Category Archives: Human World

The World At Night Quiz

Here’s a nice little test for geographers – can you identify these cities from night-time photographs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station? Try these tasters, and then go to the full quiz via the link below: I wont … Continue reading

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The World’s Newest Countries

  I always cringe in our local pub quiz when the geography questions come along – and pray that they refer to something I know in order to maintain my street-cred.   In a recent quiz, a couple of questions … Continue reading

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DigiMap Now With Photos

The excellent Digimap For Schools service has now been updated to include photographs. Over 5 million photographs from across Britain are now available on Digimap courtesy of Geograph. This crowd-sourced project (http://www.geograph.org.uk) set out in 2005 to capture a photograph for … Continue reading

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Where On Earth Is North Korea?

There has been some pretty hot and scary geo-politics in recent times, particularly the focus on the relationship between the United States and North Korea. Alan Parkinson (aka @GeoBlogs) alerted me to a recent survey conducted by the New York Times … Continue reading

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World’s Population Hits 7.5 Billion

    When checking one of my favourite classroom tools recently  – the ‘World Population Clock’ found at  worldometers.info – I noticed the total for world population has now hit the 7.5 billion mark. There has been a stunning increase in world … Continue reading

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3D Mapping With The Ordnance Survey

The Ordnance Survey has revealed its latest impressive development – a new 3D mapping software package that brings to life some of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes. The interactive tool offers aerial views of peaks, glens, lochs and lakes – … Continue reading

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Map Your Surname in the UK

This web site might be of interest to geographers – it produces a ‘heat map’ for the UK according to the distribution of selected surnames. http://named.publicprofiler.org/  The data used for the website comes from the Consumer Data Research Centre, and … Continue reading

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