This is the Muir Glacier in Alaska, shot in August, 1941 and August, 2004. It’s only one example in NASA’s new Images of Change app.
Maps are a precious exercise for the imagination.
But what’s the evidence for benefit tourism? The answer is that there is very little - and it is an extremely complex picture.
“No evidence shows that access to the specific special non-contributory benefit income-based Jobseekers Allowance could be considered a significant driver for EU migrants in the UK.”
Destinations around the world have reported lower arrival numbers for Chinese visitors in the weeks following the introduction of the new Chinese …
The new Chinese tourism law, which came into effect on October 1st, 2013, rules out the common practices of forced shopping or involuntary payments for activities outside fixed itineraries for Chinese package tours. Under this business model, tour operators would not only save on the cost of paying tour guides but would often even receive money from the tour guides for the right to earn commissions from the tourists’ shopping and sightseeing.
Bonito Brazil is selected as the Best Destination for Responsible Tourism at the World Responsible Tourism Awards at the World Travel Mart 2013 in London.
MANAMA has been chosen as next year’s capital of Asian tourism.
The sun-seekers’ haven of Goa has become a hub for drug traffickers and recreational users, police say.
“Even before I got my feet wet in the water, I was offered drugs. That’s how easy and open it is here.”
Worth checking out: Policy, Green Building, and GIS: Transforming Practice & Performance Across Scales on www.usgbc.org
Think Los Angeles at rush hour is bad? Try doing it half-blindfolded with nothing but a radio and a few blinking lights to show you the way.
Last week’s news that London had applied for a .london top level domain name (TLD)—joining a small handful of other cities and regions around the world, including .nyc and .paris—raised the question of how a city might define itself online, where…
In the process, a hotel, restaurant, bar, or bakery; a locksmith, plumber, or architecture office; a government services firm or even a tech blog—all can now territorially mark themselves as being from, and based in, a specific city or region. This has both the positive effect of capturing local clicks and the negative effect of seeming far too insular for others to want to visit them (a plumber.nyc website will all but instantly lose appeal in the eyes of anyone even slightly outside the city).
A crop-dusting aircraft’s graceful, looping route over Russian farmland is tracked by the pilot’s GPS, resulting in a beautiful map you won’t see anywhere
Produced by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Globaia and funded by the UN Foundation. The data visualization summarises and visualizes sev…
The British Library has challenged video game design students to turn old maps and engravings from its collection into virtual worlds.