Map Morsels VII

March 19, 2012

This is the 7th post of hopefully, interesting geo-map-earth-tech related stuff which I have posted. It is amazing how much material is out there floating around in the cloud or more likely, on Google servers in The Dalles, Oregon and other locations. (See: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/21973).

Because of the large volume of information bombarding us, I have pared down the descriptions so I can get this list of links out before it becomes stale. Check  out the Vermont geo contest at the end of the post.

If you see something you particularly like, please let me know.

Jonathan Frishtick, GIS/GPS Mapping

Use the Google Maps API for images other than maps.  Very cool!                                                  http://blog.mikecouturier.com/2011/07/create-zoomable-images-using-google.html

Fly through an ice rift in Antarctica. Cheaper than going there in person.                                       http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2012/02/29/a-little-more-on-that-ice-rift-in-antarctica/

Where did you do it?  Mapping safe sex.                                                                                                  http://www.wheredidyouwearit.com/index.php/map/

Know your nuclear facilities.                                                                                                                                                http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/11/map-nuclear-bombs-power-weapons

Nokia and Microsoft take a fresh look at maps.                                                                                            http://www.vector1media.com/spatialsustain/nokia-and-microsoft-take-a-fresh-look-at-maps.html

Video of patterns of daily life in the Netherlands. Genieten van.                                                                             http://flowingdata.com/2012/02/22/patterns-of-daily-life-in-netherlands-from-above/

Use Google Docs in your ArcGIS Online maps.                                                                                                                    http://blogs.esri.com/Support/blogs/arcgisonline/archive/2012/02/21/using-google-docs-in-your-arcgis-online-maps.aspx

Google to sell heads-up display glasses by year’s end.                                                                                http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/21/google-to-sell-terminator-style-glasses-by-years-end/

The London Mugging Map.                                                                                                                           http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2012/02/london-mugging-map.html

My photos of the northern lights don’t look anything like this.                                                                                 http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/02/rocket-launched-aurora/

If you are not taking advantage of the ArcGIS Resource Center, especially the Mapping Center, you should be!      http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2012/02/21/updating-the-mapping-center-web-site/

All things lake ice related. Good for next year’s winter.                                                                             http://lakeice.squarespace.com/about/

This is true.                                                                                                                                                   http://thedoghousediaries.com/3438

Tell Garmin where to go…I mean what to do.                                                                                                              http://www8.garmin.com/contactUs/ideas/

Garmin’s 4th quarter earnings beat all estimates.                                                                                   http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/Garmin-Q4-Earnings-Growth-in-all-Segments-Beats-all-Estimates_a3486.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

You want to take a good look at this one. Simply beautiful images of Earth from space.                                      http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/03/envisat-anniversary/

This is a great way to use Google Earth in a cross disciplinary fashion in the classroom. Do the latest JPL Where on Earth geoquiz.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov/quizzes/?ImageID=345

CONTEST! REWARD!                                                                                                                                                                                                 Do you know the significance of this mysterious marker? http://bit.ly/xnhQYp. Send your response  to me at:  gis.gps.mapping@gmail.com.  One winner will be randomly selected from the correct responses and an award will be sent to you.