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February 2011

digitalearth: What's new on the Web?

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

news - maps - images and geomedia - data - technology - education, teaching and learning - publications

Previous issues
December 2010 - January 2011

This digest provides you with links to the latest digitalearth materials, resources, tools and technologies from the Web. You can follow digitalearth on Twitter @digitaleartheu and as a group digitalearth.eu on Facebook

News stories

Earthcaching: Science and geocaching http://ow.ly/1aQlrl
Follow Your World Google Earth information about the age of their satellite imagery and when new content will be updated. Visit the new Follow Your World web site http://followyourworld.appspot.com/
Ever tested your Spatial Intelligence? http://www.ul.ie/~mearsa/9519211/
CoE plans recommendations on new media ethics code. Consultations to start soon on protecting human rights online. http://bit.ly/fcsdz0

Guardian story "In a world where maps mingle freely with your physical location, anything is possible." http://bit.ly/fmgjBc

digitalearth.eu has four main Special Interest Groups, the following links are connected to these areas.

Maps and mapping

3-D guide to Turkey in Google Earth http://bit.ly/hpmzfz
Infographic: An Atlas on Pollution: World Carbon Dioxide Emissions Compared http://is.gd/WDXu8F
Mapping the impacts of natural hazards and technological accidents in Europe : http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/mapping-the-impacts-of-natural
Cartogram Visualizations of Global Data http://bit.ly/g8NBqZ
Google Maps of the Australian Floods: http://bit.ly/i6rWol
Interactive Map: Destruction in Haiti, Then and Now http://nyti.ms/eYzCU9
Brisbane map shows the scope of the response to the flooding http://bit.ly/i8pWaP
Map Compare: Compare Google Maps and OpenStreetMaps http://is.gd/QpbuDF
Brisbane flood on ArcGIS Online: http://elbflood-473794511.ap-southeast-1.elb.amazonaws.com/floodcop/
Interactive Gulf oil spill map with news bulletins, video, more: http://tmapps.esri.com/gulf-2010/index.html
Mortality statistics: every cause of death in England and Wales. Full data and visualisation http://bit.ly/eytYX9
Haiti: one year on http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2011/01/haiti-one-year-after-earthquake.html
NYTimes: Interactive Map Of Egyptian Riots http://is.gd/aHMupL

Images and geo-media

Haiti Google Images: http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/01/haiti-beforeafternow-google-images-tell-the-tale/ FedExUS Monster Snow Storm: The Movie.' Satellite view of the big winter storm - January 2011 http://go.usa.gov/YpK
Landslides in Brazil stand out in this before/after view of a forested region from NASA's EO-1 satellite. http://go.usa.gov/Yob
Video, some amazing images of eruptions in Japan and Russia. http://cot.ag/fSzBmU

Satellite Tracks Menacing Australian Cyclone http://bit.ly/fSZ7ka
London Bus Flows Animation http://is.gd/ENzVQg
The snow-capped Alps, a cloud-free view from NASA's Terra satellite. http://go.usa.gov/YCi

Mount Etna bursts into life – image from ESA’s Envisat http://goo.gl/fb/ZYEPw and NASA's Terra satellite. http://go.usa.gov/rLt
Multi-Temporal Landsat Satellite Image Viewer http://t.co/Y8dNBX7

Data, tools and technology

Technology and portals

Crowdmap is a platform to crowdsource information. It allows you to set up your own deployment of crowdsourcing without having to install it on your own server. http://www.crowdmap.com
Global partnership needed for ensuring data protection says Council of Europe http://bit.ly/gwIPwa
Ideas for Macintosh computers & GIS at school http://ow.ly/3J9lt
Russian geoportal now online http://geoportal.ntsomz.ru/
The Chinese geo-portal Tianditu, ethas some new functionality, see this article (in French): http://fausse-piste.net/piste1/spip.php?article848
ENS: New Earth-observing Satellite to Address Climate Uncertainties http://bit.ly/gdjM1z
European data: site of European environmental agency has lots of good data viewers, for instance enivronmental interactive maps: http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/explore-interactive-maps#c5=&c0=5&b_start=0

Data sets

Paris Open Data Released: http://goo.gl/fb/lKnfE
EM-DAT (International Disaster Database) download datasets: http://www.emdat.be/database
Deforestation statistics http://rainforests.mongabay.com/defor_index.htm
International datasets: http://geodata.grid.unep.ch
European data: most data can also be downloaded on http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data#c5=all&c11=&c17=&c0=5&b_start=0
The urban atlas viewer: http://dataservice.eea.europa.eu/map/UrbanAtlasBeta/ and these layers can be downloaded on http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/urban-atlas

Education, Learning and Teaching

Challenge Based Learning http://ali.apple.com/cbl/
The Integration of Geo-spatial Technologies in Professions: http://bit.ly/hrq3pW
Teaching with web GIS Ten tested, tried, and terrific web GIS: http://bit.ly/gan37j
Creativity in the use of ICT in European education: new report published: http://www.elearningeuropa.info/doc.php?doc_id=17800&doclng=6&from=nws&where=83&lng=en
The geospatial technology competency model article http://bit.ly/hrikZ
5 Teaching Tips for First Timers with web GIS in the Classroom http://ow.ly/3PHRg

Publications

Spatial Decisions as Social Context: Spatio-Temporal Constraints on Social Networks (pdf) http://bit.ly/e1BMrl
Digital Europe 2030 (report) http://www.elearningeuropa.info/doc.php?doc_id=17668&doclng=6
Content from GIS educators around the world-2010 Esri EdUC proceedings: http://proceedings.esri.com/dvd/uc/2010/educ-index/index.html
Mountain Glaciers Face the Heat (pdf), http://www.igbp.net/documents/NL76_glaciers.pdf
Making room for a planet of cities (free download of policy report) http://www.lincolninst.edu/pubs/1880_Making-Room-for-a-Planet-of-Cities-urban-expansion
Harvesting Geospatial Knowledge from Online Social Networks: Spatio-Temporal Constraints http://bit.ly/fsqlZV
Cyclone Yasi page - the aftermath of the storm http://www.geography.org.uk/resources/cycloneyasi

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