Thursday May 21, 2015

Improving connectivity in the Asia Pacific Region: perspectives of the APEC Policy Support Unit is a 2013 report, published by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

From the executive summary:

Connectivity has become an important issue for many international organizations in recent years. This report provides examples of concrete efforts and progress made within the APEC region by these organizations in 3 key areas: institutional, physical and people to people connectivity.

It also highlights key issues and challenges for these three aspects of connectivity and takes a look at the current state of connectivity in the region.

(Source: APEC)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Thursday May 21, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

Earthshots introduces remote sensing by showing how satellite imagery is used to track change over time.

The Landsat series of Earth-observing satellites has acquired data for monitoring the planet’s landmasses since 1972. The vast archive containing millions of Landsat scenes is managed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, SD. The images displayed in Earthshots are examples of Landsat data that help scientists worldwide understand more about how both people and nature are changing the landscape.

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(Source: Flowing Data)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Thursday May 21, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday May 20, 2015

Journey into Danakil: hottest place on earth uses Esri's Story Maps and is based on the 2010 BBC documentary "The hottest place on earth".

This interactive takes you on an expedition into Ethiopia's Danakil Depression, Africa's lowest point.

(Source: Garry Simmons)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Wednesday May 20, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

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