What’s your graphic CV?

Graphic Designer, Artist, and Geologist Carissa L. Carter has an unusual CV on her website. A graphical CV with interests on the y-axis and time on the x-axis.

Carissa’s Graphical CV

I like this way of presenting how ideas and interests change over time. Maybe focusing even closer on a specific topic, like geology, to explore changing interests in subtopics. Someone with many publications could even generate a graphic like the one above simply from publication topics. How has what you think about changed over the years?

Check out the Carissa’s graphic CV here: http://goo.gl/AieNGf

Also, wanted to highlight a little Geology-As-Art from Carissa’s site. The shoe stratigraphic column. Explore it here: http://goo.gl/ShsWnt

Her website is http://www.snowflyzone.com/

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Elegant Visualization of Current Global Earthquakes

Thanks to Matt Hall (@kwinkunksand Jesper Dramsch (@JesperDramsch) for posting this link on Twitter!

Data comes from the USGS Earthquake Hazards program and includes all earthquakes over M 5.5. Created by Boyd Greenfield, check it out here: http://boydgreenfield.com/quakes/

Oregon Coast Lidar Available

Oregon Lidar Regions

The OpenTopography project has just released over 10,000 km^2 of lidar data for the Oregon coast stretching from the California border through to the Columbia River. Lidar stands for Light Detection and Ranging, and uses laser beams in a similar fashion to radar to create high-resolution clouds of data, in this case topographic data.

The high resolution of lidar causes features that would normally be too subtle to be displayed on a old-fashion topo or even DEM (Digital Elevation Model) map to “pop” out. Who wants to find those faults?