Tuesday, October 19, 2010

...and there is more!

Left image: London outskirts from the air.
Right image: Early morning on the Somme, Amien, France.

Related sites to the Spatialworlds project
Spatialworlds website
21st Century Geography Google Group
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website
'Towards a National Geography Curriculum' project website
Geography Teachers' Association of South Australia website
Mick Laws Blog
Email contact

Where am I??
Adelaide, Australia: S: 34º 55' E: 138º 36'

Some more spatial and geography sites to wet the appetite to play and learn!!

Place spotting with Google Earth. Try to solve the google map quiz

Great teaching resources. This website from the UK contains Geography PowerPoint’s on a range of topics relevant to senior school studies

Mick Laws Contour Education’s Map blog –worth following

ElectroCity is an online computer game that lets players manage their own virtual towns and cities. It’s great fun to play and also teaches players all about energy, sustainability and environmental management in New Zealand.

Questions and answers from ESRI on a variety of topics. These were originally written in preparation for the ESRI User Conference in San Diego this year and shows the extent of ESRI’s efforts in software development, products, education, and support; future plans in these areas; as well as thoughts on GIS and the industry as a whole. The purpose of the Q&A’s is to for share the information to help teachers be successful in their use of GIS.

MapTube is a free resource for viewing, sharing, mixing and mashing maps online. Created by UCL's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, users can select any number of maps to overlay and view

Arc lesson on mapping the recent Australian Federal election

A great site if anyone is looking at World Heritage sites. The map plots properties which have been approved by the World Heritage Committee to be included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The map shows 911 different properties as of July, 2010

Time lapse for nuclear explosions. Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998.

A useful site on GIS resources, history and links.

Mapping with a difference: On this site just select a subject from the top menu and watch the countries on the map change their size. Instead of land mass, the size of each country will represent the data for that subject --both its share of the total and absolute value. Similar to Worldmapper but even better to show differences around the world.

NearMap is a great site to get current aerial images (last one taken on August 30th). NearMap offers high resolution PhotoMaps which are clear and current, which allows you to see change over time. You are also able to integrate NearMap with existing technologies. The resolution is also excellent and the images are also archived to show change over time.

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