Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Hearing officer recommends that Idaho highway agency issue permits for megaloads on U.S. 12" (via Idaho Statesman) http://ping.fm/OYLoD

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Idaho Megaloads on Highway 12 decision postponed- Was to be before Christmas - no new date set. (via Idaho Statesman) http://ping.fm/uxQ44

Monday, December 20, 2010

Senator Reid files water, lands, wildlife omnibus in eleventh-hour push for environmental victory.
http://ping.fm/KIkk5
“Idaho budget panel to begin taking public comment” (via KBOI2.com) JFAC will hold first ever public hearings. http://ping.fm/JTRR2
Beautiful 2:42 minute time lapse photography of the Aurora Borealis in Norway. (Via Steve Stuebner / Adventure Journal.) http://ping.fm/Bx94Cø-time-lapse/

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gallon of gasoline"could cost $400, delivered to forward bases in Afghanistan. (Via Tom Friedman, NY Times.
http://ping.fm/OvgdB
Tim Woodward, Idaho Statesman/ "Ask Tim: Why are leaves still on the trees? Early cold snap froze "abscission layers."
http://ping.fm/z8hun

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Open Government Initiative created "ExpertNet" Wiki to elicit public input about next-generation citizen involvement. http://ping.fm/QJfNj
"Tracking the Progress of the White House Open Government Directive" / One year anniversary! / by Alexander Howard. http://ping.fm/speFC

Friday, December 17, 2010

Google 3D Body Browser available for viewing, like exploring world with Google Earth. Download Google Chrome Beta! http://ping.fm/Ir0KF
Dec. 21 / First Lunar Eclipse on winter solstice since 1338 to occur over North America. (Via science.nasa.gov)
science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/17dec_solsticeeclipse/

Saturday, December 04, 2010

9 Really beautiful images of an enormous 'supercell' cloud in Montana last July. (via @petapixel) http://ping.fm/QGLJi

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Look at some great images from National Geographic's 2010 Photography contest. (via @DruidSmith) http://ping.fm/zGiPY

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Good article about Internet Reputation, Real Names, Anonymity and "Comment Trolls" (via Julie Zhuo - Facebook) http://ping.fm/CCNWD

Monday, November 29, 2010

Google Earth 3D trees feature includes 50 different species in a few areas around the world. (Via YouTube video)
http://ping.fm/T943a
(Via Google Earth Blog) Version 6 includes amazing new features/ Ground View - 3D Trees-Updated historical imagery.
http://ping.fm/RDdEs

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Visible Vote (next week) will allow political forums to be accessible to anyone with a computer or smart phone. http://ht.ly/3fDIP
Visible Vote is an app I thought would happen sometime. Connect with legislators, vote on issues, compare with others. http://visiblevote.us/

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

News from Wired about recent Conference on Gigapixel Imaging & views of 8 interactive Hi Resolution Science panoramas. http://ping.fm/kcWAB
Hearing officer on Idaho Hwy 12 mega-load plan recommends full public hearings. (Via Boise Weekly) http://ping.fm/m7Qf8
RT @RonsGeoPicks: Solar furnace melts rock. http://dlvr.it/96BsC

Sunday, November 21, 2010

300 years of fossil-fueled growth in 5 minutes. Animated time-lapse drawings via the Post Carbon Institute. http://ping.fm/koXkr

Friday, November 19, 2010

Long Live the Web / "Like democracy itself, it needs defending" by Tim Berners-Lee. (Via @timoreilly) http://ping.fm/agi6R
Conoco wants Megaload opponents to post $2 million bond if Idaho does not lift stay on permits to haul loads on Hwy 12
http://ping.fm/iqZoI

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Created a quick "draft" Google Earth tour of the Idaho/Montana Highway 12 controversial megaload transport route.
http://ping.fm/jz0cg

Sunday, November 14, 2010

SwissRoomBox - World's smallest motorhome setup, can be installed in most van type autos, even compacts.
http://ping.fm/0XieY

Thursday, November 11, 2010

RT @ EricsonLabs: How the Cell Phone Is Changing the World (by Newsweek)
http://ping.fm/p5FVv

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Look at "Google Ocean" for amazing underwater videos & photos. http://ping.fm/CLMuT
(via Lee Schneider story) http://ping.fm/a4Ncl

Monday, November 08, 2010

"A Thousand Visions" online game for Spokane, WA transportation future. Would City of Boise, ID be interested?
http://ping.fm/3PpGw
RT @Revkin: "Far from being conservative, Republican stance on global warming shows stunning appetite for risk"
http://ping.fm/UwR6Q

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

"Fate of the World" - Climate computer game lets you decide Earth's fate. (via reuters.com)
http://ping.fm/rcXzb
Encyclopedia of Life provides an educational application: "Google Earth Species Quiz" (Via @googleearth) http://ping.fm/BI2tD

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Virtual Environmentalism / How Information Technology can help save the planet. Book Review of: "Greening through IT" http://ping.fm/HXk9S
Read interesting Science article. "Seeing the Natural World with a Physicist's Lens" (via Natalie Angier NY Times)
http://ping.fm/DxlvP

Saturday, October 30, 2010

More photos and more of the story of the Grizzly chasing the Bison in Yellowstone found on KTVQ.com in Billings MT.
http://ping.fm/iInmk

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Boise has a/Stewart/Colbert/ "Rally to Restore Sanity" Event. Others around US all the way to Mt. Everest. Sat. Noon.
http://ping.fm/Tom2J

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Read "Extract: Requiem for a Species by Clive Hamilton" / Connects climate science denial to US conservatism lobby/ http://ping.fm/XDJim
Read "Geoengineering for a Desperate Planet" - World Summit delegates calling for a moratorium. (via @El_Climate) http://ping.fm/GLVQp
Read " Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science" (via @ahier) -Small % of medical research improves quality of life- http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/11/lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science/8269/
Lawrence Lessig at "An extraordinary documentary about influence and government" (via Fix Congress First)
http://ping.fm/TDl9z

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sandra Day O'Connor's iCivics web site provides "games" designed to teach students civics. http://www.icivics.org/
"Getting started with Google Earth" / Good tips for new &/or veteran users. (via Google Earth Blog) http://ping.fm/G79wK

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Good article about How to create a "New" Facebook Group/ Useful for special interests, activities, or topics.
http://ping.fm/KYdJc

Monday, October 04, 2010

Uploaded explorable 1.1 Gigapan photo (170 stitched telephoto images) of Old Faithful Geyser erupting-Yellowstone NP
http://ping.fm/aOT8n
Uploaded explorable 1.8 Gigapan photo (200 stitched telephoto images) of beautiful lake near Yellowstone.
http://ping.fm/rlyru

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Visited the Idaho Bird Observatory. Saw two Swainson's Hawks soaring, a rainbow & storm front coming in.
http://ping.fm/tD0qo

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Read amazing Facebook story & photo by Gina Rene of whale saved from crab traps and lines & expressing gratitude.
http://ping.fm/WBIUf

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Aerial photo and explanation of formation of St. Anthony Sand Dunes in Idaho (via @RonsGeoPics)
http://ping.fm/CjTkO
Read a preview of Kenneth M. Sayre's new book.
"The Economic Roots of our Environmental Crisis" (via @jeffsayre)
http://ping.fm/lAlSJ

Monday, September 27, 2010

Citizen Science / USA National Phenology Network / Plants, Wildlife, Birds.
http://ping.fm/vdEDl
Project Budburst web site.
http://ping.fm/6embT
Blog
http://ping.fm/ISqwr
Facebook
http://ping.fm/eztYs
NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network)The story of the nation's first continental ecological observatory.
http://ping.fm/krI39
Geospatial Revolution: Episode One Released
by Penn State Public Broadcasting
(via Google Earth Blog)
http://ping.fm/WZwbv
Read Josh Bernstein's article "Authentic Survival, Please" Animal & Human nature documentaries are anything but wild.
http://ping.fm/47ERn

Friday, September 17, 2010

Encyclopedia of Life "Learning + Education" provides 4 Interactive projects, including a Google Earth species Tour Quiz.
http://ping.fm/47wC4

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Video &Text "The Geospatial Revolution Project" - The location of anything is becoming everything. (Via @RonsGeoPics)
http://ping.fm/nFNhl

Friday, September 10, 2010

produced explorable Gigapan image of Old Pen & Idaho Botanical Garden area of Boise before Willie Nelson Concert.
http://ping.fm/mIOLA

Thursday, September 09, 2010

CitySourced - use phone etc., to "Find & Report Civic Issues Around You" (via @DruidSmith) - No reports in Boise yet!
http://ping.fm/NksTd
Learn more about "REBOOT.FCC.GOV" interactive developer community and get involved. (Via @timoreilly) RT@dan_munz:
http://ping.fm/4t5ZK

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

watched video - Google announcing "Instant Search" (via @jeffsayre)
http://ping.fm/wRmzh

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Challenge.gov has a Twitter account.
http://ping.fm/NW4WI
Challenge.gov "Government Challenges, Your Solutions" being explained at Gov. 2.0 Summit Live Stream. Web Site -
http://challenge.gov/
Watching Gov 2.0 Summit live stream. (Via @timoreilly) http://ping.fm/Np2hu

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Visit a Wilderness! President Obama signs Proclamation designating September 2010 as National Wilderness Month.
http://ping.fm/7ysFH

Monday, August 30, 2010

The web needs a means with which each individual can create, maintain & control their own identity (via Jeff Sayre.com)
http://ping.fm/4a90t
Kayaking or "Flocking to the Stream/ metaphor for YASP (Yet another Social Phenomenon) by Jeff Sayre. (via @noahspivak
http://ping.fm/bThIR
Read interesting Noah Spivak article. "Welcome to the Stream - Next Phase of the Web" (via @novaspivak) http://ping.fm/Cr2vn

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Watched video examining risk assessment for 1. Action Vs. 2. No Action on Global Climate Change / Terrifying conclusion
http://ping.fm/i4NaD
Gov2.0 Summit Sept. 7-8, 2010 http://ping.fm/ySMhf
Sessions on "Empowering Citizens" http://ping.fm/qVuuJ/public/schedule/topic/empowering+citizens

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Katy and I, with IRU and ICL help, produced a 3D Google Earth Tour of CuMo & Thompson Creek Moly mines & Atlanta Gold.
http://ping.fm/MWGLy

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Stephen Hawking/we are rapidly depleting natural resources & our genetic code carries selfish & aggressive instincts/
http://ping.fm/WO5ms

Friday, August 06, 2010

Enjoyed Paul Krugman's article "The Flimflam Man" (via NY Times)
http://ping.fm/4C2Ij

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Recommends / Bill McKibben "We're Hot as Hell & We're Not Going to Take it Any More. (Via TomDispatch.com) http://ping.fm/2LxWN

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Watched "The Geospatial Revolution Project" "The Location of Anything is Becoming Everything." (via Google Earth Blog) http://ping.fm/ydG9o

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Updated Swainson's Hawk Watch Blog and photo album that now has 280 images. Young Hawks are learning how to fly. http://ping.fm/kO7tr

Friday, July 09, 2010

I found a link to a video with Cat Steven's singing "Moonshadow"
http://ping.fm/Ef6Uz
Many people experienced this celestial event in 1979. We were in the Mountains NE of Lewistown MT.
Solar Eclipse in S. Pacific Sunday. View simulation with Google Earth. (via Google Earth Blog) http://ping.fm/ak70U

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

U.S. (& Russia) exploded nuclear bombs in space during the cold war in late 50s & 60s. (via NPR)
http://ping.fm/aJW1g

Friday, July 02, 2010

Created test Google Earth tour of Salmon Migration Route from Sawtooth Mtns to Columbia River mouth.

http://ping.fm/XqLJg
Created experimental Google Earth Tour of salmon migration route from mouth of Columbia River to Sawtooth Mtns.

http://ping.fm/lpkZv
Our part as citizens - Connecting city governments and Web 2.0 talent. "Pulling weeds example" (via @timoreilly) http://ping.fm/AYMfY

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Skip Armstrong shot amazing video footage of Salmon jumping up Dagger Falls in Idaho - 6/27/2010 (via wildsalmon.org) http://ping.fm/NHxN3

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Produced a 2nd working draft of a Google Earth Tour of Potential Dam sites on Boise River w photos and water levels.
http://ping.fm/ulkJF
New iPhone app involves public to build a network of "Citizen Scientists" to help wildlife victims in Gulf of Mexico. http://ping.fm/KIvVu

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Citizen Science "BioBlitz" projects. Scientists and volunteers of all ages around the world. (Via Encyclopedia of Life) http://ping.fm/U8Eks

Monday, June 21, 2010

Google Earth KMZ file released by EPA has tons of info about the Deep Water Horizon oil Spill. (via @gearthblog)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"While Oil Gushes, Invisible Ocean Impacts Build" Are humans capable of long range problem solving? (via @timoreilly) http://ping.fm/ZL9lF

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Idaho Rivers United pointing to rough draft Google Earth Tour (No new Boise River Dams) I am helping develop. http://ping.fm/Eyi6d

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Created a rough draft Google Earth Tour to 13 360 degree panorama view locations in the Clearwater Forest in Idaho. http://ping.fm/5xcl2

Monday, June 14, 2010

Uploaded album image links to Swainson's Hawk Watch blog showing construction of new neighborhood Straw Bale House. http://ping.fm/Pm9lD

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

California, Microsoft, Google, etc., to run apps contest coupled with Data.CA.gov. (via @sunlightnetwork) http://ping.fm/P6ZcD
"YourGOV" an iPhone App to help citizens easily forward place based observations & concerns to local governments. http://ping.fm/1UVKQ
"More GIS Developers Rolling iPhone and Android mobile apps." Example is YourGOV iPhone app. (via @NNVD) http://ping.fm/IvY13(AnyGeo+-+Anything+Geospatial+from+the+GISuser)&utm_content=Bloglines
Checked in on USA National Phenology Network projects, including Nature's Notebook.
http://ping.fm/bJd7g
Checked on "Project Budburst" - Citizen Science Phenology and Climate Change field observations. http://ping.fm/MtGgI
New iPhone App for Invasive Weeds. (Via Paul Alaback, Project Budburst- A Citizen Science Network) http://ping.fm/NyigW

Monday, June 07, 2010

"Can Technology Forge a New Relationship Between Government and the Public?" Tim O'Reilly & Arianna Huffington. Gov 2.0 http://ping.fm/BKCu1

Sunday, June 06, 2010

RT @ PulseonTech: Nature Publisher Aims To Save Planet by Democratizing Science | Epicenter: Some of Scitable's material is basic, b... http://bit.ly/9RYFp0
Clay Shirky "Does the Internet Make You Smarter?" Amid silly videos & spam are roots of new reading & writing culture. http://ping.fm/XphYb

Saturday, June 05, 2010

World Wide World Environment Day activity map. http://ping.fm/N1d0V
Today, June 5, is World Environment Day - a Worldwide celebration of positive action for the environment. (Since 1972) http://ping.fm/PWLSZ

Friday, June 04, 2010

Started a "Swainson's Hawk Watch" blog project and photo album for hawks nesting in our neighborhood. http://ping.fm/nEuF2
112 photos of Animals in Peril due to Gulf oil spill. http://ping.fm/yfk6u

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"We need a new Civilian Conservation Corps" by Stephen Trimble, photographer.
(Via High Country News) http://ht.ly/1QKph
20 Very interesting USGS Water Data Discovery maps/ Water today / Water in the past/ Water Tomorrow/ http://ping.fm/6B4BZ
See USGS WaterAlert Interactive map. Get updated river/water data via e-mail or text messages (via Idaho Statesman) http://ping.fm/IEmXj

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My recent Swainson's Hawk Picasa Photo Album tiny url link does not seem to function. Here is another link. http://ping.fm/l5Ps7
I posted 3 Swainson's Hawk images to Outdoor Idaho Facebook May photo contest. These & others are in a Picasa album. http://tiny.cc/hu2wl
Very interesting Hiking Trail Map (Beta) being developed by the Washington Trails Association. http://ping.fm/8uuTB

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Community Maps / ArcGIS Online Beta available - Maps & Apps for Everyone - Gallery, Groups, Make a Map, etc., http://ping.fm/Pq6qr
RT @NN4D: GISUser.com - Jack Dangermond to Showcase Community Maps at Gov 2.0 Expo http://bit.ly/9Ualak

Monday, May 24, 2010

Gov 2.0 Expo Event Preview - a forum to learn about government interaction with technology, the Internet & social media http://ping.fm/W5whK

Saturday, May 22, 2010

"The Live Web" It grows, adapts & changes - where we text & post & author & update & tweet...etc., (via @rschott) http://ping.fm/pcZNs
RT @timoreilly .@techcrunch on why open government matters to entrepreneurs http://tcrn.ch/dDyKBo mentions @gov2events and @CodeforAmerica #opengov #gov20
The Open Gov Initiative:- Examples of cities leveraging the web to become more efficient, transparent, & participatory. http://ping.fm/K3ezG

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Online Reference for Dov Seidman's book "How" values create value in business-lying is unacceptable-fewer places to hide
http://ping.fm/RH2DX
Thomas L. Friedman quotes Dov Seidman book "How"-we are in "Era of Behavior" Situational values vs Sustainable values.
http://ping.fm/wRk5f
"World’s Largest Social Network: The Open Web"- web pages, blogs, Twitter etc., searchable- compared to Facebook.
http://ping.fm/2pPDJ

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Amazing motion time lapse sequences of Iceland Volcano Eruption by Sean Stiegemeier.
http://ping.fm/HXF7e
"Silicon 'nose' turns cell phones into toxin detectors" - Imagine citizen monitoring possibilities. (via CNET News) http://ping.fm/3vFz0

Friday, May 14, 2010

1993 Northwest Environmental Data Base - The Rivers Information Systems of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, & Washington

 
 from Gary O. Grimm on Vimeo.This archival 17.5 minute multimedia production was originally created by Mountain Visions in 1993 and transferred to video tape. Now we have recovered it from the archives, digitized and uploaded as a historical record of one of many similar productions we produced in the late 1980's and early 90s, before we started producing CD-ROMs and web sites.

NED was a result of the Northwest Power Planning Council started in 1980 and the Pacific Northwest River Study in 1984. More than ten years of valuable data was gathered by agencies, tribes, communities, businesses and individuals and put into this Data Base that provided detailed information about 34,000 distinct river segments in 135,000 miles of streams in the Columbia River System and four Northwest States.
Categories of Data included Anadromous Fish, Resident Fish, Wildlife, Natural Features, Cultural Resources, Recreation, Institutional Constraints, Hydrosite Data Base, River Reach File, and Protected Areas.
This outreach educational multimedia project was used in Town Hall and other meetings throughout the Northwest to describe the Data Base, GIS technology and how to use the Rivers Information Systems. These presentations encouraged and invited everyone to use NED and to continue to participate in its future development.
The data contained in NED still exists in various data bases and has been improved over the years. I believe that the current trend toward Open.Gov, making data more available to the public and inviting participation in gathering and analyzing data, and being more involved in decision making is the wave of the future, promised by NED even in 1993.
Viewed Ogallala Commons web site. Network to reinvigorate human & natural "Commonwealth" forming basis of communities. http://ping.fm/YIMXI
Also GeoWeb Networking provides opportunities for local "Sense of Place & "The Commons" discussions and actions.
In my view "Sense of Place" & "The Commons" are concepts that provide local citizen participation opportunities.
Read Courtney White article "Why We Need a New Party, A Party for Commonwealth" local level action. (via NewWest.net) http://ping.fm/teMsn

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

@Tongass_NF - Prince Of Wales Is Watershed Restoration Google Maps & Earth project w HD visuals has educational value. http://ping.fm/wV0o1

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Tim Blood found this great YouTube animated world map showing sunlight and air traffic change over 24 hours. http://ping.fm/kZ8kZ

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Informative Open Government 2.0 Review - Crisis Response, The Gulf oil spill, net neutrality, open source, etc., http://ping.fm/LEEIe

Friday, May 07, 2010

U of Oregon Outdoor Program Bike Music Fest powered by human powered pedalers. http://ping.fm/ropib

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Exposures to cancer/pesticides fertilizers, pharmaceutical byproducts in the water supply, household chemicals, etc. http://ping.fm/zEizM
Presidents Cancer Panel, established in 1971, reports "Cancers from Environment 'Grossly Underestimated' - http://ping.fm/QjdXv

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

RT @ savewildsalmon The state of Pacific salmon? Not so wild #Northwest #salmon http://bit.ly/azzajG [@oregonian]-
GeoCommons map showing Major Oil Platforms in Gulf of Mexico plus other map layers you can turn on. http://ping.fm/aCtsp
Crisis Commons helping develop crowdsourcing efforts to report effects of Gulf Oil Spill (& other examples) http://ping.fm/SUlwR

Monday, May 03, 2010

Re: my previous post - How many other agencies, organizations & businesses have similar position on sharing knowledge?
http://ping.fm/09TqN
Inducing people to join a debate creates possibility of losing control of a process that only we (?) fully understand. http://ping.fm/WO21E
The oil catastrophe in the gulf has created public visibility for Environmental problems again. (via Paul Krugman) http://ping.fm/ldgwT

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Attending "Life in the West" seminar today, sponsored by the Andrus Center for Public Policy. http://ping.fm/QkTRI

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Uploaded 1993 video / NW Environmental Data Base-The Rivers Information Systems of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, & Washington http://ping.fm/lwvsa

Friday, April 23, 2010

Your Mom’s Guide to Those Facebook Changes, and How to Block Them (Via GigaOm)
http://ping.fm/5jmAy
RT sunlightnetwork: RT @jakebrewer: Help build the largest catalog of government information in the world.
http://ping.fm/M2tMR
RT @PulseonTech Are Like Buttons Evil? The Open Web Reacts To Facebook’s Not-So-Open Graph: http://bit.ly/aLY2j4 (via TechCrunch)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Great photo of amazing expanding solar prominence. Also great photos of Northern lights .
http://ow.ly/1BqFD

Monday, April 19, 2010

Public=Online Participatory Wiki Transparency US State Map. Oregon has some info. Idaho does not yet.
http://ping.fm/Mj4Sd
RT @RonsGeoPicks: Betting on Climate Change: Corporations Stand to Make or Lose Billions http://dlvr.it/YSfG
Pledge for PUBLIC=ONLINE - Govt. transparency is of highest importance in how I cast my vote (via @sunlightnetwork)
http://ping.fm/h4CNq

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Swainson's Hawks are back from Argentina. I saw one this morning in Boise. (via @sdaudubon) http://ping.fm/5Spkb
RT @RonsGeoPicks: Using Logic Diagrams to Organize Knowledge and Pinpoint Ignorance http://dlvr.it/XrtT

Friday, April 16, 2010

Many other videos from Where 2.0 2010 Conference available on YouTube.
http://ow.ly/1wJy2
Viewed You Tube video "The New Meaning of Mapping" presented by Michael Jones at Where 2.0 2010 conference.
http://ow.ly/1wJy2
Stranded Norway's Prime Minister runs country with iPad. (Via CNNTech)
http://ping.fm/mDdZH

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Howard Rheingold has collected many helpful links for facilitating or managing online communities. (via @hrheingold)
http://ping.fm/FErIZ
Found 14 Owyhee Canyonlands "full screen" 360 degree panoramas I uploaded to Google Earth Community-2006 Browser view
http://ping.fm/qLYmv
Digitized & uploaded 1992 archived multimedia/video "Owyhee Canyonlands - The High Desert Country of Southwest Idaho"
http://ping.fm/PBjb4

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Watched "Spatial Analysis & the GeoWeb" video with Jack Dangermond (ESRI) at recent Where 2.0 2010 Conference.
http://ping.fm/Ldrqa

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Viewed "Armchair Revolutionary" a Web-based social activism supporting science & technology projects (via geek gestalt) http://ping.fm/cXEA4
"Google Asks Obama to Support Home Energy App Platform" (Via ReadWriteWeb) monitoring & reducing energy use saves $.
http://ping.fm/xHgYR

Monday, April 05, 2010

Wrote a longer post on my Blog related to aquifer & other natural resource sustainability issues, & Internet networking.http://ping.fm/DvbaF

Who thought the Snake River Plain aquifer was "unlimited?"

A 4/05/10 article in the Idaho Statesman titled - "Barker: Water dispute shows how rural Idaho's clout is fading" states that "Many irrigators in Eastern Idaho believed the aquifer was 'unlimited'…"

Here is a link to an Overview of the Snake River Plain Aquifer - From the Digital Geology of Idaho web site. Hydrologic and geologic conditions, physical characteristics, and human impact are described. References also provided.

The Mesa Falls video below shows a large quantity of water flowing from the Henrys Fork of the Snake River in Eastern Idaho. Some water from the Snake River tributaries seeps down into the aquifer. For example, here is a link explaining how the Big and Little Lost Rivers become subterranean, feeding the aquifer.

Even 150 years ago, before most "Water Law" was established in the west, some historians had published knowledge of local, regional and worldwide problems related to this kind of natural resource myth. How does a population of educated people let itself create these kind of short term problems that would have different outcomes if long term sustainability could have been established as a goal by politicians, businesses, and the public initially? My view is that it is imperative that a much more balanced public participatory process is necessary. Everybody has to be a stakeholder in sustainability issues, not just politicians, government, businesses and special interest groups.

The question from now on is - how are we going to deal with natural resource sustainability decisions that affect everybody in Idaho and ecosystems that affect us and other western states, the US and countries around the world?

Again as I have stated many times in this blog, my view is that the Internet via open source and networking tools is becoming a transformative opportunity for more public information to become available and for many more people to become much more active participants in future natural resource and ecosystem sustainability decisions. I am trying to push my friends and associates to learn how to use these tools more effectively and to share their experiences with the rest of us.
"Irrigators in Eastern Idaho believed the aquifer was 'unlimited'…" Global historic "sustainability" records ignored?
http://ping.fm/yofLE

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Idaho "Citizen Science" Water Monitoring opportunity?

On March 29, 2010 Sara Cohn of The Idaho Conservation League created a Facebook comment and a blog post and on the ICL Community titled "Cutting Water Quality Monitoring is Pound Foolish." The thrust of the post is that the Idaho State Department of Water Quality has announced they are gutting its water quality-monitoring budget at least for the next two years. Sara notes that "Water is the lifeblood of our communities, offering recreation, enjoyment, and sources of drinking water. Without monitoring information about these precious resources, Idahoans will not be able to identify problem streams or sources of pollution."

In response I wrote the following comment on the ICL Facebook and Blog pages.

I would like to suggest that a new era of transformational Internet networking tools are becoming available to enable"Citizen Science" projects to monitor sensitive water resources and other environmental topics that affect the quality of life in our living

communities. At least in the interim period, until the State budget improves (and DEQ agency priority changes), I believe it is possible students and teachers, concerned citizens, scientists, retired people and others may be interested, and even excited, to have the opportunity to contribute to important water quality knowledge, especially as it relates to the specific geographical locations and time frames where they live, and recreate.

In Idaho and other states over several years I have been in the presence, and have videotaped high school science classes and other volunteer groups learning how to gather basic water quality monitoring data and create geo referenced and time dated reports for their communities. And I have also been actively involved with many others in learning how to initiate networking opportunities for environmental interest projects including the use of internet tools and initiatives including the GeoWeb, ImageWeb, MobileWeb, Interest/SocialWeb, OpenSourceWeb and Semantic/Linked Data Web.

If readers of this comment are interested in starting a discussion project or group about the Idaho citizen science water quality monitoring issue please leave another comment here or contact me through my profile or this blog site.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Read "Government Must Give a ****: A Lesson from @garyvee" (via @ timoreilly) Attitude of caring is important.
http://ping.fm/Xyosu

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Posting information online could preempt Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) queries. EPA reduced requests by 96%. http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0310/031810e1.htm
'Hell No You Can't' Vs. 'Yes We Can' Mashup: New Viral Video Starring John Boehner
http://ping.fm/qoWkS
iPhone being used in higher education experiment. Abilene Christian University Mobile Learning project. http://ping.fm/nJf0i

Saturday, March 20, 2010

RT @PulsonTech: Feds Deem Pedestrians, Cyclists and Motorists Equals http://bit.ly/bEj8Db

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Viewed Jon Stewart video explaining "Dodgy Wall Street Practices" even I could understand.
http://ping.fm/4LFIt
Found C-Span video archives since 1987 searchable and accessible to the public. Memorable moments examples highlighted. http://ping.fm/TFJBF

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Boise Airport and Air Force F-35 Noise and Public Comment closes March 25. Only link is to http://idahoF35.com site ! http://ping.fm/yO4Pz

Monday, March 15, 2010

"Merchants of Doubt" Handful of Scientists obscured Truth on issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global warming. (via @algore) http://ping.fm/bdBoD

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Joined Ushahidi Facebook page
http://ping.fm/MqcW2
Ushahidi /http://ushahidi.com/ Kenyon open source mobile tool to gather public testimony in Haiti, Chili, Wash DC etc http://ping.fm/rxBcm

Friday, March 12, 2010

A mobile version of the Consumer Broadband Test-- the FCC’s first
mobile app - available at Apple & Android app stores.
http://ping.fm/zORiQ
Preview The National Broadband Plan's Blueprint for Accessibility.
http://ping.fm/hlPPQ
Test your Internet broadband connection quality - and learn more about the FCC National Broadband plan.
http://ping.fm/sH0Gp
Gov 2.0 Expo May 25-27, 2010 / Participation, Collaboration, & Transformation. Wash. D.C.
http://ping.fm/CCdX2
Deal of the Day – Only $9.99! "Open Government" Ebook. http://bit.ly/crC3F5 Use discount code: DDGVN (via @timoreilly)
"So, What is Gov 2.0?" A good kind of revolution. (Via @You2Gov) http://ping.fm/ZKFd7
Gov 2.0 online conference held yesterday. Information, December 2009 videos and "Open Government" chapters available. http://ping.fm/2ikPl

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Noticed "Biking directions added to Google Maps" for Boise and 150 U.S, Cities. http://ping.fm/ZNoMx

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Produced a "Hammer Flat" Google Earth Fly-in & fall 2005 Video with Tony Jones describing wildlife habitat values. http://ping.fm/dxD7B

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Created experimental Google Earth tour of Alaska 1975 Denali Clean Climb & Ski Expedition Re: "Denali Diary" http://ping.fm/IcAuv

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Read Earth Days Timeline "The Modern Environmental Movement in the U.S." 1948-1990. Example - Renewable energy, 1952. http://ping.fm/ns5y7

Monday, February 22, 2010

Read Bill Moyers article "What Are We Bid for American Justice?" - Govt. not broken, bought out from under us.- http://ping.fm/TpnR9

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Viewed 1st Chapter of "Ecological Debt: The Health of the Planet and the Wealth of Nations"
by Andrew Simms, 2005 http://ping.fm/Yz144
Read "The Price of Environmental Destruction? There Is None" by Andrew Simms. http://ping.fm/E8ZTo
"ESRI and Volunteered Geographic Information" @ ESRI Federal Users Conference - (via @DruidSmith) http://ping.fm/CtJqz
Buzzword: VGI-Volunteered Geographic Information a/k/a crowdsourcing OpenStreetMap, Citizen science...(Via @DruidSmith) http://ping.fm/sy0c4

Friday, February 19, 2010

Report for UN - 1/3rd of profit ($2.2tn/year) would be lost if top firms paid for use, loss and damage of environment.
http://ping.fm/K24EA

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Read "GeoWeb and the regulation of the commons" Economics Vs Commons (via Ron Lake's Blog)
http://ping.fm/AYxDc

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Submitted Google Earth kmz 360 degree panorama locations tour of Jamaica in 2006. (Click camera icons to view pans)
http://ping.fm/e6q3U
Initiated Google Earth kmz for Salmon Migration up Columbia, Snake & Salmon Rivers in 2007. Collaborators welcome!
http://ping.fm/sW8bG
Google Earth (GE) Community now provides GE Plugin to preview kml & view old Owhyee 360 Panoramas in a Web browser.
http://ping.fm/eKOul
Found my 2006 Google Earth Community post to view 14 Hi Definition, full screen 360 degree Owyhee Canyonland panoramas
http://ping.fm/T6N4m

Monday, February 15, 2010

1970 Boise River video promoting Greenbelt. Imagine what the alternatives could have been, and could be, in the future.
http://ping.fm/5Ng4p

Sunday, February 14, 2010

In 2008 I created a short concept description and list of personal experimental Environmental Interest/Social Networks
http://ping.fm/Tkzlv
Tips for creating Online Communities /Facebook & Twitter are the tip of the iceberg/ Ning has 1.6 million networks.
http://ping.fm/brYBt

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Photographs provide better sense of place. "Beyond Cartography where next for the geoweb?" Parsons (via Dan Rickman)
http://ping.fm/DzYOF
Viewed Full Screen Weather map / http://ping.fm/pnKzU
Article by Josh Lowensohn at Web Crawler
http://ping.fm/U7DKY

Friday, February 12, 2010

Helped coordinate several 1970's "Clean Climbing" projects on Mt. Denali, AK. New 1975 "Denali Diary" by Tim Verkler.
http://ping.fm/LExLi

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Viewed Google Video explaining plan to build experimental ultra high speed broadband network (1 Gigabit/Sec)
http://ping.fm/fXlbC

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Watching Google Gmail/Buzz live YouTube Announcement presentation.
http://ping.fm/ZXIwb

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Heart Of Idaho - The Wild White Clouds

Uploaded repurposed 1991 multimedia show "Heart of Idaho - The Wild White Clouds"

Produced for the Boulder-White Clouds Council in 1991, originally as an 18 + minute 3 projector multi-image traveling road show, then transferred to video in 1992. Produced by Katy Flanagan and Gary O. Grimm Mountain Visions, Boise, Idaho. Digitized for archival and historical purposes for the Internet in 2010. Script by Pat Ford. Music courtesy of Steve Eaton and Wayne Millward, Seagate Productions. Photography and narration credits at the end of the program.
RT@petapixel: 40 amazing examples of macro photography: http://j.mp/5ShAsA

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Visions of Wilderness - 1994 National Wilderness Conference

Mountain Visions (Katy Flanagan & Gary O. Grimm) produced and presented this repurposed version of "Visions of Wilderness" at the 1994 National Wilderness Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Produced originally as a 3 projector multi-image show, with music, but no narration, we also transferred it to video. Only a few copies were made and it has not been available for viewing for many years. This is a digital copy of the entire show. Another version has been uploaded to YouTube divided into 2 parts both about 9 minutes long to fit the uploading requirements for YouTube. Production Credits are available in Part 2. Music provided by Bill Miller, Steve Eaton, and Walkin' Jim Stoltz.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Repurposed 1993 analog video to digital archive "Visions of Wilderness - Ecosystem Protection in the Northern Rockies" http://ping.fm/rCpq3

Monday, February 01, 2010

RT @PulseonTech:
5 Essential Tools for the Mobile Journalist: A smartphone microphone doubles as a remarkably good in... http://bit.ly/dwivlf (via Mashable)
Read "Internet Future Driven by User Reputation Scores" by Hutch Carpenter - You "earn" and "give" reputation.
http://ping.fm/MrbMB
Studying Administrative Procedure Act (1946) & other laws & amendments requiring citizen "Public Input" & Consultation. http://ping.fm/i5N2Z

Saturday, January 30, 2010

RT @timoreilly "There is a specter haunting America: the specter of a saner, updated version of Ross Perot." Should be Obama. http://bit.ly/bpLumv

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Situational" decisions Vs. "Sustainable" decisions and actions in American politics (via Thomas L. Friedman) http://ping.fm/iXx4Z

Monday, January 25, 2010

Read "Proposed Guidelines for Open Government Plans" Particiopation-Collaboration-Transparency http://ping.fm/GOxUo
Read Robert Reich "What the 'I'm Mad as Hell' Party Could Do" - Wrecking balls vs. Rescuing our democracy - http://robertreich.org/

Friday, January 22, 2010

Read Gina Bianchini Ning CEO "The Evolution of Social Technology: Building Richer, More Engaged Lives, Online and Off"
http://ping.fm/y0ieK

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Watched Lawrence Lessig's new video Re: Supreme Court's United v. FEC Decision. Support Change-Congress.org plan. http://ping.fm/Epvkh

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Read "Man Buried in Haiti Rubble Uses iPhone to Treat Wounds, Survive" (viaWired/gadgetlab)
http://ping.fm/idtG8

Monday, January 18, 2010

Read "The Facebook Privacy Debate: What You Need to Know" (via ReadWriteWeb @PulseonTech) http://ping.fm/dR485

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Read Jeremy Rifkin 'The Empathic Civilization': Rethinking Human Nature in the Biosphere Era- Internet communication... http://ping.fm/1MhNt

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Google Earth now has recent satellite imagery of earthquake damage in Haiti. (via Google Maps Mania) http://ping.fm/OSJXl

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Google Earth examples of sharing information & data & visualizing tragic Haiti earthquake. (via @earthoutreach) http://ping.fm/3bOnH
Realtime Web delivers updates on the Quake aftermath in Haiti. Ways to get involved & donate. #HelpHaiti (via @OneRiot) http://bit.ly/6AmcCg
Map of Haitian quake centers/magnitude, fault line and other crisis data. (via @geocommons @ushahidi & @ajturner) http://tr.im/KhLa
Real Time Congress / new iPhone app...the power of real Congressional information in your hand. (via @sunlightnetwork)
http://bit.ly/85JMnY

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Checked out WH "Open Government Initiative" web site/ Transparency - Participation - Collaboration. http://ping.fm/pUSIi
Watched video "End Institutionalized Corruption FIRST" references http://ping.fm/6U2yo (via @lessig) http://bit.ly/708rdt

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Used Google Earth 3D browser to view "Frozen Britain" NASA photo overlay. (kmz file bottom of 2nd post here) http://ping.fm/Ua88M

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Reviewed "RebootFCC.gov" Web site to solicit public input to FCC, and new Blog.
http://ping.fm/jWm9W
RT: @DruidSmith
Free training on Google geo apps for tribes & indiginous communities: http://ping.fm/1HCCp
Found 6 old videos we produced showing Trail Creek Fire suppression efforts near Atlanta, Idaho in Aug. 2000. http://ping.fm/EDuhd
RT: @timoreilly: Solar-Powered Camel Clinics Carry Medicine Across the Desert http://bit.ly/5ZBz0j (via @casinclair at DGREE)

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Celebrate Urban Birds Survival / Photo-Video-Art Challenge. Send in your creative work to Cornell Lab of Ornithology. http://ping.fm/mmN1b
Viewed Data.gov ideascale site. Ready for public participation in shaping access to govt info (via @DruidSmith) http://ping.fm/Vp2Q9
paraphrase/Govt is a big bus-each seat has a brake-anyone can stop anytime-makes it undrivable. (via James Fallows) http://ping.fm/OcN44
Read-Is America going to Hell? - "How America Can Rise Again" by James Fallows (via @timoreilly)
http://ping.fm/aZS7H

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Reviewed Google Wave user survey data http://ping.fm/z7Qrc (via Mashable @PulseonTech)

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Found "The Elders" web site. Eminent global leaders offering collective influence & experience.
http://ping.fm/rqMoj
Link to "What exactly is Google Wave? What will/can it do?
http://ping.fm/0ME4B
One "Google Wave Overview" video:
http://ping.fm/6u1wO
I have 22 "Invite Others to Google Wave." Want one? Started an "Idaho Environmental Networking" Wave to learn.
Watched video 4D map journey from Earth out to edge of known Universe & back. (via American Museum of Natural History)
http://ping.fm/BiYGb