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The True Size Of ...
Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you find! A great tool for educators.
geospatial  map  maps  geography 
2 days ago by skinna123
Historic topographic maps pushed Into 3D
What really sells it is the shadows cast by the topological part of the map onto the borders; it’s particularly evident in the Teton and Acadia maps. I’d love to see an animated version of the mountains pushing up from the flatness of the map.
design  maps  geography 
3 days ago by terry
Below the Neon: Reno's Bare Earth
This story map was created with the Story Map Cascade application in ArcGIS Online.
GIS  geography 
5 days ago by cothrun
Kingdom of Torgu, Laadla, Estonia
A clerical error gave rise to this imaginary micronation in the southwestern corner of Estonia.

[...] 500-odd people who lived in the area were surprised by this negligence, but soon decided to take advantage of the mistake. They came up with the idea of starting their own country, and calling it a kingdom. The throne was offered to a journalist and political activist named Kirill Teiter, who accepted it and became the first (and only) monarch to reign over the newly formed Kingdom of Torgu. The kingdom has its own flag, a coat of arms with a “snail-dragon” as the emblematic animal, and its own currency in coins, the “kirill,” with the worth of 1 kirill fixed to the price of a half-liter of local vodka.
geography  estonia 
5 days ago by terry
Digimap Collections Help
A new set of FAQs about DigiMap licensing issues is available here. It’s pragmatic, clearly-written and scenario-based, so worth looking over if you ever have to field questions about what people can and can’t do with DigiMap data, including instances of derived data. Q. 34 deals with deposit in OA repositories.
geoscience  geography  geology  resources 
5 days ago by kfraser
The World in Its Extreme - 91.11 (1991)
"In the south are four landlocked countries -- Mali, Niger, Chad, and Sudan. These are miserable places, bearing the brunt of the desert's expansion and plagued by civil wars. Along the coastline are the five countries of the Mahgreb: Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. None is happy. Mauritania is brutal and xenophobic; Morocco suffers under a reactionary king; Algeria and Tunisia are politically and economically bankrupt; Libya, the only wholly Saharan nation, has been cursed with Muammar Qaddafi. Egypt, to the east, along the Nile, is a riverine society with problems too intricate and particular to summarize here." -- On the Sahara desert, life in Tamanrasset (Algeria), and other things.
travel  geography  world:algeria 
7 days ago by phnk

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