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  • Louisiana Loses Its Boot (Interesting Pictures)

    09/18/2014 11:58:52 AM PDT · by blam · 64 replies
    Matter ^ | 9-8-2014 | Brett Anderson
    The boot-shaped state isn’t shaped like a boot anymore. That’s why we revised its iconic outline to reflect the truth about a sinking, disappearing place. By Brett AndersonSeptember 8, 2014 Photographs by William Widmer Illustrations by Matthew Woodson Early this year, I drove from Arnaudville, Louisiana, to Morgan City, hoping to walk where I’d heard there was land. Arnaudville is in Cajun country, in the southern part of the state. Morgan City is roughly halfway between Lafayette and New Orleans, if you take the Highway 90 route. Directionally speaking, that’s all I knew. I was aware Arnaudville is just outside...
  • Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change In 3 Minutes

    The whole world is watching the crisis in Crimea, and Russia faces off with the USA and European superpowers. The dispute centers around which country the territory should belong to, and it may seem shocking in todays modern era, but the borders of Europe have never been solid. In this time-lapse video, you can see how 1000 years of European history plays havoc on the stability of the border we take for granted today. This time-lapse video has never been more relevant. As the eyes of the world are fixed on events in Ukraine and Crimea, its good to have...
  • Blueprint for water control? Pol says EPA made secret maps for new regulatory push

    08/28/2014 7:23:54 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2014 | Judson Berger
    A top House Republican is charging that the Environmental Protection Agency secretly drafted highly detailed maps of U.S. waterways to set the stage for a controversial plan to expand regulatory power over streams and wetlands, a claim the EPA strongly denies. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, released those maps on Wednesday, while firing off a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy voicing concerns over why they were created in the first place.
  • The Fix: The Story of Thad Cochran's Victory, in 6 Maps

    06/26/2014 8:33:07 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2014 | Philip Bump
    Coming into Tuesday's runoff election in Mississippi, polling suggested that incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran was at a major disadvantage. As we noted, there was a big question mark hanging over any predictions because it wasn't clear what turnout would look like.In part, that was because the Cochran campaign was explicitly targeting black voters to come out to vote, despite those voters usually voting Democratic. Now, of course, we know what happened. Counties with a higher black population voted more heavily.
  • Apple Maps Still Not Improved

    06/08/2014 11:53:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    After releasing a lackluster Maps app to compete with Google Maps, Apple found that its wasn't so easy to eclipse Google's long-used app. In fact, Apple Maps was a failure. It would seem that after such a failure Apple would try to update and improve the Maps app, but the Worldwide Developers Conference showed that the app was far from perfected. Instead, it seemed ignored. There were multiple improvements that didnt make it into iOS 8, an unnamed source told TechCrunch. Unfortunately, Apple still hasn't made a good Map app. Previous reports said that app would be more reliable, have...
  • This Incredible Map Shows Just How Gigantic Texas Really Is

    04/08/2014 11:52:28 AM PDT · by blam · 132 replies
    BI ^ | 4-8-2014 | Pamela Engel
    This Incredible Map Shows Just How Gigantic Texas Really Is Pamela EngelApril 8, 2014, 1:42 PM Texans like to talk all the time about how big Texas is, and how if you're driving from the bottom of Texas to Canada, then you're spending half of your time just getting through the state itself. So is that true? It's pretty close. Texas really is gigantic. Redditor Armeleon put together a map that gives you a good idea of the massive size of Texas. Texas spans about 800 miles from north to south. Everything seen in red on the map is closer...
  • Open Access Maps at New York Public Library (20,000+ cartographic works free download)

    04/06/2014 4:17:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    NYPL ^ | March 28, 2014
    The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions.* To the extent that some jurisdictions grant NYPL an additional copyright in the digital reproductions of these maps, NYPL is distributing these images under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. The maps can be viewed through the New York Public Librarys Digital Collections page, and downloaded (!), through the Map Warper. First, create an account, then click a map title and...
  • For Average Joes, Fighting FEMA Flood Maps Isn't Easy or Cheap

    02/20/2014 2:03:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | Miranda Leitsinger
    **SNIP** As FEMA has moved to update its decades-old flood maps, experts have cheered the effort. Using the latest in mapping technology such as laser beams (LiDar) and computer modeling will account for climate change, they say, and will lessen the blow of devastating storms by compelling homeowners to reduce their risk. But critics caution that the maps, which are used to determine flood insurance premiums, are tough to challenge and in some cases are ensnaring homeowners who shouldnt be in a flood zone. And though FEMA intends for everyone to pay their share, some businesses have found a way...
  • This Map Shows How The GDP Of US States Compare To Countries Around The World

    02/04/2014 5:41:51 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    BI ^ | 2-4-2014 | Michael Kelley
    This Map Shows How The GDP Of US States Compare To Countries Around The World Michael Kelley Feb. 4, 2014, 7:27 AM      Feb. 4, 2014, 7:27 AM BI contributor Randy Olson passed along this map, created by reddit user Phaenthi, that presents U.S. states and corresponding countries with similar GDP. Olson, who moderates the subreddit DataisBeautiful, noted that the map is not adjusted for population size "e.g., Minnesota has a population of ~5.5 million and Nigeria has a population of ~175 million." California is the obvious powerhouse, with a GDP of about $2 trillion in...
  • 40 fascinating maps

    01/18/2014 5:23:17 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 12 replies
    wapoblog ^ | jan 18, 2014 | ma fisher
    40 really fascinating maps. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/01/13/40-more-maps-that-explain-the-world/
  • Ahoy, mateys! US to stop printing nautical charts [cost saving measure]

    10/23/2013 9:44:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Fox NY ^ | October 22, 2013 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is going into uncharted waters, deep-sixing the giant paper nautical charts that it has been printing for mariners for more than 150 years.</p> <p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that to save money, the government will stop turning out the traditional brownish, heavy paper maps after mid-April.</p>
  • Countries that the British have invaded...[map]

    09/19/2013 12:26:58 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 40 replies
    ..."The pink represents countries that the British have invaded. "....These are an interesting collection of maps that may have you looking at our planet in a completely different way!... ;
  • Former bin Laden Doctor Reportedly heads al Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula

    09/05/2013 2:33:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | July 17, 2013 | David Barnett
    SNIPPET: "Egyptian security forces have reportedly arrested a number of jihadists operating in the Sinai Peninsula who are linked to Ramzi Mowafi, a former physician for Osama bin Laden. Sources have told Egyptian media outlets that Mowafi's group has been responsible for numerous attacks in the Sinai over the past two years. Among those recently arrested are a Yemeni and a Palestinian who were found in the possession of maps and laptops. In August 2011, Egyptian security officials told CNN that Mowafi, who is also thought to be an explosives expert, was spotted in the Sinai. At the time, Mowafi,...
  • 40 maps that explain the world

    08/17/2013 6:49:57 AM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2013 | Max Fisher
    Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled 40 maps they didnt teach you in school, one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think theyre no less fascinating and easily understandable.
  • CPS releases maps of 'safe passage' routes

    08/09/2013 9:18:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/9/13 | Noreen Ahmed-Ullah Tribune reporter
    Chicago Public Schools officials today released maps of routes where security will be provided for the thousands of children going to news schools this year. The so-called "safe passage" routes are designed to smoothly shift students from 47 schools being closed this year to nearby schools. (Click HERE to see maps.) Parents have voiced concern about children crossing rival gang territories and passing empty buildings and vacant lots. Some of them have complained that CPS has been late releasing the maps. Training for safe passage workers, originally targeted by CPS for this week, is now set to begin next Thursday....
  • Bang! Editor fired after publishing gun-owner map

    08/08/2013 11:04:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/08/2013
    The editor of the New York newspaper that created a furor by publishing the names and addresses of gun-permit owners suddenly is out of a job. According to the Rockland Times, a competitor to the Gannett-owned Rockland County Journal News, editor Caryn McBride is among the casualties of a recent purge at the Journal News. The report said 17 journalists were among a total of 26 staff members at the Journal News who were let go. It was the Journal News that in 2012 published the names and addresses of all gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties under the...
  • Chart: The 7,000 Streams that Become the Mississippi River

    07/20/2013 10:39:45 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies
    Slate ^ | By Chris Kirk|Posted Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 10:34 AM | Chris Kirk, Slate
    <p>A new online tool released by the Department of the Interior this week allows users to select any major stream and trace it up to its sources or down to its watershed.</p> <p>The above map, exported from the tool, highlights all the major tributaries that feed into the Mississippi River, illustrating the rivers huge catchment area of approximately 1.15 million square miles, or 37 percent of the land area of the continental U.S.</p>
  • Man arrested in stolen truck carrying weapons, explosives, body armor in Seattle

    07/04/2013 8:47:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 4, 2013 | M. Alex Johnson
    The FBI and Seattle authorities were investigating a Nevada man who was arrested after he was spotted on the University of Washington campus in a stolen truck carrying multiple explosive devices, stolen firearms and body armor, police said Thursday. The man was arrested a few blocks away after a police pursuit near Seattle Children's Hospital late Wednesday, said John Vinson, chief of the University of Washington police. He gave no further details of the pursuit, but he described the arrest as "high-risk." Justin Miles Jasper was arrested early Thursday and was being held without bail in the King County jail...
  • Google Maps for Spying

    06/26/2013 3:05:42 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 22 replies
    Google Maps ^ | 6/26/13 | Internet
    Google launched a new Maps product with STUNNING resolution today. A lot of sleuthing and spying needs to be done, and coordinates are needed for points of interest (POI) Please post interesting points' GPS coordinates. You can Paste these into Google Maps and hit search and then zoom in as far as you can go.
  • Explore 75 Miles of Grand Canyon Trails and Roads With Google Street View

    02/03/2013 6:41:54 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | February 3, 2013 | DL Cade
    Grand Canyon tour on Google Maps.
  • Why Apple Can't Deny Google Maps On iPhone

    11/17/2012 5:58:20 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 49 replies
    Google has nearly completed work on a new version of Google Maps for the iPhone. Citing sources familiar with Google's plans, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is now field testing the app outside of Google. It should soon be ready for Google to submit to Apple for approval. Apple booted Google Maps from the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch earlier this year with the introduction of iOS 6. Google Maps was a part of iOS from the very first iPhone through September of this year -- a partnership that lasted more than five years. But Apple has been...
  • The Oldest Map With The Word 'America' On It Was Just Found Between Two Geometry Books

    07/03/2012 6:23:06 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    The Oldest Map With The Word 'America' On It Was Just Found Between Two Geometry Books The Daily Telegraph Jul. 3, 2012, 7:44 PM A version of a 500-year-old world map that was the first to mention the name "America" has been discovered in a German university library. Experts did not even know about the existence of a fifth copy of the map by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller until it showed up a few days ago, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich said. The discovery is much smaller and thought to have been made after the 1507 original version, which Germany...
  • Just how big is the United States?

    04/09/2012 3:04:29 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 26 replies
    Well take just Texas for example. Superimpose Texas over Europe and even Adolph Hitler would have an inferiority complex... Now Texas is pretty big. But let's take Alaska all by itself and superimpose it on the lower 48. Line up the North Slope of Alaska with Minnesota and you end up with Juneau down in the Carolinas and the Aleutians run clear to the coast of Southern California! Well I just thought this was pretty darn impressive.
  • Google's hilarious April Fools' Maps launch

    03/31/2012 12:43:58 PM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 12 replies
    C|Net News web page ^ | March 31, 2012 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Google is funny. I have wanted to write that sentence for so long in a context where funny meant "intentionally humorous." So here is an April Fools' work of art from the company that, to many minds, just might deserve righteous laughter. For here, purportedly, is the launch of Google Maps 8-bit for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Federal judges slam GOP lawmakers over redistricting secrecy

    02/17/2012 6:29:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2-17-12 | Patrick Marley
    Madison - A three-judge panel on Thursday told Republican lawmakers to turn over 84 documents to a group of Democrats in a blistering order that said Republicans had engaged in an "all but shameful" effort to keep its efforts hidden from the public. The court promptly released the documents that showed, among other things, that Republicans who drew new election maps last year largely orchestrated the public testimony given in support of them. The three federal judges - two of them appointed by Republicans - were unanimous in their decision. It came after a string of orders against the Republicans...
  • NEW USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps

    01/26/2012 9:53:45 AM PST · by orsonwb · 16 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | January 26, 2012 | Rick Bickling
    On January 25, 2012, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), the first major update since 1990. See the new map, detailed state specific PHZMs, as well as PHZMs for Australia, Canada, China, Europe, and Japan...
  • Officials sued over inaccuracies with election maps

    01/17/2012 10:33:38 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 1-16-12 | Patrick Marley
    Madison - A Democratic group suing election officials over new election maps asked a federal court Monday to sanction the state for not telling it about inaccuracies with the maps. Once a decade, states must draw new boundaries for legislative and congressional districts to account for population changes recorded by the U.S. Census. Republicans who control Wisconsin's government were able to draw those lines last year to favor themselves. Even before the GOP maps were revealed, a group of Democratic citizens sued over them, arguing they violate the U.S. Constitution and federal Voting Rights Act. On Monday, the group said...
  • Urgent 'save Allen West' effort launched

    12/23/2011 6:55:37 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 23 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Many Democrats are giddy about a recent proposal by Floridas Republican leadership to drastically change the boundaries defining Congressional District 22, now represented by the high profile Republican Congressman, Allen West. But the decision has left some in the Republican Party scratching their heads. Broward Republican Executive Committee Vice Chairwoman Colleen Stolberg has sharply criticized the Reapportionment Committee proposal to change District 22 boundaries in a way that would jeopardize Wests chances for re-election.
  • Rare Revolutionary War map, expected to exceed $1 million, to be offered at Christie's New York

    11/09/2011 6:34:38 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 25 replies
    Art Daily ^ | 11-9-2011 | Anon
    A very rare manuscript Revolutionary War map. Estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011. NEW YORK, N.Y.- On November 15, Christie’s will offer a very rare manuscript Revolutionary War map (estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000) as part of its autumn Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana sale at Christie’s New York Rockefeller Center saleroom. It is the only known such manuscript in private hands―one of five known versions of this map made. The others are all in institutions or libraries. Made in New York by Hessian mapmaker Charles Auguste de Gironcourt in 1780, the monumental map (12 sheets, 83 ⅜ in x...
  • Feds approve N.C. voting maps (RATS expected to sue)

    11/02/2011 6:47:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    News Observer ^ | 11/02/11 | JIM MORRILL, LYNN BONNER, JOHN FRANK
    Feds approve N.C. voting mapsModified Wed, Nov 02, 2011 03:50 AM BY JIM MORRILL, LYNN BONNER AND JOHN FRANK The U.S. Justice Department approved North Carolina's new voting maps Tuesday night, taking away a major roadblock to next year's elections but leaving open the door to new lawsuits. The Obama administration's decision handed a victory to the state's Republican mapmakers. "I feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted," said Rep. David Lewis, a Harnett County Republican who led the House redistricting effort. "It's a strong statement that our plans met their objectives, which was to follow the law." The...
  • Anyone have a good weather map? (vanity)

    08/26/2011 12:11:37 PM PDT · by Doogle · 31 replies
    me | 08/26/11 | Doogle
    Who's got the latest and greatest weather map?
  • Need help...

    01/12/2011 5:06:43 PM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 13 replies
    Myself | Jan, 12 2011 | Mayr Fortuna
    Hello Freepers... Can you teach me how to post Pics, Films Maps and other stuf? Thank you all in advance...
  • George Washington and His Maps

    11/18/2010 12:03:25 PM PST · by Palter · 26 replies · 3+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 16 Nov 2010 | John Hanc
    In his journey from surveyor to soldier to leader, our first president used cartography to get a feel for the young nation (The Granger Collection, New York) First in war. First in peace.First to look at a map whenever he had a question about waging the former and sustaining the latter.Its not how we typically picture George Washington: bent over a map by candlelight, scrutinizing, measuring and in some cases actually drawing the topographical details that would help conquer a wilderness, win a war, create a republic. But as historian Barnet Schecter shows us in his illustrated new history, George...
  • Maps from 1942 of the never-was Nazi invasion of North America

    11/16/2010 11:23:18 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 81 replies · 2+ views
    i09.com ^ | Undated | Cyiaque Lamar
    These diagrams from the March 2, 1942 issue of Life detailed the Nazi invasion of America shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Check out such alternate reality battles like the bombing of Detroit and invasion of Norfolk, Virginia. These maps were created as a follow-up to an article about an American defeat in WWII by pioneering science fiction author Philip Wylie, who wrote the proto-superhero novel Gladiator. These maps were made in the early days of US involvement in World War II, so there was a sense that this invasion was a real possibility. You can read more about...
  • Leaning GOP? Leaning Dem? Google interactive map poll monitoring

    10/08/2010 11:03:20 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 8 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Oct. 8, 2010 | Steve McGough
    The interactive map coded by Google using their maps API displays data from multiple polling outfits and allows users to quickly dig down to specific races and check out current status. As an example, you can find out if your district is Safe Dem, Likely Dem, Leans Dem, Toss Up, Leans GOP, Likely GOP, or Safe GOP. This is a screen shot of the Google Widget.
  • Mapping Stereotypes

    10/05/2010 5:52:46 AM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 8 replies
    alphadesigner [beta] ^ | Yanko Tsvetkov
    What the world looks like in stereotypes
  • Berlin Researchers Crack the Ptolemy Code

    10/04/2010 7:07:43 AM PDT · by Palter · 18 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 01 Oct 2010 | Matthias Schulz
    A 2nd century map of Germania by the scholar Ptolemy has always stumped scholars, who were unable to relate the places depicted to known settlements. Now a team of researchers have cracked the code, revealing that half of Germany's cities are 1,000 years older than previously thought. The founding of Rome has been pinpointed to the year 753. For the city of St. Petersburg, records even indicate the precise day the first foundation stone was laid. Historians don't have access to this kind of precision when it comes to German cities like Hanover, Kiel or Bad Driburg. The early histories...
  • Check Out The Extreme Racial Segregation In America's Biggest Cities (Colored map shows this)

    09/22/2010 10:49:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/22/2010 | Gus Lubin
    America is known as the Great Melting Pot. But a closer look at census data shows we're a lot closer to a dinner plate with the peas here, carrots here, potatoes here, and steak over there. In other words, a very high level of racial segregation. This cool series of maps was produced by Eric Fischer, based on a map of Chicago from Bill Rankin's Radical Cartography. Red represents white people, blue is black, green is Asian, and orange is Hispanic, and each dot is 25 people.
  • Death map USA: Natural disaster hotspots revealed

    09/23/2010 2:28:25 PM PDT · by illiac · 24 replies · 1+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12/17/08 | Ewen Calloway
    Southerners are more like to die from the effects of the weather than people living in any other region of the US. Kind of interesting, even though the data is over a year old. Can also look at separate counties with the links provided on the page.
  • Bing Maps adds public transportation directions

    09/18/2010 2:41:27 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Download Squad ^ | Friday, September 17, 2010 | Lee Mathews
    Bing Maps has added another nice feature, adding public transportation routes to 11 major U.S. cities. It's a good first step for Bing, though there's certainly a lot of work left to do to catch up to Google Maps -- which covers more than twice that many in California alone and a total of 446 cities around the globe. In cities with coverage, Bing now includes routes for bus, rail, and subway. The official blog post states that the update wasn't just about transit routes, noting that more detailed information is now available for landmarks and businesses. Even if you're...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
    BULLETIN -- NEW YORK POLICE AND FBI RAID HOMES IN QUEENS IN TERRORISM INVESTIGATION.6 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters
  • US officials: Al-Qaida operative tied to NY plot

    07/01/2010 3:50:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 57 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via KSRO.com ^ | June 30, 2010, 4:48 pm | Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo
    SNIPPET: "U.S. counterterrorism officials have linked one of the nation's most wanted terrorists to last year's thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system, authorities said Wednesday. Current and former counterterrorism officials said top al-Qaida operative Adnan Shukrijumah met with one of the would-be suicide bombers in a plot that Attorney General Eric Holder called one of the most dangerous since the 9/11 terror attacks."
  • San Francisco Crime, Mapped in 3-D

    06/10/2010 8:37:31 PM PDT · by tlb · 11 replies · 859+ views
    fast Company ^ | Jun 8, 2010 | Suzanne LaBarre
    A stunning set of maps from Doug McCune renders San Francisco crime as elevation. Land peaks and crests, according to the SFPD's 2009 incident data. The stories told here aren't especially surprising. Certain crimes, like car theft and assault, are more or less evenly distributed across the city (yes, even in Pac Heights), whereas others, like drugs (see below), are confined to specific areas--making for a sort of mini mountain range in the poorer parts of town. But as a concise guide to San Francisco, these maps beat anything Rand McNally prints. They ought to pass them out at the...
  • High-tech radar maps defeat camouflage

    06/09/2010 8:53:11 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 47+ views
    Defense Talk ^ | 6/9/2010 | Defense Talk
    To the untrained eye, U.S. Army radar-generated maps may look like a bird's-eye view of a city at night; however, these images contain useful intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information that reveal concealed objects by penetrating foliage, buildings and some terrain while overcoming camouflage, concealment and deception techniques. These maps, which highlight boundaries not visible to traditional electronic sensors, are made possible by the U.S. Army's Tactical Reconnaissance and Counter Concealment Enabled Radar, or TRACER. Developed by the Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications and electronics center, TRACER is a mid-range, long wavelength synthetic aperture radar system that provides all-weather persistent...
  • Portugal police find 'Eta bomb-making cache'

    02/06/2010 1:00:08 PM PST · by csvset · 9 replies · 320+ views
    BBC ^ | 6 February 2010 | Staff
    Portuguese police have seized half a tonne of explosives at a house that they say was being used as a base by Basque separatist group Eta. The discovery, which also included bomb-making equipment, was made in the central Portugal town of Obidos. Fake licence plates, detonators and maps were also found, officials said. A militant group fighting for an independent Basque homeland, Eta has been blamed for more than 820 deaths during its campaign in Spain. "The material was stored in secure conditions which indicates the work of professionals," local police chief Helder Barros said. Several of the explosives were...
  • Cities Say New FEMA Flood Maps Are Full of Errors

    01/26/2010 3:29:41 PM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies · 551+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 23, 2010 | Michael J. Crumb
    New FEMA flood plain maps are full of mistakes that could prove costly ___ More than a year and a half after a massive flood left a huge swath of eastern Iowa underwater, the tiny farming community of Oakville is clinging to survival. Many of the town's 400-or-so residents moved on after the June 2008 disaster, leaving local leaders desperate to lure new faces to the community. But they say their efforts are being harmed by an ambitious government initiative to update and digitize the nation's flood plain maps. The Federal Emergency Management Agency started the $200 million-per-year project in...
  • Virginia man had weapons cache, grenade launcher stashed in N.J. hotel room [Map of Ft. Drum]

    01/25/2010 8:01:01 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 126 replies · 5,260+ views
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | 1/25/10 | Star-Ledger Staff
    A Virginia man who once spent eight years on the run from naval investigators was arrested in Somerset County early today with a trove of high-powered weapons, including a grenade-launcher and two assault rifles, along with maps of a U.S. military base and a civilian neighborhood, authorities said. The federal governments Joint Terrorism Task Force quickly joined the investigation into Lloyd R. Woodson, 43, who had been staying at a Branchburg motel since last week. Woodson, whose last known address was in Reston, Va., was wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying one of the assault rifles customized to shoot...
  • THE APPEARANCE OF THE UNITED STATES WILL CHANGE [HMMMM Yeah...]

    02/05/2005 11:42:37 AM PST · by Quix · 58 replies · 1,019+ views
    The Appearance Of The United States Will Change Stephen Hanson Jan. 30, 2005 [21] For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again. [22] If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. Matt. 24 There is a place that you can run to and hide when the storms come upon this world. There is a place that you will be sheltered from the storms. I tell you that you can run to...
  • Unusual and Marvelous Maps

    08/16/2009 7:15:48 PM PDT · by BGHater · 26 replies · 3,922+ views
    DRB ^ | 15 Aug 2009 | Simon Rose
    Hideous monsters devouring ships? Old map symbols, correctly showing storm fronts & dangerous currents Ive always been fond of maps, from those antique ones showing sea serpents and hideous monsters devouring ships in the vast expanses of the ocean, to those showing what the world looked like in the distant, and not so distant, past. Maps have, of course, been with us in one form or another, for a long time. Jerusalem is in the center - from "Itinerarium Sacrae Scipturae", by Heinrich Bunting, 1545-1606 Heres a world map according to Posidonius, from around 150-130 B.C. - Ptolemy's version of...
  • NATO does not know where we are fighting

    05/22/2009 7:11:51 AM PDT · by pka54 · 315+ views
    Geographic Travels with Catholicgauze ^ | 5/22/2009 | Catholicgauze
    NATO's new map game has horrible geography. China owns chunks of Pakistan and several countries are underwater. I hope their planning maps are better.