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Monday, 27 September 2010

Farewell to Globalis and UNA Norway

After almost 9 years at the United Nations Association of Norway (UNA Norway), it was time to seek new challenges. On monday I'll start working for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). I'll miss my great colleagues and UNA-Norway - and my baby, Globalis.


Globalis is now 7 years old. She speaks 5 languages fluently; Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish and Icelandic. She is very busy teaching thousands of visitors every day about our diverse, unfair and exciting world - by visual means:


Globalis, a lot of clever people have taken part in your upbringing, and I'm sure UNA Norway will give you a long and prosperous life. You're mission in life couldn't be more important!

Please follow Globalis on Facebook!

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A vital part of Globalis is the world map collection. So far it contains 40 maps on environment and human impact. The map data was researched, collected and prepared in cooperation with Nordpil and Grid-Arendal


3 comments:

Tim Sutton said...

Hi

These are great datasets. Are the orginal datasets (vectors or rasters) available for download somewhere? They would be a great resource to have in GIS education efforts here in South Africa.

Regards

Tim

Bjørn Sandvik said...

Hi Tim,

You can't download the datasets from one location, and not all maps are available for download - but many of them are. You'll find the source for each map below "Kilde for kart".

Bjørn

Amgine said...

Congratulations! Oddly enough, I just began work on a yr.no-related project, which has me trying to figure out if http://api.yr.no/weatherapi/geosatellite/1.3/?area=global;type=infrared;width=1200;height=600; is a Winkel-Tripel projection, and if so how to correctly coordinate lat/lon.

Do you have any suggestions?