Japan mapping (Rad/Quake)
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By Edwin Cartlidge of Nature magazine The distribution of fallout from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has now been mapped by two independent teams. The charts reduce the uncertainty surrounding the amount of contamination across Japan, and help to show which areas should be safe to return to farming.
* Note: I’m pleased to announce a new animated graphic of Fukushima radiation regional effects. Click here. Click for detailed image.
Crowdsourcing Japan radiation RDTN.ORG The wisdom of a crowd armed with radiation detection devices is helping to chart radiation readings across Japan as the country struggles to avoid a nuclear catastrophe. RDTN.ORG , built by Portland, Oregon-based Uncorked Studios , with the help of many external contributors, asks people to submit readings from their locations for posting on a Google map that aggregates the data. RDTN is currently using data from Pachube and Marian Steinbach's Japan Radiation Open Data blog , and will add data from other "reliable" sources as they become available.
A cluster of radiation reading mapped by RDTN.org RDTN.org
Geneva 14 March 2011. The aftermath of the catastrophic quake and tsunami in Japan has mobilised unprecedented participation from social networks and crowd sourcing communities around the world. Satellite imagery released for free by major commercial satellite companies earlier this week revealed to the world the extent of the impact of the tsunami waves that hit the east coast of Japan on Friday 11 March.
Enlarge Image courtesy of RapidEye AG, DLR, Google Earth, and ZKI MORE IMAGES When devastation extends as far as the human eye can see, digital eyes in the sky can provide essential information for emergency response efforts.
The 8.9-magnitude quake in Japan will not only leave an everlasting impression on the country, but globally as a result of the quake’s effect on the rotation of the Earth and GPS coordinates.
Prefectures of Japan
with R, ggplot2, and FFmpeg 1 Introduction As a follow-up to ‘Analysis of Japanese Earthquakes Data’ , I sought to produce a map including infomation about epicenter and magnitude. Last article have contributed to visualize the frequency of earthquakes, on the other hand I have attempted to visualize infomation about epicenter and magnitude on a map with R, ggplot2, and FFmpeg. 2 Data