Build Your Own Cicada Sensor

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NPR had a  March story on “The Cicadas are Coming! Crowdsourcing An Underground Movement”  about the public’s involvement in predicting cicada emergence, and the time is now. If you live on the East Coast, where the Magicicada Brood II is making its “squishy and crunchy” 17-year reappearance according to Radiolab’s Cicada Tracker, be a part of citizen science […]

Rendered maps can still be awesome

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In a time when we have become jaded by something as awe inspiring as the time, technology, and $$$ behind creating 3D city models, it is nice to see something that reminds us how cool and realistic imagery and models can be. The above video was made using Nokia’s Here Maps as a personal project […]

Check out MinuteEarth

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The folks who brought us the awesome web video series MinutePhysics have released the first episode of MinuteEarth. I am super excited about the potential for the series based on the great content they have put together previously for MinutePhysics, including some great geospatial relevant topics.

Earthscape stamps from the USPS

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The US Postal Service has released a great stamp set that highlights aerial and satellite imagery from around the country. The Earthscapes stamp set highlights scenes including cranberry bogs, geothermal springs, log rafts, barge fleets, railroad roundhouse, and others . I am off to acquire a set (or 5) for my future mailings. Click on […]

Printable carpet

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Seven years ago our first post on VerySpatial.com was a link to an article on Engadget on the aerial image carpet in Sacramento Airport. At the time the article said that it wasn’t really an economical option for the home, but since then it seems that the options have become much more accessible. Have a […]