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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages.<p><b>1. Some continents have more languages than others</b><p>Not all continents are equally diverse in the number of spoken languages. Whereas Asia leads the …

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Cornfields, Trees, and Water: Mapping the Rest of America

Most maps of the U.S. prioritize metropolitan areas. But "Minimal Maps" single out the nation's forests, crops, and waterbodies.<p>Eighty percent of the U.S. population lives in "urban" areas, a staggering 249,253,271 souls. Yet these folks live in just 3 percent of the country's 2.3 billion acres of …

f-yeah GIS

<b>A Fuck Yeah for GIS! Ask questions, get help, share your projects, and get involved!</b><p>Curated By Jonah, currently run by Rachel<p>Ask me anything

A decade of observing Earth from space has given us these breathtaking views

The ESA's Envistat satellite was the largest Earth observation satellite ever built.<p>Since 2002, it has circled the Earth, collecting invaluable information on our environment and the advancing danger of climate change. Contact with Envistat was suddenly lost in April 2012, but the wealth of …

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A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet

Cables lying on the seafloor bring the internet to the world. They transmit 99 percent of international data, make transoceanic communication possible in an instant, and serve as a loose proxy for the international trade that connects advanced economies.<p>Their importance and proliferation inspired …

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A Single Day on the London Tube, Condensed Into 2 Minutes

It’s a living, breathing transit map.<p>Have you ever spent your commute on public transit feeling not unlike a ping pong ball, bouncing from line to line between bodies, backpacks and unending escalators? A new data visualization from a coder namedWill Gallia shows commuters working their way through …

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