Which Country Has the Most High Speed Rail Lines?

Caitlin Dempsey

While China only started developed its HSR network in 2003, it has quickly become the country with the most high speed rail lines.

The dark-green, rectangular, reforested area of the Auwahi dryland forest in Hawaii as seen from above with surrounding grassland. Photo: Arthur Medeiros, USGS. Public domain.

What Is The Difference Between Afforestation and Reforestation?

Katarina Samurović

Both reforestation and afforestation represent a conversion of non-forested areas into new forests. So what's the difference between the two terms?

Satellite image over the water showing the location of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau (HKZM) Bridge.

World’s Largest Water Bridge

Caitlin Dempsey

The world's largest sea bridge/tunnel system, which took nine years to build, connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai.

Map showing location of BRICS countries. Map: Cflm001, Mediaiwiki, public domain.

What Does the Acronym BRICS Stand For?

Joe Akintola

The term “BRICs” is an acronym developed from the names of countries that are in a similar stage of newly advanced economic ...

Historical Geography and GIS

Caitlin Dempsey

Historical GIS is the use of GIS data to document the given geography of an area in history.  GIS can ...