Best of the Blogs 2 December 2014

By on 2 December, 2014

gold digger

The Sydney Morning Herald has run an article on Doug Stone’s efforts over four years to create a map that charts rivers, gullies, trails and old mines where anyone with a pan or pick might strike it rich – there’s GOLD in them thar hills!

 

Science Network WA has an article on the surprise discovery (and subsequent mapping) of blowholes and flank margin caves (usually found on islands) in the midst of the Nullabor plains.

 

TERN has documented a flood map of south-east Queensland that also integrates historical flood photography. A great look at times past – as well as some interesting flood data!

 

The Australian has a story on the Guardian Evacuations app, which will allow Australians to quickly find a nearby evacuation centre in a time of emergency. A great use of geospatial tech that can help save lives.

 

The ‘net has been a flutter of late, thanks to the latest Star Wars trailer (what, you haven’t yet seen it?), and so it’s a timely addition from Maps Mania to add in a 2D map of the Star Wars galaxy.

 

The ever-interesting Geoawesomeness again lives up to its name by highlighting a wearable portable mapping system powered by SLAM.

 

The HERE 360 blog has an interview with the author of a very interesting and visually arresting map – one that charts the smells of a city.

 

Finally, this Tumblr made me chuckle (the name explains it all): http://worldmapswithout.nz/

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