Google Earth Blog
Three years ago when the gulf oil spill was major news, Paul Rademacher created a unique tool to allow you to overlay the oil spill onto major cities to help get a better feel for the scale of it.
Recently, Paula Levine and Christopher Zimmerman (with permission from Paul) used some of that code to create a new site titled “The Wall – The World“. The site overlays a 15 mile segment of the wall in the West Bank onto any city you choose. The wall in the West Bank is shown on the left, your city is shown on the right, and the windows automatically are synced as you browse around.
This site is part of a larger series titled “Shadows from another place“, which uses maps to translate distant events on local grounds, in local terms.
To experience “The Wall – The World” for yourself, simply visit thewalltheworld.net.
There’s been a lot of buzz online for the past few weeks about a huge mysterious pentagram that was found etched into the ground in the northern part of Kazakhstan. Some had theorized that it may be a Russian military base or perhaps was the work of a satanic cult. It seems that we finally have an answer, and it’s not as exciting as some may have hoped.
According to archaelogist Emma Usmanova (via NBC News), it’s simply “the outline of a park made in the form of a star”.