Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A new Paris map: BatiParis

A new Paris map called BatiParis is a great tool to understand how the city evolved over time. It shows age of buildings footprints in the city with each building colored according to its year of construction. You can turn on and off each period of time to visualize the major stages of the Paris development.

To the map >>>> 

 [Source: geoawesomeness ]

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Room for the Waal

The finished dike relocation of Lent (project Ruimte voor de Rivier: Room for the River) with the resulting flood.
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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Argentina’s Perito Moreno glacier collapse

Chunks of Argentina’s Perito Moreno glacier collapse on Thursday as large chunks of ice break off and crash into the water. The Patagonian glacier known as the “White Giant” is one of Argentina’s biggest attractions. The river of ice 18 miles (30 km) long ends in a sheer wall blocking Lago Argentino where large pieces tumble into the water from time to time

 [The Guardian]

Monday, 11 July 2016

Map showing progress against malaria

Saturday, 9 July 2016

The Himalayas from 20,000 ft.

The aerial cinema experts at Teton Gravity Research release the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft. with the GSS C520 system, the most advanced gyro-stabilized camera system in the world. Filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 ft. up to 24,000 ft. on supplemental oxygen, these are some of the most stable, crisp, clear aerial shots of these mountains ever released, which include Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse.

The Himalayas from 20,000 ft. from Teton Gravity Research on Vimeo.

The Himalayas from 20,000 ft. from Teton Gravity Research on Vimeo.

Friday, 8 July 2016


Klyuchevskoy volcano in Kamchatka erupted last week. More information by Smithonian >>>

Monday, 4 July 2016

Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia is active again

New earthquakes and ash eruptions raise concerns of an eruption and lahars at the glacier-covered Volcan del Ruiz in Colombia. The last large eruption was in 1985 when the city of Armero was destroyed and more than 20.000 people where killed

Read more on the glacier hub website >>>