Friday, October 30, 2009


Spaceship Earth ... All We Have

This image is in the public domain, from NASA, image #AS17-148-22727. Taken by US Navy Captain Ronald E. Evans, aboard Apollo 17 mission, on 7 December 1972. He used a 70mm Hasselblad camera. This view of Earth was taken 21 750 nautical miles from Earth and shows the west coast of Africa.

People without a "shared sense of place in space" could NOT care less about it; and, their careless behaviors reflect this attitude ...

i4CQuest-Keywords: NASA Place-Based “consequential learning” experiences

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24:4
... it assumes that experience is based on a temporal sequence of static representations, ......
animals from their ordinary environment and place them in artificially created settings. ......
(consequential) learning. Noting that a subset of objects ...... NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035. - Similar -by JR Movellan - 2002 - Cited by 10
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Know Your Watershed Impact Zones

Web Services and the National Hydrography Dataset Plus

A variety of Web services that leverage the National Hydrography Dataset Plus (NHDPlus) and information linked to the underlying NHD are now available or planned for the near future. The NHDPlus surface water drainage network enables Web-based up/downstream query of water quality information, including water quality assessments, water quality impairments, and permitted dischargers. This presentation will describe a collection of such Web services that are being delivered by the USGS and the USEPA.

Alan Rea, USGS, and Thomas Dewald, U.S. EPA

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Ridges of Leavenworth County

125th Anniversary of the USGS Topographic Mapping Program

In a bold, visionary statement to Congress on December 5, 1884, USGS Director, John Wesley Powell announced, “A Government cannot do any scientific work of more value to the people at large than by causing the construction of proper topographic maps of the country.”

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