As with everything in life, in Geography you do need to know how to do math…do you think you can remember how to do 8th grade math? I do! Check for yourself over at MSN Encarta – Could You Pass 8th-Grade Math?
Shownotes – Episode 07
September 04, 2005
Geography and hazards research.
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Langauge warning for the link. That said, this is a great rebuttal to some idiotic statements that have been going around, I didn’t phrase my commecnt that way when we were recording the podcast. I wish I had this link last night when we were recording.
Folks tend to forget the fact that they could have been the ones impacted by a catastrophe instead of their neighbor. Reality is you never expect it to be you until it is too late.
Geography and hazards research episode, http://www.redcross.org, http://www.aag.org/katrina, and http://www.katrina.com.
A nice overview from the BBC on the use of MashUps.
First Australia, then Korea, now the Dutch. However, for the first time I see someone has mentioned the USGS’s National Map. While the National Map focuses on the US and does not have the smooth interface that AJAX offers yet…it does offer better overall imagery throughout the US.
This is a service that uses the Google Map API (as usual) that allows you to look for restaurants by zip code. Once you are zoomed into your chosen zip code restaraunts are grouped by street so that if you zoom in again you will see the location of the restaraunts themselves. Now if they would add a randomizer they could help people decide where to eat
Directions Magazine’s (now Directions Media) website received a face lift over night. They have added a new magazine entitled Location Intelligence Magazine to their existing Directions Magazine and AllPointsBlog and a changed few other things. To find out more head over to A New Directions – Editorials
This time South Korea has concerns regarding Google Earth’s information. For some reason they are complaining to the US government…I am not sure what they think the government will do.
Alan Lews is a professor at Northern Arizona University who has a Geography podcast entitled Geography for Travelers. He has beaten us to two things. First, he posted his first file a few hours before we did. Second, he is using his podcast to support his educational endeavours. We won’t have our first classroom episode out for at least a month. Color me green my friends for I am envious.
Dr Lew will be teaching Regional Geography of Tourism and Recreation using the podcast this semester. The first class is already up and I am looking forward to the rest of the semester (who would have thought that I would miss classes while I am working on the dissertation…go figure).
Check out the show notes and podcast at Geography for Travelers