In many cities, it's become popular to hate "gentrifiers," rich people who move in and drive up housing prices — pushing everyone else out. But what's going on in these rapidly-changing urban spaces is a lot more complicated than that.
When you create a marker on Google Maps, you could be revealing the most popular religious and sexual habits in your local region. At least, that's what a group of social geographers demonstrated with their "sex and religion" map.
What will the global population look like in 15 years? The US Census Bureau released a study yesterday that suggests China's vast population will peak in 6 years, and India's population will surpass its size within 15 years.
The National Association of Radio-Distress Signalling and Infocommunications in Hungary has put together a helpful real-time map of global disasters. In this detail, you can see a series of earthquakes that hit Greece, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Russia today, as well as an explosion in Norway and a flood in Finland.