ID that landform you see from your window seat
April 5, 2016 11:42 AM Subscribe
". . .the airplane seat is sort of a planetarium for the Earth,” she says. “It’s a great way to inspire people to learn about the sciences.”Flyover Country is a free app that correlates geo/paleo databases, maps, and other data sources with your phone's GPS to provide information and identification about the landscape below as you fly over it - no wi-fi necessary.
Interested in learning the land features or geology after a flight in the U.S.? The USGS National Map Database provides a mapview site in which you can look up geologic maps, publicly available papers, and topo maps; it includes a satellite view from which to start. Example: Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
Some of the databases Flyover Country pulls data from:
--Macrostrat: "a community resource for the addition, editing, and access of new macrostratigraphic, lithological, environmental, and economic data."
--Neotoma Paleoecology Database: an "online hub for data, research, education, and discussion about paleoenvironments"
--The Paleobiology Database: "global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for organisms of all geological ages"
--and LacCore, the U.S. national lacustrine [lake] core facility
This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments