Ahasanul Hoque

Ahasanul Hoque

Lives in Bangladesh
Ahasanul Hoque

Monthly Archives / May 2013

The refugee map of the world

May 17, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

There were 800,000 new refugees in the world in 2011, according to the latest data out this week from the UNHCR. 2011 is a record year for forced displacement, with more people becoming refugees than at any time since 2000. • Afghanistan still produces more refugees than any other country – 3,054,709 – followed by […]

Largest Atlas in the World Created using ArcGIS

May 16, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Earth Platinum, the largest atlas ever printed, was released in February 2012 by Millennium House, Australia. Only 31 copies of the 330 pound, leather-bound book exist and each are priced at $100,000. The book measures 6ft by 9ft and has been recognized by Chris Sheedy of the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest […]

Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Maps

May 16, 2013 | Environmental Issues | by aHaSaN

Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps provide a concise summary of coastal resources that are at risk if an oil spill occurs nearby. Examples of at-risk resources include biological resources (such as birds and shellfish beds), sensitive shorelines (such as marshes and tidal flats), and human-use resources (such as public beaches and parks). When an oil […]