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Map Glyphs | The Ultimate CSS Map Font
"Map Glyphs has hundreds of scalable vector map icons of the world, continents, globes, countries and states."
maps  mapping  icons  svg  resources  css  continets  globes  countries  states 
september 2014 by robertogreco
Federal Identity Program - Wikipedia
"The Federal Identity Program (FIP) is the Canadian government's corporate identity program. The purpose of the FIP is to clearly identify each program and service of the government or the government of Canada in general. Managed by the Treasury Board Secretariat, this program, and the government's communication policy, help to shape the public image of the government. In general, logos – or, in the parlance of the policy, visual identifiers – used by government departments other than those specified in the FIP must be approved by the Treasury Board.

In 1969, the Official Languages Act was established to ensure the equality of English and French in all federal jurisdictions. That same year, a task force found that the Canadian government was conveying a confused image to the populace through a hodge-podge of symbology and typefaces (fonts). In 1970, the FIP was created to standardize a corporate identity for the Canadian government."
canada  identity  nations  countries  branding  via:debcha  promotion  communication  government 
may 2014 by robertogreco
How to Start Your Own Country: A Primer | Mother Jones
"Is Sealand better than Canada? Do micronations have tiny fights? Filmmaker Jody Shapiro explains the weird world of DIY democracies."
micronations  canada  molossia  democracy  diy  countries  classideas 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Marc Laperrouza » Cities of science
"Is science the product of countries or of cities?The measurement of scientific production is usually done either at country level (patents filed in country for given year) or at organizational level (scientific papers published by university). In a recent paper a team researchers used a different unit of analysis, namely urban conglomerations, & sketched the evolution between 1996-98 & 2004-06 (see table on right).<br />
Provided you evacuate delicate question of what constitutes an urban conglomeration - here defined as distgances reachable by 40-minute commute from city centre - one finds the ‘usual suspects’ but one can’t fail to notice new comer in top 10, Beijing.<br />
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Actually if one scrolls further down ranking, some other new kids on block are Seoul, Teheran, Istanbul, Singapore & Sao Paolo.<br />
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Not surprisingly either, once you factor in the quality of research, i.e. the impact factor, ranking looks different, this time w/ Boston on top & only 2 non-US (Paris & Tokyo) in top 10."
science  cities  nations  countries  research  patents  urban  urbanism  marclaperrouza 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Country Studies
"This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy."
database  demographics  economics  countries  culture  geography  books  reference  countrystudies  studies  international  world  government  history  education  statistics  data 
november 2010 by robertogreco
World's Happiest Countries: Gallup Survey (PHOTOS)
"While the United States may still be the richest nation on Earth, it can't claim to be as happy as Denmark or Finland. In fact, according to a new analysis of data provided by the Gallup World Poll, the relationship between overall life satisfaction and wealth may not be as straightforward as previously thought."
2010  countries  happiness  health  healthcare  polls  well-being  us  denmark  finland  norway  netherlands  costarica  canada  switzerland  sweden  newzealand  austria  australia  belgium  brasil  panamá  brazil 
july 2010 by robertogreco
SpeEdChange: Learning the Names of the World
"watching World Cup 2010...hoping we are slowly moving towards solving long-term pet peeve...Calling other nations by bizarre, antique, mis-names...works against international understanding...

Because, lets be clear, there is no nation which calls itself "Germany," or even "Italy." No "Allemagne" or "Angleterre." Not even a "Brazil" or a "Netherlands." For that matter, there are no cities named "Vienna," or "Rome," or "Londres," either.

All of these misspellings and mispronunciations are ancient hangovers of beliefs in limited language learning capability and in homeland superiority. We didn't want to struggle with learning names in different languages, and we didn't think it was important.

But we're all part of one big globe these days, like it or not, and it is time we started thinking it's important. Especially in schools."
english  geography  irasocol  classideas  language  languages  identity  naming  countries  cities  names 
july 2010 by robertogreco
n+1: World Cup Preview [just two quoted here for a taste, other highlights are Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Switzerland]
"Argentina has world’s best player in Messi & lots of other talent...legendary Maradona, who is bat-shit crazy...recently had stomach stapled because after he quit using coke he got super-fat. When Argentina qualified for World Cup, he held perhaps greatest press conference in history of sport...repeatedly told Argentine press "Que la chupen y sigan chupando"...next day apologized to all women in world who heard him say these things, especially his mother, but pointedly not to journalists he had repeatedly insulted. He recently had two luxury bidets installed in hotel room"
worldcup  soccer  football  argentina  maradona  2010  sports  humor  countries  futbol 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Environmental Performance Index 2010: Home
"The 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 163 countries on 25 performance indicators tracked across ten policy categories covering both environmental public health and ecosystem vitality. These indicators provide a gauge at a national government scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy goals."
climate  climatechange  conservation  sustainability  pollution  environment  data  performance  measurement  maps  statistics  research  countries  graphics  rankings 
may 2010 by robertogreco
How People Count Cash?
"This video shows how people in all around the world count their cash in different ways."
culture  currency  geography  travel  technique  money  counting  method  norms  international  world  observation  countries 
february 2008 by robertogreco
IFTF's Future Now: Forward thinking cultures
"the greater a society’s future orientation, the higher its average GDP per capita and levels of innovativeness, happiness, confidence, and competitiveness" top=Singapore, Switz, Nether...bottom=Russia,Argentina
cities  countries  singapore  argentina  competition  happiness  future  perspective  society  world  global  economics  innovation 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Index Mundi - Country Facts
"This site contains detailed country information compiled from multiple sources."
demographics  data  geography  global  maps  statistics  world  reference  research  international  countries  economics  economy  charts  business  database  facts 
february 2007 by robertogreco

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