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Monday, October 29, 2012

The map below shows geotagged social media for southeastern Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey. Some of the media may contain information on Hurricane Sandy.

This is the York Daily Record's "disclaimer" about its embedded Google Map that supposed to show content related to the hurricane. Clearly, someone knows better than to state the queries used filter out any other topics. The map is created via a service called Gathering Point, of which I'd not heard until today.

Gather paper maps and atlases in case GPS service is unavailable when you need it. 

This is one of the details in Number 1 on the list of preparations suggested in the Pelham (NH) Patch news artlcle titled

Awesome crisis maps & WMS are out there yet folks continue to tweet and RT [censored, but means "junky"] apps and maps, amazing hypefail by twitter trolls

Twitter comment separates online mapping wheat from chaffe.

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/29 at 05:45 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Google Maps now clearly shows terrain, color gradations to depict vegetation, and labels for natural land formations. This enriched visual data allows you to quickly and easily see where the great forests, deserts, and mountain ranges around the world begin and end. It also conveys how natural land formations can impact where, how and why man-made developments like urban cities, dams and bridges are made.

It's not clear to me which queries or at what scales the new data and labels appear.

- Google Lat Long Blog

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/29 at 01:53 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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