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Bernhard Lehner my geography colleague from Burnside Hall at McGill has recently released HydroSHEDS a new global map of the worlds rivers. Maps based upon this data were featured in the March issue of National Geographic. HydroSHEDS is: a new … Continue reading
The Economists looks at recent declines in fertility discusses current projections of world population, and how changes in a country’s demographic structure shape its economic development (but it doesn’t mention the role of urbanization). In Fertility and living standards it … Continue reading
Global Fires : Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory: Like plants, fire activity grows and wanes in seasonal patterns. Globally, fires peak in July, August, and September, when summer’s drying heat makes vegetation flammable and lightning ignites the … Continue reading
In the latest issue of Ecology and Society, Peter Potapov et al’s article Mapping the world’s intact forest landscapes by remote sensing. (Ecology and Society 13(2): 51). Shows a new map of global forests – showing the “intact forest” areas … Continue reading
From EO Newsroom: Global Ocean Wind Energy Potential and from Archer, C. L. and M. Z. Jacobson, 2005: Evaluation of global windpower. J. Geophys. Res.-Atm., 110, D12110, doi:10.1029/2004JD005462.
The Online Journalism Blog has created media attention cartograms that show how the world looks from the point of view of different news sources. Cartograms that distort the world by population look quite different: via Ethan Zuckerman
Malaria Atlas Project used national reports, ecological and epidemological models to create a new global map of P. falciparum malaria risk. Guerra et al 2008 PLoS Medicine estimate that 2.37 billion people live in areas at risk of P. falciparum … Continue reading
Map of international phone-call traffic in 2005, from Telegeography. The map shows the disproportionate centrality of the USA in international telephone traffic. via Wired
Mark Newman (see previous post Another world population map) has used his cartogram technique to make a series of sharp cartograms of the world (smoother than these rougher cartograms), some of which are shown below (land area, population, GDP, and … Continue reading