Radio Garden – our favorite virtual globe

There’s a lot of new technology out there, and you might be wondering what geographers do with it all. Geography is a fascinating science that uses technological and innovative tools from to study the Earth.

It is difficult to say how many technologies are used by geographers around the world. Maybe the most important are Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Drones and VR. Geographers also use various tools like crowdsourcing and digital citizenship. But there are so many more—it seems like every day we learn about a new way we can use technology to improve our knowledge of our surroundings.

Every time you can’t find the nearest store, you turn to Google Maps and find the shortest way. The same happens when you order food or book a hotel.

But where were we before the geospatial revolution? We didn’t know whether we should turn right or left; we couldn’t see what it was like in that hotel; and we didn’t know if our friends were at home.

You have to know that (almost) everything in this world can be placed on a map. Let me show you now our favorite virtual globe. Radio Garden invites you to tune into thousands of live radio stations across the globe.

By bringing distant voices close, radio connects people and places. From its very beginning, radio signals have crossed borders. Radio makers and listeners have imagined both connecting with distant cultures, as well as re-connecting with people from ‘home’ from thousands of miles away. In the early decades of wireless telegraphy, radio amateurs wished to talk with each other across the world and to listen in on the voices of other cultures.

As the BBC World Service began broadcasting in the 1930s, radio afforded a means for global audiences to encounter new ideas and different ways of thinking about the world. Perhaps more importantly, it meant that people from different countries could communicate directly with each other.

Open, hit the Play button, and enjoy music and languages ​​from around the world. With the click of a button, you can travel the world through radio programs that are produced by people in different countries.