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Thursday, July 28, 2011

One Day on Earth - Mapped Videos of Life Around the World

One Day on Earth is a global collaborative project that launched last fall for the purpose of documenting 24 hours of life around the world. On October 10, 2010 (10.10.10) people around the world filmed life in their parts of the world. Those recordings were then contributed to a massive film project that will eventually be edited down to showcase the diversity, conflicts, tragedies, and triumphs that take place in a 24 hour period across the globe. The film is not ready yet, but you can explore many of the contributed videos by visiting the One Day on Earth map.

On the One Day on Earth map you can search for videos by location, browse the map by scrolling and zooming, search for videos by keyword, or browse videos by cause. I've embedded below one of the videos I found by zooming in on Mali.

ODOE UNDP Mali River from UNDP on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
Exploring the One Day on Earth map could be a great way for students to see how people in other parts of the world really live. Things like the One Day on Earth map provide a huge advantage over
old ways of teaching Geography in which students used static paper-based atlases. With resources like the One Day on Earth map students can explore their curiosities instantly and in more depth than they could with books and atlases.

H/T to Google Maps Mania