mapper<p>Hi! I'm Mike. I make maps.<p>I am a biker, sailor, and skier... and also<br>a geographer, planner, web guy, and educator.<p><i>GIS/Data</i> …

Cool cartography: the art of mapmaking

Mind the Map, a new collection of artwork published by Gestalten, shows the skill, humour and care involved in map design, including one depicting New York’s smells, and a meticulously hand-painted ski map

Maps

Scientists Observe Bizarre 'Double Whirlpools' in The Ocean For The First Time

Nobody has ever seen this before.<p>For the first time, scientists have recorded a bizarre phenomenon in fluid dynamics, which up until now had only …

Global Warming

The United States in 1842.

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Longitude

Lines of Longitude Are Great Circles East and West of the Prime Meridian<p>Longitude is the angular distance of any point on Earth measured east or west …

Maps

What Is the Distance Between a Degree of Latitude and Longitude?

Navigating the Earth, One Degree at a Time<p>In order to precisely locate a place in the world, we use a grid system that is measured in degrees of …

Maps

Spatial Thinking Is Fundamental

The fundamental importance of location in human affairs is one reason why GIS use is so widespread today. You may think I’m prejudiced for saying this, because I’m in the GIS business, but spatial thinking is fundamental in human beings.<p>We’re often unaware of how much spatial thinking we do because …

Data Visualization

An App to Find Your City's Best Bike Routes

A new iPhone app wants to let cyclists help each other choose the best possible routes for riding.<p>Described as “Waze for cycling,” LaneSpotter uses crowdsourced data to map out preferred bike routes in real time. Users can rate roads according to their safety, marking them based on a color key that …

Bike Lanes

Treasure map: The $600,000 find in an attic

Unearthed in 2010 in storage in Sweden where it spent most of its life, the 350-year-old map, Archipelagus Orientalis (Eastern Archipelago), was …

Maps

This 7-Minute Workout Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Research proves it.<p>Sure, you try to work out as often as you can, but sometimes it’s really tough to find the hour or so you need to get in a solid sweat session. But apparently your fitness doesn’t have to suffer if you’re short on time. According to new research, all you need is seven …

Mapping the U.K.’s Many, Many Names for Streams

One man’s brook is another man’s allt. Or nant. Or gill. Or burn.<p>A few years ago, the climate adaptation researcher Ben Smith—then a Ph.D. student at …

28.8 foot wave on Lake Superior shatters Great Lakes records

The gales of November came to Lake Superior in late October and shattered the Great Lakes' record book, according to reports from Michigan.<p>Buoy …

How El Niño and La Niña affect weather

A vast spot in the Pacific Ocean called the El Niño-Southern Oscillation effects weather the world over. This spot is famous for creating oscillating weather patterns known as El Niño and La Niña.<p>Here's how these patterns control winter weather in the United States. Following is a transcript of the …

Here's the US interstate highway system drawn as a subway map

<i>View the high-resolution infographic to see the most legible version.</i><p>Transit style maps are sort of a "rite of passage" for any upstart information designer.<p>People tend to be obsessed with them, and for good reason. What the maps lack in attention to fine details, they make up in their sheer ease …

ArcWatch | Five Things for Students to Do in ArcGIS Earth

Study your community or region or other geographic areas around the world by using satellite imagery. For example, students can virtually explore …

Smart Mapping - Maps Made Easy

Smart mapping is an exciting capability that will change how you make maps in ArcGIS. Whether you're an expert or novice, with smart mapping it's …

On This Fourth-Century Map, All Roads Really Do Lead to Rome

The Peutinger Table reveals the vastness of the Roman Empire and the idea that its great city was at the center of everything that mattered.<p>Although it resembles nothing like the clear outline of a modern map of the region, thePeutinger Tableis a snapshot of how Romans viewed their world, one in …

Basic Chartwork

<i>You wouldn't want to attempt open ocean sailing using the information presented here. But if you just need some basic charting skills for limited</i> …

Sailing

Using a Mind Map for Reading Comprehension

Ask students to fill in the Mind Map noting the relationships, main events, difficulties, etc. for each of the categories.<p>How deep you ask students …

Data Visualization

Geography of the Four Major Islands of Japan

Japan is an island nation located in eastern Asia to the east of China, Russia, North Korea and South Korea. Its capital is Tokyo and it has a …

Don't blame climate change: Hurricanes have always been and will always be with us

After seeing the terrible flooding, property destruction, power outages and tragic deaths caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we all wish we could do something to keep future hurricanes from forming or make them less severe. Unfortunately, we can’t.<p>But despite what you hear from environmental …

Hurricane Irma: This Is Why It Was So Destructive

I’m sure all of you reading this have heard about the horrible, destructive effects of Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean countries all the way up to the US states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. If you haven’t heard about this then I’ll assume you’ve been living under a rock or something. …

Rainfall

Mind Maps

By onAugust 19, 2017 in Nonprofit How-to, Social Change, world changing<p><i>By Tom Peterson</i><p>Although we’re rarely conscious of it we use maps all the time. …

New Reference/Data Resource: IFLA Releases “Library Map of the World”

From the International Federation of Library Associations:<p>The IFLA Library Map of the World, officially launched [yesterday] at WLIC 2017 in Wrocław, …