Ahasanul Hoque

Ahasanul Hoque

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Ahasanul Hoque

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Timing a Rise in Sea Level

August 14, 2013 | Climate Change, Disaster Management | by aHaSaN

Thirty-five years ago, a scientist named John H. Mercer issued a warning. By then it was already becoming clear that human emissions would warm the earth, and Dr. Mercer had begun thinking deeply about the consequences. His paper, in the journal Nature, was titled “West Antarctic Ice Sheet and CO2 Greenhouse Effect: A Threat of […]

A Vision for OpenStreetMap.org

August 10, 2013 | General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Implementing the first pieces of a redesigned site At State of the Map US, Saman Bemel Benrud presented a vision for a ground-up redesign of the OpenStreetMap website. His proposal introduced concepts for strengthening community aspects of the site, improved the on-boarding experience for new users, and defined a more logical information architecture, making the […]

Personalised Future of Cartography

August 10, 2013 | General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

The magical Marauder’s Map that can reveal people’s locations, imagined by JK Rowling in her Harry Potter novels, is fast becoming reality as cartography undergoes radical changes that are altering people’s sense of time and place. The explosion in smartphones means Google Maps, which comes pre-installed on Android devices (and is favoured by many Apple […]

How to make a map your own ??

August 10, 2013 | General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

How to make a map your own MapBox Uses OpenStreetMap to create map visualisations, with in-house designers and cartographers to improve the data quality. MapTales Allows users to overlay personal stories on maps. CartoDB Dubbed an Instagram service for maps, it uses OpenStreetMap data to let users create unique data visualisations Soundcities A database where […]

How is climate change shaping the type of space exploration NASA does?

As global climate change becomes more evident, NASA’s satellite program for studying and monitoring our home planet becomes increasingly important. There are two key areas toward which NASA satellite measurements can contribute: 1.  Monitoring changes in the Earth’s climate.  Global climate change occurs slowly relative to weather and even to the change of seasons throughout […]

Map of Meteorite Crash Landings

June 28, 2013 | Environmental Issues, General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Wonder where on Earth to collect space rocks? Stay at home. The map above shows every meteorite strike known to fall on earthly terrain. And from the looks of it, the United States is prime collecting grounds. To build the map, Javier de la Torre, co-founder of Vizzuality and CartoDB, used records from Meteoritical Society […]

New Platinum Age of Maps

June 28, 2013 | General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Plotting the landscape of digital information The 17th Century, particularly in The Netherlands, is considered the Golden Age of maps. The Dutch were spanning the globe for trade and their maps and atlases became lavish and colorful works of art depicting mysterious worlds encountered by explorers. Fast forward to the 21st Century and with the […]

Global Floods of the Future

scientists who have employed no fewer than 11 separate climate models to study the decades ahead. Play Video Dramatic Flood Rescue Explained The daring rescue of an elderly woman from a flooded river in Missouri is caught on video. “Floods are among the most major climate-related disasters,” writes Yukiko Hirabayashi of The University of Tokyo […]