In Arnaudville, I met a tourist from Arkansas who, upon entering the tasting room at Bayou Teche Brewing, announced, “We tried to Google this place and ended up in a muddy swamp by the levee over there.”I was gearing up to feel a variation on that pain myself as I made my way from Arnaudville to Morgan City. They’re obnoxious to fold, and their search functions leave much to be desired, but it wasn’t long ago that paper maps were universally accepted as the killer apps they are.
It was the first in a planned season of road trips during which I’d compare the facts on the ground in coastal Louisiana with the facts as presented by the official state maps produced by government agencies. Up until the mid aughts, when online mapping services like Google Maps and Map Quest started to find their way onto GPS-enabled mobile phones, paper maps were our go-to tools for navigating unfamiliar terrain on our own. A Babylonian tablet map of the Mesopotamian world at the British Museum dates to between 700 and 500 BC.
Data categories include Bathymetry, Seafloor Features, Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography and Meteorology World Wind version 1.3.4 officially supports a plugin allowing you to import Google Earth's KML files including not only placemarks, but also the very powerful Google Earth network link.
Now virtually all Google Earth files can also be used with World Wind.
He makes it nicer modifying the satellite images to put transparency where there are no clouds (so the Earth comes through clearlier).
GOES 8 Europe Open this Placemark GOES 12 Atlantic Open this Placemark GOES Indian Open this Placemark GOES East Pacific Open this Placemark GOES 10 Eastern South Pacific Open this Placemark MTSAT West Australia Open this Placemark MTSAT East Australia Open this Placemark : surf height from primary swell from stormsurf, a Californian website dedicated to delivering the highest quality marine weather data to those who ride waves.
data from National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) : bathymetry and topography, 2 minute global relief, seafloor data from the work of Smith and Sandwell (1997) , NAVOCEANO and IBCAO plus GLOBE project for the land data.
: data from xplanet (global cloud map updated every 3 hours using GOES, METEOSAT and GMS satellite imagery downloaded from Geostationary Satellite Imagery page at Dundee University) and compiled by Hari Nair Note : Chris Parsons has improved the process using some Perl Image Magick code to to grab the image, copy the same image over the alpha channel and save it as a png : try Global transparent cloud map.
Early this year, I drove from Arnaudville, Louisiana, to Morgan City, hoping to walk where I’d heard there was land.
Arnaudville is in Cajun country, in the southern part of the state.
And this part of Cajun country can be disorienting.