By Dave Dister, Consulting Ecologist, Ludington, MI One of the prime reasons I moved to the Ludington, Michigan area in 2008 was the aesthetic and biological diversity evident at Ludington State Park (LSP). As a field biologist nearing the end of his formal career, I was eager to conduct a study of the vascular plants […]
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Projecting a round surface of the Earth on a flat surface is not an easy task. Scientists are trying to find an optimal way to do it for centuries. In fact the most common map projection that we use almost everyday in Google Maps and other mapping services, has been introduced in 1569 by Gerardus […]
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I just love TED Talks. Wonderful, humorous, inspiring speakers. Many short and punchy. Some like: made me smile and even clap my hands at the end. Others like: had me laughing and nodding my head in agreement. The topics are fascinating. And the speakers exceptional. But when it comes to geospatial – and I truly […]
When Google first launched its moonshot “Project Loon” to provide internet connectivity to farthest corners of the world by launching dozens of balloons, the thought process was, as one balloon drifted away, another would be ready to take its place. A continuous stream of balloons was to circumnavigate the world on a daily basis. The project which was […]
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Researchers claim to have discovered a new continent mostly submerged beneath the South Pacific. Scientists behind the study say that New Zealand and New Caledonia aren’t regular island chains but they’re a part of a single, 4.9 million-square-kilometer (1.89 million-square-mile) slab of continental crust that’s distinct from Australia. According to the study, the 94% of Zealandia […]
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Google Maps and Google Earth are amazing tools. We are so used to them that we tend to forget how they have changed our lives. Recently a graphic design student Matteo Archondis decided to give a tribute to Google Maps for the 12th birthday of the service and created an awesome timelapse-based tour around the […]
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