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National Archives map historian, Rose Mitchell, highlights some of the cartographic treasures being put on display as part of a series of exclusive Geographical ‘behind the scenes’ tours
From nuclear warnings to whether your favourite band will ‘make it big’. Prizes amounting to £20,000 were awarded to winners and runners-up across eight categories, from Current Affairs and Politics, to Arts, Entertainment and Pop Culture
New maps of global reptile distribution reveal significant gaps in the network of protected areas
How are the EU member nations faring in the fight for gender equality?
Violence against women violates human rights, and the lack of equal rights is also seen as a major obstacle to a more sustainable development
These 13 poignant infographics are in the running for the 2017 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards
Sometimes referred to as the fourth dimension, time has a highly geographical relevance

Healthy planet

The spatial distribution of healthcare workers globally tells us a lot about levels of development and wealth around the world
Where in America can the country's various hate groups be found?

The Lighter Side

Benjamin Hennig explores visions of a world made bright by humanity
Where in the world is the highest density of languages? Benjamin Hennig maps the answer
Geographical’s resident data cartographer presents a true picture of the UK following the 2017 General Election
Benjmain Hennig explores global mortality with maps
An interactive map highlights the shocking number of ongoing conflicts around the world
Repurposed NASA maps show the racial diversity (and segregation) of the United States in more detail than ever before

Train spotting

Benjamin Hennig maps Europe's public train networks
A new map of global landslide susceptibility reveals vast geographical discrepancies over where landslide deaths occur
Where are Europe's earthquakes located? Benjamin Hennig maps the answer

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