1901 United Kingdom
1901 United Kingdom
Archimedes
Created 7/12/2007 | 0 Likes
This historical study offers visualization of the total population distribution of England, Scotland, and Wales in 1901. In it, bar charts are situated on the Google Earth sphere in locations corresponding to urban areas and towns. Thus, one gets a picture of size in relation to location and the opportunity to consider distance and environmental effects in population growth. Visualization of this sort brings history to life in an environmental, whole-earth, context. There are 199 .skp files created individually, each representing a single bar perpendicular to the earth. Each was uploaded to Google Earth where they were merged to form a more convenient single .kmz containing all the information. To see that .kmz that portrays the distribution across the entire island, one must download the .kmz from the link below (rather than merely uploading from the .skp file offered here as a sample of the entire package). Link: http://www-personal.umich.edu/%7Ecopyrght/image/solstice/win06/arlbat2/1901UnitedKingdom.kmz Or, upload each of the sample files (below) directly to GE from the .skp files in this collection. The text in the Alnwick file serves for all (rather than repeating it). This work appeared originally in Arlinghaus and Batty, Solstice: An Electronic Journal of Geography and Mathematics, Vol. XVII, No. 2, December 21 2006. It is archived in the Directory of Open Access Journals of the University of Lund, among other places.