Map of Global Temperatures Since 1880

Caitlin Dempsey

NASA takes a look at global temperatures and has a short piece and animated map showing the global change in ...

Astronomy – GIS For Other Planets

Caitlin Dempsey

Not just for landlubbers, the use of GIS technology has applications in astronomy. Browse this list for GIS and mapping ...

Global Forest Heights

Caitlin Dempsey

Where are the tallest forests in the world? NASA has an article on the first global map of the world's forest heights. The map was created with data collected by NASA's ICESat, Terra, and Aqua satellites.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of the MODIS Land Group. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey.

Deadly Cold Across Europe and Russia

Caitlin Dempsey

This image shows the impact of the cold snap on land surface temperatures across the region from December 11 to 18, 2009, compared to the 2000-2008 average.