Monthly Archives: August 2009

Aerial Photos in Forest Fire Fighting

This picture from the Terrace Mountain Fire near Kelowna, British Columbia shows the how oblique aerial photos can help determine the extent of and amount of damage from a forest fire. An oblique photo is taken at an angle towards… Continue reading

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Do You Ever Feel Like You’re Going Around in Circles

This recent article in the New York times describes research into why hikers who get lost feel as though they have been walking in circles. It’s because they actually are. As long as hikers can fix on the sun,… Continue reading

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Tele Atlas

Did you ever wonder who made and verified the road maps used in Map Quest, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Bing Maps, and every other mapping service? One company, Tele Atlas, has a fleet of cars roaming the world to… Continue reading

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