October, 2009


GIS Software

How Google Earth is Helping an Amazon Tribe

How Google Earth is Helping an Amazon Tribe

Scientific American profiles the effort by Google’s philanthropic Google Earth Outreach to help the Surui tribe in western Brazil combat illegal logging and mining in the Amazon forest.  Google Earth has been working with Chief Almir Surui and the Amazon Conservation Team (a non-profit) to document the illegal logging while […]

Maps and Cartography

The Big One and Other Visualization Videos

The Big One and Other Visualization Videos

Wired Magazine has a list of their top data visualization videos of 2009.  The first animation on the list is a stimulation of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Southern California: This visualization illustrates some of the rupture and wave propagation phenomena of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the San Andreas fault in Southern […]