Monday, April 19, 2010

Ash, Ash baby....

The papers have been full of stories about the erupting Icelandic volcano (one of many....)

Spoke to a Deputy Head at a school in Shefffield today who had 16 staff missing including the headteacher...

This would be a great context for using some of the features of Google Earth, and I will be using those in a training session later in the week (by which time it might be old news of course...)

  • Polygons for ash cloud coverage
  • Overlays
  • Bookmarks of stories of stranded people (on Twitter) - use a Twitter search
Also my #ashabsence idea...

The final point of call is GEarth Blog which has a link to a very useful overlay image of the ash cloud.

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