- March means tech right? Well no it doesn’t mean that, but either way it is time for a few articles I found in the last month that offer up some cool new tech ideas and products!
This research could improve drone flight stability.
A wood-plastic mix for 3D printing invented.
Low-cost solar-powered desalination distiller can process up to 20 liters per day.
Every house needs sustainable building materials made from potatoes!
Superconductivity at near-room temperatures could be a game changer – and this research is a step in that direction.
Check out this massive wind turbine to be installed in Rotterdam – the world’s largest!
Converting heavy equipment to be more sustainable is a big challenge we are starting to tackle.
- With the re-opening of the US government, we are able to continue our regularly scheduled review of the NOAA Global Climate report. And the last report put out by NOAA was the annual review of 2018 climatic conditions and, shocked face, the past year was one of the warmest on record. In fact, 2018 as the fourth warmest year on record with global temperatures nearly 1 degree Celsius above the 1880 to 1900 average. It was also the 42nd year in a row with temperatures above the 20th Century average.
- Mardi Gras is on March 5th this year and in celebration of the annual event, my Google search of the month was, “GIS and Mardi Gras.” And if you look through the various results, you might find this gem of a PowerPoint by C. Buerger (sorry we are unsure of their first name!) of the University of Oklahoma who used GIS to maximize your enjoyment of the annual event. Buerger used GIS to model where a person should stand to increase their chance of catching Mardi Gras swag as well as where to maximize adult beverage enjoyment – you need these maps for your next trip to NoLa!
- Last month we checked out the online resources of a large Midwestern town, and for this review of the second largest city in a state’s GIS, we travel north to Missoula, Montana.
Missoula, MT GIS Website
Missoula, MT GIS Contacts
Missoula, MT GIS Web Map
Missoula, MT GIS Map Collections
Missoula, MT GIS Direct Downloads
Brock Adam McCarty