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– Weekly GeoSource –

21 November 2020

Website & TEDTalk

GDP is a 20th century tool for 20th century problems. In the 21st century, our problems are different, so we need a new tool to measure how well PEOPLE are progressing.

More on Demographics β†’ Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive β†’

This month, the DigitalAtlasProject is dedicated to the memory of Alex Trebek. More than his fame as the host of Jeopardy for 36 years, Alex was also a great friend of Geography. ". . . when it came to geography, the Sudbury native and Franco-Ontarian turned often to Canada. His love of country, his love of geography, his love of young people and commitment to their education inspired us all." β€”Canadian Geographic

And this tribute from CBC News, The National

World Political VHiRes
Vegetation Cover - Biomes | Source
World PhysicalVHiRes
World Time ZonesInstructional Video (4:16)
World Political Map - Detailed JPG | PDF
Population DensityWiki

These political, physical, and demographic maps, videos and visualizations will assist you with classroom work, remote learning, doing homework, completing projects, and preparing lessons. The resources on these pages cover many of the curriculum elements for middle years and high school in Canada and the United States, Key Stages 2 and 3 in England, Wales, and Scotland, as well as GCSE, IGCSE, A level, AP, and IB Diploma students around the world.

Become a contributor! Students and teachers pour over thousands of websites, maps, and geography resources every day. If you find a public or creative commons map, diagram, or graphic that would help build a more complete online atlas, then please forward the link to the Digital Atlas Project Team.

Scroll down for more maps, data and visualizations and visit our World Regions and Canada pages. Themes and GeoSkills are gradually being added to, so have a look!

Free High Resolution Political and Physical Maps and data of the World supplied by ShadedRelief.com

Equal Earth Topographic and Environments
19268 Γ— 10630 pixels - 33mb
French & Aus versions + AI files are also available

Equal Earth Political Map
19250 Γ— 10150 pixels - 25mb

Multiple languages + AI files are also available

Large "Wall" Map
17,010 x 9,720 pixels - 34mb

Contiguous United States in Relief
15755 Γ— 10507 pixels - 36mb
plus AI files

Global Overview

What are continents? (3:49)

How many countries are there? (5:25)

WEForum: What are the 10 biggest global challenges?

Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times (34:09) | UN SDGs Website

Global GeoHazards

NOAA GeoHazards Map of Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Volcanoes

At first, it shows everything. But use the Search buttons to restrict by date and severity.

Latest World Earthquakes
USGS | IRIS

Latest Volcanoes - Smithsonian

Natural Hazards Image Database (NOAA)

Latest Tropical Cyclones - CIMSS

Global distribution of tornadoes

Wiki: Tornadoes


Global tropical cyclone (or hurricane) tracks

Tropical Cyclone / Hurricane Tracks

Earth – Natural Land Cover

Population 2018 WorldMapper

NASA Earth Observatory
Mission Biomes

NASA EO Global Maps

Wiki: Religion: Dominant Religion in each Country

Wiki: Median Age, 2017

Wiki: Population Increase 2010-2015

Wiki: Life Expectancy, 2016

Gapminder.org

Our World in Data

Wiki: HDI
Human Development Index
UN Data

SDG Tracker | UNDP Site

COVID-19 Data

Subnational HDI

Migration and Refugees

Population Growth | Map
Full Article with charts
from Our World in Data


Fertility Rate

Democracy Index
Website | Video

Urban Population Data

β†’ search and download to spreadsheet

Bright Lights, Big Cities

Interactive urbanization map from the Economist

UN Urbanization Maps

World's Largest Cities

Visualizations

True Size of . . .

Earth-Sun Relationships & the Seasons
Animation | Wiki

Population Pyramids
Age-Sex Graphs | Video

World Migration

Windy.com
Simply the best visual weather website (and iOS/Android app)

Population

What's my place in the world population?

Refugees

Mapmerizer - Two Cities Side-by-Side

Urban Footprints | Source

City Comparisons

Treepedia - Canopy Cover in Cities

NASA Earth Observatory
Image of the Day

Flag Map of the World

Visual Capitalist: The $88 Trillion World Economy