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Shark Map!
Check out the monitoring information from the shark detection system in Western Australia.
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This should come in handy on my next trip over lol
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It's possible to understand at an intellectual level that all smog is not the same.  Some (like the old London Pea-Soupers) were heavy on particulate matter.  Los Angeles gets a photo-chemical smog instead.
But how do you really integrate the concept without visiting all these places?
Cooking, of course!  Whipped egg whites hold an awful lot of air.  If you can generate your own 'smog', you can trap it, whip it, cook it and eat it - giving humans the chance to taste all the different smogs in one place.

I love the idea of experiments like this one.  They make concepts tangible.
The concept of terroir will be familiar to most Edible Geography readers; recently, we also explored the idea of “merroir,” or tasting place in sea salt. But what about aeroir—the atmospheric taste of place? GenevaSmog_10 London peasouper CREDIT Center for Genomic Gastronomy ...
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I'm with +Tren C​​ on this one. Ewww.

The article was interesting, though!
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Good morning plussers!
This is a really cool way of letting people interact with data online.  Have a crack and let me know what you think.
 
This Interactive Graph Might Be the Future of Content

Hard to find a better example of 10X Content than this: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/28/upshot/you-draw-it-how-family-income-affects-childrens-college-chances.html

Great content isn't just about a powerful story or great data -- it's about how it makes consumers of that content feel. The greater the connection a content publisher can deliver, the more that work will resonate and be remembered. I think this idea - to ask readers to draw the graph themselves, then compare their guess against reality, is incredible. 

I suspect that because of this interactivity, the issue and the real data will stay with me far longer than if I'd merely read the article and seen the visual. Bravo +The New York Times.
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I was pretty damn close. although I had a spike at the low end because I thought that scholarships may introduce a more substantial delta to that end than it does in the real world.... fun interaction on a touchscreen laptop, although I recall reading that it doesn't work on mobile?
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Do you have a favourite map projection?
I have several for different purposes, but I'm nerdy like that.

Thanks +Peter Kelley!
 
A collection of resources on different map projections.

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Few subjects are so controversial – or at least, misunderstood- in cartography as map projections, especially if you’re taking your first steps in this field. And that’s simply because every flat map misrepresents the surface of the Earth in some way. So, in this matter, your work in map-mapping is basically to choose the best …
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Cahill butterfly :-) 
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This got a giggle from me from the book of face.

Happy Friday :)
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Haha. I've never interacted with a roo but I'd try.
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Fantasy maps are not a new thing :)
 
Worldbuilding, 1890s style.

The urge to roleplay long predates role-playing.
Writing in 1897, Ida Farr Nelson remembered the last decade of family life in rural Goshen, New Hampshire, with happiness. Her sons Elmer, Arthur, and Walter, who were close in age and great friends, had been a joy to her, and her younger son Ernest was “the darling pet and...
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Fun!
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It's bigger than you think...
 
In today's awesome internet... wanna see how big mainland Australia is compared to your part of the world?? drag the lower map around!!
http://mapfrappe.com/?show=30804

Also lets you draw a line around other locations and check them out too!! Your tri-state area vs our westernmost State? why not? Antarctica vs China? fill your boots!
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Add in Tassie and that's another European country!
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Hey Geo Geeks - help me figure out what I'm missing!

What are your favourite Geo Geeky blogs and websites?
Favourite people to follow here and on twitter?
Or, heaven-forbid, what IRL meetups and conferences do you see as the most useful/interesting?

I'd really love to know!
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http://www.stamen.com/
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Hi Geo Geeks!
This is a fairly long read - but I think it's worth it. 
If you've seen some of the recent gaffs on Google Maps, you'd understand that maybe their crowdsourcing needs some improvement.
This article talks about the how of Google Map Maker and guesses at some of the why.
Google Maps has had a rough go of it lately. Public relations problems generated by crowdsourced data are at the heart of the conundrum, but the problems are related to two different systems used to support Google's mapping efforts. Google Maps' current public-oriented problems are these: ...
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Good article with some surprising insights. Thank you, +Kristin Milton 
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I miss ripples.

That is all.
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Woohoo!!
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A while ago, I posted the comic Up Goer Five, an annotated blueprint of the Saturn V rocket with all the parts described using only the thousand most common English words. Today, I'm excited to ann...
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Me too! Me too! Oscar and I were discussing Up Goer Five just yesterday :-)
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Good Morning plussers! My wriggly five year old was restless last night - I didn't get a lot of sleep.  It's still been a great week.
1.  Next year's work planning is nearly (maybe) finished.  There's always competing priorities and never enough money, but there's some very exciting projects still on the cards.

2.  GovHack registration is now open!
http://www.govhack.org/2015/05/27/2015-bring-it-on-registrations-open/?mc_cid=ec9c40319a&mc_eid=518890c517

3. Despite all the frost earlier in the week, this morning was warm and gentle.  The wriggler got to ride his bike to school.

Your turn!  Tell me something good :)
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I will talk to +Amy Kelley​
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Easily distracted by maps, books and other shiny things.
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“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known,” Carl Sagan

Incurably Curious
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