Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days

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Latest Earthquakes Magnitude 2.5 or Greater in the United States and Adjacent Area sand Magnitude 4.0 or Greater in the Rest of the World - Last 7 days

The source is USGS ---> http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php

They have some other good KML files that they made themselves but I didn't find any that were 'animated' so I made this. I'm not sure how to automate it though.

ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE looks a little bumpy lately.

I did give the points a height value based on magnitude but even after I assigned 1000 meters of height to each point of magnitude, it just doesn't seem to make much difference and I stopped caring. Richter scale 2.5-3.8 is green, 3.9-5.4 is yellow, and 5.5-7.7 is red.

Now playing: The Good, The Bad & The Queen - Kingdom Of Doom
via FoxyTunes

Spread of Africanized Honey Bees in the US

What this map layer shows:

The distribution of Africanized honey bees, by county, as of 2005.

You can animate the timeline to view the speed of the spread.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

U.S. Tornadoes 1950-2004 (animated)

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Data from here ---> http://www.nationalatlas.gov/mld/tornadx.html

1 meter of height for each fatality.

Green = 0-10 fatalities
Yellow = 11-50
Red = 51-116

Monday, November 5, 2007

California Fire Costs

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According to http://www.realquest.com/breaking-news.html

Green = 1-30 houses affected
Yellow = 31-92 houses
Red = 93-205 houses

100 meters in height per house affected.

Call for data

If you have any data you would like to see presented in Google Earth in 4 dimensions (3D plus time), please comment here. The data should have counts of something like:

incidents for incident tracking
sales volumes
polling data

location data like:

countries, states, zipcodes, lattitudes & longitudes, cities, metropolitan statistical areas, etc.

and the data should also have a time element, if possible, like:

Dates & times of any precision. Could be per century or by the second or whatever.

I am also interested in hearing ideas about what would look interesting or informative in this type of exhibit. Now taking requests.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Selected Presidential Reports For The 2007 October


CONTRIBUTIONS BY ZIP For remaining candidates for the FEC October Quarterly report of 2007. 1 dollar equals 1 foot of height.

Red = $1 - $15,000
Yellow = $15,001 - $70,000
Green = $70,001 +

View the following responses for the rest of the candidates. The files are for the entire nation but the screenshots are of the zip codes with the highest donations for this reporting period for that particular candidate.


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