You might have noticed...
... lots of the SearchResearch Challenges involve finding other resources--like mapping sites--and then using them to help answer the Challenge-of-the-Week.
|The new Google Earth on the web (https://www.google.com/earth/) is a fantastic |
geo-located information resource.
An important set of things to know is WHAT resources are available...
... and ...
An important skill for any powerful SearchResearcher is the ability to FIND those sources.. and find new resources that you don't know about ahead of time.
So this week's Challenge comes in two parts. Both are a little meta, but together, I hope they teach a powerful lesson.
1. (knowledge) What's your favorite geo-information resource? It could be something we've already talked about (like Earth, Maps, Streetview, or Wikimapia), or you teach us all something about a resource that you use and enjoy. What is it? Why do you think it's great?
2. (skill) Can you find a NEW geo-information (or geo-mapping, or geo-indexed anything!) resource? What process did you follow to find it?
In both cases, we're looking for Open-Access resources. (I'll also take something that's really really inexpensive.)
What do you know about? What can you find?
Be sure to let us know what you did to find your NEW favorite geo-resource!!
Here's one example, an animated GIF I made from Google Earth (web) showing movement in Yosemite Valley.