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The transfer of geographic knowledge to a broader public is one of the core tasks of the IfL, along with research. Thematic maps and infographics are important media which the Institute uses in a targeted manner to bring the results of geographical research "to the point" and to make spatial information comprehensible at a glance. In view of the rapid increase in the importance of electronic media, the IfL is increasingly developing digital and Internet-based forms of presentation, whereby printed maps continue to enjoy high priority as proven media.

Kleiner Atlas der Siedlungsnamen Deutschlands

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The interactive web application visualises the spatial distribution of the names of towns and villages and thus provides an insight into the two thousand year old settlement history of our country. The IfL experts have compiled around 62,000 data records on as many places in Germany from various sources. They have been prepared in such a way that the interactive map tool filters this store of information as you enter your search and generates the corresponding display in real time. Short texts inform the user about the origin and distribution of some characteristic place name extensions. The visualization tool offers a wide range of possible applications, for example in the field of education. Due to its simple operation, it is also suitable for the illustration of settlement history connections in lower grades.

Kleiner Atlas der Siedlungsnamen Deutschlands

 

Deutschland aktuell 2

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Volker Bode, Sebastian Lentz und Jana Moser (Eds.)
Deutschland aktuell 2 
108 pages, 51 maps, 28 graphics. Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Leipzig 2017
ISBN 978-3-86082-103-9 / 19,90 Euro

Did you know that Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Saxony are the federal states with the highest density of cabaret, that in the EU only Italy produces more bicycles than Germany, and that our domestic mineral water comes from around 800 officially recognised sources? The IfL brochure "Deutschland aktuell 2" offers interesting facts about these and many other special features of our country. The maps, graphics and commentaries extracted from the website Nationalatlas aktuell provide facts and encourage readers to look into further background information. As in the first edition (out of print), the focus is always on regional differences that would not be easily recognisable on the basis of the statistical data alone. Scientifically sound accompanying texts provide an introduction to the respective topic and offer suggestions for interpreting the maps. A total of 21 authors, IfL scientists as well as experts from outside the institute, have contributed to the content.

  • The section "Family and Work" focuses on births, childcare for small children, young people without school-leaving qualifications and women on the labour market.
  • In "Producing and consuming", the focus is on expensive agricultural land, valuable scrap metal, new investors, as well as Germany's watchmaking industry, musical scene and bicycle makers.
  • The chapter "Eating and Drinking" is dedicated to food with protected geographical origin and the domestic production of asparagus, wine and mineral water.
  • In the last part, "Leisure and Travel", readers learn where in the country laughter and skat are played, what the musical theatre is like and what tourism potential we have.

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Nationalatlas aktuell (online)

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In his online journal Nationalatlas aktuell the IfL regularly publishes articles on important topics related to Germany and Europe. The focus is always on one or more maps which make socio-spatial phenomena and developments visible in their regional differentiation. Geographers and experts from related disciplines analyse and interpret the representations in concise accompanying texts.

Nationalatlas aktuell für die Schule

With Nationalatlas aktuell für die Schule the IfL also offers didactic material for geography lessons. It can be freely used by teachers as a supplement and thematic consolidation to the existing teaching materials for grades five or ten to twelve. The materials are designed for 1 to 2 hour teaching units.

Editorial management

Volker Bode
V_Bode@leibniz-ifl.de
Tel.: +40 341 600 55-143

Publisher

Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Sebastian Lentz

 

Nationalatlas aktuell für die Schule

Unter Nationalatlas aktuell für die Schule bietet das IfL zusätzlich didaktisches Material für den Geographie­unterricht an. Es kann als Ergänzung und thematische Vertiefung zu den vorhandenen Unterrichtsmaterialien für die Klassenstufen fünf bzw. zehn bis zwölf von Lehrkräften frei genutzt werden. Die Materialien sind für 1- bis 2-stündige Unterrichtseinheiten gestaltet. Info-Faltblatt

Redaktion

Volker Bode
V_Bode@leibniz-ifl.de
Tel.: +40 341 600 55-143

Herausgeber

Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Sebastian Lentz