Ahasanul Hoque

Ahasanul Hoque

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Monthly Archives / May 2013

Landsat 8 Observing Earth with a clearer view

The latest in the Landsat series of Earth observation satellites, Landsat 8, officially begins its mission on May 30 to extend an unparalleled four-decade record of Earth’s land surface as seen from space. The Landsat program is a joint effort between the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA. NASA launched the Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite […]

Map of where the world’s atheists live

May 24, 2013 | Socio Economic | by aHaSaN

There’s surprisingly little data available on the subject. But a 2012 poll by WIN/Gallup International — an international polling firm that is not associated with the D.C.-based Gallup group — asked more than 50,000 people in 40 countries whether they considered themselves “religious,” “not religious” or “convinced atheist.” Overall, the poll concluded that roughly 13 […]

The 10 Best Bets for Wrist-Mounted GPS

May 23, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

The Global Positioning System works the same way no matter what receiver you use, but your choice of outdoor activity affects which receiver makes the most sense for you. Different manufacturers — with Garmin at the head of the pack — offer wrist-mounted GPS units with varying price points and features, each of which is […]

Map of the best and worst countries to be a mother

May 17, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

A new report by Save the Children, a London-based NGO, gauges and ranks the conditions for mothers in almost every country in the world. Their annual report, just out, shows that Nordic countries are the best places to be mothers. Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are the worst. The Mother’s Index, based on a wide […]

Map of the countries where people feel the most and least loved

May 17, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

There’s some fascinating data embedded in this map, and much of it, befitting Valentine’s Day, is good news. In the vast majority of surveyed countries, most than half of respondents answered yes when asked if they’d felt a lot of love the previous day. The three countries with the very highest scores are, in this […]

A revealing map of the world’s most and least ethnically diverse countries

May 17, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

The greener countries are more ethnically diverse and the orange countries more homogenous. There are a few trends you can see right away: countries in Europe and Northeast Asia tend to be the most homogenous, sub-Saharan African nations the most diverse. The Americas are generally somewhere in the middle. And richer countries appear more likely […]

The food security risk index – map

May 17, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

The index has been developed by the risk analysis company Maplecroft for governments, NGOs and business to use as a barometer to identify those countries which may be susceptible to famine and societal unrest stemming from food shortages and price fluctuations. This map shows the results of evaluating the availability, access and stability of food […]