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I’m sure some of you have seen the EarthViewer app, but I never have and stumbled across it this AM by accident while looking for a different app. I’ve been playing with it for a bit. I’m not sure how helpful it really is, but it definitely provided some education to me. The main feature is a globe or flat map of the earth. You can switch between the two views. On the left is a geologic scale in brief. You can turn on a feature (white bar) which allows you to scroll up and down the scale and see ocean water levels around the globe at points in the chart. One annoying problem I found was the map location didn’t stay put as you scrolled. Maybe that was intentional to demonstrate continental drift, but I think it’s more than that. It also affected the zoom in. If I zoomed in on the southern US it zoomed out as I scrolled through geologic time. You can turn on cities feature and it shows a few select cities. Dallas, Houston or Mexico City aren’t included. These are huge cities. Houston is the 4th largest city in the US. One odd thing is their location relative to each other didn’t seem to remain stagnant as you scroll through time. In other words cities moved. I.e. Taranto and NYC. You can turn on Impact feature and see significant impact crator locations and get specs on it. You can turn on a Fossils feature and it shows where important significant discoveries were made. You click on one and it pops up a window like this. This one had a video link in it with an 18 min, well done educational video. I’m still playing with it and learning. I thought it was kind of cool and fun to play with. So I thought I’d share it. I’ve been wanting something that shows me geography and ocean levels in my specific area. I’m still looking for that, but haven’t been very intentional in my search.