Have a few minutes to spare before your next task? Open Google Maps and turn on the satellite imagery. Now zoom all the way out until you see Earth and listed on the left are planets, moons, and other objects you can zoom to and check out. See you in an hour!
Sir Francis Galton was the first to identify the anticyclone (as opposed to the cyclone), and introduced the use of charts showing areas of similar air pressure – the modern weather map. His book Meteorographica was the first systematic attempt to gather, chart and interpret weather data on a continental scale, a fundamental work of modern scientific meteorology.
Galton prepared the first weather map published in the British newspaper The Times (April 1 1875, showing the weather from the previous day, March 31), now a standard feature in newspapers worldwide. Click below to read more about Sir Francis Galton.
Standing out on the shoreline, have you ever wondered if you set sail straight ahead across the sea what other beach would you run into? Check out the Beyond The Sea interactive map. You can move your mouse along a shoreline or click on a country to visualize all the locations which lie directly across the sea. Location names will be displayed once the track hits land. Colors of the lines represent the different destination continents. Try the Start Fireworks button too for an impressive display!
GIS Day 2018 is finally here. I am sure most of us GIS types are going to show off our work this week. Here are a few locations celebrating GIS Day this week:
Also check out the GIS Day map for a location near you!
Check out this satellite image of the fires in California and the smoke that has blown out to sea. It was taken at noon today.
You can view full disk images of the Earth and different sensor images and loops at the GOES East Image Viewer.
Americans are expected to spend about $9 billion on Halloween this year as they buy costumes, decorations, greeting cards and candy for the annual Oct. 31 event.
The National Retail Federation estimates that more than 175 million Americans are planning to participate in Halloween activities this year, spending about $3.2 billion on costumes, $2.7 billion on decorations, and $2.6 billion on candy.