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By on 29 July, 2019

Moon Landings

Map of the week

National Geographic produced a beautiful visualisation of the moon landings. Here is a detail showing the Apollo 11 landing 50 years ago along with other landings.

Earth Overshoot Day: Humanity’s Footprints

Views of the world

This year July, 29th is Earth Overshoot Day: “Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources (fish and forests, for instance) and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of resources and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.”

Sydney on the Map

The Map Room

Back in May the Sydney Morning Herald took a look at an exhibition of maps of Sydney. Cartographica: Sydney on the Map presents reproductions rather than originals, and runs until 1 Sept 2019 at Sydney’s Customs House. Free admission.

Global Heating in Europe

Maps Mania

This year many European countries experienced their hottest June on record. July looks to be another record breaking month across the whole of the continent. On July 24, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands all recorded their highest ever temperatures.

Steve Pousty: “Never go full spatial”

Geohipster

Geohipster interview with Steve Pousty, Director of Developer Relations for Crunchy Data (PostgreSQL people).

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