Jonathan Fristick, GIS/GPS Mapping
Image of the Day
From: NASA Earth Observatory
A wonderful image of a basalt cinder cone and lava flow.
From: Google Earth Blog
An article on “a system to produce 3D buildings from stereo satellite imagery, in a way that be scaled to a fairly large region.”
From: Wired Science
Printing Wall Maps from the World Topographic Community Basemap
From the ESRI Mapping Center Blog
Atlas of Rural Small Town America
From Spatial Sustain:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has just launched the Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America with the online mapping of more than 60 statistical indicators that include agricultural, economic and demographic data across the country.
From: AmerciaView Blog
As a GIS professional, have you been wondering how to take advantage of the availability of Landsat data? Our very own Jarlath O’Neil Dunne of UVM’s Spatial Analysis Lab created this instructional video on how to access the USGS Landsat archives and bring that imagery into ArcGIS. Thank you Jarlath.
Volcanic Activity at Kilauea Volcano
A new vent has opened at one of the world’s most active volcanoes, sending lava shooting up to 65 feet high from the Pu’u O’o crater at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii.
Another video of the lava flowing into a fissure. Notice the helicopter for scale.
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory with links to time lapse movies, maps and webcams.
From: Pleated Jeans website
Vermont: infertility claim based on lowest birth rate of any state (10.6 births per 1,000) (tied with Maine)
From: Political Language website
For more information on Vermont’s health, see, America’s Health Rankings.
From: Letters From The SAL
This paper presents a set of Geographic Information System (GIS) methods for identifying and prioritizing tree planting sites in urban environments.
“Join a lively gathering of fellow conservation leaders, town officials, citizens, volunteers, conservation organization staff and other partners! Explore a wide range of issues and solutions, share resources and inspiration, strengthen core capacities and connect with individuals working on conservation and food systems initiatives in communities across Vermont.”
Lots of wonderful groups sponsoring this conference.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
College of St. Joseph, Rutland, Vermont
From: ArcGIS Online Blog
The ArcGIS Online task server (tasks.arcgisonline.com) was recently upgraded to ArcGIS Server 10 SP1. Existing services were updated with the latest available reference data. In addition, new geocoding services are published that are built using the latest geocoding engine in ArcGIS 10. See Migrating address locators created with ArcGIS prior to version 10 in ArcGIS Desktop 10 Help for details on what’s different in locators created in ArcGIS 10.
From Spatial Sustain:
“The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has launched a prototype “Chronic Disease GIS Exchange” website meant to provide a forum for sharing examples, ideas and techniques for using GIS to inform policy and document geographic disparities to help prevent heart disease, stroke and chronic diseases. The site includes GIS resources, GIS training, and a map gallery to view or add maps that have made a difference. This resource for GIS health practitioners has been developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, and Duke University.”
Watch Entire 2009 Hurricane Season In One Minute
For all you closet mycologists out there, check out this article from Wired Science. Includes fantastic photographs of brain manipulating fungi.