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January 2011

digitalearth: What's new on the Web?

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teaching and learning - maps - data - technology - publications - resources
Previous issues
December 2010


Google Earth update: Explore Paris in 3D
Paris, France is known for landmarks like the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe, world-famous museums like the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay, and hundreds of little bistros with French pastries so good they make your heart pop. Now all of these sites – and many others that make Paris special – are available to tour in 3D with Google Earth. Watch this YouTube video and start exploring Paris in 3D. Bon voyage!

Russia Launches a Geospatial Data and Earth Imagery Portal http://bit.ly/i2ojeu
Russia has recently launched an earth observation imagery Geoportal Space Agency to provide access to geospatial information and remote sensing data. Users have access to recent data collected by several Russian and foreign satellites, and the database can be extended by Russian remote sensing companies. The plan is to provide a continuous display of the Earth’s surface from its satellites. Visit the portal at http://geoportal.ntsomz.ru/

Teaching and learning
Geospatial Technology Competency Model: http://www.careeronestop.org/competencymodel/pyramid.aspx?GEO=Y
Teaching GIS using GeoNews concept: 10 minutes of GIS and spatial analysis at the start of each class: http://bit.ly/f3OXeE
Applications of spatial information, YouTube video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXqLHSBP_x0

Maps and mapping
Interactive 2000-2010 Census population change map of the states: http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/
MapQuest Enables Consumers to Edit and Enhance Maps Through Partnership with OpenStreetMap http://t.co/IgRnfxQ
US Topographical maps from USGS http://www.topographicalmaps.com/
Map your voice http://www.bl.uk/evolvingenglish/maplisten.html
The Best Google Maps of 2010 http://bit.ly/hULGwi
Weather map and application - North America weather at one glance with links to all stations: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/zoa/mwmap3.php?map=usa

Data and Technology
MapQuest Enables Consumers to Edit and Enhance Maps Through Partnership with OpenStreetMap: http://bit.ly/ibEhnQ
iPhone, iPad and GI
App brings together USGS earthquake data and Esri basemaps and GIS tech--QuakeFeed http://quakefeed.net/
Apps for the GIS User http://bit.ly/hA3cih
ArcGIS Online on iPad - The iPad was the tech darling of 2010, and many schools are now exploring http://ow.ly/1aNSPG

Data sets
The gridded population of the world data set: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/gpw/
New global databases of extreme natural hazards presented at AGU 2010 http://bit.ly/e9owID
Rich and temporal data sets - NASA Earth Observations: http://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/Search.html
Environmental-related and other data sets on the FAO GeoNetwork: http://www.fao.org/geonetwork/srv/en/main.home
International population database http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/
Atlas of the Biosphere, global data set http://www.sage.wisc.edu/atlas/maps.php
Russia Launches a Geospatial Data and Earth Imagery Portal http://bit.ly/i2ojeu
Analyzing Unusual Imagery Around the World Using ArcGIS Explorer Online http://ow.ly/1aLYhd

Books, Research articles and Calls
URISA Journal: Special GIS in Education Issue http://bit.ly/g1cU3W
The Use of Web Services Technology for Mapping and Sharing Environmental Information in Virtual Globes http://wp.me/poh0f-2Jm
New Book:The implementation/effectiveness of GIS in secondary education: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/363917769X/ref=pe_5050_12810800_snp_dp
URISA Journal issue on GIS in education: http://www.urisa.org/files/URISA%20Journal%20Vol.22%20Issue%202.pdf
Cal for articles: Spatial data and GIS as support tools for environmental assessment (Special Issue) http://bit.ly/hN8WHP
Call for papers: European Journal of Geography

Resources and geo-games
Corsican forest fire simulator: Change the wind direction and start the fire: http://forefire.univ-corse.fr/websim/
Ten Terrific Web GIS Resources: http://bit.ly/ghVP32
Five Geolocation Games http://is.gd/juuFY
Serious Geocaching: "Preikestolen" http://ow.ly/1aIint
2010 in Google Earth: http://bit.ly/ezuXmQ
Playing GeoGames in Google Earth | Google Earth Blog http://t.co/0bk1DiT


News to share? contact: office@digital-earth.eu