2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 37,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 5 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 34 posts. There were 3 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 135kb.

The busiest day of the year was January 14th with 662 views. The most popular post that day was Google Earth Before and After images of Haiti Quake.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were google-latlong.blogspot.com, search.conduit.com, mritter.net, google.com, and google.co.in.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for google earth online, rss icon, earth online, online google earth, and google earth on line.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Google Earth Before and After images of Haiti Quake January 2010


USGS Multimedia Gallery RSS Feeds December 2009


Live Hurricane Hunter Missions in Google Earth July 2008
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Physical Geography Podcast January 2009
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Keeping track of the 2009 hurricane season with Google Earth June 2009

Published in: on January 4, 2011 at 7:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

USGS Multimedia Gallery RSS Feeds

RSS feeds are a way for content providers to send web site updates to users. Users can subscribe via a newsreader or, as I do, add them to a personal web portal page like iGoogle. The user’s feed reader is updated with the latest information as new material is added by the content provider. The USGS uses a variety of social media and RSS to push out late-breaking news, research notes,  and a host of other information. Their Multimedia Gallery (http://gallery.usgs.gov/) feeds are particularly useful for teachers looking for materials to use in their courses. The gallery RSS feed alerts subscribers to new media as its added to their collections. Collections currently include:

DOI Recovery
Natural Hazards
Climate Change
USGS Museum
Natural and Man-made Structures
Native American and Tribal Activities
USGS Libraries
Employees at Work
USGS Wallpapers
Biologic and Environmental Contamination

Most items in the gallery are in the public domain.

Published in: on December 6, 2009 at 3:39 pm  Comments (1)  

Keeping track of the 2009 hurricane season with Google Earth

hurrican2The folks at Google Earth are at it again. Like last year, they have created a folder under “Weather” that lets you track the progress of the current hurricane season. Included in this folder you’ll find updated storm tracks courtesy of the National Hurricane Center. The current position, predicted track, storm overview, NHS storm advisory, reference information, and a near real-time news gadget are also provided.

Source of this post and image: Google LatLong.

The Physical Environment link: Hurricanes

Published in: on June 25, 2009 at 12:05 pm  Comments (1)