- Downwinders.ORG (great site for anyone living in the area)
Thursday, August 31, 2006
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Monday, August 21, 2006
Matt at GISArch.com has created a unique site for GIS and Archaeology. This neat mix of the 2 sciences is displayed at his site and here's a link to his article on the Archaeology of a 1945 Prison Escape Tunnel and the use of an "Electric Eel" camera on wheels. Neat. I want one of these just for fun. I could see myself getting into some trouble with it, though. I've already had my remote control race car taken away for chasing the cats and neighbors kids, so I can't imagine this not getting me into more trouble. This article is part 2 and the technical stuff, so head over and read part I to catch up.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Although it's still a year away from being completed, the Burj Dubai, the soon to be world's tallest skyscraper, is taking shape. They have an aggressive website that updates the buildings height as well as skyscraper news around the world, namely other buildings trying to claim the world's tallest title. A new outline of the building is highlighted in red with the building progess and a webcam updates pictures of the construction. 3-D renderings of the site plan and skyline are an added feature.
Also, a GIS site for Dubai is up but not operational yet. I have posted a link on GIS PILOT under the "World Countries" section. The same message has been up for a month now and I do not know when it will be operational. However, the link is there for your other mapping needs on Dubai.
On the web:
- Google to distribute coupons through mapping service
- Google Earth is on the blink again
- New mapping system will aid PSNI to combat crime
- Wikimapia.org will help you find any friend or relative's home.
- Spot Your New Home
- So How do GPS Companies Get Their Maps?
- Just How Many Windows Live Services Are There?
- ZipRealty to Incorporate Virtual Earth Online Mapping Technology
Monday, August 14, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
- "Winnipeg loves its pork, Calgary likes beef. Latin Americans are intrigued by Nostradamus. And except in Dublin and Southern California, hookers are far more popular than blow."
Saturday, August 12, 2006
- New York
- Washington, D.C.
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- and more...
Find out more at Googles Flight Simulator
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
- GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program.
Also, check out NASA's VISIBLE EARTH site for a library of satellite images from various Space missions.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
- GasBuddy.com can help you find cheap gas prices in your city. It is a network of more than 173+ gas price information web sites that helps you find low gasoline prices. All web sites are operated by GasBuddy and has the most comprehensive listings of gas prices anywhere.Gasoline prices change frequently and may vary by as much as 20 percent within only a few blocks it is important to be able locate the service station with the lowest priced fuel. GasBuddy web sites allow motorists to share information about low priced fuel with others as well as target the lowest priced stations to save money when filling up at the pumps!
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
April 11, 2006
Welcome to Your New Home- The Palm, Dubai. The islands are almost complete, and if you are rich then you can own a piece of history. Man made islands are being constructed in the shapes of palm trees, among other things, in the Middle East. Come to Dubai and live on a replica of the world or a palm tree. The Palm Developments
The Palm has updated their website to include new photos as their construction takes shape. The Palm can be summed up as a man made subdivision in the shape of a palm tree. The trick is that it's built in the Persian Gulf using sand.
During the construction
Click for hi-res - Burj-al-arab Hotel
Dubai's goal is to be the recreation site of the world. The World's largest skyscraper are being built here as well as the World's largest man-made islands, like the Palm. So far, popularity is so high that there are islands being built in the shape of the world as well as another, larger palm tree with leaves. (See Previous Post: Livin' in a Palm tree in Dubai!) The Burj-al-Arab hotel is considered the finest in the world, offering a private and spoiled stay in a hotel built in the Gulf. The hotel was built in 1999 and the design is modeled after a sail from a boat as it catches the wind. Rates start at about $1,000/night and it is considered the only 7-star hotel. Yes, it's so fancy they made more stars on the rating system to accommodate it. There are plans in Dubai for an underwater hotel, theme parks, and various other skyscrapers.