Images of globalization

Genetic Tracing of Migration Patterns

Tracing Human History With Genetics, NYT (Dec 9, 2006)

(http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2006/12/09/us/20061210_DNA_GRAPHIC.htm...)

This New York Times map uses genetic mutation patterns to examine human evolution and migration.

Genetic Tracing of Migration Patterns

Urban, dryland, and polar systems

Urban, dryland, and polar systems. Urban systems are built environments with a high human density. For mapping purposes, the MA uses known human settlements with a population of 5,000 or more, with boundaries delineated by observing persistent night-time lights or by inferring areal extent in the cases where such observations are absent.

http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/urban-dryland-and-polar-systems

 

Urban, dryland, and polar systems

2009 Global Internet Map

"The map‘s global projection traces the intercontinental links between the countries of Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and Africa. Regional close-ups provide insight into key routes within each region. Nine accompanying figures and tables present valuable data on Internet bandwidth by country, regional and global Internet capacity growth, backbone providers, traffic by application, wholesale pricing, and broadband user growth" (http://www.telegeography.com/products/map_internet/index.php).

2009 Global Internet Map

Human impact, year 2002 (Miller cylindrical projection)

Human impact, year 2002 (Miller cylindrical projection). The GLOBIO-2 model is based on settlements and modern infrastructure such as roads, powerlines and pipelines. This map presents the current situation, as a baseline for the GEO-3 scenarios. The main wilderness areas in the world are the Arctic, the Amazon, desert areas and the Tibetan plateau. This maps uses an older color scheme that does not differentiate between the three impact classes used in the GLOBIO-2 maps after 2001. http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/human_impact_year_2002_miller_cylindrica...

Human impact, year 2002 (Miller cylindrical projection)

Urban population: status and trends

Urban population: status and trends. Since the dawn of civilization, people have been aggregating in towns and cities. This trend has reached an even higher rate with the dawn of industrialisation, and especially in developing countries, as seen in the graphic. From 1975 to 2015 the number of people in urban areas is projected to more than double.

 

http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/urban_population_status_and_trends

Urban population: status and trends