Frank O. Nitsche

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Explore Hudson River Benthic Mapping Data with GoogleEarth

It is often easier to view data in context of other data. GoogleEarth provides free available tool for bowsing and visiulaizing spatial data using high-resolution aerial photography and satellite images.

Google Earth does not come with detailed images from the bottom of the Hudson River, but it is easy to add Hudson River data: Click on the file name on the right (KMZ-file) to dowonload the data. Depending on the your setup the data will directly start GoogleEarth or you will download them onto your computer from where you can open them in GoogleEarth.

Here is a set of data examples from the Hudson River Benthic Mapping Project. Most of these examples are in a preliminary stage and cover only a small section of the river. We plan to extend this data set further, however, any comments and suggestions about these data are welcome.

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(You need to install GoogleEarth on your computer, if you haven't done so already. It requires a rather recent Computer with Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Mac OS X.)

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In collaboration with:

  • State University New York (SUNY), Stony Brooks
  • DEC New York

Frank Nitsche - last update 10/22/2006