Archive for the ‘geography’ tag
Bruce Sterling: “As long as I’ve got broadband, I’m perfectly at ease with the fact that my position on the planet’s surface is arbitrary.”
Via: Viridian Design
The site of the deepest hole on Earth (well sort of, see Wikipedia article for clarification), the Kola Superdeep Borehole on the Kola Penninsula in Russia. Fascinating how completely empty and without fanfare the architecture is.
While working on a data visualization example for my students, I was looking up basic information on latitude/longitude (which, if I can digress, is opposite how my brain assumes they run – longitude is E>W and latitude is N>S – which as x,y coordinates go is the opposite order). At the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, there is a laser that shoots out, marking the Prime Meridian.
Very nice, poetic idea.
Photograph via Wikipedia user Markhamilton