200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes
“Statistics come to life when Swedish academic superstar Hans Rosling
graphically illustrates global development over the last 200 years.”
Honestly, it’s more interesting than the description above makes it sound! And some of the viewers’ comments are hilarious (or would be provided that you find profound ignorance amusing!)
This is an historic choropleth map, apparently very innovative for the times, which showed the percentage of the population who were enslaved in the states which seceded from the Union in 1861. Apparently, this map was very near and dear to President Lincoln, and it had important economic and military impacts. As usual with some of these NY Times articles, the readers' comments are very interesting, well-written, and well-argued, even some of the more insane ones!
December 10, 1948 - Today is the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights by the U.N.
Here is something “youse guys” might enjoy paging through. The New Yorker's Almanac from 1938, produced as part of the Federal Writers' Project, an FDR's Depression-era recovery program, similar to the WPA and the Conservation Corps, etc. There is a hilarious bit in it about New Yorkers' particular language/dialect/accent, starting on page 114 (which is how I discovered this thing in the first place - the NY Times ran an article about all the New Yorkers, who, in this day of gloablization, want to rid themselves of the dreaded Noo Yawk accent). Anyways, lots of fun stuff in here. It is from not only the "Homeland of my people," but the "Hometime," too, if I may be permitted to coin a new word. Sure, why not, Sarah Palin does it all the time! Got to celebrate it! BOL!
It's worth it to at least watch the first of this series of YouTube videos. The movie is divided into three parts online:
This was the beginning of GIS as we know it, folks!
Check out this cool map. This is an example of a kind of a "reverse-cartogram."
Although any military that would rely on Google Maps for the correct delineation of their country’s borders should be stripped of their epaulets!
Here's a cool mapping project - along the lines of six degrees of separation, only.....the opposite? Where will the hearts end up? and what circuitous route will they take to get there? Hmmm.....
Very scary! and sobering, and depressing, etc., etc.
Map by our very own Kristen Grady, resident cartographer extraordinaire! And Lesley Patrick, of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities! Map was published in Newsweek!