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Vicky Veritas has been at 12 events

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Google for Work2,589,770Learn how an international hotel management company with a portfolio of over 50 boutique hotels and resorts uses Google Drive to power growth and innovation across their business.  Commune Hotels and Resorts is a San Francisco-based hotel management company with a portfolio of transformative, boldly innovative boutique hotel, and resort brands including Joie De Vivre, Thompson Hotels, and Tommie.  Commune has a distributed, global team that needed simple, mobile-friendly tools to collaborate and share information quickly. Hear from Mike Blake, CIO, about how Commune uses Google Drive to speed up site development, acquisitions and sales.Ask questions before and during the event by clicking the Q&A button.Join the live broadcast at 11 am Pacific on Tuesday, August 12. We will also share the recording after the event.Enabling Teams with Google Drive2014-08-12 20:00:001 
Half the Sky Movement178,994Join  +The New York Times columnist +Nicholas Kristof and leaders in the fight against human trafficking from Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, +International Justice Mission, +Not For Sale and +UNICEF  in a conversation about modern solutions to a problem millions around the world are facing every day.Panelists include: Rachel Lloyd, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS)  Gary Haugen, International Justice MissionDave Batstone, Not For SaleSusan Bissell, UNICEF What does 2014 hold for the fight against modern-day slavery?2014-01-10 19:00:00963 
Science on Google+454,699Isaac Newton's Birthday is on ChristmasJoin us in a Newton-inspired holiday physics hangout with rockstar physicist +Henry Reich of +MinutePhysics and +MinuteEarth  and brilliant ballerina biologist +Carin Bondar of +National Geographic, +Scientific American and host of Wild Sex, a science show about the strange reproductive habits of the animal kingdom. She knows how the world gets physical. +Veritasium  AKA +Derek Muller may pop in.  We hear there may even be more special guests so you should probably go ahead and RSVP yes to join the lively conversation. BYOB. Hosted by +Amy Robinson of +Science on Google+ .Happy Newtonmas Hangout2013-12-19 00:00:00144 
Science Bulletins at AMNH293,155The American Museum of Natural History’s Science Bulletins program is launching a new data visualization on changes in Arctic plant life and their forecasted impact on the climate system. Science Bulletins editorial producer Laura Allen will discuss the science with the ecologists whose work is featured in the visualization. The researchers will also answer your questions.Join Science Bulletins for this Hangout and meet:• Dr. Richard Pearson: Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History and Lecturer, University College London• Dr. Scott Goetz: Deputy Director and Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research CenterThe data visualization is designed for informal education at museums and science centers. Its datasets are also available for live programming on NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS)® spherical display system: http://www.sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=429The Hangout panel will also address ways to interpret the visualization for museum and educational audiences.View the visualization at http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins/(watch)/bio/visualizations/greening-of-the-arcticThis visualization and professional development training is supported by NOAA and NSF.How Green is the Arctic? A Science Bulletins at AMNH Hangout2013-11-13 21:30:0044 
Science on Google+454,699Be curious. Question assumptions. Explore the world from atoms to astrophysics with Veritasium.Join +Derek Muller of popular +YouTube Channel Veritasium on a journey to the beautiful, viral side of physics, hosted by Science on Google+ in honor of YouTube Geek Week (Aug 4-10). Our +Amy Robinson, +Jason Davison and +Nic Hammond will host, along with +Joe Hanson of +It's Okay To Be Smart and a few members of the community who ask Derek interesting questions on the event page.  The hangout happens on Wednesday, August 7th at 5 pm US PT / 8 ET.Derek will share why he creates Veritasium and how it has evolved into one of YouTube’s favorite sources of answers to epic science questions. He’ll also answer your questions so leave them here on the event page. You may be selected to join the hangout live and ask him in person.  Check out Veritasium on YouTube at http://veritasium.com This is the third hangout in a new series that brings science to life through conversations with the world's leading minds. Join +Science on Google+: A Public Database for the latest events.Veritasium: A Science on Google+ Conversation2013-08-08 02:00:00237 
V-Day18,715On V-Day 2013 we will be live streaming Risings from around the world! Here is a list of pending and confirmed streaming events, listed by local and Pacific Time. Details will be added as they are known.Manila on Ustream.tv: https://www.ustream.tv/embed/13346941 (time tbc)10:00 CAT / 00:00 PT: One Billion Rising: City of Joy, Demcratic Republic of Congo17:00 IST / 3:30 PT: One Billion Rising: New Delhi, India16:30 SAST / 6:30 PT: South Africa -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1287887/events/187975310:15 & 12:00 ET / 7:15 & 9:00 PT: Atlanta -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1022514/risingAtlanta14:00 CT / 12:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9argIMd1dPg19:00 ET / 16:00 PT: Miami -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2835490/events/1880583/videos/1156885916:00 PT: One Billion Rising: San Francisco20:00 ET / 17:00 PT: One Billion Rising: New York18:00 PT: One Billion Rising: Los Angeles19:00 PT: Oakland, CA -- http://www.ustream.tv/channel/onebillionrisingoakland18:00 HAST / 20:00 PT: One Billion Rising: The Island of Hawai'iOne Billion Rising 2013 - OFFICIAL EVENT2013-02-13 13:00:00361 
Breast Cancer Answers670,885On World Cancer Day, Feb 4th, join us here on Google+ to watch live interviews with the world's leading cancer experts and organizations. Don't miss this 2-hour LIVE event at 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. PST/3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST.Here at BreastCancerAnswers, we believe that educating people can save lives. For the latest in breast cancer awareness, circle us at https://plus.google.com/113258379539644876834/.World Cancer Day Presented By BreastCancerAnswers2013-02-04 21:00:0080 
Andrij “Andrew” Harasewych241,716http://www.redbullstratos.com/The countdown has begun for Felix Baumgartner's epic jump from the edge of space. Supported by a team of experts, Felix will ascend in a helium balloon to an altitude of 120,000 ft / 36,576 m where he will take a leap of faith into the unknown in an attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound during freefall.To follow the progress of this mission - launch date set for the week of 8th October 2012 - and to find out where and when to tune in to watch Red Bull Stratos rewrite history live please RSVP and join the Event. #science   #redbull   #stratos   #sciencesunday   #spacesunday   #skydiving  +ScienceSunday +Part-Time Scientists +Peter's Scifi page +Red BullRed Bull Stratos Mission - LIVE2012-10-14 14:00:00672 
Fraser Cain912,215Join us once again as we connect several telescopes into a live Google+ hangout and stream the night sky into your computer. The Moon won't rise until after we wrap up, so it should be a wonderful dark night with great seeing. Most of the planets are down, but Jupiter might make an appearance right at the end of the evening if we're lucky.If you want to get notifications of these events, make sure you circle the +Virtual Star Party on Google+.#vsp-oct13Virtual Star Party - Oct. 7, 20122012-10-08 04:30:00542 
Fraser Cain912,215If you want to get a reminder of the Virtual Star Party, you need to confirm that you're going.Are you going? Click "Yes"Every week we connect up multiple telescopes into a +Virtual Star Party, and showcase the night sky, right here on Google+. We'll point our telescopes at any planets, Moons or deep sky objects up at the time - even the Sun!We'll also have Ph.D. astronomers on hand to explain the science behind what we're looking at.We'll even take requests.I'm attaching last week's episode so you can get a sense of what this is all aboutIf you want to be notified about future broadcasts, make sure you add the +Virtual Star Party to your circles.#virtualstarparty-sep23Virtual Star Party - Sept. 23, 20122012-09-24 04:30:00426 
Fraser Cain912,215It's time again for another Virtual Star Party. Join us in a Google+ Hangout on Air and see a live view from multiple telescopes broadcasting their view of the night sky.You can even make requests.Virtual Star Party - August 12, 20122012-08-13 05:30:00110 
Fraser Cain912,215To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout. In conjunction with +CosmoQuest. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, +Pamela L. Gay, +Philip Plait and +Miles O'Brien for this special event.Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the +The Planetary Society and the +SETI Institute.+Scott Lewis and +Amy Shira Teitel will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment.We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout  (this will replace our regular Sunday night +Virtual Star Party)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004875 

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Kylie Jenner8,896#17 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:53458001
Kylie Jenner8,896#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:34457000
Becky Collins17,500Top Active Engager's Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-13 05:05:40478002
RokSimec.com7,554To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#circle                    2014-10-01 11:44:47498000
RokSimec.com7,248 To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#circle                    2014-09-26 10:33:5149813920
Kenneth Nicholson3,806Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post*More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday2014-09-25 13:06:13485455179
AyJay Schibig72,777DISCOVERY CIRCLE   9.17.14 by  +AyJay Schibig Reshare  if you want to be included in this circle.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-09-17 23:03:44478575367
Richard Green81,215Engagers Showcase Circle, September 14, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I skipped over one post because it received too much engagement, but I'm including a link to it for completeness.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Do nuclear physicists have half life crises?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ayw6WPGGaFESt Peter's Church, Heyshamhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9DEtmbdz15zSmiling cow?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9NuqPpsgtBkThe look-and-say sequence and Conway's Cosmological Theoremhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/jEQ7zxFpJt4Cordyline australis, the “cabbage tree”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hktDAgyo6mA“Maurits, stop picking at it. You'll only make it worse.” by David Swarthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gj327Ywh33T“Phyllotactic Portrait of Fibonacci” by Robert Boschhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8LykdvHpRvPFountain in Williamson Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HzZTLQaQ9RT“Youth” by Silvia Cordeddahttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/T2Lo3c2zLxvThe arithmetic derivative, the Goldbach conjecture, and the twin prime conjecturehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9nY35Ma1pbUGlobe Thistlehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/i8mtiyVikWhTallinn (reshared from +Paul Harper)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/U4DAQxK5fkxCubes passing in the night (reshared from +Sean Walker)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32JKvAFqP9SThe graph of arctanhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FLvyDupud1z“Hopf Knott” by Peter Sittner2014-09-14 15:25:57463224129234
Kylie Jenner6,429#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-06 15:33:4245517923
shareing circle9,133my Friends! - You're in this Circle ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥If You receive this message You are included in circle !!!  shared!2014-08-26 08:35:25469101015
Nana Xinh0GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#fridaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing        #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles        #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday       #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followfriday  #follow    #followme     #followers #followback #circle#googleplus  #communities #hangouts  #events  #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles2014-08-25 17:53:46470429
George Clark5,136This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plusboost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post #bosmol #BosmolCircle #GrowthCIrcle #GooglePlus #CircleShare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circleshared #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #google #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles 2014-08-25 11:39:264698777117
Andri Listriyono211#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-08-13 01:35:464578414
exceptional circles208the nice circle for today2014-08-11 20:28:325006972114
Carlos Esteban50,970ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great week!2014-08-11 15:57:3149910779158
Kylie Jenner5,348#8 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:3845611520
Kylie Jenner5,348#7 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:204555519
Richard Green77,832Engagers Showcase Circle, August 7, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Our cat, Chesterhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ToxRHsMHytsFibonacci numbers and corridors of width 4https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gCTyaSV4ugzWalk in the rainhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gVPzuv7aKHALenticular cloud (reshared from +Sean R. Heavey)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/giTgt4PUd1GGlass Paperweight by Paul Stankardhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/fLfKWxFj3f2“Mathematistan” by Martin Kuppehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/AcUBb8Y9uBjCat's back on the menu, boys!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aP3cZEnaqquWaterfall (reshared from +Keith Boone)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/S2pmsTTyiZzOak tree at “The Pig”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/cv8pi2ffX1NThe Bargate, Southamptonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/LsYSEpUS1bLCosmos flowerhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KqvLW32KyXfThe Ashton Memorialhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aK1E3XqWWSSThrough the castle windowhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MT7uBM2SUt7Friedman numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32tzjfB8NnMThe Norfolk Knifehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/DHf4jfSkUKKThe lake at Wyresdale Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3xFACaympiNCastle of the Clouds2014-08-07 21:46:51451213121238
Kylie Jenner4,909#1 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-04 11:55:5045614522
Marius Kiupelis279 If you received this notification you are in this circle♚♚  If you want to be shared in this circle ♚♚♚♚♚♚♚ Then just keep sharing! ♚♚♚♚♚2014-08-03 19:05:53201036
Lynda Chervil890Add this circle of excellent engagers, thinkers, innovators, and future tech leaders. My ++Solar Power++ Circle will provide you with the latest and greatest from the world of tech innovations, especially in the renewable energy sector. Simply add this circle and then share it!If you'd like to be added to this circle, please comment below, share and add the circle. Only those who qualify with content and expertise will be added. Thanks! #Tesla   #nikolatesla   #elonmusk   #solarenergy   #innovation   #technology   #solarpower   #hydroelectric   #science   #STEM   #research   #education   #futuretech   #futuretechnology  2014-07-31 14:24:32343125
Shared Theme Circles4,329Music Circle No 3Promote The Music!!Share if you are in this circle or if you want to be in this circleCircle for Music lovers metioned by Music lovers :)Bring more Music into life by helping to expand this incredible circleIf you are in this circle you are privileged to recommend other Music lovers. Blue heads ,(no profile picture), not allowed :)Follow the steps below to be included in the next Music circle:1. Add me to your circle (If you haven't already)2. +1 & Re-Share this circle in PUBLIC3. Leave a comment here so I know you are interested in getting circledHave a great day :)James Morrison - Slave to the Music [Acoustic]2014-07-26 10:46:19210493957
Kylie Jenner4,350GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-25 14:02:3045514417
Kylie Jenner4,350GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-25 14:02:2245614415
AyJay Schibig67,492DISCOVERY CIRCLE   7.24.14 by  +AyJay Schibig RESHARE  if you want to be included.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circlesbyayjay2014-07-25 07:08:39486523362
Peter Edenist31,0152014 Super Sci-FI Circle : No, the Sky is not Falling!!! Also the Gravity is not sucking you in... please +1 this post to support it or you may have to take a trip in Snowpiercer, no need to thank me. Please reshare if you think this is a worthwhile circle. If you have been notified, you are in the circle!All the people in this circle are linked to our community (see link further down). As usual, please tag and recommend anyone who you think should be in this circle. Live long and prosper!Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science Fiction Pics: http://goo.gl/sOSPK5Mighty Shiny Browncoats : http://goo.gl/9osg1tDoctor Who : http://goo.gl/z3uWX3Ultimate Star Wars : http://goo.gl/Wu8bv6Ultimate Star Trek : http://goo.gl/JJPql9Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH #sciencefiction #sf #scifi  2014-07-24 12:58:0746211960145
Able Lawrence100,166100K Engagers Celebration Circle Thank you all those who have followed me and engaged with my posts and taking me to the milestone of 100,000 followers. Goolge+ has been an exhilarating journey of 3 years and I would like to thank all those who have followed me and engaged on my posts whether they were on Science or Birds or Technology. The circle has been created using  * +Circloscope * which is the work of +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh All of you are free to share your favorite posts in the comments and also reshare this circle. If you are included in the circle, you will get a notification.  2014-07-17 17:22:18340491787
Kylie Jenner3,818GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-11 06:47:4645613617
Kylie Jenner3,818GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-11 06:47:3545712516
Greg Strandberg942Sci-Fi and Fantasy Readers CircleWant to connect with #fantasyauthor  and #scifiauthor  ?This #circleshare  has those folks and chances are you'll get some interesting things in your feed. #circlesharing   #googleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #fantasywriters   #sciencefictionfantasy   #scifi  2014-07-10 23:13:52173000
Kylie Jenner3,468GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:47:5145613115
Kylie Jenner3,468GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:47:4145711314
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Kylie Jenner3,197GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RE-SHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-02 00:22:3745610118
Kylie Jenner3,197GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RE-SHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-02 00:22:1745710315
Thiago Mello4,168 *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks! #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circlesharing #circlesharing  2014-06-30 15:06:2745716624
Kylie Jenner3,003GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-29 11:24:4945615521
Kylie Jenner2,919GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-27 15:44:2745715417
Kylie Jenner2,854GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-26 03:10:2145713219
AyJay Schibig64,871DISCOVERY CIRCLE   6.24.14 by  +AyJay Schibig RESHARE  if you want to be included.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circlesbyayjay2014-06-25 03:25:34461332841
Farida L0 The Social Club !!Likeable people, who are not afraid to get to know new people!!!!!Thanks for your support :) #sharedthemecircles  2014-06-21 08:13:1950013482144
Peter Edenist30,747TESLA Super Science Circle 2014 - June Edition!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended since 2011. Who is in this circle?  people who are either involved in science, love science or are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Have you wondered where one can meet with like-minded people who love science and like to read about the real stuff? This is the ultimate SUL on science.... add and share to keep it alive.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday 2014-06-19 13:39:49342755693
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001
Mikhail Petrovsky87,371Good morning /evening to all!Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами и активной жизненной позицией в Google+Буду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.This circle unites people with similar interests and an active lifestyle in Google+ I would be grateful to all those who will join and share this circle. #ForFriends #EarthMyMother #photo 2014-06-10 02:03:08492452371
Carlos Esteban45,152ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great week! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#82014-05-12 13:43:52499150111187
Richard Green68,138Engagers Showcase Circle, May 12, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Peruvian glacier (reshared from +Irina Tcherednichenko)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Z6NR7zaZa5qGrape hyacinthshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/GZoHH2bnRUiSymmetries of a regular octagonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/bFcGcsurF5HHappy Easter!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/YkWFA9WmxVAPerfect Squared Squareshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HDU4mWD3wptOur dog Rexhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5JtEcnt5MpPPerrott's Follyhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8DzXHLn6fe4The Lonely Runner Conjecturehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/YHJkEdKg3jz“Owl” by Andrea Mininihttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/12uh9J9MjMXPenrose nanotileshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/7PZPSLaFkAx“Interlaced Stars” by Magnenauthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5vNjv1yjVMqBlack Forest View (reshared from +Ralph Reichert)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/YKPsvCFDyUv“Hippie Bus Apartments” by +Richie Montgomeryhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/iCMXCBVzjd2Not crazy enoughhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/d5EeDSoHe5u“Impossible Sphere” by Alexey Ermushevhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/J2yUMw6YASqBeethoven, high on 2014-05-12 05:07:06489214128231
Charles Barouch5,184G|+|ost Town #1 Circle of Awesome!http://www.hdwpbooks.com/books/g+ost-town/2014-05-03 06:56:1143417
Bakerson, LLC287This Circle is Amazing! If you want more likes, shares, and +1's, you will want to join and add this circle! To be added to this circle of Super Engagers simply +1, reshare, and comment!! You will be added to the next go around soon. Boost your social status quickly!2014-05-01 15:52:48479121014
Ryan Johnson3,346My new some cool, fun & interesting people CirclePlease reshare it#circles           #circlescirclescircles           #circleshare         #circleshare2014-04-25 06:14:362357820
Becky Collins8,289Engagers Showcase Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-04-23 05:59:02400201526

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2014-10-29 13:27:01 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

#Map of Tokyo's subway and railway system. Quite a challenge to map this kind of complexity. http://ow.ly/DpkUM

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2014-10-20 12:12:25 (4 comments, 12 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

One of the most important, and unexpected, consequences of putting ColorBrewer on the Internet was that not just cartographers had access to it. GIS analysts and developers, remote sensing consultants, computer programmers, statisticians, medical instrument designers, geologists, and graphic artists all use ColorBrewer’s schemes to produce maps and designs that they can feel confident in disseminating.
~ Dr. Cynthia Brewer,  head of the Geography Department at Penn State whose ground-breaking and award-winning work on map design and color use in cartography and visualization has redefined the use of color in data visualization.

From: http://libwen.wordpress.com/other-writings/accessible-color-the-work-of-cynthia-brewer/

See ColorBrewer2.0 here: http://colorbrewer2.org/

Dr. Brewer's web page: http://www.personal.psu.edu/cab38/

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2014-10-17 12:45:04 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Happy Geologic Map Day 2014!

"Geologic maps are crucial to understanding an area's geologic framework and the evolution of its present landscape. The colors and symbols on a geologic map portray the distribution and relationships of rocks, unconsolidated deposits, and other geologic features (folds, faults, mines, hazards, etc.)."  Find out more about geologic maps and how they are used at the link below!

Learn more at: http://www.earthsciweek.org/geologic-map-day

Image from: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/424/  Also see: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/gmna/

And do not miss the USGS National Geologic Map Database where you can find out more about the geology around you: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/mapview/

#geologicmapday   #geology  

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2014-10-18 16:50:04 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

HERE partners with CyArk to build 3D models using lidar technology to preserve the historic areas of Philadelphia and New Orleans. The fidelity is simply mind blowing.

More at: http://360.here.com/2014/10/07/cyark-partner-save-historic-areas-lasers/

HERE partners with CyArk to build 3D models using lidar technology to preserve the historic areas of Philadelphia and New Orleans. The fidelity is simply mind blowing.

More at: http://360.here.com/2014/10/07/cyark-partner-save-historic-areas-lasers/___

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2014-10-29 19:30:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Here is a fun (and only slightly spooky) map to share for Halloween. Now I will think of Marlon Brando whenever I visit Death Valley. Now where is Jimmy Hoffa?

Thank you, +Esri!

From Al Capone to Andy Warhol, Esri’s “Where are the Bodies?” story map documents the final resting places of some of the most famous (and infamous) actors, artists, authors, and criminals. Happy GeoWeen! http://bit.ly/1Dx9Iej ‪#‎Esri‬ ‪#‎storymap‬ ‪#‎Geogeeks‬ ‪#‎Halloween‬___Here is a fun (and only slightly spooky) map to share for Halloween. Now I will think of Marlon Brando whenever I visit Death Valley. Now where is Jimmy Hoffa?

Thank you, +Esri!

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2014-10-31 02:00:41 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

"A Madrid-based painter and illustrator, [Fernando] Vicente uses delicate vintage maps as canvases in his “Atlas Series.”  The artist illustrates human faces, animals, and skulls on the maps, allowing the geographic boundaries of each to shape the contours and shapes of his subjects. 

More map art at: http://fernandovicenteatlas.blogspot.com/

"A Madrid-based painter and illustrator, [Fernando] Vicente uses delicate vintage maps as canvases in his “Atlas Series.”  The artist illustrates human faces, animals, and skulls on the maps, allowing the geographic boundaries of each to shape the contours and shapes of his subjects. 

More map art at: http://fernandovicenteatlas.blogspot.com/___

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2014-10-29 12:47:53 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

"The massive load of rock, which he approximates by squeezing his blocks with clamps, actually stabilizes the structures: The stress locks the grains of sand into place."

Thank you, +WIRED

Hint: It's a sort of geological beauty trick in which the key factor is weight.___"The massive load of rock, which he approximates by squeezing his blocks with clamps, actually stabilizes the structures: The stress locks the grains of sand into place."

Thank you, +WIRED

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2014-10-29 12:36:19 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"Unmanned drones aren’t just for warfare. In recent years, they’ve been used to map wildlife and monitor crop growth. But current software can’t always handle the vast volume of images they gather. Now, researchers have developed an algorithm that will allow drones to 3D-map scores of hectares of land in less than a day—an advance that is important for cost-effective farming, disaster relief, and surveillance operations.

“It is revolutionary for the problem of mosaicking large volumes of imagery,” says computer scientist Dalton Rosario of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland"

"Unmanned drones aren’t just for warfare. In recent years, they’ve been used to map wildlife and monitor crop growth. But current software can’t always handle the vast volume of images they gather. Now, researchers have developed an algorithm that will allow drones to 3D-map scores of hectares of land in less than a day—an advance that is important for cost-effective farming, disaster relief, and surveillance operations.

“It is revolutionary for the problem of mosaicking large volumes of imagery,” says computer scientist Dalton Rosario of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland"___

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2014-10-24 12:51:32 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

"Tonight, SPUR debuts "Urban Cartography," a new exhibition that takes a look the last 20 years of map making. The history of cartography goes back millennia, of course, but just in the last 10 years—since the birth of Google Maps—the tools of map making have landed in all kinds of hands, enabling everyone from data miners and nosy neighbors to snide humorists. The exhibition debuts at 6:00 p.m. at SPUR's 654 Mission Street HQ, and will be open during regular operating hours through January."

Thank you, +Curbed 

"Tonight, SPUR debuts "Urban Cartography," a new exhibition that takes a look the last 20 years of map making. The history of cartography goes back millennia, of course, but just in the last 10 years—since the birth of Google Maps—the tools of map making have landed in all kinds of hands, enabling everyone from data miners and nosy neighbors to snide humorists. The exhibition debuts at 6:00 p.m. at SPUR's 654 Mission Street HQ, and will be open during regular operating hours through January."

Thank you, +Curbed ___

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2014-10-27 11:54:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has launched a public website, featuring unclassified geospatial imagery and tools, to aid U.S. and international efforts to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

The agency has turned its powerful capabilities over to unclassified disaster-relief work before, including after Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines last November.

But the online Ebola tools the agency is offering nongovernmental organizations and other relief agencies provide much more dynamic mapping capabilities than the agency has previously deployed in an unclassified setting.

“The level at which we are trying to expose our data and commercial imagery products is unprecedented,” said Martin Cox, national geospatial-intelligence officer for Africa who’s leading NGA’s Ebola response, in an agency release. “If they are trying to dogood, why... more »

"The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has launched a public website, featuring unclassified geospatial imagery and tools, to aid U.S. and international efforts to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

The agency has turned its powerful capabilities over to unclassified disaster-relief work before, including after Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines last November.

But the online Ebola tools the agency is offering nongovernmental organizations and other relief agencies provide much more dynamic mapping capabilities than the agency has previously deployed in an unclassified setting.

“The level at which we are trying to expose our data and commercial imagery products is unprecedented,” said Martin Cox, national geospatial-intelligence officer for Africa who’s leading NGA’s Ebola response, in an agency release. “If they are trying to do good, why would we not want to help?”

Thank you, +Nextgov and +National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency ___

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2014-10-20 02:26:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"Jharia and the neighbouring village of Bokapahari, in the state of Jharkhand, lie within one of India’s largest coal reserves. Coke coal is important for India’s economy as more than 70% of the country’s power supply is derived from coal. But for the 90,000 people living around Jharia, there is no benefit. Coal fires rage below the surface and noxious gases spew from fissures in and around houses. The incessant mining and the underground fire that has been burning for almost a century has contaminated everything – the soil, the water and the air. Sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons emitted by the burning coal have caused illnesses that range from stroke to chronic pulmonary disease. Nearly everybody in Jharia is ill. Occasionally the ground collapses, swallowing buildings and people into the chasm."

Thank you, +Alexandre Sorokine 

___"Jharia and the neighbouring village of Bokapahari, in the state of Jharkhand, lie within one of India’s largest coal reserves. Coke coal is important for India’s economy as more than 70% of the country’s power supply is derived from coal. But for the 90,000 people living around Jharia, there is no benefit. Coal fires rage below the surface and noxious gases spew from fissures in and around houses. The incessant mining and the underground fire that has been burning for almost a century has contaminated everything – the soil, the water and the air. Sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons emitted by the burning coal have caused illnesses that range from stroke to chronic pulmonary disease. Nearly everybody in Jharia is ill. Occasionally the ground collapses, swallowing buildings and people into the chasm."

Thank you, +Alexandre Sorokine 

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2014-10-23 14:34:38 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

“Our technological civilization has grown to where humans can affect the Earth,” said the evening’s introductory speaker, Lennard Fisk, former NASA associate administrator for space science and applications and now professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space science at the University of Michigan. “We have also been provided with the tools to study and understand the Earth, to predict its future and to determine the actions that will be most effective to protect our future for generations to come.”

Talk about gravitas, don't miss this special, Vital Signs: Pulse of Our Planet, a special on the dynamics of our Earth as monitored through Earth observations from space, and introduced by Lennard Fisk.

Thank you, +NASA and +John Blossom 

Here’s your chance to take a guided tour of our dynamic planet -- from the poles to oceans to rainforests -- with the aid of NASA Earth-observing data. This special presentation, created at NASA Goddard, debuted last month at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

Watch now: http://1.usa.gov/1rm2OCF

NASA monitors Earth's vital signs from land, air and space with a fleet of satellites and ambitious airborne and ground-based observation campaigns. We are constantly developing new ways to observe and study Earth's interconnected natural systems. For more on NASA's latest Earth science activities, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/earthrightnow
 ___“Our technological civilization has grown to where humans can affect the Earth,” said the evening’s introductory speaker, Lennard Fisk, former NASA associate administrator for space science and applications and now professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space science at the University of Michigan. “We have also been provided with the tools to study and understand the Earth, to predict its future and to determine the actions that will be most effective to protect our future for generations to come.”

Talk about gravitas, don't miss this special, Vital Signs: Pulse of Our Planet, a special on the dynamics of our Earth as monitored through Earth observations from space, and introduced by Lennard Fisk.

Thank you, +NASA and +John Blossom 

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2014-10-24 03:22:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Cartographic gymnastics and accelerated mapping - this guy makes it look easy.

Thank you +Trey Harris, +Kristin Milton and +Simon Jackson 

Every once in a while, something happens in a remote part of the world, where even Open Street Map has no data. In those cases, the map department will work from satellite imagery and draw a map from hand, Wallace says. “That’s something they’re very good at, and fast.”___Cartographic gymnastics and accelerated mapping - this guy makes it look easy.

Thank you +Trey Harris, +Kristin Milton and +Simon Jackson 

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2014-10-18 15:36:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Ready for a great career? Safe is hiring! See more below.

Thanks, +Safe Software Inc. 

We're hiring! http://ow.ly/CXjI2  Learn about our team, work environment, and current positions on our revamped careers page—and make sure you take the quiz to reveal what kind of Safer you are.___Ready for a great career? Safe is hiring! See more below.

Thanks, +Safe Software Inc. 

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2014-10-24 13:03:11 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Just designated as a National Monument this month, the US Forest Service has just released a map of the new San Gabriel National Monument.

"A national monument is a permanent designation for public land that can be established either by Congress or directly by the President. National monuments emphasize the conservation of an area's unique natural, historic and cultural heritage, and provide protections from future oil and gas leasing claims and commercial development.
 
Designation as a national monument permanently protects watersheds and water quality, conserves fish and wildlife, enhances air quality and provides opportunities for healthy outdoor recreation for more than 3 million annual visitors."

From: http://www.sangabrielmountains.org/protect_san_gabriel_mountains_national_monument

Just designated as a National Monument this month, the US Forest Service has just released a map of the new San Gabriel National Monument.

"A national monument is a permanent designation for public land that can be established either by Congress or directly by the President. National monuments emphasize the conservation of an area's unique natural, historic and cultural heritage, and provide protections from future oil and gas leasing claims and commercial development.
 
Designation as a national monument permanently protects watersheds and water quality, conserves fish and wildlife, enhances air quality and provides opportunities for healthy outdoor recreation for more than 3 million annual visitors."

From: http://www.sangabrielmountains.org/protect_san_gabriel_mountains_national_monument___

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2014-10-17 00:29:13 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

The Dragon and fold transposition exposed in the root of a long-gone ancient mountain belt. Don't miss Charles' supplementary link for more details.

Thank you, +Charles Carrigan 

Here's another shot of my group of students from our recent trip to Ontario.  This one is at the famous "Dragon" roadcut, where layers of black amphibolite are folded back & forth with the pink granitic gneiss, forming a serpent's head shape. It's a spectacular spot!  

Several years ago now, I set this site up as an EarthCache site, which can be found here:  
http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC2H0W6_here-there-be-dragons?guid=b68d3040-3fd6-4134-8578-80e04bdfcbc9

#OHRocks     #ONUGeosciences     #Bancroft2014    ___The Dragon and fold transposition exposed in the root of a long-gone ancient mountain belt. Don't miss Charles' supplementary link for more details.

Thank you, +Charles Carrigan 

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2014-10-19 18:21:18 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Ambient music "works so well precisely because of the emotional neutrality of the music. The record is like a sonic mirror, reflecting back at the listener whatever he presents to it."
~ +Mark Richardson, editor-in-chief of Pitchfork speaking on the genius of Brian Eno whose work defined the genre

From: http://pitchfork.com/features/resonant-frequency/5879-resonant-frequency-17/

The article below explores the roots and evolution of ambient music and provides many accompanying videos for your listening pleasure. Fascinating! Thank you, +Dave Pentecost 

A History of Ambient Music

With many examples. For careful listening. Or not.___Ambient music "works so well precisely because of the emotional neutrality of the music. The record is like a sonic mirror, reflecting back at the listener whatever he presents to it."
~ +Mark Richardson, editor-in-chief of Pitchfork speaking on the genius of Brian Eno whose work defined the genre

From: http://pitchfork.com/features/resonant-frequency/5879-resonant-frequency-17/

The article below explores the roots and evolution of ambient music and provides many accompanying videos for your listening pleasure. Fascinating! Thank you, +Dave Pentecost 

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2014-10-17 13:17:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Anatomy of the 1903 Frank, Alberta, Canada landslide via our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes. A sober reminder on Geologic Map Day of why landslide hazard mapping is so important.

Also see: http://history.alberta.ca/frankslide/ and Destroyed in seconds, The Frank Slide - 1903

Thank you, +Garry Hayes!

1903 tragedy near Crowsnest Pass in Alberta, Canada.___Anatomy of the 1903 Frank, Alberta, Canada landslide via our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes. A sober reminder on Geologic Map Day of why landslide hazard mapping is so important.

Also see: http://history.alberta.ca/frankslide/ and Destroyed in seconds, The Frank Slide - 1903

Thank you, +Garry Hayes!

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2014-10-29 11:41:45 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Preview the sights and sounds of the 26 mile New York City Marathon that courses through the five boroughs with this beautiful interactive map by the New York Times. It will be held on Sunday, November 2nd this year More facts on this great race can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Marathon 

Preview the sights and sounds of the 26 mile New York City Marathon that courses through the five boroughs with this beautiful interactive map by the New York Times. It will be held on Sunday, November 2nd this year More facts on this great race can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Marathon ___

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2014-10-19 21:14:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I am a big fan of underground infrastructure and New York City's gravity-fed drinking water system is nothing short of amazing.

This link seems to work better for me: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/nyregion/new-york-city-water-supply.html

Learn more at the City's website here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/waterforthefuture/history-of-the-system.shtml and here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/drinking_water/history.shtml

Fascinating! Thank you, +Steven Blatt 

___I am a big fan of underground infrastructure and New York City's gravity-fed drinking water system is nothing short of amazing.

This link seems to work better for me: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/nyregion/new-york-city-water-supply.html

Learn more at the City's website here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/waterforthefuture/history-of-the-system.shtml and here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/drinking_water/history.shtml

Fascinating! Thank you, +Steven Blatt 

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2014-10-18 15:24:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Using creep rate to assess energy accumulation on locked portions of Bay Area Faults

Andrew Alden explains the science behind the newly released Lienkaemper et al. paper that has generated the "overdue" headlines in recent media releases.

Thank you, +Andrew Alden and +KQED SCIENCE 

This week I took a closer look at the journal article that had so many news outlets using the forbidden O-word "overdue" about future earthquakes.___Using creep rate to assess energy accumulation on locked portions of Bay Area Faults

Andrew Alden explains the science behind the newly released Lienkaemper et al. paper that has generated the "overdue" headlines in recent media releases.

Thank you, +Andrew Alden and +KQED SCIENCE 

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2014-10-31 12:16:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes, teaches us how to play "Trace the San Andreas Fault" by air. It's easy and you can play, too!

Need a hint? Try some of these: http://goo.gl/rk245A

And here is a fun Google Earth tour courtesy of +Bill McGarvey :  www.mrssprague.info/SanAndreasFault.kmz

Thank you, +Garry Hayes 

Flying over the San Andreas fault in Southern California___Our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes, teaches us how to play "Trace the San Andreas Fault" by air. It's easy and you can play, too!

Need a hint? Try some of these: http://goo.gl/rk245A

And here is a fun Google Earth tour courtesy of +Bill McGarvey :  www.mrssprague.info/SanAndreasFault.kmz

Thank you, +Garry Hayes 

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2014-10-17 12:45:04 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Happy Geologic Map Day 2014!

"Geologic maps are crucial to understanding an area's geologic framework and the evolution of its present landscape. The colors and symbols on a geologic map portray the distribution and relationships of rocks, unconsolidated deposits, and other geologic features (folds, faults, mines, hazards, etc.)."  Find out more about geologic maps and how they are used at the link below!

Learn more at: http://www.earthsciweek.org/geologic-map-day

Image from: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/424/  Also see: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/gmna/

And do not miss the USGS National Geologic Map Database where you can find out more about the geology around you: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/mapview/

#geologicmapday   #geology  

Happy Geologic Map Day 2014!

"Geologic maps are crucial to understanding an area's geologic framework and the evolution of its present landscape. The colors and symbols on a geologic map portray the distribution and relationships of rocks, unconsolidated deposits, and other geologic features (folds, faults, mines, hazards, etc.)."  Find out more about geologic maps and how they are used at the link below!

Learn more at: http://www.earthsciweek.org/geologic-map-day

Image from: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/424/  Also see: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/gmna/

And do not miss the USGS National Geologic Map Database where you can find out more about the geology around you: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/mapview/

#geologicmapday   #geology  ___

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2014-10-31 01:31:37 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

"Ammonite 'death assemblage', a common fossil found in Lyme Regis along the Jurassic coast of Dorset, England. The name "ammonite", from which the scientific term is derived, was inspired by the spiral shape of their fossilized shells, which somewhat resemble tightly coiled rams' horns.
 
The Jurassic Coast is England's first natural World Heritage Site. Covering 95 miles of  coastline from East Devon to Dorset, displaying 185 million years of the Earth's history. World Heritage status was acheived because the Jurassic Coast provides a unique insight into Earth Sciences. It shows a geological ‘walk through time’ spanning the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. World Heritage Sites are places of ‘outstanding universal value’ selected by UNESCO."

This link is a great page to discover the many fossils and geologic history of theJurassic ... more »

"Ammonite 'death assemblage', a common fossil found in Lyme Regis along the Jurassic coast of Dorset, England. The name "ammonite", from which the scientific term is derived, was inspired by the spiral shape of their fossilized shells, which somewhat resemble tightly coiled rams' horns.
 
The Jurassic Coast is England's first natural World Heritage Site. Covering 95 miles of  coastline from East Devon to Dorset, displaying 185 million years of the Earth's history. World Heritage status was acheived because the Jurassic Coast provides a unique insight into Earth Sciences. It shows a geological ‘walk through time’ spanning the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. World Heritage Sites are places of ‘outstanding universal value’ selected by UNESCO."

This link is a great page to discover the many fossils and geologic history of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site: http://www.discoveringfossils.co.uk/lyme_regis_fossils.htm

Visit the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site official website for lots more discoveries: http://jurassiccoast.org/

Image from the Natural History Museum where this spectacular specimen is housed: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/blogs/whats-new/tags/ammonites___

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2014-10-25 17:41:37 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Talk about Old World charm, Mapy Lubinusa brings us an "inspired" interactive travel guide to modern day Pomerania. The inspiration? To use a 1610 map created by Eilhard Lubinus', a mathemetician and philopsopher, as the basemap. The map has been creatively animated and the gorgeous accompanying pictures make you feel as though you have traveled back in time.

Go straight to the map here: http://lubinus.pl/de/

Get a full view of the map which features a border with illustrations of 49 of the prominent Pomerania villages in the 17th century here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lubinus_Duchy_of_Pomerania_Map_1618_monocromatic.jpg

Superb! Thank you, +Maps Mania 

The 17th Century Mapped Guide to Pomerania

Lubinus.pl has made the inspired decision to use Lubinus' beautiful 17th century Pomerania map as the basis for a modern day guided tour of the region.___Talk about Old World charm, Mapy Lubinusa brings us an "inspired" interactive travel guide to modern day Pomerania. The inspiration? To use a 1610 map created by Eilhard Lubinus', a mathemetician and philopsopher, as the basemap. The map has been creatively animated and the gorgeous accompanying pictures make you feel as though you have traveled back in time.

Go straight to the map here: http://lubinus.pl/de/

Get a full view of the map which features a border with illustrations of 49 of the prominent Pomerania villages in the 17th century here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lubinus_Duchy_of_Pomerania_Map_1618_monocromatic.jpg

Superb! Thank you, +Maps Mania 

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2014-10-29 12:34:58 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"Unmanned drones aren’t just for warfare. In recent years, they’ve been used to map wildlife and monitor crop growth. But current software can’t always handle the vast volume of images they gather. Now, researchers have developed an algorithm that will allow drones to 3D-map scores of hectares of land in less than a day—an advance that is important for cost-effective farming, disaster relief, and surveillance operations.

“It is revolutionary for the problem of mosaicking large volumes of imagery,” says computer scientist Dalton Rosario of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland"

"Unmanned drones aren’t just for warfare. In recent years, they’ve been used to map wildlife and monitor crop growth. But current software can’t always handle the vast volume of images they gather. Now, researchers have developed an algorithm that will allow drones to 3D-map scores of hectares of land in less than a day—an advance that is important for cost-effective farming, disaster relief, and surveillance operations.

“It is revolutionary for the problem of mosaicking large volumes of imagery,” says computer scientist Dalton Rosario of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland"___

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2014-10-24 19:26:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

The sum total of all ideas, dreams, legends, rituals brought into the world by the mankind since the dawn of our time—this is our ‘ethnosphere’. This is humanity’s great legacy.
~ Wade Davis, A National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.”

"UNESCO are currently safeguarding and attempting to preserve 298 traditions that they have listed as ‘intangible cultural heritage’. Below are eleven illustrations of the most intriguing and delightful traditions from this endangered extravagant ethnographic record as a gentle reminder that there are an infinite number of ways of thinking and orientating yourself on this pale blue dot we call home."

Thank you, +Maptia!

Eleven Endangered Traditions from Around the World: http://buff.ly/1D35j4b___The sum total of all ideas, dreams, legends, rituals brought into the world by the mankind since the dawn of our time—this is our ‘ethnosphere’. This is humanity’s great legacy.
~ Wade Davis, A National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.”

"UNESCO are currently safeguarding and attempting to preserve 298 traditions that they have listed as ‘intangible cultural heritage’. Below are eleven illustrations of the most intriguing and delightful traditions from this endangered extravagant ethnographic record as a gentle reminder that there are an infinite number of ways of thinking and orientating yourself on this pale blue dot we call home."

Thank you, +Maptia!

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2014-10-31 02:15:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Barcelonian illustrator Fernando Vicente reveals the beauty of the human body in his evocative paintings. Find out what inspires his art in this short video, ROADS.

See more of his work here: https://www.blogger.com/profile/02716743545385979987

Barcelonian illustrator Fernando Vicente reveals the beauty of the human body in his evocative paintings. Find out what inspires his art in this short video, ROADS.

See more of his work here: https://www.blogger.com/profile/02716743545385979987___

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2014-10-21 12:01:16 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Perhaps the primary mission of the space station shouldn’t be one of scientific discovery, but of inspiration. For decades, mankind’s push for space was military-led, secretive. The idea of the commander of a mission sending back videos of himself wringing out a wet cloth to show how water behaves in zero gravity, or explaining why you need to be careful making a sandwich in space (crumbs, you see), would have been unthinkable.

More than a stern-faced officer-scientist or boy’s-own-adventure hero, what space exploration needs now is an advocate: someone who can remind us why we wanted to go to the universe on our doorstep in the first place.'  Hadfield, with his mischievous sense of humour, (if a film is made of his life, he wants to be played by “someone with a good moustache”), approachable demeanour and palpable awe at what he sees, has been the perfect spokesman for thecosmos.... more »

“The view of the world when you have it just right there through the visor of your helmet is overpoweringly gorgeous,” said [former commander of the International Space Station] +Chris Hadfield, speaking Oct. 14 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. “It is phenomenal. The world is pouring by with all its colors and textures so fast.”

Although Hadfield has already shared many of his photos via social media, he unveiled another 150 images in his latest book, “You Are Here: Around The World in 92 Minutes.” The photographs open a rare window onto the Earth, illuminating our planet’s beauty and the consequences of human settlement. [...]

Links below!___Perhaps the primary mission of the space station shouldn’t be one of scientific discovery, but of inspiration. For decades, mankind’s push for space was military-led, secretive. The idea of the commander of a mission sending back videos of himself wringing out a wet cloth to show how water behaves in zero gravity, or explaining why you need to be careful making a sandwich in space (crumbs, you see), would have been unthinkable.

More than a stern-faced officer-scientist or boy’s-own-adventure hero, what space exploration needs now is an advocate: someone who can remind us why we wanted to go to the universe on our doorstep in the first place.'  Hadfield, with his mischievous sense of humour, (if a film is made of his life, he wants to be played by “someone with a good moustache”), approachable demeanour and palpable awe at what he sees, has been the perfect spokesman for the cosmos.

It is perhaps ironic, though, that he has created such excitement not with pictures of Saturn’s rings or distant nebulae – which robot space explorers such as the Cassini-Huygens probe and the Hubble telescope have sent us – but with a new perspective on our own pale blue dot. Pictures of a river in Bolivia lit up by the sunrise and glowing like a firework, or of Vesuvius, looking straight down the volcano’s caldera, have come as a reminder that our planet can compete with the wider universe for remarkable sights.
~ Tom Chivers, Telegraph's Assistant Editor from Commander Hadfield: a real-life space oddity. Link here: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiversscience/100216700/a-real-life-space-oddity/

Image below: Mauritania, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, is a landmark in the vast 3,600,000-square-mile desert. Credit: Chris Hadfield / NASA

Wolfgang's Links:

a. Retired Astronaut Chris Hadfield Releases Stunning Space Photos: http://www.universetoday.com/115283/retired-astronaut-chris-hadfield-releases-stunning-space-photos/ by +Shannon Hall

b. Chris Hadfield: Chris Austin Hadfield OC OOnt MSC CD (born 29 August 1959) is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hadfield

c. You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station: http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Here-Photographs-International/dp/0316379646/ref=sr_1_3?

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2014-10-29 13:10:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

San Diego aims to have 60% of its residents commuting by transit by 2035. Running the numbers with GIS.

Thank you, +Andrew Keatts 

San Diego aims to have 60% of its residents commuting by transit by 2035. Running the numbers with GIS.

Thank you, +Andrew Keatts ___

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2014-10-30 00:43:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Are you or someone you know a Risk fan? Then this post is for you. Thank you, +Dave Shapiro 

Chronology of Commercial Risk Publications

Risk is one of the largest selling commercial games ever. The following is a chronological listing of the publication date for all of the commercial versions of Risk. The five commercial Risk publishers are: Hasbro, Editrice Giochi, Yetem S.A., Grow Jogos e Brinquedos and USAopoly. Though there have been refinements to the components or artwork, only editions that are significantly different from the base game have been included. For example, the 40th Anniversary edition is not listed as the differences are cosmetic. Anno Domini, Dust and Magnifico have been included as all three of the games employ Spartaco Albertarelli’s system developed for Risiko games. The theme is different but the mechanics are the same. Angus Batalhas Medievais is from the War (Risk) designers in Brazil and employs the mechanics developed for War games though the theme has been altered. I have not included a separate listing for the Ataque games; these are Spanish language versions of War.

Note: Risk is known as Risiko in Italy, War in Brazil and T.E.G. in Argentina.


1957 - La Conquete du Monde

1959 - Risk

1972 - War

1976 - T.E.G.  Tactico y Estrategico de la Guerra

1977 - Risiko!

1981 - War II

1984 - T.E.G. II

1986 - Castle Risk

1990 - TEG La Revancha

1992 - Futurisiko!

1995 - Anno Domini

1996 - Riskard!

1998 - Risiko! Prestige

1999 - Risk: Edition Napoleon
            War: Star Wars Episode 1
War Junior

2001 - Risk 2210 A.D.

2002 - Risk: Lord of the Rings
            Risiko! Master

2003 - Risk: Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition

2004 - Risk: Godstorm
            Risk: 2210 A.D. Frontline Mars (map and rules)
            Angus: Batalhas Medievais
Warriors/Dragon Hordes

2005 - Risk Star Wars: The Clone Wars
            S.P.Q. Risiko!

2006 - Risk Star Wars: Original Trilogy Edition
            Narnia Risk Junior
            Risk Express

2007 - Risk: Transformers
            War: Imperio Romano
Dust

2008 - Risk: Balance of Power
            Risk (Revised) - Black Ops
            TEG de Los Negocios
Magnifico

2009 - Risk: Halo Wars
            Risiko! Junior

2010 - Risiko! Challenge
            TEG Independencia
            War Cards

2011 - Risk: Metal Gear Solid
            Risk Legacy (Evolution, Revolution)
            TEG Cartas

2012 - Risk: Halo, Legendary Edition
            Risk: Starcraft
            War: Batalhas Mitologicas

2013 - Risk Battlefield Rogue
            Risk: Plants Versus Zombies
            Risk: Walking Dead Survival Edition
Risk: Mass Effect
            Risk: The Dalek Invasion of Earth 


 
   I was unable to determine the actual publication date for the game.___Are you or someone you know a Risk fan? Then this post is for you. Thank you, +Dave Shapiro 

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2014-10-16 21:17:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

B2* and mapping industry success.  "Own your data, monetise it, make a balance between free and paid offerings and keep making your map ubiquitous."

New writing: Welcome to B2*; the new reality of the mapping industry - http://vtny.org/nF___B2* and mapping industry success.  "Own your data, monetise it, make a balance between free and paid offerings and keep making your map ubiquitous."

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2014-10-24 03:37:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Great article.

A very detailed analysis of #GIS #job market by +Nathan Heazlewood .___Great article.

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2014-10-26 01:59:15 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I said, “My name is Frank Serpico, and I’ve been carrying a bullet in my head for over 35 years...
~ Frank Serpico, now 75, is the plainclothes officer famous for  exposing the corruption and bribery that occurred within the NYPD, and whose biography, Serpico, was written by Peter Maas and adapted into a 1973 movie of the same name.

More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serpico

Thank you, +blanche nonken 

Y'all are mostly too young to remember his book. Or the movie. ___I said, “My name is Frank Serpico, and I’ve been carrying a bullet in my head for over 35 years...
~ Frank Serpico, now 75, is the plainclothes officer famous for  exposing the corruption and bribery that occurred within the NYPD, and whose biography, Serpico, was written by Peter Maas and adapted into a 1973 movie of the same name.

More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serpico

Thank you, +blanche nonken 

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2014-10-19 18:36:15 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

"[Andrew] Hessel [genetic engineer and biohacker for Autodesk] points out that with a trillion cells comprising each human body, we certainly have a long journey in examining them. As the computers of today have become able to do more and more complex tasks, the study and manipulation of DNA has progressed enormously. Hessel points out he can take take data and turn it into DNA.

Andrew Hessel“Now I just have to swap out the design to start making cancer-fighting viruses,” he says. It is these viruses that Hessel is putting his hopes in. “Cancer cells are broken,” he explains. “These viruses, when they infect a cancer cell, hack it, take over it and then take over more cancer cells.”

Thank you, +Autodesk and +michael barth 

___"[Andrew] Hessel [genetic engineer and biohacker for Autodesk] points out that with a trillion cells comprising each human body, we certainly have a long journey in examining them. As the computers of today have become able to do more and more complex tasks, the study and manipulation of DNA has progressed enormously. Hessel points out he can take take data and turn it into DNA.

Andrew Hessel“Now I just have to swap out the design to start making cancer-fighting viruses,” he says. It is these viruses that Hessel is putting his hopes in. “Cancer cells are broken,” he explains. “These viruses, when they infect a cancer cell, hack it, take over it and then take over more cancer cells.”

Thank you, +Autodesk and +michael barth 

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2014-10-28 12:41:53 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 


More than any single action by the government since the end of the war, this one would change the face of America with straightaways, cloverleaf turns, bridges, and elongated parkways.  Its impact on the American economy—the jobs it would produce in manufacturing and construction, the rural areas it would open up—was beyond calculation.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower Mandate for Change 1953-1956 (1963)

Thank you, +Brad Acker 

Today in History: Interstate Highway System Finally Completed (99.7%), 1992
On October 28, 1992 — 22 years ago today — the Leif Erickson Tunnel on the 1,593-mile U.S. Interstate 35 was opened, and the federal government announced the virtual (99.7%) completion of the Interstate Highway System. The tunnel, which took years of community planning before it was built, was the final link in I-35 that ran south-north from Laredo, Texas on the U.S.-Mexico border to Duluth, Minnesota.

Background
In 1944, the U.S. Congress passed the Federal-Aid Highway Act that authorized the construction of a 40,000 mile national system of interstate highways, and determined that funding for building the system would be split 50-50 between the federal and state governments, but the system was not to be started until World War II had ended and no appropriations were made to fund the bill.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a former military general who came to office in 1953, is often referred to as the “father of the interstate highway system,” because he was a strong proponent of the system and worked for 3 years to pass a new Federal-Aid Highway Act (1956). He advocated a strong national system of roads, not only because it would promote commerce, but also because it would help city dwellers quickly escape from cities in the event of a nuclear attack and would help the military efficiently move equipment and supplies in the event of war. The 1956 bill authorized $26 billion to construct the network and instituted a federal gas tax to pay for it; it also revised the 50-50 funding formula to 90% federal and 10% state.

So almost 50 years after the first U.S. congressional bill to call for a national super-highway system was introduced, the opening of the Leif Erickson Tunnel completed the last remaining link in the entire nation-wide system.

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/leif-erickson-tunnel-completes-1593-mile-i-35
•https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/homepage.cfm
•https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/brainiacs/eisenhowerinterstate.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal-Aid_Highway_Act_of_1944
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_D._Eisenhower
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Aid_Highway_Act_of_1956
•https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/history.htm
•http://politicalgates.blogspot.com/2013_05_01_archive.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_35

Image credits:
•Leif Erickson Tunnel, Duluth, MN: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/06jan/01.cfm [top left]
•http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Eisenhower_Interstate_System_IMG_4192.JPG [top center]
•http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/research/audiovisual/images/interstate_highway_system/72_849_3.jpg [top right]
•https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/finalmap.cfm [bottom]___
More than any single action by the government since the end of the war, this one would change the face of America with straightaways, cloverleaf turns, bridges, and elongated parkways.  Its impact on the American economy—the jobs it would produce in manufacturing and construction, the rural areas it would open up—was beyond calculation.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower Mandate for Change 1953-1956 (1963)

Thank you, +Brad Acker 

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2014-10-27 19:27:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

California's Getting Fracked

Besides being an amazing data visualization, this story map paints a disturbing picture of the large fracking industry (quietly) going on in California. The maps show the location of wells and their proximity to California's aquifers, and geological formations where fracking may further proliferate. Every Californian should have a look.

Thank you, +Maps Mania 

Fracking California

A d3.js created story map investigation into the effect of fracking in California. ___California's Getting Fracked

Besides being an amazing data visualization, this story map paints a disturbing picture of the large fracking industry (quietly) going on in California. The maps show the location of wells and their proximity to California's aquifers, and geological formations where fracking may further proliferate. Every Californian should have a look.

Thank you, +Maps Mania 

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2014-10-26 23:09:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Below is one of Dylan Thomas' most powerful poems, "Do not go gentle into that good night." Written for his dying father, the words are as potent today as they were in 1951.

Tomorrow, Monday, October 27th, 2014, marks the centenary of Welsh poet and writer, Dylan Thomas’ birth. Find out how Wales will be commemorating their greatest literary talent at the link below that includes an interactive map of important locations in Thomas' life and the locations of activities to celebrate his important birthday.

http://dylanthomas100.org/english/home/

Thank you, +Nathan Wirth and +Karen Schumacher 

"by the light"

If Dylan Thomas were still alive, he would turn 100 tomorrow ... here's an infrared image inspired by his most famous poem (a rather lovely villanelle)

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ___Below is one of Dylan Thomas' most powerful poems, "Do not go gentle into that good night." Written for his dying father, the words are as potent today as they were in 1951.

Tomorrow, Monday, October 27th, 2014, marks the centenary of Welsh poet and writer, Dylan Thomas’ birth. Find out how Wales will be commemorating their greatest literary talent at the link below that includes an interactive map of important locations in Thomas' life and the locations of activities to celebrate his important birthday.

http://dylanthomas100.org/english/home/

Thank you, +Nathan Wirth and +Karen Schumacher 

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2014-10-24 02:46:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I see my work as a conversation between me and a piece of rock, a process of elimination until I arrive at something acceptable.
~ Emily Young, Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor,  'Her sculptures meditate on time, nature, memory, man's relationship to the the Earth.'

"Ms. Young’s work is distinguished not only by the variety of stones that she uses, many of which would be regarded by other sculptors as too unpredictable and problematic to carve, but also by an acute awareness and knowledge of the geological processes that, over hundreds of millions of years, have produced them.

She views her work as not so much employing materials but collaborating with them. As she has put it, “We honor, knowingly or not, nature and history each time a human works a stone.”

From:http://w... more »

I see my work as a conversation between me and a piece of rock, a process of elimination until I arrive at something acceptable.
~ Emily Young, Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor,  'Her sculptures meditate on time, nature, memory, man's relationship to the the Earth.'

"Ms. Young’s work is distinguished not only by the variety of stones that she uses, many of which would be regarded by other sculptors as too unpredictable and problematic to carve, but also by an acute awareness and knowledge of the geological processes that, over hundreds of millions of years, have produced them.

She views her work as not so much employing materials but collaborating with them. As she has put it, “We honor, knowingly or not, nature and history each time a human works a stone.”

From: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/arts/international/the-british-sculptor-emily-young-melds-art-and-geology.html

See Ms. Young's website for more: http://www.emilyyoung.com/

Here is a short video of some of Ms. Young's exquisite pieces: Emily Young Sculptor

Thank you, +Harold Asmis ___

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2014-10-26 20:38:11 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I am having a wistful Firefly moment; forgive me, I am not the only one. Here is a story about a wistful River Tam written by wistful Firefly fan, Fair-Ithil to accompany the awesome Firefly cover below. Enjoy.
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2738829/1/Wistful

Thank you, +Yuriy Galanter 

Rockin' Serenity. Nicely done!___I am having a wistful Firefly moment; forgive me, I am not the only one. Here is a story about a wistful River Tam written by wistful Firefly fan, Fair-Ithil to accompany the awesome Firefly cover below. Enjoy.
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2738829/1/Wistful

Thank you, +Yuriy Galanter 

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2014-10-22 19:32:01 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

The interactive map linked below is a great way to explore the frequency and magnitude of global seismic activity. The map also displays the population density of affected areas and their level of mortality risk associated with the seismicity.

Go straight to map here: http://fathom.info/quakes/

Thank you, +Maps Mania 

A Year of Earthquakes Mapped

An animated map of all 2013's earthquake activity with population density and mortality risk layers.___The interactive map linked below is a great way to explore the frequency and magnitude of global seismic activity. The map also displays the population density of affected areas and their level of mortality risk associated with the seismicity.

Go straight to map here: http://fathom.info/quakes/

Thank you, +Maps Mania 

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2014-10-29 13:27:01 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

I should say so! Thank you, +One Stop Map 

#Map of Tokyo's subway and railway system. Quite a challenge to map this kind of complexity. http://ow.ly/DpkUM___I should say so! Thank you, +One Stop Map 

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2014-10-18 14:34:53 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

It is not down in any map; true places never are. 
~ Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Chapter 12

Everett Henry (1893-1961) The Voyage of the Pequod from the book Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Cleveland: Harris-Seybold, 1956 Geography & Map Division American Treasures of the Library of Congress

The Voyage of the Pequod is one of a series of twelve literary maps based on British and American literary classics produced by the Harris-Seybold Company of Cleveland between 1953 and 1964. The map was part of a calendar printed to advertise the capabilities of the company's lithographic printing equipment. Illustrator Everett Henry was a well-known New York commercial artist also noted for his mural paintings. The Library has more than 225 literary maps that record the location of places associated with authors and their literary works or serve as a guide to their imaginative... more »

#onthisday   in 1851, Herman Melville’s novel “Moby-Dick; or, The Whale“ was first published in London.

“Now small fowls flew screaming over the yet yawning gulf; a sullen white surf beat against its steep sides; then all collapsed; and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago." So ends one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world, closing up its mystery and its tortured symbolism. It is an epic of the sea such as no man has equalled; and it is a book of esoteric symbolism of profound significance, and of considerable tiresomeness. But it is a great book, a very great book, the greatest book of the sea ever written. It moves awe in the soul.“ (D.H. Lawrence)

Just a few weeks before the publication of the cetacean novel that hardly anyone felt compelled to read for the next 70 years, a huge sperm whale had attacked and sunk the good ship “Ann Alexander” out of New Bedford some 2,000 miles east of the coast of Peru. Melville was in London when he heard the news and he remarked: “Ye Gods! What a commentator is this Ann Alexander whale. What he has to say is short & pithy & very much to the point. I wonder if my evil art has raised this monster." It was one of the rare but not unheard of incidents when a bull sperm whale had attacked a ship three times his own size and while the monster was slain in January 1852 by the crew of another New Bedford whaler, the “Rebecca Sims”, off the Galapagos Islands, another whale of a tale was still told along the Eastern Seaboard, the story of the “Essex”, sunk by a sperm whale out in the open Pacific Ocean in 1820 along with the spine-crawling ordeal of her crew’s survival. It became one of the major inspirations for Melville, along with the account of “Mocha Dick”, a white bull sperm whale with his head covered in barnacles, his peculiar method of spouting and his ability to come out of the water completely when he breached in anger, recorded in the “Knickerbocker” magazine in 1839. And there was Melville’s own experience, gathered aboard the whaler “Acushnet” of Fairhaven, Mass., and the Australian whaleship “Lucy Ann”, a time 23 years old Melville found so unbearable that he felt compelled to jump ship twice. But even though “Moby Dick” comes in the guise of a fable about the harsh days of whaling, the gory business is but a background, almost a sideshow of America’s greatest novel.

Melville’s audience expected something along the lines of “Typee” or “Omoo”, both best-selling novels inspired by the author’s adventures in the South Pacific and “Moby Dick” came as 200,000 word leviathan full of allusions and elaborations on Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, Byron, the Scriptures, marine mammals, quotes from completely obscure sources and, of course, the sea. Unfortunately, the majority of the American readers’ tastes had turned westward to the Great Plains and California after gold had been found at Sutter’s Mill in 1848, causing a period of migration in the Northern Hemisphere. Yarn of Nantucket sleigh rides, whales and sailors were no longer that interesting, but the attempt to capture the totality of human existence and cram it aboard a whaler, anticipating the great Russian novels of the late 19th century and the classical modernists, Joyce, Dos Passos and Döblin, was simply too much to stomach. It took the turmoil of the 20th century to ripe readers for “Moby Dick” and its baroque tour-de-force through the summary of literary experience of almost 3,000 years. In 1902, almost like a symbol for the change of the audience and the appreciation of the novel, a white sperm whale was killed off the Azores, a 90’ long scarred old bull, veteran of uncounted fights, allegedly a hundred years old. The modern whalemen brought him down with a modern harpoon tipped with an explosive device.

Depicted below is Everett Henry’s (1893 – 1961) wonderful map of the Voyage of the Pequod (1956)

And more about “Moby Dick” on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby-Dick
  
#literature   #literaturehistory   #americanliterature   #hermanmelville   #mobydick  ___It is not down in any map; true places never are. 
~ Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Chapter 12

Everett Henry (1893-1961) The Voyage of the Pequod from the book Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Cleveland: Harris-Seybold, 1956 Geography & Map Division American Treasures of the Library of Congress

The Voyage of the Pequod is one of a series of twelve literary maps based on British and American literary classics produced by the Harris-Seybold Company of Cleveland between 1953 and 1964. The map was part of a calendar printed to advertise the capabilities of the company's lithographic printing equipment. Illustrator Everett Henry was a well-known New York commercial artist also noted for his mural paintings. The Library has more than 225 literary maps that record the location of places associated with authors and their literary works or serve as a guide to their imaginative worlds.

From: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tri064.html

A gorgeous map of the imagination to accompany a brilliant post to celebrate the 163rd anniversary of Moby Dick by our own Dirk Puehl. Thank you, +Dirk Puehl!

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2014-10-27 00:28:21 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Ursula K. Le Guin on Aging and What Beauty Really Means

Ursula K. Le Guin, one of my favorite science fiction and fantasy writers, "writes about aging with more grace, humor, and dignity than any other writer I’ve read, turns to the particularly stifling ideal of eternal youth"

And yet I look at men and women my age and older, and their scalps and knuckles and spots and bulges, though various and interesting, don’t affect what I think of them. Some of these people I consider to be very beautiful, and others I don’t. For old people, beauty doesn’t come free with the hormones, the way it does for the young. It has to do with bones. It has to do with who the person is. More and more clearly it has to do with what shines through those gnarly faces and bodies.

That must be what the great artists see and paint. That must be why the tired, aged faces inRembran... more »

Ursula K. Le Guin on Aging and What Beauty Really Means

Ursula K. Le Guin, one of my favorite science fiction and fantasy writers, "writes about aging with more grace, humor, and dignity than any other writer I’ve read, turns to the particularly stifling ideal of eternal youth"

And yet I look at men and women my age and older, and their scalps and knuckles and spots and bulges, though various and interesting, don’t affect what I think of them. Some of these people I consider to be very beautiful, and others I don’t. For old people, beauty doesn’t come free with the hormones, the way it does for the young. It has to do with bones. It has to do with who the person is. More and more clearly it has to do with what shines through those gnarly faces and bodies.

That must be what the great artists see and paint. That must be why the tired, aged faces in Rembrandt’s portraits give us such delight: they show us beauty not skin-deep but life-deep.

And, indeed Eleanor Roosevelt agrees:
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

Thank you, Madame Le Guin and +Eve A ___

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2014-10-26 02:13:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Thank you, +Dave Shapiro 

Done Too Soon #6: Jesus

Important note: It is not my intent to disparage anyone’s religious beliefs in this article. My purpose is to explore the world of Jesus as it existed; there will be no theological discussions or opinions.

We tend to think that written history is a series of facts and in many cases this is true. However, it is difficult for any author to be unbiased; to write a history of an event without some personal understanding or perspective. For example, consider the differences in interpreting the events of the expansion into the American West; certainly the history according to the Native Americans is interpreted differently than that of the balance of the nation. This becomes a greater problem when attempting to discover the historical person, Jesus, as the vast majority of what had been written about him occurred 30 to 70 years after he died and the writings were intended to explain theological concepts rather than be a simple biography. 

So what do we know? Can we be certain that he existed? Yes, there was a Jesus. In addition to the Christian writings, Josephus and Tacitus (Roman historians) mention him. Josephus mentions him twice and Tacitus refers to his execution. What we can determine about him is through commonalities and exceptions. For example, a biography of President Franklin Roosevelt would not mention that he spoke English as that would be expected however, it would include the fact that he had polio as that was uncommon. With that in mind, the following is a construction of the historical Jesus.

The Roman Empire had swept across the Mediterranean area, dominating everything and everyone. Rome was the only superpower of its time. Israel had been ruled by a series of kings. When Rome conquered the area, they had to give tacit approval to the leader of the area. King Herod was the last king of Israel. He rose to power through a vicious purge of the Hasmonean rulers and probably had the support of Rome. (HIs wife was the daughter of the Hasmonean king; he had his wife and her family executed.)

Jesus was born during the reign of King Herod. As Herod died in 4 B.C.E it is likely that Jesus was born between 7-4 B.C.E. (I understand that the Gregorian calendar measured time from the birth of Jesus but there were significant problem as the year is not exactly 365 days.) He was born in Nazareth which was a small town in Galilee. That he was born during Herod’s reign reveals a lot. Herod was a builder; many were employed during his time in various building projects. Unfortunately, when Herod died, so did the jobs. Jesus’s father, Joseph had been a carpenter and tradesmen fell on very hard times. As it was a trade, it is likely that Jesus had been taught carpentry and worked alongside his father as a carpenter.

Jesus would have spoken Aramaic as that was the common tongue at the time. It is possible but not probable that he could read and write Aramaic as literacy was uncommon. (Even rulers were illiterate; that is the purpose of scribes. If anything he would have been taught to read Hebrew but paper was not plentiful and so writing, even Hebrew is unlikely.) Jesus was Jewish and there is an indication in the Gospels that he had gone to the Temple around the age of 12 or 13 to discuss theology with the priests. This would have been perfectly normal as 13 is the age of manhood for Jews; today when a boy reaches 13 he is bar mitzvah (“son of the commandments” in Aramaic). Nothing else is mentioned of his youth except that he had a brother (and possibly more) named James. Many scholars believe that he was married at 15 or 16 as that would have been commonplace. They feel that had he remained single, this would have been noted in the Gospels. They suggest that his wife is never mentioned because she played no role in his mission.

It is critical to understand the world Jesus lived in. When Herod died, the economy of Israel tanked. In addition to this, Rome installed Procurators to rule. The Procurators were not inclined to accede anything to the Jews, many Jews were executed for the slightest offense . Tensions rose. The combination of the poor economy and the actions of Rome led to riots. Eventually this would break out into all out war with Rome. The first of three Jewish-Roman wars began in 66 C.E roughly three decades after Jesus. At that time there were many who believed that the ‘end times’ were at hand. Several groups went off to await the apocalypse and the arrival of the messiah who would rectify their wretched conditions. (Dead Sea Scrolls) 
It was in these unsettled times that Jesus began his mission.

Jesus must have been a charismatic speaker because what he taught was commonly accepted Jewish teachings and he was speaking to Jews. One of the tenets of Judaism is Tikkun Olam (“fix the world”) and this is what he taught. He suggested that the world could be fixed; could become the ‘Kingdom of God’. His most quoted statement is: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is a restatement of Hillel’s “That which is despicable to you, do not do to others” (The Golden Rule). All of this would have been familiar to his audience and given the status quo of the times, it is understandable that they would have appreciated what he was saying. Many believed he was the messiah who would alleviate their suffering; that he would become the new King of Israel.

All of this was not lost on the Roman leaders. Jesus was not the first, nor would he be the last provocateur the Romans executed. What precipitated his downfall was the episode in the Temple with the money changers. Israel was at the crossroads of many trade routes. Merchants from all over the Mediterranean world passed through and there had to be a common currency of exchange. In addition to this, many Jews came to the Temple to offer a sacrifice. They would purchase the animal at the Temple and they too had a variety of currencies. The Temple was a religious, political and economic center and Jesus went in and smashed it up. Less than one week later he had been tried, convicted and executed in the many prescribed by Roman law. 

It is interesting that Jesus had predicted on several occasions that the Temple would be destroyed - it was in 70 B.C.E. at the end of the First Jewish-Roman war.

Today there are 1.6 billion people that follow the teachings of Jesus. Considering that he lived and preached in a backwater province of the Roman Empire during a time that lacked newspapers, television, radio and the internet, this is an astounding accomplishment. Jesus preached for three years and died at only 33 years old___Thank you, +Dave Shapiro 

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2014-10-20 12:12:25 (4 comments, 12 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

One of the most important, and unexpected, consequences of putting ColorBrewer on the Internet was that not just cartographers had access to it. GIS analysts and developers, remote sensing consultants, computer programmers, statisticians, medical instrument designers, geologists, and graphic artists all use ColorBrewer’s schemes to produce maps and designs that they can feel confident in disseminating.
~ Dr. Cynthia Brewer,  head of the Geography Department at Penn State whose ground-breaking and award-winning work on map design and color use in cartography and visualization has redefined the use of color in data visualization.

From: http://libwen.wordpress.com/other-writings/accessible-color-the-work-of-cynthia-brewer/

See ColorBrewer2.0 here: http://colorbrewer2.org/

Dr. Brewer's web page: http://www.personal.psu.edu/cab38/

One of the most important, and unexpected, consequences of putting ColorBrewer on the Internet was that not just cartographers had access to it. GIS analysts and developers, remote sensing consultants, computer programmers, statisticians, medical instrument designers, geologists, and graphic artists all use ColorBrewer’s schemes to produce maps and designs that they can feel confident in disseminating.
~ Dr. Cynthia Brewer,  head of the Geography Department at Penn State whose ground-breaking and award-winning work on map design and color use in cartography and visualization has redefined the use of color in data visualization.

From: http://libwen.wordpress.com/other-writings/accessible-color-the-work-of-cynthia-brewer/

See ColorBrewer2.0 here: http://colorbrewer2.org/

Dr. Brewer's web page: http://www.personal.psu.edu/cab38/___

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2014-10-19 15:59:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

In October 2012, South African Dave Chamberlain set off from Walvis Bay, Namibia on a 2700 km run along the historical breeding range of the endangered African Penguin to raise awareness of their plight. 4 Months later he arrived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 

Morgan Cardiff, environmental scientist and freelance photographer/videographer joined Dave for 4 weeks during this run and witnessed an extreme and inspirational feat of physical and mental endurance.

I knew when arriving in Namibia I was going to bear witness to a rather incredible feat. Travelling and camping beside Dave gave me an unparalleled insight into the mind and driving force behind his run. I had not, however, been prepared to discover the innate ability of a determined individual to not only physically deal with difficult situations, but to mentally dominate such adventures.
~ Morgan Cardiff

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With the thermometer pushing 45 degrees in Namibia—this 36-year-old scuba diving instructor is running 2,700km through the oldest desert on earth to raise awareness for a Penguin...___In October 2012, South African Dave Chamberlain set off from Walvis Bay, Namibia on a 2700 km run along the historical breeding range of the endangered African Penguin to raise awareness of their plight. 4 Months later he arrived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 

Morgan Cardiff, environmental scientist and freelance photographer/videographer joined Dave for 4 weeks during this run and witnessed an extreme and inspirational feat of physical and mental endurance.

I knew when arriving in Namibia I was going to bear witness to a rather incredible feat. Travelling and camping beside Dave gave me an unparalleled insight into the mind and driving force behind his run. I had not, however, been prepared to discover the innate ability of a determined individual to not only physically deal with difficult situations, but to mentally dominate such adventures.
~ Morgan Cardiff

A wonderful true story and a great read. Thank you, +Maptia 

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2014-10-24 03:35:58 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Great article.

Thank you, +Stefan Halbfass and +Caitlin Dempsey Morais 

A very detailed analysis of #GIS #job market by +Nathan Heazlewood .___Great article.

Thank you, +Stefan Halbfass and +Caitlin Dempsey Morais 

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2014-10-29 12:26:53 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"Unmanned drones aren’t just for warfare. In recent years, they’ve been used to map wildlife and monitor crop growth. But current software can’t always handle the vast volume of images they gather. Now, researchers have developed an algorithm that will allow drones to 3D-map scores of hectares of land in less than a day—an advance that is important for cost-effective farming, disaster relief, and surveillance operations.

“It is revolutionary for the problem of mosaicking large volumes of imagery,” says computer scientist Dalton Rosario of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland"

"Unmanned drones aren’t just for warfare. In recent years, they’ve been used to map wildlife and monitor crop growth. But current software can’t always handle the vast volume of images they gather. Now, researchers have developed an algorithm that will allow drones to 3D-map scores of hectares of land in less than a day—an advance that is important for cost-effective farming, disaster relief, and surveillance operations.

“It is revolutionary for the problem of mosaicking large volumes of imagery,” says computer scientist Dalton Rosario of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland"___

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2014-10-25 17:54:38 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"I’ve always been impressed by how access to global satellite imagery through Google Earth and Maps has changed the way people see their world—from the cities they live in to faraway places. In my new role on the Google Earth Outreach team, I have been astounded by the way these tools have changed how our partners do their work and tell their amazing stories.  I have also learned that one of the most frequent questions is “Can you get us newer images of this place?”  

And I’m excited to say that now the answer is “YES, we can get new satellite imagery for you!” Today, at our annual Geo for Good User Summit, we announced the Skybox for Good program, under which we will contribute fresh satellite imagery to projects that save lives, protect the environment, promote education, and positively impact humanity."

Check out the locations and download some of the currentlyavailable image... more »

Introducing Skybox for Good
With Skybox joining Google we have a tremendous opportunity to leverage our imaging satellites for positive change in the world. Yesterday, at our annual Geo for Good User Summit , we announced the Skybox for Good program, under which we will contribute fre...___"I’ve always been impressed by how access to global satellite imagery through Google Earth and Maps has changed the way people see their world—from the cities they live in to faraway places. In my new role on the Google Earth Outreach team, I have been astounded by the way these tools have changed how our partners do their work and tell their amazing stories.  I have also learned that one of the most frequent questions is “Can you get us newer images of this place?”  

And I’m excited to say that now the answer is “YES, we can get new satellite imagery for you!” Today, at our annual Geo for Good User Summit, we announced the Skybox for Good program, under which we will contribute fresh satellite imagery to projects that save lives, protect the environment, promote education, and positively impact humanity."

Check out the locations and download some of the currently available imagery here: https://mapsengine.google.com/00979750194450688595-08887688179650036554-4/mapview/?authuser=0

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2014-10-26 18:38:41 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Ideas without precedent are generally looked upon with disfavor and men are shocked if their conceptions of an orderly world are challenged.
~ J. Harlen Bretz, Geologist, inscribed on a plaque at the visitors center at Dry Falls State Park, near the remnants of what was once the largest waterfall known to have existed on earth.

Our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes, takes us through the Channeled Scablands and talks about the event that created them, an event of truly "biblical" proportions, the Missoula Floods.

More on the Missoula Floods here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missoula_Floods

If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the NOVA special, Mystery of the Megaflood, linked here: PBS Nova S33E01 Mystery of the Megaflood Full Documentary

And more resources from PBS here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/megaflood/

Thank you, +Garry Hayes Oneof ... more »

One of the most amazing events in geologic history, and one of the greatest stories of the science of geology: the origin of the Channeled Scablands.___Ideas without precedent are generally looked upon with disfavor and men are shocked if their conceptions of an orderly world are challenged.
~ J. Harlen Bretz, Geologist, inscribed on a plaque at the visitors center at Dry Falls State Park, near the remnants of what was once the largest waterfall known to have existed on earth.

Our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes, takes us through the Channeled Scablands and talks about the event that created them, an event of truly "biblical" proportions, the Missoula Floods.

More on the Missoula Floods here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missoula_Floods

If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the NOVA special, Mystery of the Megaflood, linked here: PBS Nova S33E01 Mystery of the Megaflood Full Documentary

And more resources from PBS here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/megaflood/

Thank you, +Garry Hayes One of my favorite epic geology mysteries!

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2014-10-19 16:16:29 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"You wouldn’t expect Staten Island to have much in common with the Syrian city As-Suwayda, but according to new research, the two communities share an urban “fingerprint.” The similarity is just one of many odd municipal couples mapped out in a study published today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

The study’s authors concluded that the 131 cities they mathematically modeled fell into only four categories of urban design: medium-sized rectangular blocks, like Buenos Aires (which is the only city in this category); small blocks with a diversity of shapes, like Athens; larger, more balanced blocks with a diversity of shapes, like New Orleans; and finally, a mosaic of small squares, like Mogadishu."

In some sense, you can think of this classification being for cities what zoology is for animals or botany for plants, a way to sort some objects according to theirsimilar... more »

A great article on the different street layouts of cities, and some of the common cultural, technological, and geographical reasons behind them.___"You wouldn’t expect Staten Island to have much in common with the Syrian city As-Suwayda, but according to new research, the two communities share an urban “fingerprint.” The similarity is just one of many odd municipal couples mapped out in a study published today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

The study’s authors concluded that the 131 cities they mathematically modeled fell into only four categories of urban design: medium-sized rectangular blocks, like Buenos Aires (which is the only city in this category); small blocks with a diversity of shapes, like Athens; larger, more balanced blocks with a diversity of shapes, like New Orleans; and finally, a mosaic of small squares, like Mogadishu."

In some sense, you can think of this classification being for cities what zoology is for animals or botany for plants, a way to sort some objects according to their similarity. In the same way, these taxonomies led to the discovery of common causes behind similarities—roughly speaking, DNA—we believe that similarities between two different street patterns hide common growth mechanisms.
~ Marc Barthelemy, physicist at the Institut de Physique Théorique and coauthor of the study 

Thank you, +Fantastic Maps!

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2014-10-22 00:53:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

"Google's newest Street View "trek" lets you look around Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, Africa, home to a population of over 100 wild chimpanzees (one of whom is named Google!). But these aren't any ordinary simians: they're the longest and most studied chimpanzee population in history thanks to the pioneering work of English conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who began her research in the area in 1961 and rocked the world with her observation of chimpanzees using tools.

Google worked with Goodall and other local researchers to create its new Street View trek through the park, a voyage that required two researchers to wear Google's 42.5-pound Trekker backpacks deep into the African rainforest, as Smithsonian Magazine reports. Goodall says in a statement that she hopes the resulting view of chimpanzees — who share 98 percent of their DNA with humans —wil... more »

"Google's newest Street View "trek" lets you look around Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, Africa, home to a population of over 100 wild chimpanzees (one of whom is named Google!). But these aren't any ordinary simians: they're the longest and most studied chimpanzee population in history thanks to the pioneering work of English conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who began her research in the area in 1961 and rocked the world with her observation of chimpanzees using tools.

Google worked with Goodall and other local researchers to create its new Street View trek through the park, a voyage that required two researchers to wear Google's 42.5-pound Trekker backpacks deep into the African rainforest, as Smithsonian Magazine reports. Goodall says in a statement that she hopes the resulting view of chimpanzees — who share 98 percent of their DNA with humans — will inspire others to support conservation efforts. "What I learned in my years of research at Gombe inspired and enriched me," Goodall writes. "I hope that your journey through this website and the Street View imagery takes you on a similar voyage of learning and discovery."___

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