MODIS Satellite Gallery

UPDATE 1/16/2011 – Gallery updated to include almost all of the images posted by NASA through the end of 2011.

The MODIS Satellite Gallery collection from the MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC contains about 3,300 satellite images obtained from NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites overlaid onto Google Earth. These satellites capture natural [...]


United States National Atlas

The National Atlas of the United States displays several hundred layers of GIS data for the United States. The data is organized into the following categories.

Agriculture (Information about Farms, Livestock, and Crops) Environment (Information about hazardous sites) People (Information about crime rates, economy, food stamps, jobs, mortality rates, population density, etc.) Biology [...]


Ivory Wars

Excellent use of Google Earth to help tell the story of elephant poachers in the Zakouma National Park, in Africa. The KML file contains links to photographs, habitat boundaries, and other information pertinent to the story.

The full story is available online from National Geographic.


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National Geographic Grants

Collection of placemarks showing the locations and summaries of 1,000′s of grants awarded over the years by the National Geographic Society. Some of these studies date back more than 50 years.


National Geographic Society