Finally a New Post!

Leslie Pelch, VCGI

My apologies for not keeping up with my blog duties! The spring got busy and I obviously need a little help with posting to this blog! Anyone who would like to post on an occasional basis, please let me know! Here is some info that is slightly dated, but hopefully still of interest:

Geospatial Revolution – Episode 4  – The Geospatial Revolution Project is an integrated public service media and outreach initiative about the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact.
http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/episode4/complete

Video about using VCGI’s imagery map services – Downloading imagery can be slow, plus it takes up a lot of disk space.  The good folks at the Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI) have put together a collection of map services that allow one to stream the best available color and pancromatic orthophotos in VT into ArcGIS.  It’s simple, it’s easy, and it’s fast.  This short video I put together, posted to the AmericaView blog, will show you how to make use of the VCGI image map services within ArcGIS 10. Thanks to the good folks at AmericaView for funding the production of the video. From Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne at the UVM Spatial Analysis Lab – http://blog.americaview.org/2011/06/access-orthophotos-in-vt-using-map.html

Mobile web application for viewing statewide orthoimagery. The application is built on the OpenLayers and
jQuery Mobile JavaScript libraries and is completely open source and OS independent- currently tested on Android, iOS, WebOS. The app can be viewed on the previously mentioned smartphones or on the desktop using the Chrome browser.  Feedback is appreciated! From Bryan McBridemcbride.bryan@GMAIL.COM- http://geoserving.net/vtoom/

The tornado in Massachusetts – “On June 1, 2011, a supercell thunderstorm developed over western Massachusetts. The storm produced an EF3 tornado that cut a 39-mile (63-kilometer) track of destruction across southwest and south-central Massachusetts. Not only did the tornado remain on the ground for many miles, but it also widened to roughly 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) in Brimfield State Forest.” From Jonathan Frishtickhttp://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=50854

Oregon Public Broadcasting has developed an excellent show on lidar that explains the many uses and importance of this technology with clear and easy to understand language. From Lin Neifert of USGS
http://www.opb.org/programs/ofg/segments/view/1775

Great book on early cartography: Measure of the Earth by Larrie D. Ferreiro, ~$28 on Amazon
It’s about a French/Spanish mission to make an accurate measurement of a degree of latitude near the Equator in South America – in the early 1700’s! From Robert Peisch . http://www.amazon.com/Measure-Earth-Enlightenment-Expedition-Reshaped/dp/0465017231

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