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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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Tiny satellites show us the Earth as it changes in near-real-time

Tiny satellites show us the Earth as it changes in near-real-time | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Satellite imaging has revolutionized our knowledge of the Earth, with detailed images of nearly every street corner readily available online. But Planet Labs' Will Marshall says we can do better and go faster — by getting smaller. He introduces his tiny satellites — no bigger than 10 by 10 by 30 centimeters — that, when launched in a cluster, provide high-res images of the entire planet, updated daily.
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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 26, 2014 1:39 PM

YOU are being watched!

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Guide to Earth Explorer for Landsat 8

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The Landsat Data Continuity Mission is now Landsat 8, and that means images are now public (woohoo!). NASA handed control of the satellite to the USGS earlier this year (May 30, 2013), and calibrated imagery is available through the Earth Explorer. Unfortunately, the Earth Explorer interface is a bit of a pain, so I’ve put together a guide to make it easier.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:32 PM

If you have been afraid to download remotely sensed images, this is a very-user friendly, step-by-step guide on how to download Landsat 8 data (and many other geospatial datasets)  using Earth Explorer from USGS.  


Tagsremote sensing, geospatial.

Sharrock's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:36 PM

Looks like a cool tool for mapping activities.

Chris Cividino's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:09 AM

The Landsat program is an essential tool for geographers when they are studying GIS. Without this data, Google Earth and many of the other mapping programs we love so much would not be possible.

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Earth As Art

Earth As Art | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

The USGS is celebrating 40 years of the LANDSAT

Program by having a competition to select the top 5 "Earth as Art" images from the more than 120 scenes from their curated collection.  Even if you don't vote, the images are spectacular and great examples of the Earth's physical landscape.


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Roland Trudeau Jr.'s comment, July 6, 2012 8:11 PM
Really shows the natural beauty of the world through our technology.
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Google Street View heads underwater to map the Great Barrier Reef

Google Street View heads underwater to map the Great Barrier Reef | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is a complex and vast eco-system that is the subject of an ambitious new project taking Google Street View underwater to photograph and map the reef in detail starting this September."

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How A 'Small But Mighty' Team Of Googlers Is Using Maps To Save People And The Planet

How A 'Small But Mighty' Team Of Googlers Is Using Maps To Save People And The Planet | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
It’s 2008 and five Google employees are in the Brazilian rainforest.
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Great example of organisations working with indigenous peoples.

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High Above Earth, Satellites Help Direct Ground-Breaking Development Work

High Above Earth, Satellites Help Direct Ground-Breaking Development Work | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
A space-based partnership between the World Bank and the European Space Agency is opening up new frontiers in international development.
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Learning about your community and the world with GIS

Learning about your community and the world with GIS | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"To effectively grapple with... complex issues, decision-makers need to see and understand geographic patterns and trends at anything from a global scale down to the level of a local community. To investigate such trends, geographers, and increasingly those outside of geography, rely on GIS."

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Welcome to Mapzone

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"MapZone® is a totally free, bright and lively web site produced by Ordnance Survey that aims to teach children, between 7 and 16 years, mapping skills in a fun way. This free resource offers interactive play with stimulating questions and answers together with animations and games..."

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