Best of the Blogs – 13 September 2016

By on 14 September, 2016

Each week, Spatial Source finds the best that the internet has to offer.

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Did you know that Australia once had over 250 aboriginal language groups, 150 of whose languages are still in use today? ABC has published an interactive version of the AIATSIS map of Aboriginal Australia, which attempts to chart each and every one of them [ABC Indigenous].

 

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If you live in a big city, you may have thought about cycling to work. Some clever data journalists ran through the data to determine the biggest risks in your part of the world, and whether it is worth risking your life to save money, the environment and stay healthy [The Financial Times].

 

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Fifteen years ago this week, 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes and deliberately crashed two of them into the World Trade Center towers in New York. Cleanup of the 9/11 Ground Zero site took nearly a year and the rebuild process has taken another 14 years. These satellite images show the site’s transformation since 2001 [Geoawesomeness].

 
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Is drone racing really the future of sport? While first person view (FPV) drone racing shows huge potential as a profitable spectator sport, as this video and article show, watching it in person or even live on a screen continues to prove difficult [Quartz].

 

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In developing countries the right to own land as a priority can be placed just behind the right to life. One solution being developed in African countries is using blockchain-based registries to keep records of land titles in rural areas. This article shows how such an initiative can help reduce land disputes and aid governments maintain proper inventories of real estate [Coin Telegraph].

 

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