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.
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/
Thanks to Matt Hall (@kwinkunks) and 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/
The USGS has posted an awesome North America Geologic map overlay for Google Earth. The geologic map is high resolution even when zoomed in. Also available for download are GIS shapefiles and links to webmap services.
Get all these cool files from the USGS right here: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/gmna/
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?