Posts treating: "article"
Sunday, 26 October 2014
In this article we consider the use OpenWebGIS, as one of the free Web GISs for analyzing of buildings drawings, as well as mapping and measurement of small-scale objects that are demanded in archeology, architecture, biology, medicine and other fields of human activity. Tell me, how many online Web GISs can use the maximum zooming ratio of more than 19? Those Web GISs which use OpenStreetMap as a base map, generally have a maximum zoom to 19. Those Web GISs which use Google Maps as a base map, [...]
My friend and colleague Beth Merritt is always saying that museums need to be the heroes. But so little of what we do is truly heroic. But now, I think we have a genuine chance.In case you hadn't noticed, people are a teensy bit worried about Ebola at the moment. Yes, I know I told you about this months ago. You remember, when I was telling you about how museums ought to stop worrying about being popular and start being relevant.Well here's an opportunity, handed to you on a plate. Across the [...]
Cooler weather is on its way, so we’ve got a cool “Glad You Asked” article to compliment the changing seasons! It’s a beautiful time of the year to get out into Utah’s geology. Maybe some of you have noticed these groovy rocks out on your outdoor adventures. What are those grooves in the rocks, and
Currently earthquake activity is increasing in Bárðarbunga volcano. For the past 48 hours 53 (when this article is written) earthquake with magnitude above 3,0 have happened. It is unclear what is going now in Bárðarbunga volcano, at the … Continue reading
I am sorry for this late update. I was working on my server computer. More details at the end of this article. Overview of weekend (18 – 19-October-2014) activity in Bárðarbunga volcano Strongest earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano during … Continue reading
The fossil remains of marine mollusks have played a pivotal role in the understanding of stratigraphy around the world. Recently, Palaeontologia Electronica (PE) authors Lloyd Glawe, John Anderson, and Dennis Bell published an article about their study of microscopic … Continue reading
We’ve got some Great Salt Lake trivia for you to end the day on—how many think you can answer correctly?? Check out our “Glad You Asked” article below for the answers. 1. What do Great Salt Lake, the Bahamas, the old Hansen Planetarium in downtown Salt Lake City, the Manti LDS Temple, and Hearst Castle
What does everyone have planned this weekend? If you are near Moab, the Dinosaur Festival kicks off today and tomorrow at the Museum of Moab and the Moab Information Center. Read more about it in this article! moabsunnews.com In celebration of the fifth annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, Oct. 15, people in the Moab
You can't get this anywhere. I was near the site in the winter, and saw some slabs in the local museum. In the summer they take visitors and have hilarious stories about people trying to run off with a piece. Usually a grizzly bear gets them. :)
Now we can out own slabs to hang on the wall. I would put in a bit more vertical just to make them stand out.
How has the discipline of Geography changed over time? David Kaplan and Jennifer Mapes - two professors from Kent State University - are analyzing geography dissertation titles from the past 125 years or so to explore this question. Inside Higher Ed posted an article a few weeks ago describing the professors' research and some of their preliminary findings. Keep an eye out for an early 2015 article on their research in Geographical Review!Original post blogged on
We know this weekend was a soggy one for most of us here in Utah. Here’s an article talking about some of the flooding around the state after this last weekend’s heavy rains. We hope everyone is safe and sound as flood water recede. kutv.com A state of emergency was declared in Carbon County and
How many are familiar with Devil’s Slide in Weber Canyon, near Morgan, UT? Do you think you’d ever slide down like you were in a playground? For this#tbt, we’re giving you an article that talks of a time when people DID!#throwbackthursday standard.net Devil’s Slide is a bizarre, giant-size limestone chute, located on the south side
A small team of our geologists have been working in Snake Valley to determine future effects the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s proposal to tap Snake Valley aquifers could have on ranchers and fragile desert ecosystems. Check out this Salt Lake Tribune article for more information on the matter. sltrib.com For years, Snake Valley ranchers and
Check out this other article talking about the levels of Great Salt Lake that are approaching record lows. Andrew Rupke, a geologist and industrial minerals specialist here at the Utah Geological Survey, talks about the effects a low shoreline has on mineral density. deseretnews.com Dave Shearer sees the evidence of water levels dropping in the
Here is a article from Science Daily about the uplift rebound from the California DroughtUplift in CaliforniaHarry
If you follow astronomy websites, you’ve probably noticed that every month or so there’s an article about a meteor shower happening. There are meteors showers frequently throughout the year. Some showers are more active than others depending on various factors. … Continue reading
Cover of MNA Bulletin 44This work summarized the state of knowledge regarding the origin of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River in 1964Is it really 50 years since the most famous symposium related to the origin of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon took place? Amazingly, it is true and August of this year marks that milestone. I was just a lad when this famous gathering took place, but many geologists who would become mentors to me were in attendance. And when I arrived for the first [...]
Happy Monday! We hope you all had a great weekend. Here’s an article for your afternoon read—sometimes scientists will go the distance to learn about our local surroundings. standard.net Adolph Yonkee is traveling to the Andes Mountains, to learn more about the Rocky Mountains. READ
Question: With the lingering, severe drought in places like the Texas Panhandle and western Kansas, is the United States in for another Dust Bowl? Answer: In this article from CropQuest
Adventurer Roy Chapman Andrews mentions in an article published in 1922 in the “Asia Magazine” and later in his book “On the Trail of Ancient Man” (1926), a strange creature, supposedly inhabiting the Gobi-desert: “Then the Premier asked that, if it were possible, I should capture for the Mongolian government a specimen of the allergorhai-horhai.