Apollo News Snippets – August 2016 - Apollo Mapping
Posted on August 2nd, 2016

Apollo News Snippets – August 2016

The June 2016 NOAA temperature percentiles map shows warmer than average to record warmth over the vast majority of the world; with small pockets of cooler weather over South America.
  • The June 2016 NOAA climate report confirms that the global warming trend continues – are you surprised? Here are some of the records we set last month: June 2016 was the warmest June in the 137 years of NOAA climate records; June was the 14th month the global temperature record was broken, with the land and water temperatures some 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit over the 20th Century average; and then June was the 9th highest monthly departure from average ever recorded, tying March 2015. You can read more of the report here.
  • In honor of the birth of American Explorer, Meriwether Lewis (of Lewis and Clark), on August 18, 1774, my Google search of the month was, “Meriwether Lewis and GIS.” If you go through the results, you might find this student project completed by a class of Dr. Harry Jol at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire to search for the historic site of a native village visited by Lewis and Clark in the winter of 1805. The village belonged to the Clatsop Nation and was located along the shores of the former Clatsop River in Oregon. The project uses a blend of historic accounts and GIS techniques to locate the approximate site of the lost native village.
  • From the heart of the Rocky Mountain region, we travel east for a review of Vermont’s largest city’s online GIS resources, Burlington. And while Burlington is a cool town, their online resources leave a bit to be desired. They do have a functional webmap you can access here; and then also a property search site here. If you need the actual shapefiles and rasters for your GIS project, you can find a few here as well as email the administrator. Overall, a below average site compared to those we have reviewed here in the past.

Brock Adam McCarty
Map Wizard
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