Here is a satellite image acquired January 7, 2011, showing the flooding at Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. The flooding from the Fitzroy River can be seen throughout the city and adjacent countryside. You can barely make out one of the runways at the airport as the rest of the airport is shown underwater.
. . . → Read More: Flooding in Queensland
The Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded and sank on April 20, 2010 approximately 50 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana. The resulting oil spill is slowly making its way northward toward the Louisiana coastline.
This collection of Google Earth overlays contains the following data sets:
High resolution Satellite Imagery of the oil . . . → Read More: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred at 3:40:40 p.m. (local time at the epicenter) on Sunday, 4 April 2010 in Baja California, approximately 75 km south of the Mexico-USA border (or about 100 miles east southeast of San Diego, California). The earthquake occurred at shallow depth (approximately 10 km) along the boundary zone between the . . . → Read More: Baja California-Mexico Earthquake Maps
On Saturday, February 27 at 6:34:14 UTC, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake occurred near Maule, Chile. News is just starting to come in so not sure how much damage there will be from this earthquake.
I will start working on a collection of map and earthquake data overlays for Google Earth. I will continue . . . → Read More: Chile Earthquake Maps
Database of nearly 7,000 neighborhood boundaries for the largest cities in the United States created by Zillow.com.
This is my 3rd incarnation of this data set. This version does not require you to manually enable the state you wish to view. Instead, just navigate around the US and the colored boundaries will show up automatically . . . → Read More: Zillow Neighborhoods
On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 4:53 PM, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Relief agencies and scientific agencies from all over the world have been compiling maps and other data to aid in relief efforts. Over the last several days I’ve been trying to help compile maps and other GIS data . . . → Read More: Haiti Earthquake Maps and Data
This data collection show the locations of notorious crime scenes, locations related to serial killers (where they lived, where they were captured, etc), and the locations of death row prisons throughout the United States. Each placemark contains a snippet of information about the location, including photographs of the scene or criminal. Some of the . . . → Read More: Crime Scenes & Serial Killers
North Korea Uncovered is a product of the North Korean Economy Watch blog. The data set contains 1,000′s of placemarks showing the locations of various governmental and commercial areas in North Korea.
The locations are all nicely organized by the type of location and the data appears to be updated regularly.
. . . → Read More: North Korea Uncovered