I made a map of my vacation because nerds are cool like that. Thank you to the State of Hawaii for having an awesome public data repository.
Today at work we decorated the geotree.
"Hmmm..." I said. "The north arrow looks crooked."
"Nah," said my co-worker. "That's magnetic north. We set the declination."
Here's a couple of fun things for Friday.
Here's how this goes:
"What do you do?"
"Oh, I'm a geographer."
"Oh. My brother collects rocks."
[geobug takes a quiet breath and tries again.]
"You might be thinking of a geologist. A geographer studies the shape of the earth. Not rocks so much. Except the one big one."
"I make maps."
"Oh! Maps are cool. What kind of maps do you make?"
"I work for an archaeology firm."
"Ah. How many dinosaurs have you found?"