Looking to add a little geo to your Halloween beyond the of proliferation Halloween Trick or Treater online maps? Halloween Cartography Gretchen Petersen has pulled together Halloween themed graphics for mapping on her blog. The selection of three font collections includes a scary type font called Mostly Typeface by Chad Savage as […]
Matteo Muratori, an Italian developer has created his own Google Maps-based game. The game is free-to-play and it is called War2Map which Muratori describes as a cross between a RTS (real-time strategy) and a casual game. In the game, users can deploy troops, build infrastructures, expand and defend territories, collect taxes, and sell […]
Launched on March 17, 2009 by the European Space Agency (ESA), the low altitude satellite GOCE is set to run out of fuel around October of this year. GOCE, which stands The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer was launched with the purpose of mapping the Earth’s gravity field at a high level of detail.
As an oceanographic cartographer, Marie Tharp is credited with scientifically mapping the ocean floor in partnership with her colleague Bruce Heezen. Tharp and Heezen’s work was revolutionary, in that led to many discoveries and the theories of continental drift of plate tectonics. Tharp was a pioneer in science both as a woman and for her mapmaking.
There is a new distribution portal for accessing SPOT vegetation data. The Belgium site, VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research), is hosting the portal which offers free access to all vegetation data (P-, global S1 and S10 data) older than three months. The site works best when visited using a Chrome […]
Remote sensing, the practice of gathering information about objects without being physically near them, has had many practical uses for humans over the last few decades. Satellites in particular are remote sensing devices that have a large variety of functions. They have been used to predict and monitor the weather, […]
Forty years representing over a dozen of Earth observation missions by NASA has led to an invaluable archive of satellite imagery and remote sensing data. These mission have gathered data about the Earth including its atmosphere, vegetation, ice, land surface, salinity levels, geology, and temperature. The highlight the datasets developed by […]