The NY Times has an interesting article on high-tech flood control in Europe. It’s a pretty interesting read about how others tackle this tricky problem. It makes a lot of sense to use nature’s power against her, so to speak. Take a look (registration required)
The non-sense continues. To revisit this issue of high res imagery and security yet again visit Internet News Article | Reuters.com. This data is, and has been, available through contractors for some time now. Even back into the early 90′s there has been imagery available that was high enough resolution to make out many of these things are concerned about. We will continue to be grouchy as it all moves forward.
We have had a nice little spike in our visitors thanks to Jonathan Crowe of The Map Room. I would like to welcome you all and point you to the links in the upper left corner that will take you around the site. The podcast can be downloaded directly through the “avsp podcast” link to the left, you can subscribe to it through iTunes, and if you would prefer to use your own Podcast aggregator the feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/veryspatial. If you are not sure what I am talking about, you should find out more because podcasting (blogcasting, videocasting, etc) is a great way to get audio (and video) content that is interesting to you. If you are interested in learning more visit the Wikipedia entry.
All in all…welcome!
This is a great time waster for Google Maps. If you click on a location you can see where your hole would come out on the other side of the world.
I have added a blog & podcast list page that links to the blogs and podcasts we refer to and an about page that is intended to describe the intent of this site and the podcast.
Software to graphically morph between two maps. I watched the second demo that is interesting, but it isn’t overly impressive. It has great potential if used with the correct maps.
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.