Google Earth is amazing tool for business and for fun, but we've also seen it used to help spur social change a few times. Episode Four of the excellent Geospatial Revolution video series had a segment titled "Mapping Power to the People", which discussed using geo technologies to help map previously ignored areas. A similar situation is occurring in India, where Shelter Associates is using Google Earth to help map and identify slums across the city of Sangli in southwestern India.
Is winter your favorite time of year? Do you enjoy building snowmen? Or taking a brisk walk in the snow? How about drinking hot chocolate? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you’d probably enjoy celebrating the winter solstice—otherwise known as the First Day of Winter. Here is a run-down on this … Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD