So this animation went viral last week, showing the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates over the past billion years, posted by one of the co-authors of a study proposing a new, single model of plate tectonic activity that covers the past billion years of Earth’s existence.
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is a body which liaises between the OpenStreetMap organization and humanitarian organisations. The team is often actively involved in mapping post-disaster areas and in building better risk models for locations around the world.
This time last year, geographer and explorer Dan Raven-Ellison called out for 100 volunteers to join him for a hack day at the Geovation Hub in London and create a network of 1,000 walking routes that connect Great Britain’s towns and cities. After COVID-19 hit, sending the nation under a lockdown, the former geography teacher and Ordnance Survey Get Outside Champion soon realised that rather than being done in person as part of a hack day, the Slow Ways project could instead be completed online as a citizen geography endeavor.
This map from PisseGuri82 shows place names that are no longer in the same location as the current country.
Airplane tracking maps like Flightradar24 and FlightAware are a fantastic resource for tracking flights around the world in real-time. However both Flightradar24 and FlightAware don’t track all planes. At the request of governments, individuals and corporations some aircraft (often considered sensitive) are not shown on these live tracking maps. A significant percentage of those planes whose flight data is censored are aircraft registered by dictators and authoritarian regimes.
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