MAPPING

Sounds of the city

Besides the standard complaint-generating noises, what do our cities sound like on an day-to-day basis?

Meat eaters

Who are the world's biggest meat consumers?
Instead of just focusing on the overall swinging back and forth of British support for EU membership, a new map shows where levels of ‘euroscepticisim’ and ‘europhilia’ are at their greatest
Geographical’s monthly alternative look at the world through the eyes of cartograms
New findings into the world’s second largest ice body show it’s both melting and growing

The invention of nature

Ahead of a talk at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), author Andrea Wulf sheds light on the extraordinary Alexander von Humboldt – the forgotten father of environmentalism

The Wild Spaces

Where are the world's remaining wild spaces? Benjamin Hennig explores these remaining spots of isolation
A long-awaited, somewhat delayed, digital geologic map of Alaska has been released, made from a ‘treasure trove’ of geological information

Species at risk

Benjamin Hennig maps endangered wildlife species around the world

Mapping rewilding

Definitions of rewilding vary but it can be defined loosely as the process of giving space within human-dominated landscapes back to nature with associated benefits for both wildlife and humans

Rock around the block

The British Geological Survey is using Minecraft to create huge maps of Great Britain
For the first time, scientists have been able to calculate the quantity of groundwater up to two kilometres beneath Earth’s crust. They found that less than six per cent of it is renewable within a human lifetime
With poverty and global development on the agenda, Benjamin Hennig maps out where in the world poverty still persists
A team of researchers have mapped the course of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. They hope it will aid disease response in the future
Observing the Earth’s atmosphere from space, a NASA satellite illustrates changes in the abundance of carbon dioxide
Benjamin Hennig maps humanity’s ecological footprints

Rainbow nation

Riding the new fad for adult colouring books, the Ordnance Survey has a produced a set of labyrinthian city maps to get your felt tips into

People and the sea

Benjamin Hennig illustrates how our world would look if proportionally represented by population

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