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Thursday, 01 January 2009

Free High Res Images of Earth

North Shore of Lake SuperiorResolution 250m If you ever find yourself looking for high resolution images of earth, stop by Unearthed Outdoors and pick up a complete set there for free. The images have been split up into different resolutions which you can get down to 250m available in both .png and .tif formats.
I recently discovered through Ottertooth.com that the Natural Resources Canada website recently scanned the entire 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 collection at 300dpi and is available for free.The website is is really slim on the pretty graphics but you can navigate through the file tree and find the topographic map number you are looking for. Each map is around 60-85 megs when unzipped. If you don't know the map number you need, you can get it via the click able map of Canada.
Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Wawa Webcam - Kayakers Captured

For the first time this season a bunch of kayakers were captured on film out surfing in the waves that we talked about this afternoon. It seems that it has gotten even bigger!If you look closely, you can see the boats out there and it can give you some perspective on the monsters rolling in.Now I am really jealous!Thanks to Sue for the tip that they were out there!Update: Seems like they went home for the night but you can view them if you watch the 24h loop for today. They pop around 7pm. Or click the graphic on the righ to see the full size.More info: Wawa Webcam
Tuesday, 16 September 2008

The Wawa Wabcam is making me jealous!

I dropped in to take a peek at the Wawa Webcam today and I saw a lot of surf this afternoon. It is really rippin’ it up and I wish that I was there; rather then here at my desk.This past Sunday we discovered first hand that just because they say it is a Lake Ontario small craft wind warning on the internet, doesn’t mean that the wind is actually blowing. We rushed down to the water with boats in hand only to discover 1 foot waves. Ugh.To make life a little bit more challenging, we practiced reverse surfing with our eyes closed. I would much rather have been out in what Naturally Superior Adventures is getting right now.More info: Wawa Webcam
Monday, 30 June 2008

How did they get that shot?

For those interested in photography, dailymail.co.uk has an interesting article on how professional photographer, Lucas Gilman sets up to get the shot...

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