“The map was created by Steven Von Worley, who was inspired by the appearance of a McDonald’s literally in the middle of nowhere, in the Los Angelos basin.”
“Join us for Redlands GIS Week, an annual series of events bringing together thought leaders from academia, government, and industry to advance the science and application of geospatial technologies. Events will feature keynote presentations, lightning talks, and workshops, as well as opportunities for informal brainstorming with leading geospatial thinkers and implementers.
“Redlands GIS Week is held at ESRI’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Redlands, California USA. The first event, “Space-Time Modeling and Analysis,” is co-sponsored by the University of Southern California, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), and the University of Redlands, and will be held 22-23 February 2010 bringing together key scientists working on integrating space and time. Afterwards, a publication will be produced to promote the event’s results with a larger audience.
“More information coming soon.”
…new report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program…
“The report summarizes the science and the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. It focuses on climate change impacts in different regions of the U.S. and on various aspects of society and the economy such as energy, water, agriculture, and health. It’s also a report written in plain language, with the goal of better informing public and private decision making at all levels.
“Hypoxic zones are areas in the ocean of such low oxygen concentration that animal life suffocates and dies, and as a result are sometimes called “dead zones.” One of the largest dead zones forms in the Gulf of Mexico every spring. This data visualization discusses the causes of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.”
[Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]
“Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. That is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast on nature.”
— Jacob Bronowski, 1961