Tag Archives: Africa

Sand blown from Africa to Scandinavia

NASA’s Ozone Monitoring Instrument recently gathered information  leading to these fascinating images of dust blown from the Sahara, several thousand miles across Europe. Red represents higher concentrations of particles, grey indicates areas with unreliable data or cloud cover. Over six … Continue reading

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Urban Africa, slum populations

A mapless map from Riccardo Pravettoni at UNEP/GRID-Arendal, a collaborating centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  Using pie charts the inforgraphic visualizes the share of urban populations living in slums –   areas defined as lacking infrastructure such … Continue reading

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Middle East and North Africa Map Game

Test your knowledge on the greater Middle East and North Africa. Can you match the names to the countries on a map? Middle East map game

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Iceland in Africa Geography Fail

Another epic map fail.  In this one you can see how they made the mistake.  They overlayed a little cut-away of Europe in the bottom right corner on a map of Africa, and forgot to remove the Iceland label for Iceland. … Continue reading

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