Author Archives: mappedit

About mappedit

Geographical practitioner with an interest in climate change, open mapping, sustainability, the transition movement, transport and many other things.

Warming Up

Subtropical Storm Alberto At the end of May there was an unusual event unfolding in the Western Caribbean. It was the formation of the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season. The hurricane season is typically a period of … Continue reading

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Tracking Shipping Emissions From Space

Sentinel-5P Tracks Ship Emissions The European satellite Sentinel-5P has recently been commissioned as part of the EU Copernicus programme. It has the ability to track shipping from trails of nitrogen dioxide left from exhaust emissions whilst on their journeys. Ships … Continue reading

Posted in ACD, Air Quality, Arctic, Data Quality, Earth Science, Europe, Geography, Hydrogen Fuel, Islands, Mapping, Politics, Pollution, Technology, Weather Forecast | Leave a comment

Venezuela’s Ecological Crisis

Venezuela’s Oil Industry Leaves Polluted Legacy In Venezuela is Lake Maracaibo, the largest lake in the South America. It covers around 13,210 square kilometres and is not actually a lake as it is connected to the Gulf of Venezuela by … Continue reading

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Time For “Talanoa Dialogue”

Three Questions The United Nations Climate Change has a 2018 Talanoa Dialogue Platform. Talanoa dialogue is based upon the traditional word, talanoa, from across the Pacific and Fiji that means to reflect a process of inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue. … Continue reading

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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam & Other Stories

Ethiopia’s Nile Dam Last month the 2020 Visions blog post considered sustainability in Africa along with other areas. It considered the UNA Climate 2020 report which noted that Ethiopia is experiencing much economic growth which is largely sustainable. Part of … Continue reading

Posted in ACD, Carbon Dioxide, Climate Change, Data Quality, flood, Geography, Mapping, railways, Smart Cities, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Transport, Transport, tsunami | Leave a comment

2020 Visions: The Power of Setting Goals

2020 Visions Two projects have strong visions for the year 2020: one is an OpenStreetMap Canada initiative to map all Canadian buildings by 2020 and the other is the United Nations Association United Kingdom (UNA-UK). UNA-UK produced a major report … Continue reading

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Megatrends, Solar Trains and World’s Largest Battery

Megatrends An interesting article from the Guardian newspaper highlights seven megatrends that could benefit global society in the future as well as leading to reduced carbon emissions across the planet. The trends are mostly positive examples of how global society … Continue reading

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