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Saturday, April 30th, 2011
7:52 am
Please help me find...

In your internet roaming, have any of you lovely people seen a free-standing globe that does NOT have politocal demarcations? I'd like something with feature names but not place names ( Pacific Ocean is great, Peru notsomuch (and yes, I'm aware thats a huge catch-22)), but would still be quite happy with a plain topo globe with no names on it.

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
11:44 am
Whole lot of shakin' goin' on.

Recent earthquakes

Time Magnitude Location
1 hour ago 7.1 Near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Map
1 hour ago 4.3 Baja California, Mexico Map
2 hours ago 6.5 Veracruz, Mexico Map
Saturday, February 5th, 2011
11:44 am
Cartograms of river systems
You may have seen the iconic maps of the London subway system. They employ a simplified cartographic system that makes it easy to see the interconnections while straightening out the bends and twists of the real system.

Well, Daniel Huffman decided to do the same sort of thing with river systems. Here's his take on the Mississippi River system:

(Click on the map to read the full article.)

Hat tip to hitchhiker for the link.
Friday, February 4th, 2011
2:20 pm
Monday, January 24th, 2011
3:56 pm
Nothing to do with geography really, but this is what I've been doing instead of spending a lot of time on LJ: http://familyvalues.dreamwidth.org/

I've been trying to keep up with my own geographile blog and failing to do it well, and it's going to be a lot harder to do it once the baby comes. If I open it up to guest posts, would anyone here be interested?

- Mary
Thursday, January 13th, 2011
4:09 pm
Monday, November 22nd, 2010
6:24 am
California Geological Survey, 150 years later
A historical California Geological Survey is being re-documented.

About Up and Down California: The Whitney Survey 150 Years Later

150 years ago the California Geological Survey, under State Geologist Josiah Whitney, began their exploration of the natural resources of the brand new state of California. From 1860 to 1864 they traveled over 14,000 miles around the state, mostly on foot or muleback, in a state much of which was barely known (and some completely unknown) to white people. The field leader, William H. Brewer, described their travels in letters to his family; those letters, which were later collected and published as Up and Down California, are the most comprehensive portrait of California at that time.

This group is for modern-day photos of the places they visited in their travels around California--photos that convey a sense of place, and collectively create a visual record of how much (or how little) those places have changed since the Whitney Survey visited them 150 years ago.

Also...since Brewer was the botanist as well as field leader, and collected over 2,000 plant specimens in his travels, photos of California native plants (of species collected by Brewer) are welcome.

Blog republishing the letters: http://upanddowncalifornia.wordpress.com/
Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/upanddowncalifornia/
Saturday, November 6th, 2010
6:57 pm
Google Maps causes international incident
See here for the full story. Excerpt:
Nicaraguan troops accidentally invaded Costa Rica earlier this week. Now the Nicaraguan government is blaming Google maps: "There is a bug in Google, we sent a note to the company to rectify the map," said the Deputy Foreign Minister.
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
5:56 pm
Monday, September 27th, 2010
8:18 pm
We're number one
Have you seen this map Because every country is the best at something? Some suprises - apparently The Democratic Republic of Congo is best in renewable energi* and Uruguay is best at science for kids** - some less suprising - Japan is stil number one then it comes to robots, it's nice to see that some things haven't changed. The map mix serious things - Chad is the poorest country, Angola has the highes infant mortality - with the trivial - Canadians drinks the most fruit juice in the world.

* Hydroelectricity, I guess.
** Well someone should be best, why not Uruguay.
Friday, September 24th, 2010
10:39 am
Mapping Stereotypes
This website has a bunch of different maps of Europe, showing stereotypical views of various places by different points of view.

For example:

Friday, September 17th, 2010
10:01 am
Online historical atlas of Europe
Europe in Year 100 A.D.

You can click through the links on the left side to see how the borders changed by 100 year increments over the past 2000 years.
Thursday, September 9th, 2010
2:45 pm
Eid in Russia - neat pics :D
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
3:34 pm
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
9:38 am
Awesome video http://geographile.blogspot.com/2010/04/eyjafjallajokull-volcano-still-erupts.html
(Been distracted else-net and with home-stuff and health lately - apologies for not being around much. How are things going with you folks?)
Saturday, April 10th, 2010
10:16 am
I'm trying to guess what sort of time compression is on this video of flowing lava. Anyone have a guess? It's not indicated on the video itself.

Time-lapse geomorphology http://is.gd/blXEh
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
1:33 am
Just because you'll all get it...
After six years of trying (and it being full, or not working with any of the other classes on my schedule, or me being sick or broke and not being able to take classes, or any of a million things) I'm finally taking my university's hands-on intro to Earth Science class.

It's worth noting that I live in Newfoundland, which, bar Australia, is arguably the best place in the world to do a hands-on geology class. I live about an hour's drive from the Tablelands, fer cryin' out loud.


Current Mood: enthralled
Monday, March 8th, 2010
12:45 pm
Chilean city of Concepcion moved 3 m West by earthquake.
The magnitude 8.8 quake that struck near Maule, Chile, Feb. 27 moved the entire city of Concepcion 10 feet to the west.

Precise GPS measurements from before and after the earthquake, the fifth largest ever recorded by seismographs, show that the country’s capital, Santiago, moved 11 inches west. Even Buenos Aires, nearly 800 miles from the epicenter, shifted an inch.

Read the rest:

11:40 am
Friday, February 26th, 2010
9:35 am
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