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5 apps every geographer should have

As we head into the summer holidays, I shiver at the thought that UVHS sixth formers could go without their weekly dose of geography. After all, 5 lessons of geog a week helps you work, rest and play…. Sorry, I’ll stop now.

These apps should help keep you on the geography ball over the summer. Let me know if you have any that you think should be added to the list.

Igeology – Find out what rocks are under your feet courtesy of the British Geological Survey. Android and ITunes

Google maps – a geographer should always know where they are and what is around them…. Good local, place specific detail. Android and ITunes

BBC weather – Hopefully it won’t rain all summer. Great weather detail and easy to use. Android and ITunes

Disaster alert – Tsunami? Tropical cyclone? Earthquake or volcano? Be alerted when and where these occur in real time. It’s scary how much is happening. Android and ITunes

NASA images of change – Compare historic and present day photos of glaciers, cities and landscapes to see physical changes over time. The glacial recession photos are a striking example of climate change in action. ITunes only.

Here are your geography links for the week ending…..13th July 2014

Each week during term I will try to post links to relevant, interesting articles related to geography, as well as some cool clips. As everything is linked to geography it should be an easy task……

  • The census is like a geographer's bible of the UK that is refreshed and updated every ten years. Here are a few cool choropleth link displaying a wealth of census 2011 data.

 

 

 

 

Here are your geography links for….. week ending 4/7/2014

Geography snippets from around the world this week.

  • We’re looking at cold environments at the moment, this BBC article gives you an idea of how ownership of one cold environment, Antarctica, is more complicated than it first seems. It may be cold, dry and inhospitable, but it turns out everybody wants a chunk of the white continent.