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Wind Map

Vary pretty interactive wind map. Semi-accurate. Don’t forget to zoom in! .. (via Mad Art Lab) ..

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LIDAR maps

LIDAR is essentially radar or sonar with [freakin’] lasers, plus GPS. A plane with a LIDAR unit can scan the ground below and get really accurate high-resolution 3D maps of the terrain and buildings. You can spot old roads and even trails in forest, buried volcanic craters, odd hidden geological features, map wetland, measure tree […]

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tracking radiation in Japan

A volunteer project to track radiation levels (what, you think the government is going to help you with this?)

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Reverberations of the Japan Earthquake

The quake in Japan was detectable in the Cascade volcanoes earth monitors. Did you know that part of Japan is in the North American tectonic plate?

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Ghostmart

When passing through Bruneau, Idaho, why not stop by the Bruneau One Stop?

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The McFarthest Place

Map showing density of McDonald’s across the 48 states. Head for the black spots (but look out for oceans). One of the reasons we want to explore SE Oregon.

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Museum of the Phantom City

Museum of the Phantom City is a free iPhone app that catalogs and maps the unrealized grand visions people have had for New York City in the past 100 years. Put another way: Irene Cheng and Brett Snyder designed the Phantom City iPhone app to “transform the city into a living museum of speculative proposals […]

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The Wikipedia of Maps

Openstreetmap.org is an open, user-created map of the world. There are already people competing to make their city the most detailed. My favorite quote from the founder: “With OpenStreetMap it is not a case of whether Jesus did or did not exist. The fact is there are either 25 exits off Highway 101 or there […]

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