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16.5 Million Property Records

From over 500 local government organizations. Property data is routinely updated, usually daily, from each jurisdiction’s source data systems.

Comparables Search

Perform advanced searching of properties within each jurisdiction based on multiple assessment attributes (e.g. Year Built, # of Bedrooms, ASsessed Value, Sales Price, Occupancy, Style, Tax District).

Geographic Information System (GIS)

Beacon and qPublic.net’s GIS based framework allows users to visualize and navigate data in an intuitive map interface. Users may explore multiple layers of data resources from local government entities in these portals.

Disclaimer: Map graphic and text data in a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) are representations or copies of original data sources, and are provided to users as is with no expressed or implied warranty of accuracy, quality, or completeness for any specific purpose or use. These data do not replace or modify site surveys, deeds and other conveyances; original and as built engineering plans; and other drawings and/ or legal documents that establish land ownership, land use, or on-site structure location. Please contact your local officials for additional information regarding specific data sets.

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15/10/2017

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Process Maps #process #maps,value #stream #map,flowchart


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Process Maps

Process Maps are detailed flow diagram of the process using color coded symbols that drill further into the high level map generated on the SIPOC .

The purpose is to visually represent the process as it is in reality. Complete the current state map by walking (GEMBA walk) and experiencing the process. This is a valuable learning experience, the team will quickly gain insight about the actual flow. Don’t sit in a room and think it through yourself or with the team. Patience, time, asking questions are all part of the completing this map.

Create a current state and a future state. Your team may want a future state with a short term target (such as 90 days) and a long term ideal state.

To capture all the complexity and improvement opportunities by analyzing each step in detail. Seek out the 7-Wastes and enhance current value-added activities.

Levels of a Process Map

  • Automation Opportunities
  • Material Handling
  • Duplication
  • Redundancy
  • Decisions
  • Delays
  • Rework Loops
  • Non-Value Added Steps vs. Value-Added Steps

These represent opportunity for waste elimination. Proceed with the goal to eliminate waste before settling for waste reduction. Throughout the entire process map, look for the 7-Wastes. So, before process mapping, educate the team on how to “see” waste .

Take caution when considering “automation” to take over manual processes. People are adaptable and much more flexible. Automation is fixed, constant, and often difficult to fix and maintain. In a JIT environment the decision to automate is advised with caution.

This map is considered a living document. It is meant to be reviewed and updated on a continuous basis. The more detail it contains, the better understanding you and the team will have of the true process and opportunities.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Process Map Example

A good process map gets the process from the 50,000 foot level to the ground level of the actual process.

The development of the map is a team effort and it will educate everyone on the reality of the process and most often how little of the total process is value added. Typically, there are obvious improvements that will be become evident while the mapping is being done.

It will not be perfect the first time through, add more detail as it evolves. It is important to remain with the Start and Finish boundaries set forth by the SIPOC in the DEFINE phase.

The team needs to begin identifying the value added steps versus the non-value added steps and time. This realization is clearer during Value Stream Mapping (VSM) that adds more quantification to the steps.

Creating a future state or ideal state (while being realistic yet not too limited) will make it clear to the team that everything getting in the way is opportunity to improve. Laws, regulations, customer standards, past paradigms all need to be challenged because they change over time.

Creating a process map on a computer is common and many software programs exist that have symbols created. However, the first drafts are often very complex and frequently revised.

Create the real flow on paper and post it publicly for others to offer input and critique. It is very important to catch the rework loops, communication issues, decision delays, stops, starts, pick-ups, drop-offs, and other waste so the team fully understands the opportunities.

These hidden factory “what-if” and “sometimes” paths are important for everyone to document and understand. This knowledge will create better subjective decisions when assigning weights to the inputs using the subjective root cause analysis tools in the Measure phase.

Rework Loops

Rework loops are where defects and wasted time are occurring. The team should focus on preventing them, reducing their severity, and detecting them if they can not be eliminated.

Some product or process may actually go through the rework path multiple times and the map does not illustrate this unless specially noted and discussed.

The picture below shows two Rework Loops. Rework loops have varying severity. The process map does not show the amount or cost of pieces scrapped or the amount or cost of pieces reworked. Use the yield calculations to get this data.

Often a Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY) is calculated to help quantify the scrap and rework through these loops and this does not always mean the lowest RTY is the worst financially or to the customer.

If one type of rework is more expensive or higher risk to the customer (such as a delayed delivery), then it may be a higher priority to improve. This is all going to shake out in the subjective root cause analysis tools and the inputs get funneled out to the most important, key process input variables (KPIV’s).

Insurance companies will often use flowcharts to identify hazards or perils that could result in exposure. Flowcharts should also be used by the team to evaluate ideas to reduce these exposures, similar to reducing the severity, occurrence, and detection of an input within a FMEA .

Risk managers often use them along with questionnaires for employees, inspections, and statistical analysis of previous losses to establish premiums for the company. Have an internal Risk Manager sit on your team from your company may be another way to capture financial savings .

Through a careful and detailed inspection process the best overall risk assessment can be done. Process Maps can provide a lot of information in an easy to read format. They will be looking for potential problems that are a combination of hazards, perils, and exposures.

A Six Sigma team may be working to reduce the number of Recordable Injuries and Lost Time Injuries. Some improvements that may be implemented are alarm systems, sprinklers in new areas, facility-wide intercoms, and others that may also qualify your company for reduced property insurance premiums.

Create a Process Map in Excel

Value-Added vs. Non-Value Added

Theoretically, the perfect state of a value stream or flowchart is to have 100% of the steps adding value .

What does this mean?

  • Physical change in the product
  • Customer is willing to pay for the step or service
  • First time yield is 100% – done right the first time

There is some debate about compliance steps. Certain steps are done to meet compliance criteria such testing and documentation. There is usually opportunity to streamline this “regulatory” or “business-mandated” processes.

The team should review these and not simply accept that they are requirements. Challenge the process and rule, ensure that the rules have not changed and get evidence of the rule to validate. Perhaps, the current method has waste or even the requirement is not being met.

  • Set-ups
  • Preparation
  • Meetings
  • Any of the 7-Wastes
  • Inspections (that are not “business or regulatory” requirements
  • Not necessary to add value to the product or service
  • Customer is not willing to pay for the step

Process Mapping – Download

This module provides lessons on how to use different types of process mapping tools to breakdown and understand your business processes. It also gives an insight of how the outputs from this tool can become critical inputs for the more advanced tools you may use through your DMAIC journey.

Flowchart Symbols

Different sources will use suggest different colors denotations for symbols. The color will help to identify specific steps when looking at very detailed maps. It is important that your teams uses a consistent color scheme. There are hundreds of symbols, some of the most common are shown.

Variations

Several other visual tools are forms of Process Maps and each has a specific use, is a part of another tool, or is a type of process map.

For example, the SIPOC is more than a very high level process map, it defines the Suppliers, Inputs, Outputs, and Customers and its “Process Map” portion is very generic.

Some of these tools are:

-IDEF Modeling
-SIPOC (very high level)
-Deployment Flow Chart – (focuses on hand-off points)
-Value Stream Map (more quantitative but also has limitations)
-Activity Diagram (more detailed than the SIPOC)
-Detailed Process Map (most detailed “ground” level)
-Swim Lane Process Map


02/10/2017

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Detailed Maps of Australia #jayco #travel #trailers

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Australia Travel Maps

Arming yourself with maps of various types is a necessity when learning to get around in a new place. International students who come to Australia should have road and transportation maps, as well as maps of the local area. Visitors should also possess a complete map of Australia and its regions. Fortunately, maps are readily available for those who need them.

Types of Maps

A complete map of Australia typically displays the six states and two territories that comprise the country: New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), and the Northern Territory.

Transportation maps are handy for newcomers. Australia offers several means of public transportation including bus, rail, air, and ferry. Many of the bus and rail routes coordinate, permitting visitors to easily plan trips and change from rail to bus or bus to rail to get to their destinations. The rail system boasts comfortable, modern long distance and commuter trains. Bus travel is common in Australia. Buses are an economical and practical way to travel through the country. Most metro districts operate efficient bus routes and maps are available both online and at stations. For those who drive, a map of Australia roads and highways is imperative.

Other useful maps include recreation, topographical, and wilderness area maps, beach maps, points of interest maps, local, and historical maps. Back country activities, such as hiking, are extremely popular in parts of Australia and a current map is essential when participating in such pastimes.

Along with the traditional map of Australia, transportation, road, highway, and historical maps are some more unusual maps. For example, the Australian government offers a National Public Toilet map on its web site that lets visitors interactively plan a trip that marks every public toilet along the way. The map can be downloaded to a computer or mobile phone. Perhaps a less useful, but nonetheless interesting, map is the Australia Is Big map that overlays a graphic of various countries over the Australian continent to help viewers visualize just how big Australia is.

The government of Australia provides many online mapping services. You can plan your trip, view public transportation routes and connections, download and print maps in PDF format, or download maps to your mobile phone. Most state and territory web sites offer similar services.

Many online trip planning and mapping services sell printed maps, atlases, and other types of maps. Printed maps can also be found at various Australian locations within a locale.

Public bus and rail system web sites are extremely useful sources of maps. Routes can be planned online and maps printed out according to specific instructions.

International students will find many map resources at their educational institution. A map of Australia is just one type they will find. Local, transportation, historical, points of interest, and many other types of maps will be available to them.

Accurate maps will go far to enhance your stay in Australia. Being lost will probably happen on occasion, until you are familiar with the area, but with good maps and common sense, getting lost will be a minor diversion and not a frustrating experience.





21/09/2017

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Airline Seat Maps, Flights shopping and Flight information- Best Airplane Seats

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Cheap Flights

Do you have the G-Factor?

Your journey – and your flight – matter and who better than SeatGuru to make sure you have the best one possible. No one knows cabin comfort like SeatGuru: we’ve been helping travelers choose the best airline seat for over ten years. And now we’ve condensed all our knowledge into our new Guru Factor (“G-Factor “) rating so you can choose the best possible flight for your journey. The G-Factor gives you comprehensive yet clear information about what to expect from the overall flight experience.

With our newly launched flight comparison search engine, SeatGuru not only finds you the cheapest flights but just as importantly gives you our G-Factor recommendation for each flight option. We’ll tell you which itineraries score high on legroom and comfort and which ones don’t. Each flight from the SeatGuru price comparison engine has been run through the new G-Factor algorithm (patent pending) and comes with our straightforward recommendation: “Love it “, “Like it “, or “Live with it “.

The G-Factor recommendation is based on the following:

  • An overall comfort score based on the type of seat, seat pitch, width, and recline for each cabin
  • Data from over 45,000 user comments on more than 700 different aircraft configurations
  • Our comprehensive customer service and satisfaction ratings for hundreds of airlines
  • In-flight entertainment such as seatback TV, live satellite, and other audio and video options
  • Onboard product offerings such as WiFi, seat power ports, and other additional amenities

The G-Factor algorithm condenses all of the above and more – it is our secret formula used to calculate our SeatGuru G-Factor recommendation for each flight: “Love it “, “Like it “, or “Live with it “.

For those that believe the journey does matter – we’ve created the G-Factor to make sure you have the best flight possible.





08/09/2017

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Dominican Republic: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel

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Dominican Republic

President: Danilo Medina (2012)

Land area: 18,680 sq mi (48,381 sq km); total area: 18,815 sq mi (48,730 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 10,349,741 (growth rate: 1.25%); birth rate: 18.97/1000; infant mortality rate: 19.63/1000; life expectancy: 77.8

Geography

The Dominican Republic in the West Indies occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. Its area equals that of Vermont and New Hampshire combined. Duarte Peak, at 10,417 ft (3,175 m), is the highest point in the West Indies.

Government

Representative democracy.

History

The Dominican Republic was explored by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492. He named it La Espa ola, and his son, Diego, was its first viceroy. The capital, Santo Domingo, founded in 1496, is the oldest European settlement in the Western Hemisphere.

Spain ceded the colony to France in 1795, and Haitian blacks under Toussaint L’Ouverture conquered it in 1801. In 1808, the people revolted and captured Santo Domingo the next year, setting up the first republic. Spain regained title to the colony in 1814. In 1821 Spanish rule was overthrown, but in 1822 the colony was reconquered by the Haitians. In 1844, the Haitians were thrown out and the Dominican Republic was established, headed by Pedro Santana. Uprisings and Haitian attacks led Santana to make the country a province of Spain from 1861 to 1865.

President Buenaventura B ez, faced with an economy in shambles, attempted to have the country annexed to the U.S. in 1870, but the U.S. Senate refused to ratify a treaty of annexation. Disorder continued until the dictatorship of Ul ses Heureaux; in 1916, when chaos broke out again, the U.S. sent in a contingent of marines, who remained until 1924.

A sergeant in the Dominican army trained by the marines, Rafa l Leonides Trujillo Molina, overthrew Horacio V squez in 1930 and established a dictatorship that lasted until his assassination in 1961, 31 years later. In 1962, Juan Bosch of the leftist Dominican Revolutionary Party, became the first democratically elected president in four decades.

Next: Freely-Elected President Balaguer Witnesses Withdrawal of Foreign Troops





04/08/2017

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Bath Travel, Bath Maps. #flights #cheap

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Bath Travel Maps

There s nothing like planning ahead and organising the details for your visit, especially when it comes to one of the most important parts getting here!

This section provides all you need to know about Bath travel, such as getting here via different modes of transport, parking. how to get about once you re here and the areas surrounding the city.

Prior to your arrival, make sure you ve taken a look or downloaded one of our free maps so you can easily find your way around.

When you re out exploring and looking for maps Bath has several way marker posts using the same map at multiple points around the city, so hopefully you ll never be lost! (You can always ask a friendly local for directions though, who are often happy to help point you in the right direction.)

Keen to explore outside the city? Our downloadable Bath Map clearly shows key routes and the location of popular nearby areas such as Bristol, the Cotswolds, the Mendips and many more.

If you re looking for other guides and maps Bath Visitor Information Centre sells a wide selection, which can also be purchased online too.

If you are planning on travelling to Bath by car, our Parking Map will help you find a suitable place to park around the city centre. however, if you re after a hassle free trip to Bath then it is advised to travel by public transport as the city centre can become very busy during peak times.

Bath is located in the South West of England just 90 minutes from London Paddington via train.

Bath Spa bus and train station is located in the city centre, just across the road from all the main shops and centrally located attractions.

Travelling to Bath via train is a great way to get here, with some great value fares available if booked well in advance.

You ll also have the benefit of being able to sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside as you make your way into the city.

For all you need to know about Bath travel or to download a Bath map, browse our different sections below.





01/08/2017

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Czech Republic: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel

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Czech Republic

President: Milos Zeman (2013)

Prime Minister: Bohuslav Sobotka (2014)

Land area: 29,836 sq mi (77,276 sq km); total area: 30,450 sq mi (78,866 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 10,627,448 (growth rate: 0.17%); birth rate: 9.79/1000; infant mortality rate: 2.63/1000; life expectancy: 78.31

Geography

The Czech Republic’s central European landscape is dominated by the Bohemian Massif, which rises to heights of 3,000 ft (900 m) above sea level. This ring of mountains encircles a large elevated basin, the Bohemian Plateau. The principal rivers are the Elbe and the Vltava.

Government

Parliamentary democracy.

History

Probably about the 5th century A.D. Slavic tribes from the Vistula basin settled in the region of Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia. The Czechs founded the kingdom of Bohemia and the Premyslide dynasty, which ruled Bohemia and Moravia from the 10th to the 16th century. One of the Bohemian kings, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, made Prague an imperial capital and a center of Latin scholarship. The Hussite movement founded by Jan Hus (1369? 1415) linked the Slavs to the Reformation and revived Czech nationalism, previously under German domination. A Hapsburg, Ferdinand I, ascended the throne in 1526. The Czechs rebelled in 1618, precipitating the Thirty Years’ War (1618 1648). Defeated in 1620, they were ruled for the next 300 years as part of the Austrian empire. Full independence from the Hapsburgs was not achieved until the end of World War I, following the collapse of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.

A union of the Czech lands and Slovakia was proclaimed in Prague on Nov. 14, 1918, and the Czech nation became one of the two component parts of the newly formed Czechoslovakian state. In March 1939, German troops occupied Czechoslovakia, and Czech Bohemia and Moravia became German protectorates for the duration of World War II. The former government returned in April 1945 when the war ended and the country’s pre-1938 boundaries were restored. When elections were held in 1946, Communists became the dominant political party and gained control of the Czechoslovakian government in 1948. Thereafter, the former democracy was turned into a Soviet-style state.

Nearly 42 years of Communist rule ended with the nearly bloodless velvet revolution in 1989. V clav Havel, a leading playwright and dissident, was elected president of Czechoslovakia in 1989. Havel, imprisoned twice by the Communist regime and his plays banned, became an international symbol for human rights, democracy, and peaceful dissent. The return of democratic political reform saw a strong Slovak nationalist movement emerge by the end of 1991, which sought independence for Slovakia. When the general elections of June 1992 failed to resolve the continuing coexistence of the two republics within the federation, Czech and Slovak political leaders agreed to separate their states into two fully independent nations. On Jan. 1, 1993, the Czechoslovakian federation was dissolved and two separate independent countries were established the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in March 1999.

In Aug. 2002, severe flooding caused 70,000 people in Prague and 200,000 nationwide to be evacuated.

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12/06/2017

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Bath Travel, Bath Maps. #srm #travels

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Bath Travel Maps

There s nothing like planning ahead and organising the details for your visit, especially when it comes to one of the most important parts getting here!

This section provides all you need to know about Bath travel, such as getting here via different modes of transport, parking. how to get about once you re here and the areas surrounding the city.

Prior to your arrival, make sure you ve taken a look or downloaded one of our free maps so you can easily find your way around.

When you re out exploring and looking for maps Bath has several way marker posts using the same map at multiple points around the city, so hopefully you ll never be lost! (You can always ask a friendly local for directions though, who are often happy to help point you in the right direction.)

Keen to explore outside the city? Our downloadable Bath Map clearly shows key routes and the location of popular nearby areas such as Bristol, the Cotswolds, the Mendips and many more.

If you re looking for other guides and maps Bath Visitor Information Centre sells a wide selection, which can also be purchased online too.

If you are planning on travelling to Bath by car, our Parking Map will help you find a suitable place to park around the city centre. however, if you re after a hassle free trip to Bath then it is advised to travel by public transport as the city centre can become very busy during peak times.

Bath is located in the South West of England just 90 minutes from London Paddington via train.

Bath Spa bus and train station is located in the city centre, just across the road from all the main shops and centrally located attractions.

Travelling to Bath via train is a great way to get here, with some great value fares available if booked well in advance.

You ll also have the benefit of being able to sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside as you make your way into the city.

For all you need to know about Bath travel or to download a Bath map, browse our different sections below.





11/06/2017

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Dominican Republic: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel

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Dominican Republic

President: Danilo Medina (2012)

Land area: 18,680 sq mi (48,381 sq km); total area: 18,815 sq mi (48,730 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 10,349,741 (growth rate: 1.25%); birth rate: 18.97/1000; infant mortality rate: 19.63/1000; life expectancy: 77.8

Geography

The Dominican Republic in the West Indies occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. Its area equals that of Vermont and New Hampshire combined. Duarte Peak, at 10,417 ft (3,175 m), is the highest point in the West Indies.

Government

Representative democracy.

History

The Dominican Republic was explored by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492. He named it La Espa ola, and his son, Diego, was its first viceroy. The capital, Santo Domingo, founded in 1496, is the oldest European settlement in the Western Hemisphere.

Spain ceded the colony to France in 1795, and Haitian blacks under Toussaint L’Ouverture conquered it in 1801. In 1808, the people revolted and captured Santo Domingo the next year, setting up the first republic. Spain regained title to the colony in 1814. In 1821 Spanish rule was overthrown, but in 1822 the colony was reconquered by the Haitians. In 1844, the Haitians were thrown out and the Dominican Republic was established, headed by Pedro Santana. Uprisings and Haitian attacks led Santana to make the country a province of Spain from 1861 to 1865.

President Buenaventura B ez, faced with an economy in shambles, attempted to have the country annexed to the U.S. in 1870, but the U.S. Senate refused to ratify a treaty of annexation. Disorder continued until the dictatorship of Ul ses Heureaux; in 1916, when chaos broke out again, the U.S. sent in a contingent of marines, who remained until 1924.

A sergeant in the Dominican army trained by the marines, Rafa l Leonides Trujillo Molina, overthrew Horacio V squez in 1930 and established a dictatorship that lasted until his assassination in 1961, 31 years later. In 1962, Juan Bosch of the leftist Dominican Revolutionary Party, became the first democratically elected president in four decades.

Next: Freely-Elected President Balaguer Witnesses Withdrawal of Foreign Troops





03/05/2017

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Airline Seat Maps, Flights shopping and Flight information- Best Airplane Seats

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Travel Tips and reviews by SeatGuru

Cheap Flights

Do you have the G-Factor?

Your journey – and your flight – matter and who better than SeatGuru to make sure you have the best one possible. No one knows cabin comfort like SeatGuru: we’ve been helping travelers choose the best airline seat for over ten years. And now we’ve condensed all our knowledge into our new Guru Factor (“G-Factor “) rating so you can choose the best possible flight for your journey. The G-Factor gives you comprehensive yet clear information about what to expect from the overall flight experience.

With our newly launched flight comparison search engine, SeatGuru not only finds you the cheapest flights but just as importantly gives you our G-Factor recommendation for each flight option. We’ll tell you which itineraries score high on legroom and comfort and which ones don’t. Each flight from the SeatGuru price comparison engine has been run through the new G-Factor algorithm (patent pending) and comes with our straightforward recommendation: “Love it “, “Like it “, or “Live with it “.

The G-Factor recommendation is based on the following:

  • An overall comfort score based on the type of seat, seat pitch, width, and recline for each cabin
  • Data from over 45,000 user comments on more than 700 different aircraft configurations
  • Our comprehensive customer service and satisfaction ratings for hundreds of airlines
  • In-flight entertainment such as seatback TV, live satellite, and other audio and video options
  • Onboard product offerings such as WiFi, seat power ports, and other additional amenities

The G-Factor algorithm condenses all of the above and more – it is our secret formula used to calculate our SeatGuru G-Factor recommendation for each flight: “Love it “, “Like it “, or “Live with it “.

For those that believe the journey does matter – we’ve created the G-Factor to make sure you have the best flight possible.





30/04/2017

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Maps of Spain #travel #writing

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Maps of Spain

Spain is located southwestern Europe and comprises part of the Iberian Peninsula. the Canary Islands. the Balearic Islands and the cities of Ceuta and Melilla in Africa.

Its total area is 504,782 km2 of which 499,542 km2 are mainland and 5,240 km2 are water. Spain lies between latitudes 26° and 44° N, and longitudes 19° W and 5° E. Its Atlantic coast is 710 km (441 mi) long.

The boundaries of Spain are: The Mediterranean Sea on the south and east, the Cantabrico on the north, the Atlantic Ocean on the northwest and southwest with France and Andorra in the northeast and with Portugal on the west.

Its landscapes offer an extraordinary variety, from desert areas to the freshest green fields, where mountains, valleys, rivers and beaches originate a variety of climates. Spain is a nation organized territorially into seventeen autonomous communities and two autonomous cities.

The autonomous communities are: Andalucía, Aragón, Canarias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Cataluña, Madrid, Navarra, Valencia, Extremadura, Galicia, Baleares island, La Rioja, País Vasco, Asturias and Murcia.

The autonomous cities are: Ceuta and Melilla. Click on the maps to enlarge them.





19/04/2017

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Dominican Republic: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel

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Dominican Republic

President: Danilo Medina (2012)

Land area: 18,680 sq mi (48,381 sq km); total area: 18,815 sq mi (48,730 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 10,349,741 (growth rate: 1.25%); birth rate: 18.97/1000; infant mortality rate: 19.63/1000; life expectancy: 77.8

Geography

The Dominican Republic in the West Indies occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. Its area equals that of Vermont and New Hampshire combined. Duarte Peak, at 10,417 ft (3,175 m), is the highest point in the West Indies.

Government

Representative democracy.

History

The Dominican Republic was explored by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492. He named it La Espa ola, and his son, Diego, was its first viceroy. The capital, Santo Domingo, founded in 1496, is the oldest European settlement in the Western Hemisphere.

Spain ceded the colony to France in 1795, and Haitian blacks under Toussaint L’Ouverture conquered it in 1801. In 1808, the people revolted and captured Santo Domingo the next year, setting up the first republic. Spain regained title to the colony in 1814. In 1821 Spanish rule was overthrown, but in 1822 the colony was reconquered by the Haitians. In 1844, the Haitians were thrown out and the Dominican Republic was established, headed by Pedro Santana. Uprisings and Haitian attacks led Santana to make the country a province of Spain from 1861 to 1865.

President Buenaventura B ez, faced with an economy in shambles, attempted to have the country annexed to the U.S. in 1870, but the U.S. Senate refused to ratify a treaty of annexation. Disorder continued until the dictatorship of Ul ses Heureaux; in 1916, when chaos broke out again, the U.S. sent in a contingent of marines, who remained until 1924.

A sergeant in the Dominican army trained by the marines, Rafa l Leonides Trujillo Molina, overthrew Horacio V squez in 1930 and established a dictatorship that lasted until his assassination in 1961, 31 years later. In 1962, Juan Bosch of the leftist Dominican Revolutionary Party, became the first democratically elected president in four decades.

Next: Freely-Elected President Balaguer Witnesses Withdrawal of Foreign Troops





19/03/2017

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Dominican Republic: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel

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Dominican Republic

President: Danilo Medina (2012)

Land area: 18,680 sq mi (48,381 sq km); total area: 18,815 sq mi (48,730 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 10,349,741 (growth rate: 1.25%); birth rate: 18.97/1000; infant mortality rate: 19.63/1000; life expectancy: 77.8

Geography

The Dominican Republic in the West Indies occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. Its area equals that of Vermont and New Hampshire combined. Duarte Peak, at 10,417 ft (3,175 m), is the highest point in the West Indies.

Government

Representative democracy.

History

The Dominican Republic was explored by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492. He named it La Espa ola, and his son, Diego, was its first viceroy. The capital, Santo Domingo, founded in 1496, is the oldest European settlement in the Western Hemisphere.

Spain ceded the colony to France in 1795, and Haitian blacks under Toussaint L’Ouverture conquered it in 1801. In 1808, the people revolted and captured Santo Domingo the next year, setting up the first republic. Spain regained title to the colony in 1814. In 1821 Spanish rule was overthrown, but in 1822 the colony was reconquered by the Haitians. In 1844, the Haitians were thrown out and the Dominican Republic was established, headed by Pedro Santana. Uprisings and Haitian attacks led Santana to make the country a province of Spain from 1861 to 1865.

President Buenaventura B ez, faced with an economy in shambles, attempted to have the country annexed to the U.S. in 1870, but the U.S. Senate refused to ratify a treaty of annexation. Disorder continued until the dictatorship of Ul ses Heureaux; in 1916, when chaos broke out again, the U.S. sent in a contingent of marines, who remained until 1924.

A sergeant in the Dominican army trained by the marines, Rafa l Leonides Trujillo Molina, overthrew Horacio V squez in 1930 and established a dictatorship that lasted until his assassination in 1961, 31 years later. In 1962, Juan Bosch of the leftist Dominican Revolutionary Party, became the first democratically elected president in four decades.

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19/03/2017

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Czech Republic: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel

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Czech Republic

President: Milos Zeman (2013)

Prime Minister: Bohuslav Sobotka (2014)

Land area: 29,836 sq mi (77,276 sq km); total area: 30,450 sq mi (78,866 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 10,627,448 (growth rate: 0.17%); birth rate: 9.79/1000; infant mortality rate: 2.63/1000; life expectancy: 78.31

Geography

The Czech Republic’s central European landscape is dominated by the Bohemian Massif, which rises to heights of 3,000 ft (900 m) above sea level. This ring of mountains encircles a large elevated basin, the Bohemian Plateau. The principal rivers are the Elbe and the Vltava.

Government

Parliamentary democracy.

History

Probably about the 5th century A.D. Slavic tribes from the Vistula basin settled in the region of Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia. The Czechs founded the kingdom of Bohemia and the Premyslide dynasty, which ruled Bohemia and Moravia from the 10th to the 16th century. One of the Bohemian kings, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, made Prague an imperial capital and a center of Latin scholarship. The Hussite movement founded by Jan Hus (1369? 1415) linked the Slavs to the Reformation and revived Czech nationalism, previously under German domination. A Hapsburg, Ferdinand I, ascended the throne in 1526. The Czechs rebelled in 1618, precipitating the Thirty Years’ War (1618 1648). Defeated in 1620, they were ruled for the next 300 years as part of the Austrian empire. Full independence from the Hapsburgs was not achieved until the end of World War I, following the collapse of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.

A union of the Czech lands and Slovakia was proclaimed in Prague on Nov. 14, 1918, and the Czech nation became one of the two component parts of the newly formed Czechoslovakian state. In March 1939, German troops occupied Czechoslovakia, and Czech Bohemia and Moravia became German protectorates for the duration of World War II. The former government returned in April 1945 when the war ended and the country’s pre-1938 boundaries were restored. When elections were held in 1946, Communists became the dominant political party and gained control of the Czechoslovakian government in 1948. Thereafter, the former democracy was turned into a Soviet-style state.

Nearly 42 years of Communist rule ended with the nearly bloodless velvet revolution in 1989. V clav Havel, a leading playwright and dissident, was elected president of Czechoslovakia in 1989. Havel, imprisoned twice by the Communist regime and his plays banned, became an international symbol for human rights, democracy, and peaceful dissent. The return of democratic political reform saw a strong Slovak nationalist movement emerge by the end of 1991, which sought independence for Slovakia. When the general elections of June 1992 failed to resolve the continuing coexistence of the two republics within the federation, Czech and Slovak political leaders agreed to separate their states into two fully independent nations. On Jan. 1, 1993, the Czechoslovakian federation was dissolved and two separate independent countries were established the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in March 1999.

In Aug. 2002, severe flooding caused 70,000 people in Prague and 200,000 nationwide to be evacuated.

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18/03/2017

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Bath Travel, Bath Maps. #travel #deals

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Bath Travel Maps

There s nothing like planning ahead and organising the details for your visit, especially when it comes to one of the most important parts getting here!

This section provides all you need to know about Bath travel, such as getting here via different modes of transport, parking. how to get about once you re here and the areas surrounding the city.

Prior to your arrival, make sure you ve taken a look or downloaded one of our free maps so you can easily find your way around.

When you re out exploring and looking for maps Bath has several way marker posts using the same map at multiple points around the city, so hopefully you ll never be lost! (You can always ask a friendly local for directions though, who are often happy to help point you in the right direction.)

Keen to explore outside the city? Our downloadable Bath Map clearly shows key routes and the location of popular nearby areas such as Bristol, the Cotswolds, the Mendips and many more.

If you re looking for other guides and maps Bath Visitor Information Centre sells a wide selection, which can also be purchased online too.

If you are planning on travelling to Bath by car, our Parking Map will help you find a suitable place to park around the city centre. however, if you re after a hassle free trip to Bath then it is advised to travel by public transport as the city centre can become very busy during peak times.

Bath is located in the South West of England just 90 minutes from London Paddington via train.

Bath Spa bus and train station is located in the city centre, just across the road from all the main shops and centrally located attractions.

Travelling to Bath via train is a great way to get here, with some great value fares available if booked well in advance.

You ll also have the benefit of being able to sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside as you make your way into the city.

For all you need to know about Bath travel or to download a Bath map, browse our different sections below.





13/02/2017

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Airline Seat Maps, Flights shopping and Flight information- Best Airplane Seats

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Travel Tips and reviews by SeatGuru

Cheap Flights

Do you have the G-Factor?

Your journey – and your flight – matter and who better than SeatGuru to make sure you have the best one possible. No one knows cabin comfort like SeatGuru: we’ve been helping travelers choose the best airline seat for over ten years. And now we’ve condensed all our knowledge into our new Guru Factor (“G-Factor “) rating so you can choose the best possible flight for your journey. The G-Factor gives you comprehensive yet clear information about what to expect from the overall flight experience.

With our newly launched flight comparison search engine, SeatGuru not only finds you the cheapest flights but just as importantly gives you our G-Factor recommendation for each flight option. We’ll tell you which itineraries score high on legroom and comfort and which ones don’t. Each flight from the SeatGuru price comparison engine has been run through the new G-Factor algorithm (patent pending) and comes with our straightforward recommendation: “Love it “, “Like it “, or “Live with it “.

The G-Factor recommendation is based on the following:

  • An overall comfort score based on the type of seat, seat pitch, width, and recline for each cabin
  • Data from over 45,000 user comments on more than 700 different aircraft configurations
  • Our comprehensive customer service and satisfaction ratings for hundreds of airlines
  • In-flight entertainment such as seatback TV, live satellite, and other audio and video options
  • Onboard product offerings such as WiFi, seat power ports, and other additional amenities

The G-Factor algorithm condenses all of the above and more – it is our secret formula used to calculate our SeatGuru G-Factor recommendation for each flight: “Love it “, “Like it “, or “Live with it “.

For those that believe the journey does matter – we’ve created the G-Factor to make sure you have the best flight possible.





12/02/2017

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AAA TripTik Travel Planner- Maps, Directions, Guides and Discounts #tibet #travel

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    Turn on/off scenic byways, construction, weather, traffic and exit information Settings Print maps and routes

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Click the print button to print a TripTik route, Saved Places Maps, a Travel Plan, or your current map view.

Use the Drag Handle to click and drag locations up or down in your itinerary.

Click the location Delete button to remove that location from your itinerary.

Click the “Reverse” button. to reverse the order of the stops in your trip.

Click the “Options” button to access additional options before running your route.

Click the “Reset” button to clear all locations from your itinerary.





12/02/2017

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