Maps showing every country, state, and county I have ever been in

Every few years, I have posted maps of every country, U.S. state, and U.S. county I have ever been in. It is time for an update. Since I last posted, in August 2009, I have added one country (South Korea), zero states, and thirty-one counties (in Kansas, Nebraska, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Arizona). I do …

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Around the web 1/5/2013

EARTH IS JUST ONE PLANET OUT OF 100 BILLION -- From 100 Billion Planets May Populate the Galaxy. Not only could there be 1011 planets in the Milky Way galaxy alone, there are an estimated 1021 stars in the universe. This seems to make Earth, and the humans who inhabit it, seem rather insignificant. But consider this quote …

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Best of the GeoChristian — updated

I have updated the "Best of the GeoChristian" link up at the top of the page. There is a good variety: posts on Christianity, geology, creationism, the environment, atheism, apologetics, and more. I would be interested to hear if there is a post that has been especially meaningful or helpful to you, or one that …

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Wow! — the USGS National Geologic Map Database — MapView

For a geologist/cartographer like me, this could be as mesmerizing as Google Earth! The U.S. Geological Survey has done an absolutely wonderful job of presenting geological maps online with its National Geologic Map Database MapView. This site offers a seamless view of geologic maps produced by the USGS and state geological surveys. A good geologic …

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Sim City 5

Sim City 3000 was the greatest game ever created for a computer. Sim City 4 was a disappointment. Sim City 5 (or just SimCity on the official web site) is coming in 2013. Will it be the new "greatest game ever?" Or another dog? P.S. "Sim City" is not the same as "The Sims."

Lunar topography

From NASA: LRO Camera Team Releases High Resolution Global Topographic Map of Moon. The science team that oversees the imaging system on board NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has released the highest resolution near-global topographic map of the moon ever created. This new topographic map, from Arizona State University in Tempe, shows the surface shape …

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