Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Hearing officer recommends that Idaho highway agency issue permits for megaloads on U.S. 12" (via Idaho Statesman)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Idaho Megaloads on Highway 12 decision postponed- Was to be before Christmas - no new date set. (via Idaho Statesman)

Monday, December 20, 2010

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

Sunday, December 19, 2010

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

Saturday, December 18, 2010

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

Friday, December 17, 2010

Google 3D Body Browser available for viewing, like exploring world with Google Earth. Download Google Chrome Beta!
Dec. 21 / First Lunar Eclipse on winter solstice since 1338 to occur over North America. (Via

Saturday, December 04, 2010

9 Really beautiful images of an enormous 'supercell' cloud in Montana last July. (via @petapixel)

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Look at some great images from National Geographic's 2010 Photography contest. (via @DruidSmith)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Good article about Internet Reputation, Real Names, Anonymity and "Comment Trolls" (via Julie Zhuo - Facebook)

Monday, November 29, 2010

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

Saturday, November 27, 2010

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

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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

Sunday, November 21, 2010

300 years of fossil-fueled growth in 5 minutes. Animated time-lapse drawings via the Post Carbon Institute.

Friday, November 19, 2010

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

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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

Sunday, November 14, 2010

SwissRoomBox - World's smallest motorhome setup, can be installed in most van type autos, even compacts.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

RT @ EricsonLabs: How the Cell Phone Is Changing the World (by Newsweek)

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Look at "Google Ocean" for amazing underwater videos & photos.
(via Lee Schneider story)

Monday, November 08, 2010

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

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

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

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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

Saturday, October 30, 2010

More photos and more of the story of the Grizzly chasing the Bison in Yellowstone found on in Billings MT.

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.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Read "Extract: Requiem for a Species by Clive Hamilton" / Connects climate science denial to US conservatism lobby/
Read "Geoengineering for a Desperate Planet" - World Summit delegates calling for a moratorium. (via @El_Climate)
Read " Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science" (via @ahier) -Small % of medical research improves quality of life-
Lawrence Lessig at "An extraordinary documentary about influence and government" (via Fix Congress First)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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

Thursday, October 07, 2010

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

Monday, October 04, 2010

Uploaded explorable 1.1 Gigapan photo (170 stitched telephoto images) of Old Faithful Geyser erupting-Yellowstone NP
Uploaded explorable 1.8 Gigapan photo (200 stitched telephoto images) of beautiful lake near Yellowstone.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Visited the Idaho Bird Observatory. Saw two Swainson's Hawks soaring, a rainbow & storm front coming in.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Read amazing Facebook story & photo by Gina Rene of whale saved from crab traps and lines & expressing gratitude.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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

Monday, September 27, 2010

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

Friday, September 17, 2010

Encyclopedia of Life "Learning + Education" provides 4 Interactive projects, including a Google Earth species Tour Quiz.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Video &Text "The Geospatial Revolution Project" - The location of anything is becoming everything. (Via @RonsGeoPics)

Friday, September 10, 2010

produced explorable Gigapan image of Old Pen & Idaho Botanical Garden area of Boise before Willie Nelson Concert.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

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

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

watched video - Google announcing "Instant Search" (via @jeffsayre)

Tuesday, September 07, 2010 has a Twitter account. "Government Challenges, Your Solutions" being explained at Gov. 2.0 Summit Live Stream. Web Site -
Watching Gov 2.0 Summit live stream. (Via @timoreilly)

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Visit a Wilderness! President Obama signs Proclamation designating September 2010 as National Wilderness Month.

Monday, August 30, 2010

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

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Watched video examining risk assessment for 1. Action Vs. 2. No Action on Global Climate Change / Terrifying conclusion
Gov2.0 Summit Sept. 7-8, 2010
Sessions on "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.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Stephen Hawking/we are rapidly depleting natural resources & our genetic code carries selfish & aggressive instincts/

Friday, August 06, 2010

Enjoyed Paul Krugman's article "The Flimflam Man" (via NY Times)

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Recommends / Bill McKibben "We're Hot as Hell & We're Not Going to Take it Any More. (Via

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Watched "The Geospatial Revolution Project" "The Location of Anything is Becoming Everything." (via Google Earth Blog)

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.

Friday, July 09, 2010

I found a link to a video with Cat Steven's singing "Moonshadow"
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)

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

U.S. (& Russia) exploded nuclear bombs in space during the cold war in late 50s & 60s. (via NPR)

Friday, July 02, 2010

Created test Google Earth tour of Salmon Migration Route from Sawtooth Mtns to Columbia River mouth.
Created experimental Google Earth Tour of salmon migration route from mouth of Columbia River to Sawtooth Mtns.
Our part as citizens - Connecting city governments and Web 2.0 talent. "Pulling weeds example" (via @timoreilly)

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Skip Armstrong shot amazing video footage of Salmon jumping up Dagger Falls in Idaho - 6/27/2010 (via

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.
New iPhone app involves public to build a network of "Citizen Scientists" to help wildlife victims in Gulf of Mexico.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Citizen Science "BioBlitz" projects. Scientists and volunteers of all ages around the world. (Via Encyclopedia of Life)

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)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Idaho Rivers United pointing to rough draft Google Earth Tour (No new Boise River Dams) I am helping develop.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Created a rough draft Google Earth Tour to 13 360 degree panorama view locations in the Clearwater Forest in Idaho.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Uploaded album image links to Swainson's Hawk Watch blog showing construction of new neighborhood Straw Bale House.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

California, Microsoft, Google, etc., to run apps contest coupled with (via @sunlightnetwork)
"YourGOV" an iPhone App to help citizens easily forward place based observations & concerns to local governments.
"More GIS Developers Rolling iPhone and Android mobile apps." Example is YourGOV iPhone app. (via @NNVD)
Checked in on USA National Phenology Network projects, including Nature's Notebook.
Checked on "Project Budburst" - Citizen Science Phenology and Climate Change field observations.
New iPhone App for Invasive Weeds. (Via Paul Alaback, Project Budburst- A Citizen Science Network)

Monday, June 07, 2010

"Can Technology Forge a New Relationship Between Government and the Public?" Tim O'Reilly & Arianna Huffington. Gov 2.0

Sunday, June 06, 2010

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

Saturday, June 05, 2010

World Wide World Environment Day activity map.
Today, June 5, is World Environment Day - a Worldwide celebration of positive action for the environment. (Since 1972)

Friday, June 04, 2010

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

Thursday, May 27, 2010

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

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Community Maps / ArcGIS Online Beta available - Maps & Apps for Everyone - Gallery, Groups, Make a Map, etc.,
RT @NN4D: - Jack Dangermond to Showcase Community Maps at Gov 2.0 Expo

Monday, May 24, 2010

Gov 2.0 Expo Event Preview - a forum to learn about government interaction with technology, the Internet & social media

Saturday, May 22, 2010

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

Sunday, May 16, 2010

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

Saturday, May 15, 2010

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

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.
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

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

@Tongass_NF - Prince Of Wales Is Watershed Restoration Google Maps & Earth project w HD visuals has educational value.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Tim Blood found this great YouTube animated world map showing sunlight and air traffic change over 24 hours.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Informative Open Government 2.0 Review - Crisis Response, The Gulf oil spill, net neutrality, open source, etc.,

Friday, May 07, 2010

U of Oregon Outdoor Program Bike Music Fest powered by human powered pedalers.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

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

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

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

Monday, May 03, 2010

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

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Attending "Life in the West" seminar today, sponsored by the Andrus Center for Public Policy.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Uploaded 1993 video / NW Environmental Data Base-The Rivers Information Systems of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, & Washington

Friday, April 23, 2010

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

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Great photo of amazing expanding solar prominence. Also great photos of Northern lights .

Monday, April 19, 2010

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

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Swainson's Hawks are back from Argentina. I saw one this morning in Boise. (via @sdaudubon)
RT @RonsGeoPicks: Using Logic Diagrams to Organize Knowledge and Pinpoint Ignorance

Friday, April 16, 2010

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

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Watched "Spatial Analysis & the GeoWeb" video with Jack Dangermond (ESRI) at recent Where 2.0 2010 Conference.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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

Monday, April 05, 2010

Wrote a longer post on my Blog related to aquifer & other natural resource sustainability issues, & Internet networking.

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?

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.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Posting information online could preempt Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) queries. EPA reduced requests by 96%.
'Hell No You Can't' Vs. 'Yes We Can' Mashup: New Viral Video Starring John Boehner
iPhone being used in higher education experiment. Abilene Christian University Mobile Learning project.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

RT @PulsonTech: Feds Deem Pedestrians, Cyclists and Motorists Equals

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Boise Airport and Air Force F-35 Noise and Public Comment closes March 25. Only link is to site !

Monday, March 15, 2010

"Merchants of Doubt" Handful of Scientists obscured Truth on issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global warming. (via @algore)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Joined Ushahidi Facebook page
Ushahidi / Kenyon open source mobile tool to gather public testimony in Haiti, Chili, Wash DC etc

Friday, March 12, 2010

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

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Noticed "Biking directions added to Google Maps" for Boise and 150 U.S, Cities.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Produced a "Hammer Flat" Google Earth Fly-in & fall 2005 Video with Tony Jones describing wildlife habitat values.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Created experimental Google Earth tour of Alaska 1975 Denali Clean Climb & Ski Expedition Re: "Denali Diary"

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.

Monday, February 22, 2010

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

Saturday, February 20, 2010

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

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.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Read "GeoWeb and the regulation of the commons" Economics Vs Commons (via Ron Lake's Blog)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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

Monday, February 15, 2010

1970 Boise River video promoting Greenbelt. Imagine what the alternatives could have been, and could be, in the future.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

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

Saturday, February 13, 2010

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

Friday, February 12, 2010

Helped coordinate several 1970's "Clean Climbing" projects on Mt. Denali, AK. New 1975 "Denali Diary" by Tim Verkler.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Viewed Google Video explaining plan to build experimental ultra high speed broadband network (1 Gigabit/Sec)

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Watching Google Gmail/Buzz live YouTube Announcement presentation.

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:

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"

Monday, February 01, 2010

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

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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Situational" decisions Vs. "Sustainable" decisions and actions in American politics (via Thomas L. Friedman)

Monday, January 25, 2010

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

Friday, January 22, 2010

Read Gina Bianchini Ning CEO "The Evolution of Social Technology: Building Richer, More Engaged Lives, Online and Off"

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Watched Lawrence Lessig's new video Re: Supreme Court's United v. FEC Decision. Support plan.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Read "Man Buried in Haiti Rubble Uses iPhone to Treat Wounds, Survive" (viaWired/gadgetlab)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Read "The Facebook Privacy Debate: What You Need to Know" (via ReadWriteWeb @PulseonTech)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Read Jeremy Rifkin 'The Empathic Civilization': Rethinking Human Nature in the Biosphere Era- Internet communication...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Google Earth now has recent satellite imagery of earthquake damage in Haiti. (via Google Maps Mania)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Checked out WH "Open Government Initiative" web site/ Transparency - Participation - Collaboration.
Watched video "End Institutionalized Corruption FIRST" references (via @lessig)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

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

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Reviewed "" Web site to solicit public input to FCC, and new Blog.
RT: @DruidSmith
Free training on Google geo apps for tribes & indiginous communities:
Found 6 old videos we produced showing Trail Creek Fire suppression efforts near Atlanta, Idaho in Aug. 2000.
RT: @timoreilly: Solar-Powered Camel Clinics Carry Medicine Across the Desert (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.
Viewed ideascale site. Ready for public participation in shaping access to govt info (via @DruidSmith)
paraphrase/Govt is a big bus-each seat has a brake-anyone can stop anytime-makes it undrivable. (via James Fallows)
Read-Is America going to Hell? - "How America Can Rise Again" by James Fallows (via @timoreilly)

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Reviewed Google Wave user survey data (via Mashable @PulseonTech)

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Found "The Elders" web site. Eminent global leaders offering collective influence & experience.
Link to "What exactly is Google Wave? What will/can it do?
One "Google Wave Overview" video:
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)