Urban Water Blueprint the state of water in more than 2,000 watersheds and 530 cities worldwide to provide science-based recommendations for natural solutions that can be integrated alongside traditional infrastructure to improve water quality. City and utility leaders who embrace both natural and engineered water infrastructure will not only meet future water demand; they will reshape our planet’s landscape for the better.
The Music Timeline shows genres of music waxing and waning, based on how many Google Play Music users have an artist or album in their music library, and other data (such as album release dates). Each stripe on the graph represents a genre; the thickness of the stripe tells you roughly the popularity of music released in a given year in that genre. (For example, the “jazz” stripe is thick in the 1950s since many users’ libraries contain jazz albums released in the ’50s.) Click on the stripes to zoom into more specialized genres.
SoilGrids1km is a collection of updatable soil property and class maps of the world at a relatively coarse resolution of 1 km produced using state-of-the-art model-based statistical methods: 3D regression with splines for continuous soil properties and multinomial logistic regression for soil classes. SoilGrids1km is a global soil information system based on automated mapping.
GeoPlanet Explorer. You can explore the geographical information provided by Yahoo in the GeoPlanet API and data set.
uDig is an open source (EPL and BSD) desktop application framework, built with Eclipse Rich Client (RCP) technology. The goal of uDig is to provide a complete Java solution for desktop GIS data access, editing, and viewing.
Geopaparazzi is a tool developed to do very fast qualitative engineering/geologic surveys. Even if the main aim is in the field of surveying, it contains tools that can be of great use also to OpenStreetMappers as well as tourists that want to keep a geo-diary. Geopaparazzi is now available on the Android Market. Search for geopaparazzi on your phone or get it from the online android market.
“a two week long event in Dharamsala, India with participants from all around India and all around the world. It’s organized by CCC and freaklabs as well as participants from MIT Media Lab, Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala International Film Festival, Ghoomakad hackerspace, and many more.”