Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mapping & Statistics 2.0

To get ready for the upcoming school year, I thought that some mapping 2.0 & statistics resources would be helpful, here are my favorites:

Conflict History
A combination of a timeline & world map that allows you to quickly browse through every world conflict from 3000BC through 2015.  Click on the name of any conflict and the the map will highlight any country that was involved in the conflict.

Mapping Worlds
Explore statistics from categories including: People, Planet, Business, Politics, Living.  Statistical information associated with each category & their sub categories will transform the size and shape of the world map.

World Mapper
Explore from 30 core categories and multiple categories with each topic.  Each category has a unique map associated with it that is morphed according to the statistical information.  Each map has a brief description of the statistic and can be printed as a pdf document.

Our Changing World
Explore statistics & their impact on a global map from over 20 categories.  Each category creates a playable and viewable map that morphs a world map that can be paused and replayed to examine the statistical impact on the world.

National Geographic MapMaker Interactive
Create customized layers on any map that include:
Water, Land, Climate, Population, Political & Economic, Environment & Society.  For each uniquely created & layered map, a custom URL is created and the map can be printed.

Explore hundreds of statistical categories by using the Data tab on the Gapminder web site.  Within each category topic, click on the 'visualize' button on the far right and a graph is instantly created that allows you to explore and analyze the data over a selected period of time.  The graphs can be customized to your liking.
Gapminder also provides a desktop download and provides teacher resources.

1 comment:

  1. Best and most user-friendly of these is definitely the Mapping Worlds. Will use this with 10th graders in the introduction to a World History course this year and follow it up with Gapminder to talk about change over time. Thanks Greg.