RESOURCE: Earth-Picker – Web based map game

Earth-Picker is a web-based game that presents players with GoogleEarth panoramic images while in street view and asks them to place where they think it is on a map.

What is great about this is that you have to use cultural and physical land clues as to where you think the location is. There are 5 rounds that provides a score.

If players get stuck, they can click on the arrows to move around and perhaps find more clues such as a street sign that hints to a language used.

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via PewResearch: Global Population Estimates by Age, 1950-2050-INTERACTIVE

JANUARY 30, 2014

Global Population Estimates by Age, 1950-2050

Pew Global Population Interactive

The demographic future for the U.S. and the world looks very different than the recent past. Growth from 1950 to 2010 was rapid—the global population nearly tripled, and the U.S. population doubled. However, population growth from 2010 to 2050 is projected to be significantly slower and is expected to tilt strongly to the oldest age groups, both globally and in the U.S.

Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Population Prospects: 2012 Revision, June 2013

via Pew Research: Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2012

Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2012

U.S. top sending country; India top receiving country

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Remittance U.S. 2012

“Remittances” are funds or other assets sent to their home countries by migrants, either themselves or in the form of compensation for border, short-term and seasonal employees (World Bank, 2013). Total remittances received by a country, as reported by the World Bank, include remittances sent via formal channels, such as banks and other businesses that transfer money. Data in this interactive are provided by the World Bank and follow World Bank definitions adopted from the International Monetary Fund nations (World Bank, 2013). If unofficial remittances were counted, the total could be as much as 50% higher or more, according to household surveys and other evidence cited by the World Bank (World Bank, 2005). Remittance data are provided by the World Bank and follow World Bank definitions adopted from the International Monetary Fund (World Bank, 2013). Remittance flows presented in this map are based in part on World Bank estimates derived from a statistical model, and therefore are subject to some error. For more information, see (Ratha and Shaw, 2007) Incoming remittance flows from specific countries might not add to the total due to World Bank being unable to identify the source of some of the remittance inflows.

Source: World Bank 2012 Bilateral Remittance Matrix.