Thursday April 17, 2014

The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division of the New York Public Library has released more than 20,000 copyright-free maps & cartographic resources.

Maps can be viewed and downloaded via Map Warper.

(Source: New York Public Library)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Thursday Apr 17, 2014  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday April 16, 2014

State of planning in Africa: an overview is a 2013 report produced by UN Habitat.

This document presents an overview of the state of planning in Africa.

It is the results of research carried out by the African Planners Association among 15 of its affiliate member countries - Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The research, carried out in 2012, provides a perspective of the roles of urban and regional planners within the process of settlement formation, urbanization and rural development. It focuses on the spatial manifestation of the problems Africa faces and assesses the legislative, policy, human, institutional and educational capacity that exist within the planning profession.

(Source: UN Habitat)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Wednesday Apr 16, 2014  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

How much have we polluted? is a map visualization of global carbon dioxide emissions.

The map allows the user to view the yearly per capital and total CO2 output of individual countries around the world.

Data behind the map is from 1960 to 2008, which enables the user to see which countries have increased or decreased their CO2 emissions over time.

The map also allows the user to compare two countries at once.

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

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