Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Thematic Engine

As part of the discussions at previous meetings of I-USE partners, there was discussion on the way that development data can be mapped.

One of the ways that this can usefully be done is with the Thematic Engine website.
This creates a file which can be downloaded in Google Earth, taken from the CIA World Factbook and UNData database. Students could usefully explore the relative merits of this data source compared to some of the others which are reviewed on the I-USE website.

Google Earth remains a tool that many teachers have familiarity with. The focus for Google may have shifted a little bit towards their mapping rather than Google Earth, but this still provides a good opportunity for exploring and visualising statistical data.

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