Category: Maps

Ah, childhood memories

Ah, childhood memories

| March 21, 2008 | Reply

Here’s a story about the cleanup — by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency(!) — of a ‘contaminated’ high-school pool (emphasis mine): 7:47 a.m. Guam – The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tasked with issuing the permit to drain the Southern High School swimming pool. Spokesperson Tammy Andersen says no permit has been issued yet, […]

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Shooting Down USA 193 – My Best Guess [UPDATED]

Shooting Down USA 193 – My Best Guess [UPDATED]

| February 16, 2008 | 3 Replies

[02/19/08 – 0944 PST — Henderson here – Looks like they are going to take the shot early Thursday AM GMT, I am on the road at the moment but if I have time I will post a follow up with the new target solution in graphic glory, as well as a run down on […]

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Glencoe Massacre – Family History

Glencoe Massacre – Family History

| February 13, 2008 | Reply

On the 13th of February in 1692, is a dark date for Scotland and for my ancestors. On that day British forces massacred families of the MacDonald and Henderson clans under authority of the King. This was in part to “make an example” of them for not being quick to pledge their loyalty to William […]

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Hypersonic Projects Emerging From Behind The Special Access Curtain

Hypersonic Projects Emerging From Behind The Special Access Curtain

| January 27, 2008 | 1 Reply

The DoD has begun to discuss high level elements of a project to build a hypersonic UAV system, currently working under the name Falcon Blackswift. The details that have emerged thus far are quite tantalizing. From Wired: According to the few details available on Blackswift, Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunk Works shop is the main contractor […]

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Map – Riots In Pakistan

Map – Riots In Pakistan

| December 28, 2007 | Reply

Following the assassination of former Prime Minister Bhutto yesterday, Pakistan has seen several large cities erupt in violence. Many of the protests have been peaceful but quite a few have turned violent, with rioters focusing on burning property and destroying anything they can. A summary map of the most active cities below: Far and away […]

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San Diego Fires post-mortem: Calit2

San Diego Fires post-mortem: Calit2

| November 7, 2007 | Reply

Just today I’ve had some communications with Jerry Sheehan at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). During the San Diego fires, they were also providing information to the public via the web, working with NASA to generate and publish satellite imagery of the fires (click on the photo and scroll down to […]

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San Diego Fires – infographics from SD Union-Tribune

San Diego Fires – infographics from SD Union-Tribune

| November 1, 2007 | Reply

The San Diego Union-Tribune has two interactive maps of the San Diego fires available online: A map showing the extent of the fires, including the ability to see where each started and how widespread it was at key points, with some data overlays (population density, median home prices) A Google map showing houses burned in […]

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Covering The San Diego Fires – Sources And Methods

Covering The San Diego Fires – Sources And Methods

| October 30, 2007 | Reply

First off, I would like to thank everyone for the mountains of praise and complements on our coverage of the fires in San Diego last week. It was a large amount of work, but I think it really helped everyone, including myself, understand what was going on. Several folks have expressed interest in how and […]

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North County Times – House Fire Damage Mashup

North County Times – House Fire Damage Mashup

| October 29, 2007 | Reply

The North County Times has created an interactive application for finding out which homes have been damaged or destroyed by the fires last week. I know from comments and emails that many of our readers are keenly concerned with specific areas / address for friends or family. This web page will allow you to look […]

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San Diego Fires update – winding down – 1510 PDT

San Diego Fires update – winding down – 1510 PDT

| October 28, 2007 | Reply

The San Diego County Emergency Center shows no active (i.e., intense) burn areas in San Diego County as of this morning. Most roads are open and most evacuations have been canceled, except for the area around Mt. Palomar and the area just south of it: The Sign On San Diego Fire Blog is reporting the […]

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