Best of the Blogs 18 August 2015

By on 17 August, 2015

nasa sunrise


The above photo shows a sunrise over the United States, complete with the lights from thunderstorms and the distant halo of Earth’s atmosphere. It was taken by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, currently on a year-long mission on the International Space Station.


Hydro International shared CSIRO’s ocean currents visulaisation, which showed the route that the debris from lost flight MH370 would have taken to arrive all the way across the Indian ocean in La Réunion.


For the gamers among you, Geoawesomeness have compiled a list of the “10 Top Google Maps games of all time”


The Safe Software blog published an infographic explaining the hype surrounding the Minecraft revolution and what it has to offer the real world, including science, history, geography, education, city planning and crowdsourcing, to name a few.


Artist Christoph Niemann showed what can happens when limitless creativity meets with mapmaking, as shared by Design Faves.


Maps Mania was on fire again this week, posting about a groundbreaking panaromic interactive video tour of the University of Sydney and an incredibly detailed digital globe of the geology of the ocean’s floor, both of which were published by researchers at the University of Sydney.

They also discovered the comprehensive “Tech Cities” map which maps and compares the top 10 tech cities of the world. No Australasian cities were present, sadly.


Video: every atomic bomb detonated on Earth since 1945 mapped, including those on the Australian mainland!


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