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Latest Photos from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

The following photos were just released by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory(USGS). Note: these photos were not taken in areas currently accessible to the public. (You can visit the official website of… 235 more words


July 23 - Bird's Eye View

Today’s factismal: The first Landsat was launched 42 years ago; we are now up to Landsat 8.

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… 329 more words

Famous Scientists

Big Data: history to scale

Very detailed blog about a useful online mapping project making available of thousands of historical USGS maps of the US from 1882 to the present in a singel interface: Big Data: history to scale.

Geographical Education

Large swarms of mayflies show up on Wisconsin radar

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW/CNN) – A skin-crawling sight in Wisconsin… swarms of mayflies coming out of the Mississippi river on July 20.

Take a look. 261 more words


Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Rattles San Benito County Near Ridgemark

SAN BENITO COUNTY (CBS SF) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.8 struck in San Benito County Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 36 more words


The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) for collecting 1-m nationwide LiDAR data

The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation’s natural and constructed features. 95 more words


Magnitude 2.5 Earthquake Shakes Contra Costa County Near Where Similar Quake Hit 24-Hours Before

CONCORD (CBS SF) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 struck near Concord Monday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor was reported at 2:52 p.m. 70 more words