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Laura Lilienthal

Senior Marketing Manager

Laura Lilienthal lead the Corporate Marketing team at eSpatial between 2010 and 2012. In that time she was a major author to the eSpatial blog and a real thought leader for the industry.

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Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Mapping where they’re from!

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Click the image above to view the larger map Last Wednesday, Time's 9th annual "100 most influential people" list was released to the world - ruffling a few feathers, and flattering some others! Described by Time as the people who "inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world" - this year's list toppers saw a generous mix of music figures, aristocracy, and presidential icons, to name but a few. Looking at the list just wasn't telling enough for...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/times-100-most-influential-people-mapping-where-theyre-from

For Earth Day

Co2 levels, mapped!

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Click the image above to view a larger map Did you know that Sunday is Earth Day? Environmental activists we're not - but mapping enthusiasts we are! So upon hearing that it was coming up, we decided that a set of earth-related maps would work best in our attempt to inspire some awareness! Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment - and consider how things like our energy consumption and burning of fuels...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/for-earth-day-co2-levels-mapped

New maps: WHO knows about life expectancy

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Click the image above to view a larger map Every year on 7 April, the World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates its birthday with World Health Day. There's a different theme each year - this year, it's "Ageing and health: Good health adds life to years". With the number of people aged 80+ set to almost quadruple to 395 million between now and 2050, there are lots of good reasons to promote living a healthy life! So we thought, what better...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/new-maps-who-knows-about-life-expectancy

New map for Easter: Different breeds of rabbits

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Easter is almost upon us! The combination of Easter and the northern hemisphere's spring brought rabbits to mind - we can't stop thinking about what the Easter Bunny might bring us! While we're waiting, we decided to look into a rabbit-themed map - so we've mapped the global distribution of different rabbit breeds. The map (above) shows how many different breeds of rabbits you'll find in a number of countries. If you live in a country like Australia, there's only...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/new-map-for-easter-different-breeds-of-rabbits

Earth Hour: Mapping Global Energy Consumption

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Click the image above to view a larger map Have you heard of "Earth Hour" - when hundreds of millions of people all across the planet turn off their lights for one hour, on the same night? It's all happening tomorrow. As confirmed map fanatics, we decided we had to create a map to do our part for the cause! Earth Hour is all about appreciating the world we live in, and doing our part in preserving our planet's future....

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/earth-hour-mapping-global-energy-consumption

The Irish in the United States

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Today, an estimated 80 million people people claim Irish nationality, heritage or descent – more than 17 times larger than the actual population of the Republic of Ireland, and more than 12 times the combined population of Northern Ireland and the Republic! Many members of the Irish diaspora made (and continue to make) their way to the United States – the fabled land of opportunity. Well-known Americans like the Kennedys, Ronald Reagan, Conan O’Brien and even current US President Barack...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/the-irish-in-the-united-states

New map: Irish placenames around the world

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Click the map above to view a larger version Did you know that if your town or city begins or ends with "bally", "derry", "rath" or "shan", that the placename is likely to be Irish in origin? Many Irish placenames (often anglicised versions of the original Irish names) travelled with Irish emigrants as they left home to seek new opportunities all over the world. As a result, many settlements were named after Ireland's larger cities and towns. We've mapped 6...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/new-map-irish-placenames-around-the-world

New map: Women’s suffrage, in honour of International Women’s Day

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Today is International Women's Day - a day when people around the world celebrate women's economic, political and social achievements. A big part of what this date also marks is the achievement of the women's suffrage movement: bringing women the right to vote. In honour of this, we've created maps to show when women received the right to vote and run for office*. The first map (above) displays the decade in which women received the right to vote. New Zealand...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/new-map-womens-suffrage-in-honour-of-international-womens-day

Mapping the Oscars: Birthplaces of Best Actors & Actresses

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The awards season has been running for a few weeks already, and is due to close this weekend with the biggest award ceremony – the Oscars. The Oscars – more formally known as the Academy Awards – have been running since May 1929. That first ceremony took place well out of the public eye – in sharp contrast to the modern, highly publicised event, which is broadcast in over 200 countries worldwide. Members of the entertainment industry largely regard an...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/mapping-the-oscars-birthplaces-of-best-actors-actresses

New maps: Mardi Gras & pre-Lenten celebrations

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Click the map above for a larger version Lent is about to start - which means today is Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday")! Cities around the world are celebrating the pre-Lenten period with a range of carnival-like celebrations. If you're thinking of heading to a Mardis Gras celebration next year, or would like to know more about where these carnival-style events take place, a map is always a good place to start looking! Our first map (above) shows the top 12...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/new-maps-mardi-gras-pre-lenten-celebrations

The EU

Who, and when?

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Click the map above to view a larger map. You may have heard that Croatia recently voted to join the European Union (EU). It's an important and exciting step for Croatia - and for the EU! But if you don't live in Europe, you may not be so familiar with the EU - when it began, who the member states are, and which countries are preparing to join. This map (above right) is a great illustration of EU membership -...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/the-eu-who-and-when

New maps: Christmas markets around the world

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Are you ready for a mappy Christmas? With Christmas festivities in full swing, we've recently been seeing and hearing more and more about the traditional Christmas markets that are taking place all over the world. We thought we'd treat you to some Christmas markets maps so you can see where they're all located. We've even styled our data with some festive cheer - and rather than points for market locations - we have Christmas trees! Our first map (above) illustrates...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/new-maps-well-known-christmas-markets

New maps: Euro 2012 finalists

Euro 2012 final groups The UEFA Euro 2012 football tournament (soccer tournament, if you hail from North America) will be a major highlight of European sports fans’ 2012 calendar. Being an Irish company, we’re particularly delighted to see the Irish team make it into the finals after a 24-year absence. The football fans in our team have come up with two interesting maps to share. The first map (above) shows the final groupings. We were interested to see that two...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/new-maps-euro-2012-finalists

New map: Cities with the highest quality of life

Mercer released the details of their annual Quality of Living worldwide city rankings survey earlier in the week, ranking quality of life for over 200 cities. Click the thumbnail above to view a large map of the global survey results You can view the results here - but we've also mapped the top 50 to give you an idea of the geographical trends at work. Click the thumbnail above to view a large map of the European survey results European...

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