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Can You Draw A Decent World Map?

I have always believed that young people (as well as adults!) should have a decent ‘mental map’ of the world if they are to begin to understand the complexities of the world in which they live. I have to say … 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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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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New Improved Look For Google Earth

An updated version of ‘Google Earth’ was launched on April 18th, and includes a range of exciting new features.  The latest version has been two years in the making, and while it’s currently available only on Chrome and Android, it’s … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Map Of the World

I have come across some of these funky maps before – where the countries and continents of the world have been arranged to represent different animals – but this is a new version for me. It shows the countries of … Continue reading

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Correcting Confusing Country Scales

I’m not a regular reader of the Daily Mail, but this resource from one of last month’s editions could be really useful for anyone teaching about map projections or the differences in scale of countries from across the world.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4231032/Fascinating-maps-reveal-scale-countries-worldwide.html … Continue reading

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