Monday, April 28, 2014

Free Tabletop-Sized Texas Map

National Geographic has a new FREE resource for educators: free tabletop-sized state maps.

The maps were designed to reflect spatial thinking research at the elementary level. All maps are the appropriate size and visually represent the appropriate amount of information for K-5 students. However, they can be used by any grade level.

Download the Texas Tabletop Map

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day, April 22

NASA invites you -- and everyone else on the planet -- to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.

The year 2014 is a big one for NASA Earth science. Five NASA missions designed to gather critical data about our home planet are launching to space this year. NASA is marking this big year for Earth science with a campaign called Earth Right Now, and as part of this campaign the agency is asking for your help this Earth Day, April 22.

While NASA satellites constantly look at Earth from space, on Earth Day we're asking you to step outside and take a picture of yourself wherever you are on Earth. Then post it to social media using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie.

For more information on getting involved in the #GlobalSelfie Earth Day event, visit:

For more information about NASA's Earth science activities in 2014, visit:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Before and After the Washington, Hwy 530 Landslide

On March 22, 2014, a major landslide occurred near Oso, Washington. This swipe map allows for viewing of the high resolution post-event aerial imagery (right) from Washington State DOT collected on March 24th, 2014. Use the swipe and zoom tools to compare the image with ArcGIS Online World Imagery (left).