We're hiking up to McAfee Knob -- an outcrop with a stunning view along the AT. After we've had lunch at the top, Clem and I will give a short, informal talk about what's new with geotechnology, and how geodata and interactive mapping can be a fun and useful part of environmental news and info.
Just Install Google Earth on your computer (if you haven't already -- it's free), download this file:
Then import it into Google Earth, and explore along with us!
Clem's also assembled a useful series of handouts for his session Friday morning where, along with Matt Waite (news technologist for the St. Petersburg Times) he'll show some basic techniques for capturing geodata and using it to create maps and other visualizations that make "where" and even more important part of environmental stories than ever. Don't miss their session Friday, 10/17, 10:45 am - noon, in Computer Lab 1 (Room 610, Roanoke Higher Education Center, behind the conference center.)
Here are the rest of Clem's handouts: