- Yes it’s tech review time but in accordance with my one-handed typing skills (due to a broken wrist), here is a new, very brief format!
Recapture water used in cooling plants.
Convert plastic waste to electricity.
Promising material to split water cheaply.
Reduce airborne carbon dioxide plus reduce ocean acidification.
Inexpensive catalyst to convert water to Hydrogen gas.
New world’s tallest wind turbine.
Improved bacteria-powered flashlight.
- It’s that time of the month for your update on the NOAA Global Climate report, and this time we look at a warm June 2018. And yes it’s the 402nd month above the 20th Century temperature average and the fifth warmest June on record. This month was characterized by record warmth across much of northwest Asia with a surprisingly closer-to-normal late fall/early winter in South America.
- Did you know that August 4th is International Beer Day? In recognition of this foamy day, my Google search of the month was, “GIS and beer.” In the results you might find this cool GIS poster put together by Ben Barham of the University of Missouri – Columbia with beer consumption and production stats for the USA. It would be neat to see an updated map as this was made in 2008.
- In July we reviewed the GIS resources of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and for this month, we move to the far north of our country for a review of Maine’s second largest city’s GIS, Lewiston. And while the GIS landing page is little more than a place holder, if you dig a bit deeper, you will find all of the features you might expect from a city GIS department: a robust webmap application, a text parcel search engine, a printable map gallery, and perhaps access to downloadable files by emailing the GIS team here (though that part is less clear).
Brock Adam McCarty