Links: Utah geology, Safarri.com, Voozici.com

  • Not sure if this is new, but the Utah Geological Survey (UGS) has a series of articles on the state’s geological features which you can also access via a KML file. I really learned something from the well-written, highly informative content presented in nice-looking popups.

    And it turns out there really is a Big Rock Candy Mountain! I thought it was just a depression era hobo song.

  • Aubrey Falconer writes:
    I just released a network link for my classifieds site, Safarri.com, that gathers classifieds listings from Google Base, Oodle (and soon Vast), matches them against any set of filters you specify, and then overlays them on Google Earth as you are flying around!

    It is perfect for real estate, but is also fun for lots of other things like boats and cars as well. As far as I know it is the first filterable streaming classifieds overlay for Earth, and it has lots of nice features like one step setup, server side geocoding for a faster user experience, multiple ad providers, streamlined item “boxes”, etc.

  • Voozici.com is a new user-generated restaurant, bar and shopping review site for France. All the places are geolocated on Google Maps, but also on a network link, which lets you browse by category (and that’s quite useful). This doesn’t work for Macs just yet, only PCs. (Via Batteries Not Included)
  • Favorite quirky mapping site Strange Maps celebrates a milestone of sorts. Congrats.

3 thoughts on “Links: Utah geology, Safarri.com, Voozici.com”

  1. A local news channel in Salt Lake City did a story about the Utah Geological Survey’s GeoSights
    GoogleEarth Tour. You can watch the news story here
    . Notice 3DConnexion’s 3D Navigator in use.

  2. A local news channel in Salt Lake City did a story about the Utah Geological Survey’s GeoSights
    GoogleEarth Tour. You can watch the news story here
    . Notice 3DConnexion’s 3D Navigator in use.

  3. Yes, indeed, there is a Big Rock Candy Mountain! And it is smack dab in the middle of an area where I use Google Earth (and other 3D GPS mapping products) intensely: The Paiute ATV trail.

    It is an incredible series of trail systems that I will one day translate into a series of KML files. But it will take me years to travel the hundreds of miles of trails on my quad.

    Beautiful, breathtaking scenery, changing with the seasons, and mild to very challenging trails. Every year, they have the Paiute ATV jamboree, but you can travel the trails from Spring to Fall.

    And you can’t beat the food at the Big Rock Candy restaurant. Local food such as bison and trout. Delicious!

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