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The Geography of the Whale Ship Essex in Google Earth

By Samuel Raphael Franco | August 2, 2010 | 4 Comments

This week’s presentation is an illustration of the ill-fated voyage of the Whale Ship Essex, the real life whaling voyage that inspired Moby Dick, in Google Earth Tour mode.To view the tour, the companion to this article, first download Google Earth, then download this file.The story of the Whale Ship Essex begins in Nantucket Harbor

Compass Roses & Marriage Proposals: Visual Poetry in Google Earth

By Samuel Raphael Franco | July 26, 2010 |

We are in the midst of a golden age for ephemeral and accidental art. Google Earth has allowed the anonymous artisans of crafts that best viewed from thousands of miles above the earth’s surface, to find a forum for their work. Some of these works are painstakingly terraformed for years, while others are mere accidents

The Latest on the Gulf Oil Spill in Google Earth

By Samuel Raphael Franco | May 10, 2010 |

After last week’s dystopian projections on GeoCurrents, last Monday’s New York Times countered with unreasonably rosy projections. Good news sells papers. The article conveyed a sense of hope in its readers that the spill, was not as large as feared, and could be easily plugged as soon as this

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spillustrated in Google Earth

By Samuel Raphael Franco | May 3, 2010 |

The last few Geocurrentcasts have featured environmental disasters on a massive scale, and this week’s spill in the Gulf may top them all. If the fissure in the Ocean continues to spew anywhere near its current rate, and attempts to plug it have failed decidedly so far, the Deepwater Horizon spill is likely to become

Mining Scars & Smokestacks: Industrial Topography Illustrated in Google Earth

By Samuel Raphael Franco | March 29, 2010 |

Our Geocurrentcast this week, aims to illustrate some of the most awe-inspriing images of the impact of industrialization. This week’s Google Earth tour looks at man’s physical impact on the surface of the earth through our thirst for mining ore, gold, boron, diamonds, uranium salt, natural gas, oil, and even the wind.The tour takes time to stop with

The Eyjafjallajokull Eruption Illustrated

By Samuel Raphael Franco | March 22, 2010 |

As a companion to this post, there is a short google earth tour that will enable you to explore the eruption area in Iceland, and fly to other eruption sites of the past. To access the tour, first download Google Earth, then download this KML file, and finally double click the video icon in the

GeoCurrentcast Episode #8- Central Africa

By Samuel Raphael Franco | February 28, 2010 |
GeoCurrentcast Episode #8- Central Africa

GeoCurrents is proud to present our eighth installment in the Geocurrentcasts series, an in depth illustrated lecture profiling the history and geography of current global events.This week’s episode takes us to Central Africa, providing a comprehensive look at the history, linguistic diversity, and geography of the region, using the Democratic Republic of the Congo as

Geocurrentcast Episode #7- Latin America

By Samuel Raphael Franco | February 7, 2010 |
Geocurrentcast Episode #7- Latin America

Geocurrents.info is proud to present our seventh GeocurrentCast, which provides a broad scan of the electoral geopolitics of Latin America, while profiling the major candidates and ideals across Bolivia, Honduras, Chile, Brazil and Venezuela.Download or watch the podcast here

Geocurrentcast Episode #6- Iraq, January 2010

By Samuel Raphael Franco | February 1, 2010 |
Geocurrentcast Episode #6- Iraq, January 2010

Geocurrents.info is proud to present the latest installation in our ongoing Geocurrentcast series of video geography lectures. This lecture provides a thorough review of regional geopolitics in Iraq, the upcoming census, new developments in the US campaign, and a detailed history of Iraq through today. This is a must watch for anyone interested in the

Geocurrentcast Episode #5- Afghanistan

By Samuel Raphael Franco | January 21, 2010 |
Geocurrentcast Episode #5- Afghanistan

I am proud to present to all of you the fifth installment in our ongoing series of Geocurrentcasts Video Lectures, which focuses on the history and geography of Afghanistan and the ongoing US Campaign.Click here to view or download the presentation.Please post questions, feedback, and other relevant discussion on the lecture in the comments section

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