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This World Bank video clip looks at how the organisation has helped make the provision of education more resilient, with schools increasingly designed to withstand extreme weather incidents. This...

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For many teachers and students the NEA feels like a natural place to start using GIS. The ability to efficiently collect, present and analyse spatial data is of huge importance to a successful...

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‘Demography, demography, demography!’ It’s hard not to overstate the importance of studying population in geography. A good understanding of the dynamics and spatial dimensions of demography seems...

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Geographical perspectives on economic and social development are an integral part of the secondary curriculum. How can geospatial resources offer support for learning in this area? Fortunately, the...

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One aspect of human geography where GIS can support learning very effectively is in the study of urban issues and challenges, particularly with data visualisation and data analysis. A particular...

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In the UK, where weather is allegedly our favourite topic of conversation, to what extent are people aware of the role of geospatial knowledge and skills in forecasting the weather? Many blogs...

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Geospatial resources are making an increasingly significant contribution to our knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s fundamental structure. Consequently, we need to share such developments...

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Although there’s a tendency to associate glacial landscapes with upland areas, the whole of Britain and Ireland, along with many other mid-latitude countries, have been profoundly sculpted by...

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To say that coasts are important to humanity is something of an understatement. Coastal zones enabled our ancestors survive significant climate changes. The spread of humanity frequently happens...

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What do long profiles and cross profiles really look like? When studying rivers, GIS can help students gain a deeper understanding of how river features are created, think more deeply about the...

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It’s very important to teach with and about GIS as early as possible in the geography curriculum. ‘But students don’t have access to IT’ is a common and understandable response to this mandate. We...

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In a University Challenge 2022-23 quarter final on 13th March, Jeremy Paxman asked this question: ‘Which English physician is noted for his investigations of cholera in nineteenth century London,...

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After ten days without a working washing machine, yesterday, a new machine arrived! I’m tempted to watch it like TV, such is the positive impact it has had on my family already. Momentarily gazing,...

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Rethink is a BBC Radio 4 series presented by Amol Rajan, and inspired by how the world might change after the coronavirus pandemic. Most recently Amol and his guests have been ‘rethinking’ climate...

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We are all aware that Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere - with a turbulent history both in terms of the environment and politics.

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Forty Farms is a collection of photographs (and film), created in 2020 by photographer (and farmer) Amy Bateman and conveys a real sense of place. It features farms from across Cumbria, many of...

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This World Bank clip looks at the implications of climate change for East Asia and the Pacific, and their ability to adapt to the challenges that it poses and, hopefully, overcome them.

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Many of you teach Nigeria as your NEE example for AQA GCSE Changing Economic World so will be familiar with the catastrophic Bodo oil spills of 2008 and 2009. But have you heard of Dr Eucharia...

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The next Census 2021 data drop is here and it’s conveniently presented in the form of a new, user-friendly and fully searchable Census Maps tool.

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The Living Planet Report 2022 is WWF’s most comprehensive study to date of trends in global biodiversity and the health of our planet. It reports that global wildlife populations have plummeted by...

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