Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Adirondack and New York State Map Round-Up

Ever since Alan McLeod (host of A Good Beer Blog) turned us on to NYCO’s map of upstate bloggers, (and yeah, he likes maps too) and its recently inspired CNY ecoBlog’s local ecology news map, we’ve been wanting to do a really cool map round-up – so here goes:

If you don’t have Google Earth yet – you are missing out. Terra Server is great for a pay site that’s slow but provides nice printing capabilities, but Google Earth is just plain cool. The detail is amazing, just zoom in to Lake George and take a look at the sedimentation and you’ll see what we mean. Will this level of satellite photography and mapping eventually let us discover all those illegal camps and illicit dumps as well? We can only hope so – of course if we can see the world from space with a few clicks, can you imagine what big brother is doing?

It’s really something that Google Maps can give us a good idea of who dies first in a nuclear attack, but we’re more interested in the old stuff right? So here is:

And More Generally:

Yeah… maps are neat-o.

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The Adirondack Atlas

John Warren

John Warren has been exploring the woods and waters of the Adirondacks for more than 40 years.

After a career as a print journalist and documentary television producer he founded Adirondack Almanack in 2005.

John's Adirondack Outdoors Conditions Report can be heard Friday mornings across the region on North Country Public Radio.

He is also on the staff of the New York State Writers Institute and edits The New York History Blog. He is the author of two books of regional history.

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