Monday, September 21, 2015

The Migration Crisis In Europe

Hundreds of thousands of migrants are trying to make their way to European Union. The majority of them are from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan...

Migration journeys to the European Union

Interactive Map >


Greece, on the brink of collapse

Article >

Out of Syria, Into a European Maze

Article >



Migration: Are there more people on the move?

Article >


Mapping Mediterranean Migration

Article >


Syrian Refugees

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Astronomy - maps and images

Detailed Map Of The Local Universe
The universe as seen by AKARI All-Sky Survey

Solar Interstellar Neighborhoods
Local Galactic Group

Comparing Planet Sizes

There is an awesome catalogue of images here:

 Astrosurf.com >


What Is a Black Hole? | NASA

NASA site > (great)


Saturday, September 12, 2015

State of the World (Myriad Editions)

I took this book/atlas out of the library near where I work. Highly recommended, it is very nicely done...

The State of the World Atlas, was originally devised by Michael Kidron and Ronald Segal and is now authored by leading international peace researcher Dan Smith, OBE. It has sold more than 700,000 copies worldwide.  (Myriad Editions-  Penguin Books)

Over 50-plus thematic world maps and vivid graphics break down hardcore statistics into an accessible, compelling form. A unique visual overview of current events and global trends.
Atlas Book Cover



EXAMPLES



As used in blogs...



Friday, September 11, 2015

Mapping Stereotypes by Yanko Tsvetkov

I was actually out to compile a different set of (serious!) maps but Yanko's work caught my eye and this post came about instead - he is brilliant!

Samples of Tsvetkov's Work

US Republicans' Flat Earth


Before and After
Sad but true...

Be sure to visit his site for more "mapped insights" on stereotypes

Mapping Stereotypes >


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