GAW wrap up

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Well, today is the last day of Geography Awareness Week. I just wanted to offer up a couple of links for you to check out to see what happened this week. The first is GISDay.com which gives links to overviews of this years events. The other is the National Geographic Geography Awareness Week website. Check […]

GAW Day 4: Cartography

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So far this week we have talked about the main areas of consideration in Geography (physical and human) and the modern technologies that underpin them (GIS Day). Today we look at perhaps the oldest portion of geography, cartography. While not all cartographers are geographers, nor are all geographers cartographers, there is a deep symbiotic relationship […]

Google Middle Earth

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Beginning our cartography focus for the day…From the Shire to Mordor, you can find your way and get to know the landscape with the new Google Middle Earth. Includes a multimedia laden route showing the path of the fellowship. The Toque – Canadian Humour, Parody, & Satire – Google Introduces Google Middle Earth Via OgleEarth […]

Geocaching podcasts

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Geocaching is, of course, the activity where you go out and find caches based on a lat/long and a few hints (apparently there are now audio hint caches, as well). With such a large hobbie there has to be a podcast to join it, here are the ones that I have found: PodCacher GeoRadio CacheCast […]

BBC NEWS | Deforestation slowing, UN says

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This article from BBC News follows on today’s GAW topic Physical Geography. Just a month ago we referenced an article stating that we were losing portions of the rainforests at faster than expected rates. Today we find out it is slowing, if only there were a universal data set that everyone could use. BBC NEWS […]