Freebee Friday: A Planet in the Balance
We’ve all used Google Earth to zoom in on maps and geographic places of note, but Earth Alerts can take this digital mapping to a new level. By displaying places where a natural disaster is on-going or imminent, Earth Alerts can show earth science students where the globe is most in trouble. It might be a volcano, earthquake or dangerous storm, but they all show up as icons on Earth Alerts’online map. If you put the mouse of it, the details are shown; click and you’ll see where the disaster is taking place as well as a video feed if it’s available. Some icons even have Web cams associate with them for a bird’s eye view of what’s going on. The latest version of the software works only with PCs and it’s free, but the developers welcome any donations.