Best of the Blogs 1st October 2013

By on 1 October, 2013

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In awesome geek news, the Ordnance Survey of the UK have created an accurate map of Great Britain – in Minecraft.

 

Between the Poles has a fantastic little piece talking about the improvements to satellite imagery that are happening right now – including two companies that are bringing us closer to attaining that EO holy grail – real time imagery from space.

 

These live wind maps featured on Google Maps Mania are an excellent example of the beauty of live meteorological data. They really need to be seen to be appreciated.

 

Over at Directions Magazine, there is a piece entitled “My GIS is better than yours (and other lies)” where John Van Hoesen argues “neither the operating system or flavor of software should be the mechanism by which we judge the analyses or the product, nor, in the academic sector, how we effectively articulate and teach the fundamentals of using a GIS.”

 

Oh, Apple! There is still so much you need to learn about maps! The company has now disabled driving directions to the Fairbanks International Airport  in Alaska, after a glitch in its maps app guided drivers to the edge of a runway instead of a terminal.

 

The Institute of the Environment at the University of Minnesota has created an ESRI story map to highlight how the world can increase food production. Crop production needs to double by 2050 to fulfill the needs of the growing worldwide population.

 

If you’re a fan of particle physics (who isn’t?) then you should check out Ed Parson’s post highlighting the availability of CERN in Google’s Streetview.

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