Geography in the News: Ethiopia’s Dam Projects – National Geographic Society Newsroom

Geography in the News: Ethiopia’s Dam Projects – National Geographic Society Newsroom

You can back up your trip for later use or share your outing experience with friends. On June 3, Swann Auction Galleries will host an auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books. This will be the first auction for Alex Clausen, the new Maps Specialist at Swann. Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the PDF Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices.

Via In-App purchase option, it allows you to import/export the files in GPX, MID/MIF, or ESRI Shapefile formats. It also allows you to use map in offline mode. Survey Magic is the application that allows you to RECORD, EXPORT, and IMPORT routes and landmarks together with multimedia data directly to your iPhone.

Roughly 160 Burschenschaften still exist today and many are organized in different organizations ranging from progressive to nationalistic. Among the latter is the Deutsche Burschenschaft organization (DB), which represents about a third of the Burschenschaften. Others are organized in the Schwarzburgbund or the Neue Deutsche Burschenschaft (NeueDB). While the DB still insists upon Fichte’s idea of a German nation based on language, thought and culture, the NeueDB favors defining Germany as the political Germany established by the German Basic Law (constitution) in 1949 and altered by the 1990 unification. Many Burschenschaften are not organized at all since they do not see an organization that represents their values sufficiently.

The product is meant for both professional survey teams and outdoor adventures. Confirming this trend, a 2013 Harris Interactive survey of 2,200 U.S. drivers who use GPS found that 63 percent say that the technology has led them astray at least once by pointing them in the wrong direction or creating complex, confusing and incorrect routes. So, while it may seem that paper maps have gone the way of Atari’s Pong, they are still just as important as ever – not to mention many other benefits that you don’t get with some GPS devices. ( NewsUSA ) – It’s the season of sunshine and road trips – and if you want to get the most out of your four-wheeled adventure, you better pack a map to go along with that electronic GPS.

Two standard geographic calibrations useful to Americans are acres and square miles. One acre equals almost the size of an American football field, less the end zones, or 43,560 square feet.

Quite often Burschenschaften decided to stress extreme nationalist or sometimes also liberal ideas, leading in time to the exclusion of Jews, who were considered to be un-German. Nevertheless, all Burschenschaften were banned as revolutionary by Klemens Wenzel von Metternich of Austria when he issued the reactionary Carlsbad Decrees in 1819.

The United States is the third largest country in the world at 3.7 million square miles, after Russia (6.6 million square miles) and Canada (3.8 million square miles). China has less total territory, but slightly more land territory than the United States.

The primary focus of this release is to increase productivity for cartographers and GIS professionals by enabling them to easily and quickly import data, create high-quality map products, and easily publish or export to print and digital formats,” he added. and technology availability are other important yardsticks in geographic calibration. For example, the U.S. population density is about 88 people per square mile. As a comparison, while one of the world’s most densely populated countries, Bangladesh has 2,850 per square mile. Less than 2 percent of American farmers work this country’s 18 percent arable land, but 63 percent of Bangladeshis are involved in agriculture on 58 percent of its 55,600 square miles.

  • So, while it may seem that paper maps have gone the way of Atari’s Pong, they are still just as important as ever – not to mention many other benefits that you don’t get with some GPS devices.
  • Mr. Gonzalez recalled the moment when his interest was reignited through maps.
  • The primary focus of this release is to increase productivity for cartographers and GIS professionals by enabling them to easily and quickly import data, create high-quality map products, and easily publish or export to print and digital formats,” he added.

“The best reason to keep paper maps in your vehicle, especially on long road trips, is because GPS isn’t always reliable,” says Cynthia Ochterbeck, editorial director of Michelin Travel Partner. Swann was founded in 1941 as an auction house specializing in Rare and Antiquarian Books and is now the largest specialist auctioneer of Works on Paper in the world. Swann conducts approximately 40 sales a year, with departments devoted to Books, Autographs, Maps & Atlases, Photographs and Photobooks, Prints and Drawings, Vintage Posters and African-American Fine Art. Headlining Swann’s June 3, 2014 auction of Maps & Atlases is an unprecedented 17th-century manuscript map of Kyoto as the capital of imperial Japan, mounted on a six-panel screen ($60,000 to $90,000).

He was working as an editor at Reader’s Digest Books in 1990, compiling a historical atlas, when he came across an early-17th-century Mercato r/Hondius map that showed Cuba at the top, Hispaniola at the bottom and three small insets of Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Margarita Island. The map not only reminded him of his forefathers’ home; it was a beautiful object he found himself coveting. Months later, when an edition came up for auction at Swann Galleries, he and Mr. Magnus bought it for $700. The Burschenschaften were student associations that engaged in numerous social activities. However, their most important goal was to foster loyalty to the concept of a united German national state as well as strong engagement for freedom, rights, and democracy.

Of our larger states, Montana and California (147,042 and 163,693 square miles, respectively) are about three times larger than either North Carolina or Alabama. Texas is more than five times larger (268,581 square miles) and Alaska is eleven times larger (663,267 square miles). Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic Society.

Using our yardsticks to compare the sizes of other countries, Israel contains only 8,019 square miles, the size of only about seven U.S. counties. Iraq’s size is 168,754 square miles, almost identical to California. Neighboring Iran has 636,296 square miles, making it nearly as large as Alaska and nearly four times larger than Iraq. Afghanistan contains 250,001 square miles, nearly a third larger than Iraq or California. A common area yardstick used to compare places of different sizes is the size of a state in square miles.

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