In 1909, American architect
and cartographer Bernerd J.S. Cahill
published An Account Of A New Land Map Of The World
(and at The Internet Archive
), in which he described a novel way of projecting a map. [more inside]
The Blue Marble
is a famous photograph of Earth, taken by the crew of Apollo 17 on December 7th 1972, as they traveled to the moon.
On January 23th, 2012, the Suomi NPP satellite
snapped a similar, high definition photo, called Blue Marble 2012
. By sure to check out the other side of the Marble
, how the photos were taken
and a PDF that describes the NPP project
What would happen if the earth stopped spinning?
ArcGIS was used to perform complex raster analysis and volumetric computations and generate maps that visualize these results.
World Sunlight Map.
A neat little map showing the encroaching blob of darkness as parts of the world slip in and out of nighttime.
How on Earth was this image made?
Here is an opportunity for you to play image detective. How on Earth was this image made? Is it a painting, or a map? Is it a photograph? If so, was it taken from a high-flying aircraft, or from outer space? Is it a satellite image, or possibly even something else? Click to read the feature article
when you’re ready to check your answer. (cheers, lagado