Category Archives: Mapping


After leaving Clifton Gorge, we drove from Yellow Springs Ohio to Dawson Springs, Kentucky.  Clear weather and beautiful roads. Camped on the Tradewater River, then drove to Mantle Rock Natural Monument in Lola, Kentucky the next morning to sit and … Continue reading

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Some fantastic (for March in Michigan) weather took me out for yet another hike at Proud Lake State Recreation Area. Took a good long hike, and then waited till after dusk, hoping to hear or see the ‘sky dance of … Continue reading

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The Moon is the pits

You’ll really want to break out your red/blue 3D glasses and check this out. And since we’re getting loony, here’s a year’s worth of the phases of the Moon. (Update) Sorry, forgot to link to article, hurr durr, see above.

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What lies beneath

Ever wondered what it looks like below the surface of the Great Lakes? NOAA has you covered. Raw data, images, animations, and poster-sized PDFs are some of the highlights.

Posted in 3D, Bathymetry, Boats, Canada, Charts, Cheesy Headline, Detroit River, Earth Sciences, Fishing, Good, clean fun, Great Lakes, History, Isle Royale National Park, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Mapping, Michigan, Models, North Manitou Island, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Planetary Science, seek a pleasant peninsula, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, South Manitou Island, Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin | Leave a comment

Fire Map Update

Updated this previous post regarding the 2011 Howes Lake wildfire with some updated Google Map imagery. Follow link to see how close a shave we had or click image below. Or view a map showing what it looked like before … Continue reading

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