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A Dr Seuss Map!

Thanks +Vicky Veritas and +CADGIS
 
During World War II, Capt. Theodor Geisel — better known as Dr. Seuss — created a small booklet explaining how to prevent mosquito bites. More great maps at VisualLoop!

More on Dr. Suess' work here: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/08/20/159382005/dr-seuss-on-malaria-this-is-ann-she-drinks-blood

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“Mapping the Medieval World in Islamic Cartography” is one of the 258 episodes (at the time of this publication) in the archives of the Otoman History Podcast, a modest academic project that begun in 2011 and grew to become one of the largest digital resources for academic discussion concerning the Ottoman Empire and the modern …
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Hi Plussers - Happy Wednesday!
Things I am grateful for today, social media edition:
1. My Dad has been commenting on my G+ posts (Hi +Derek Milton!) which is awesome! My parents live on the other side of the country and it's great to know they can see this stuff, too.
2. My friends share awesome poetry with me (see the link).
3. Facebook (which mostly I only use to talk to family) 'reminded' me of the wriggler's first sentence - I did it!
I had forgotten all about that one :)

#dailygratitude #3things
h/t +Lerato Majikfaerie

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Yay awesome poetry
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Beautiful aerial photography of Antarctica.
The mission was designed to capture information about the ice volumes - but the images are beautiful too.
 
NASA aircraft and scientists have returned to the United States after a short ice-surveying mission to Antarctica. Despite having only a week of flying time, the team returned with crucial scientific data and a trove of spectacular aerial photographs.

The flights over Antarctica were part of Operation IceBridge, a multi-year mission to monitor conditions in Antarctica and the Arctic until a new ice-monitoring satellite, ICESat-2, launches in 2016. ICESat-1 was decommissioned in 2009, and IceBridge aircraft have been flying ever since.
NASA aircraft and scientists have returned to the United States after a short ice-surveying mission to Antarctica. Despite having only a week of flying time, the team returned with crucial scientific data and a trove of spectacular aerial photographs. The flights over Antarctica were part of ...
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This should be required reading for those creating any sort of online platform or community.
I've been part of big and small communities, ones I've paid for and free. I've seen really good and really terrible moderation - but it's absolutely possible and absolutely necessary.
After building online communities for two decades, we’ve learned how to fight abuse. It’s a solvable problem. We just have to stop…
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Good read. I've only owned/managed one community in my life and gave been pretty good about keeping the spam and trolling to a minimum. It helps that it's a private community and I take a look at everyone's social media profiles before allowing access.
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NASA is ensuring that all the research they do and all the research they fund is publicly available - articles and data.
Let the fun begin!
NASA just announced that any published research funded by the space agency will now be available at no cost, launching a new public web portal that anybody can access.
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So why are you here?

Google Plus is an odd place.

Every week a handful of people add me to their circles, and I guess a handful of people take me out - because my follower numbers have been fairly static for the last year or so.
I get a few plusses, but most of the interactions on my posts (comments and reshares) come from people who circled me way back at the beginning, and a handful of the Geo Geeks.

So I'm curious - if you've followed me recently, how come?
If you've had me in your circles for a while, why did you stick around?
These are all vanity questions, I guess, but I'm curious :)

I appreciate all the interactions on my posts. It makes me happy to see I've shared something that interests people.
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+John Tocher nice!
It's amazing how much overlap there is with mapping people and 'fantasy' people... right, +Fantastic Maps ?
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This article about Open Street Map by +Jonathan Crowe is an interesting read.
Has OSM outgrown it's core volunteer base?
I did a little bit of OSM editing once, but I didn't find it the most welcoming community. I'd be curious to know your experiences - but probably best to comment on the original article.
The OpenStreetMap Community is at a crossroads, with some important choices on where it might choose to head next, wrote Michal Migurski last month. Identifying three types of map contributors—robot mappers using third party data, crisis mappers responding to a disaster like the Haiti earthquake...
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I love this! Nothing ruins a fantasy novel for me more than opening to the map and seeing stupid cartography - rivers running towards mountains, or at right-angles, swamps upstream of just about any sort of relief.
So finally somebody built a twitterbot that generates realistic fantasy cartography.
This makes me happy.

Thanks Perry Winkle (who i can't seem to plus mention)
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Yeah, and that isn't the "user friendly" part so much. :D

I've downloaded various things over the years to try and none of them even came close.
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National Borders are actually an abstract concept. Unless you build a wall, there's little to mark them. Mostly they are porous and people cross over wherever they want.
The instability in the Middle East has created an environment where the lines are particularly blurry.
This map from Strange Maps shows where the lines might be - at least this month.
Years of war in the Middle East have erased old borders. Here is what the map currently looks like.
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+Wolf Weber Yes, I gave the very shortest taste I could of a subject that would fill a book.
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I gave blood today - #save3lives
and got a milkshake and a cookie.
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1. Today I'm very grateful for my work. I read a cranky blog post on LinkedIn saying that telling grads to look for meaningful work is unrealistic.
I find that really weird - maybe because I grew up around teachers and social workers, maybe because I did a degree strongly grounded in environmental science.
I've always had work that mattered - at least to me.
We had our Open Day at work yesterday and more than seven thousand people trooped through, to learn about mining and earthquakes and fossils and satellites. It's a fun reminder that we do cool science! And people always want to learn.
2. A few conversations I've been dreading turned out really easy this weekend. I'm always grateful when that happens.
3. I have an opportunity for a fancy drink this evening. This always makes me happy :).
#dailygratitude #threethings h/t +Lerato Majikfaerie
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Internet dust in my eye... 
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Playing 'What rock is that?' at the Geoscience Australia Open Day. Inspiring all the budding scientists...
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+Jai Baidell I actually know a lot of women who went into geoscience in the seventies. It seemed pretty welcoming - until you had pesky progeny and couldn't do field work so much. One of them solved that problem by bringing the kids into the field...
http://nci.org.au/2015/11/19/prestigious-award-for-dr-lesley-wyborn/
She stopped doing fieldwork only when she developed an allergy to spinifex grass (which is fairly problematic in the red dirt interior of Australia). She went on to do very cool things in supercomputing - and she still is.
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Easily distracted by maps, books and other shiny things.
Introduction
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known,” Carl Sagan

Incurably Curious
Easily Distracted
Voracious devourer of books
Spatial Professional
Mother
(All in the order they first occurred, not relative importance)

My header image is from here: http://www.john-doe.co/96092/233894/work/miss-universe
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The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.
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Perth - Grand Cayman - Winnipeg
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