I just found this rather brilliant mapping portal for Ireland. There’s nothing quite like this for the UK as far as I know – that shows all UK Ordnance Survey data layers in a viewer with historic mapping, orthophotos and links to buy maps. Is there?
Day 8/9 – 14-15th May – Bangkok, Thailand It is now almost 2 weeks since cyclone Nargis ravaged Myanmar. The initial flurry of general situation maps and imagery showing flood waters has now subsided and more detailed analyses are already being carried out with the aid of before-after high resolution satellite imagery. e.g. http://unosat.web.cern.ch/unosat/asp/prod_free.asp?id=66 Our [...]
Day 7 – 14th May – Bangkok, Thailand The days are starting to merge into one. We got a cab to the UN as usual accompanied by Raji and Javit. Our cabbie did not know the way and so Raji directed using her in-built GPS (wish I had one of them). Started at 8 and [...]
Day 6 – 13th May – Bangkok, Thailand Rainy again today and heavy rain has been falling too over Myanmar although we’ve not heard any reports yet of it hampering relief efforts. Visas are being issued in a slow trickle and NGOs are gradually getting mobilised relying heavily on their in-country staff. We hear though [...]
Day 4/5 – 11-12th May – Bangkok, Thailand Sorry for lack of sitrep yesterday – it got late and the hotel internet inexplicably shut down before I could send it. Sunday can be summed up thus: got up, ate breakfast, got taxi, made maps, ate fried rice, made more maps, got taxi, ate dinner, went [...]