mjgardner, to Geology
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rocks but is where it’s at

shekinahcancook, to art
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Has the Mystery of the ‘Mona Lisa’ Background Been Solved?

Ann Pizzorusso, a geologist and art historian, says she’s identified the location in the background of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting.
Sarah Kuta - Daily Correspondent - May 20, 2024

"...Past theories about the background have focused primarily on the bridge and the road in the painting...

However, Pizzorusso says these theories ignore the rock formations in Leonardo’s artwork.

“The arched bridge was ubiquitous throughout Italy and Europe, and many looked very similar,” she tells the Observer’s Dalya Alberge. “It is impossible to identify an exact location from a bridge alone. They all talk about the bridge, and nobody talks about the geology...”

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mona-lisa-background-mystery-180984377/

geonews, to geopolitics
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Wordle locked in legal row with spinoff, Worldle

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cjrr5ee5zv8o

gutenberg_org, to books
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French geographer and historian André Duchesne died in 1640.

He is often regarded as the father of French history due to his extensive and methodical research into the history of France and its nobility. He is noted for his systematic approach to historical research, emphasizing the importance of primary sources and critical analysis. His work often involved the collection and publication of historical documents, charters, and records.

JohnDA, to NewZealand
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The Evening Post, 27 May 1924:
WOMEN IN PRINT.

Patriotic New Zealanders occasionally are shocked by the ignorance of those with whom they come in contact abroad of the whereabouts of the best little country in the world. The training of business men does not always include geography, says the Otago “Daily Times,” but a university should not fall into the crude error revealed in an envelope received in Dunedin. A member of the Otago University staff has been in communication with the University of Geneva, and was pained to receive from that distinguished seat of learning the other day a letter addressed: “University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, U.S.A.”
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19240527.2.116
See also Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omission_of_New_Zealand_from_maps

syntaxseed, to geopolitics
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The new Canada-USA bridge is ALMOST connected! 11m to go!

Pretty cool. 🤩

🇨🇦🇺🇲

polgeonow, to Norway
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, & say that on May 28 they'll join nearly 3/4 of the world's countries in officially recognizing as an independent country. and say they might soon too. https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c4nn78r3w3ko

@geography @geopolitics

David, to geopolitics
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Not so easy today.

#Worldle #851 (21.05.2024) 3/6 (100%)
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#geography
https://worldle.teuteuf.fr

RebelGeo, to geopolitics
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The Egyptian pyramid chain was built along the now abandoned Ahramat Nile Branch

https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-024-01379-7

simulatedchollas, to DadBin
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New court filing documents Israel's creation of extermination zones in Gaza where any person can be murdered—including children, in camps, shot in the head by IOF snipers while foraging for food
https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20240510-wri-01-00-en.pdf #gaza #genocide #children #palestine #southafrica #israel #usa #germany #uk #extermination #holocaust #geography #food #famine

mrundkvist, to DadBin
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Children are vague on geography and tend to assume that any place they know well is well-known to everyone. They will use obscure place names and get confused when you have never heard of them.

One of the kids I grew up with used to talk about his or her summers at "Haverdal". Neither of us had any idea of where it was on the map. Now I learn that it's a nature reserve in Halland, SW Sweden.

polgeonow, to Minnesota
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polgeonow, to Palestine
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polgeonow, to Palestine
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delegation gets upgrade to its Observer status at the , as large majority of countries urge for it to be granted membership (so far blocked by US vetoes at ) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-68983650 @geography @geopolitics

Le_bottin_des_jeux_linux, to linuxgaming
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🛠️ Title: uMap
🦊️ What's: A libre tool for designing and distributing online maps from OSM data
🏡️ https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/
🐣️ https://github.com/umap-project
🔖
📦️ -based
📖 Our entry: https://www.lebottindesjeuxlinux.tuxfamily.org/en/online/lights-on/

🥁️ Update: 2.3.0
⚗️ Consistent version 🦍️
📌️ Changes: https://docs.umap-project.org/en/master/changelog/
🦣️ From: 📶️ https://github.com/umap-project/umap/releases.atom

🕯️https://www.youtube.com/embed/sfyw8fJOIJY
🕯️https://www.youtube.com/embed/thQZZ40w9dk
🕯️[fr] https://www.youtube.com/embed/wltRtGYmwxo

tangledwing, to photography
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Sunrise 🌞 in the Swiss Alps.

gutenberg_org, to books
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German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer Alexander von Humboldt died in 1859.

His most significant and famous expedition was to Latin America (1799 to 1804). Accompanied by Aimé Bonpland, he explored vast regions, including the Orinoco River, the Andes, the Amazon River, and even observed the political & social conditions of the Spanish colonies. His journey also included a visit to the United States.

Alexander von Humboldt at PG:
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/1995

Ideas for a geography of plants together with a nature painting of the tropical countries. Historical scientific illustration from Alexander von Humboldt's "Geographie der Pflanzen in den Tropen-Ländern", showing a cross-section of Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador depicting various plant species at different altitudes, surrounded by columns of detailed text and tables listing species names and elevations, with a cloud-filled sky in the backdrop.

gutenberg_org,
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"Our imagination is struck only by what is great; but the lover of natural philosophy should reflect equally on little things."

Equinoctial Regions of America (1814-1829)

~Alexander von Humboldt (14 September 1769 – 6 May 1859)

wnd, to uk
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Today I have been dusting off some old code looking at the perennial question of "where is the centre of country x" for a value of x is the UK.

I here are two methods of identifying the centre point, one based on a geographic bounding box centroid for the UK, and a population centroid calculated by slicing the UK into 100m horizontal and vertical rectangles and working out the cumulative centre point using @WorldPopProject data in an EPSG:3034 projection

Detailed map using OpenStreetmap data projected on EPSG:3034 the centre point for the UK at a point in a field in the Southern borders of Scotland and England
Map using OpenStreetmap data projected on EPSG:3034 the population centre point for the UK corresponding to a field between somewhere between Montilo Farm and Pailton near Rugby
Detailed map using OpenStreetmap data projected on EPSG:3034 the population centre point for the UK corresponding to a field between somewhere between Montilo Farm and Pailton near Rugby

polgeonow, to Israel
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How evolving landscapes impacted First Peoples’ early migration patterns into Australia (www.sydney.edu.au)

For the first time, dynamic modelling of terrain at the University of Sydney has helped us better understand how humans first travelled across the combined continent of Sahul - Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania - between 35,000 and 70,000 years ago.

GregCocks, to geopolitics
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As a geologist AND spatial data guy, I approve, not that you maybe care... 🙃

Le_bottin_des_jeux_linux, to linuxgaming
@Le_bottin_des_jeux_linux@floss.social avatar

🛠️ Title: uMap
🦊️ What's: A libre tool for designing and distributing online maps from OSM data
🏡️ https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/
🐣️ https://github.com/umap-project
🔖
📦️ -based
📖 Our entry: https://www.lebottindesjeuxlinux.tuxfamily.org/en/online/lights-on/

🥁️ Update: 2.1.3➜2.2.2
⚗️ Consistent version 🦍️
📌️ Changes: https://docs.umap-project.org/en/master/changelog/
🦣️ From: 📶️ https://github.com/umap-project/umap/releases.atom

🕯️https://www.youtube.com/embed/sfyw8fJOIJY
🕯️https://www.youtube.com/embed/thQZZ40w9dk
🕯️[fr] https://www.youtube.com/embed/wltRtGYmwxo

polgeonow, to journalism
@polgeonow@mstdn.social avatar

The things I come across while studying territorial control in :

Impressively well-researched and organized investigative report from @reuters on who directed apparent campaign of against people in state last year. https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/sudan-politics-darfur-violence/

@geography

JulietJFall, to geopolitics
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Happy to be presenting my book & comic project tonight at the University of Cagliari, during an interdisciplinary seminar as part of my Visiting Professorship.
As I've been spending the past few days translating the 'comic' section of it into French from the original English, and will be presenting this in Italian, it really makes me think about how language shapes how we think and write about the world, beyond images.

Slide showing the three sections of the book, 1. Locking the line; 2. Making the line; 3. Holding the line; each with a choice of drawing to illustrate the theme. The first shows a fence used; the second a hand holding a historic map; and the third shows workers laying a border stone.

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