How Are Crowd Sizes Determined?

SCIENCE Key geographic concepts, like density, GIS, and topography, are crucial to accurately evaluating how many people are in a crowd. (The Atlantic) Take a look at a satellite photo of the biggest inauguration crowd in history: the very cold first inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources. Discussion Questions What are some of the … Continue reading How Are Crowd Sizes Determined?

Geo-technology and the Inauguration

Business as usual resumed in Washington D.C. today, and those of us who attended yesterday’s inaugural events are reveling in our personal space once more.  The inauguration ceremony was definitely not for the claustrophobic or cryophobic (fear of cold weather) as crowds filled the 2.2 mile stretch of the National Mall leading west from the U.S. Capitol.  It’s impossible to know the exact number of … Continue reading Geo-technology and the Inauguration