Image above: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of countries.
Related links to Spatialworlds
GeogSplace (a teaching blog for Year 12 geography)
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website
Where am I??
Adelaide, Australia: S: 34º 55' E: 138º 36'
Global economy through maps
Many consider that the area of economic geography is an oft neglected aspect of geography courses. A concerted effort was made to integrate components of economic geography into the Australian Curriculum: Geography. The following resources mapping economic factors/phenomena across the globe is very useful for those components of the curriculum. The 38 maps on the global economy showcased in this Spatialworlds posting provide some surprises and certainly some great fodder for discussion.
* The 38 maps to explain the global economy is a very powerful way to show the economic geography of the globe.
World export map
Unemployment in Europe
* The Anthropocene - a brave new world or the precursor to the end of the Earth as we know it?
Although not specifically on economic geography, the changes brought about during the Anthropocene will have significant impacts on the economic health of the Earth.
The video on the site is a 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of the earths history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on the equivalent scale to major geological processes.
The other videos on climate change, water and urbanisation on the 'Welcome to the Anthropocene' site are certainly worth a look.