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Mick Law 24 October 2014 110
Web resources roundup October 2014 This month we have a range of interesting resources we have found around the web for you to check out. Take your time exploring the world's weather, a global conflict, a warming world, money sent home, and smell the rains down in Africa! Earth by Nullschool is a fantastic animated 3D globe that allows you to overlay some beautiful layers of data including wind, o...
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Mick Law 21 October 2014 168
Ebola Mapping Not the nicest of topics but one that is getting much media attention these days, Ebola has come out of nowhere and is spreading - fast. There are plenty of online resources that teachers can access to help their students understand the geography of disease, particularly Ebola. I'll bet you didn't know we have geospatial tools to thank for the early discovery of Ebola in West Africa...
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Mick Law 10 September 2014 488
The Sentinel Hotspot Mapper from Geoscience Australia has recently undergone a facelift which makes it much more user friendly. The site was covered in our recent Web Roundup but I wanted to show off all of the new features in a dedicated blog post. The site itself includes hotspot data from three satellites covering 24 hours of every day. This also includes a repository of hotspot data that goes...
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Mick Law 07 September 2014 217
Creating a map in Google Drive Did you know you can easily create a map using your Google Drive spreadsheets tool? Simply create a Google Spreadsheet that contains some sort of geographic information, this image uses global CO2 emissions per 1000 people for the world's countries. In the Google Spreadsheet, highlight the cells you wish to use in your map. From the Insert menu select Chart, and from...
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Mick Law 29 August 2014 270
Globes QLD Globe http://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/mapping-data/queensland-globe The Queensland Globe is a fantastic tool that I think will give many teachers a ‘foot in the door’ when it comes to using geospatial technology in their classrooms. This initiative kicked off in 2013 and was led by Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources and Mines and has led the way as other states come on board...
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Mick Law 29 August 2014 205
New Website Launch Well I’ve been promising our new website for a while now but it is finally here. The team and I, see below, have been planning a range of new website features, some you can already see while others will be rolled out in coming weeks and months. This is phase one of many. The layout of the site itself will change, as the way I’ve been collecting information has changed. Previ...