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.
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.
The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, which conducts hazards and disaster research, is calling for proposals for Quick Response grants to study the impacts of Hurrican Katrina. The small grants, which average between $1500 and $3000, are to cover food, travel, and lodging expense to allow researchers to conduct short-term field studies immediately following a disaster. The website also has information about NSF funding to collect data about the impacts of Hurrican Katrina
Natural Hazards Center
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
The Association of American Geographers is organizing an online clearinghouse and establishing a fund to help geography departments and others impacted by Katrina. If you would like more information or would like to contribute, here is the link: