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The Census of Marine Life in Google Earth

By Martin W. Lewis | October 4, 2010 |

The Census of Marine Life, is the major international oceanographic research project involving researchers in over 80 countries, who tagged more than 120,000 types of species & millions of organisms over the past decade. The project is now revealing their findings for the 2010 calendar year. This has served to create the first world

South Africa’s Soccer Stadiums & Slums in Google Earth

By Samuel Raphael Franco | June 14, 2010 |

The World Cup has come to an exciting start this week, with no shortage of triumph and tumult.To begin, take a fly around the Republic of South Africa and be sure to check out all of the host cities. Google Earth has released 3D models of all ten stadiums, as well as new panoramic photographs

The Latest on the Gulf Oil Spill in Google Earth

By Samuel Raphael Franco | May 10, 2010 |

After last week’s dystopian projections on GeoCurrents, last Monday’s New York Times countered with unreasonably rosy projections. Good news sells papers. The article conveyed a sense of hope in its readers that the spill, was not as large as feared, and could be easily plugged as soon as this

Unmitigated Environmental Disasters Illustrated

By Samuel Raphael Franco | April 19, 2010 |

This week’s Geocurrentcast is entirely dedicated to about baker’s dozen sites that epitomize the nasty human footprint that comes with heavy metals, heavy industry, and heavy consumerism.The histories of Stalinist industrial wastelands, leaking oil Nigerian pipelines, massive American landfills, Brazilian Deforestation, smog filled Chinese cities, and towering Sarin gas smelters are all illustrated in this

A Parade of Man Made Oddities: Shipwrecks, Crop Circles and the CCCP

By Samuel Raphael Franco | April 12, 2010 |

This week was rife with tragic news: the Polish Presidential plane crash in Russia, revolutions and upheaval in Kyrgyzstan, and refugee crises emerging from Tamil emigrees from Sri Lankan, I thought it would be best to leave the gravity to the newspapers for the time being, and insert a bit of humor into this week’s

Geocurrents on Mars- A 3D Tour of the Red Planet in Google Earth

By Samuel Raphael Franco | March 8, 2010 |

This weekend’s Google Earth adventure on Geocurrents will take us to a place colder than Svalbard or the Ross Ice Shelf, and dustier than the Namib, Nefud, or Taklaman Deserts.With sweeping dune fields, seismic chasms, deep double impact craters, and a monolithic human face; Mars is a geographer, topographer, seismographer, hydrologist, and conspiracy theorist’s delight.

Free Tours of Guantanamo Bay… in Google Earth

By Samuel Raphael Franco | February 22, 2010 | One Comment

Today’s post focuses on Guantanamo Bay, and is illustrated with Google Earth. Please download a free copy of Google Earth, and then download this KML file, as an interactive accompaniment to this Geocurrents post. Guantanamo Bay was obtained by the United States following the Spanish American

54-40 or Fight, Canadian Bacon, and Vancouver: Land of the Olympics and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

By Samuel Raphael Franco | February 14, 2010 |

We’re going to run with the Olympic torch here at Geocurrents, and fill you in on the history and geography of Vancouver, beefed up with 3D Google Earth imagery. Vancouver is North America’s fourth largest seaport, by tonnage. This owes largely to the geography of the region. The port is nestled away the pacific, by

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