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Need a local information service?

What you can find here:
links to associations, emergency services and research internet sites.
recipes using kangaroo meat,
links for digital equipment, field computers and software,
newspaper websites by jurisdiction,
news available on the Internet,
links for differential GPS networks,
disaster, hazards and pests monitoring,
automatic weather stations around Adelaide,
weather maps and weather stations for the Fleureau Peninsula,
icon links to suppliers, stationers and broadcasters
or just select the default gateway.

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Feature map of live hazard data

The map below is being fed from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. It is the earthquakes that have occured in Europe and contintal margins in the last 24 hours. Click on the map to take you to their website. They also have there a free textbook on seismology.

[Map of earthquakes in the last 24 hours in the Europe and continental margins.]

Recipes using kangaroo meat

Just select the text of the meal you like and then copy and paste into your own recipe book (Don't forget to acknowledge this site). My latest best thing is based on David Irving's marinade of one teaspoon each of chopped chilli, crushed garlic and crushed ginger in olive oil - I cut the slices of the kangaroo topside very finely (like strogonoff you do it when it is slighlty thawed) then after several hours of marinading I concertina the slices onto bamboo skewers and stir fry it, just dark browning the edges where they touch the pan. Boil a one-minute noodle block, keeping it as a block, drain in a slotted spoon and place it on the plate, top with slightly browned leek, put the skewer on top, dribble on hot chinese honey chicken sauce or similar, and dress with sesame seed (to add in the calcium) and roughly-chopped coriander. Once again I am trying to get the nutty flavour of charcoaled kangaroo but maintain the tenderness - and I think I do it, I am ready for the Iron Chef kangaroo challenge with this one.

And if you are wondering Why use kangaroo? see the FAQs.

On-line government services, utilities, associations, and news:

This section has links to sites about natural hazards and public safety. While it includes things like police, fire brigades I have gone away from the normal beakdown by department but rather concentrated on location-specific approaches.

  1. Links to general non-region specific web-sites, the best example being the dog disease web-site: dogs are the same the world over.
  2. Links to jurisdictional web-sites, that is for states, and countries. This demonstrates how a simple HTML table can model political boundaries, you don't need a geographical information system.
  3. Using a similar model, show the links for automatic weather stations near metropolitan beaches, again using the efficent HTML tables, while still conveying the geographic context.
  4. Then at the most intimate scale, the locality based information services such as newspapers, internet television, and GPS correction service (CORS); which are activated by cookies recording your location as specified by postcode in the Internet browser.
Automatic weather stations for the metropolitan waters, South Australia
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[The favourite icon for National Storage web-sites] [The favorite icon for All Around Massage wellness shops] [The favourite icon for Storage King web-sites]

[The favourite icon for the Kloses web-sites]

I did have weather maps shown here but the Bureau of Meteorology would like to control how these images are shown. Please see the copyright notice from the Commonwealth of Australia. However, I am still free to link as I wish, provided I give a prominent link to the Bureau's home page.

[the favourite icon for the Goodna RSL Services Club web page] [the Bureau of Meteorology, Commonwealth of Australia emblem]

News available on the Internet

The web sites in this section are for schedules of different types and for monitoring disasters, hazards and pests. Where possible with broadcasts, to save my time when connecting, I have linked directly to the Windows Media player livefeed. Alternatively, if you supply your GPS readings to the web pages like SydNet you can then receive coordinates corrected from reference to the differential corrections for local permanent GPS network. These are all modern forms of the printed time table, and even these have been updated for the Internet. This includes all kinds of broadcasts with television schedules, internet service providers, on-line newspapers, academic journal delivery services, and differential correction networks for GPS. Most recently, with so many geoscientists underutilised, I have adventures with Internet service, including cargo cruises, geological society cruising, satellite internet for ships, singles cruising, and cruises of particular geological interest.

The code for the selection of the library web sites below came from the www.theadvertiser.com.au site, I had tried several times to do something similar myself, but never succeeded. It gives a very high data density, and is suitable for categorical data. Internet Explorer 8 now interprets title parameters for the XHTML select element so each entry can also have a description.

  • NASA Natural Hazards
  • Pest-Free Areas
  • The Red Book
  • ScamWatch
  • Safe Harbor list
  • snake bite
  • ToiletMap
  • Weeds
  • Whereis® In-car GPS
KLS Geological
Princess Cruises
Internet access on Princess Cruises
Singles cruising on Princess Cruises
- Eastern Carribean (7 nights out of Fort Lauderdale)
- Alaska (7 days out of Seattle)
- Mexican Riviera (8 days out of Los Angeles)
MTN Satellite Communications
Wi-Fi
Internet Cafés
Customer list
Orient Lines
Internet Cafe by Digital Seas
Antartica
Scandinavia and Western Europe

[the old logo for Sail TV] [The logo for Churchill Centre, Churchill Road, Kilburn] the flags for Sail TV [the masthead for the Dlib magazine] [the the press room icon for the Ballistic Publishing web page] new 2014 logo for Sail TV

services by government

This is a geographical montage of sovereign states, links to the services they provide; and havens from natural hazards. The government listing may include police or other emergency services, the web-sites for the method of government, also any administrative departments I come across. This differs from the montage on the Heritage page which deals with museums and departments for culture. This montage is oriented at ninety degrees to the other and gives a contrasting layout but using the same minimum of one straight line per common border.

Other states not shown in the geographical montage:
cricketing nations: full, associate, affiliate
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Republic of India

United States of America

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Pule'anga Tonga
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Papua New Guinea

Solomon Islands Republic of Vanuatu

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approximate geographic projection
colours are representative of the state emblems
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The Transport for London web site The Telegraph web site

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[The logo for the Map Shop, Adelaide] [The logo for Hobo Data Loggers website] [The logo for the South Australian Police] [The badge for the Queensland Police Service] [The logo for Oil IT Journal] The South Australian Science Teacher's Association [The logo for the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues]

Equipment for field geology

The rest of this page is on field equipment and it features the use of expandible HTML sections. Just click on the ± character to make this section expand. Reload the sheet to make it disappear. There are a lot of digital gadgets now available, but I try to put here things that combine several uses, and reduce the amount of gear that has to be carried. Two other issues that influence selection here:

[The NavMan Geographic Position System (GPS) receiver logo] [The logo for the Generalscan, manufacturers of mobile bar-code readers] [The Magellan Geographic Position System (GPS) receiver logo] [The the logo for Trimble GPS] [The logo of Crocker Research] [favourite icon for Strength Mining & Exploration Supplies Pty Ltd] [the mobile icon from the OmniLizard web-site] [The logo for StereoAids the education and science stationer.] [The logo for Geological Data Design, programmers, analysts, trainers, and consultants.]

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT,
AND
FIELD COMPUTERS
function
( click the on the × for a product review )
± classical or analogue field instruments
functions: A B C D E F G H I J K
aerial photograph   ×                  
camera             ×        
canoe/kayak           ×     ×    
clipboard     ×                
compass               ×      
core protractor . × . . . . . × . . .
COREMAP® . × . . . . . × . . .
Helmet sun visor with neck flap                 ×    
Holeproof Underdaks                 ×    
lifting shackle           ×     ×    
MatTracks           ×     ×    
metal detector                   ×  
mulga boots                 ×    
notebook       ×              
pocket stereoscopes   ×                  
power-takeoff (PTO)                     ×
safety glasses                 ×    
situation table x x x x     x x      
stratigraphic column         ×            
Tetra test kits                   ×  
tow strap           ×     ×    
two-way radio           ×          
watch ×                    
winch extension strap           ×     ×    
functions: A B C D E F G H I J K
± 3rd generation digital field equipment
functions: A B C D E F G H I J K
Blackberry ×   × × × × ×        
Exa-Min GBM Mobile   × ×     ×          
Eye-Top Camera ×   ×         - × - -
I-SiTE Laser Scanners     ×       × × - - -
Magellan Mobile Mapper 6 × × - ½ - - × × - - -
NASA Mastcam-Z [The favorite icon for the Mars Rover 2020 website] - - - [The favorite icon for the Mars Rover 2020 website] - [The favorite icon for the Mars Rover 2020 website] [The favorite icon for the Mars Rover 2020 website] [The favorite icon for the Mars Rover 2020 website] [The favorite icon for the Mars Rover 2020 website] -
Nautiz X7-W × ? - ½ - × × × - - -
Samsung Galaxy J1 mini ? ?   ?   × × ? ?    
PenMap   × ×         ×      
Samsung Galaxy S2 × ×   ×   × × × ×    
Sola uninterruptible power supplies           ×     ×   ×
Surveylab IkeGPS × × × × - × × × - - -
Crank Dynamo Flashlight With Radio And Mobile Phone Charger ×         ×     ×   ×
Sony Alpha A7 ×         × × ×   ×  
Canon EOS 6D ×           × ×      
2nd generation digital field equipment
functions: A B C D E F G H I J K
Casio GPSWATCH × ×                  
Eye-Top Centra ×               × - -
Techbase DatCol     ×   ×     - - - -
Telequip LPU01 telephone-line surge protection           ×     × - -
Liquid Image Masks             ×   × - -
1st generation digital field equipment
Computers in Geology Feldbuch     ×         - - - -
GE Itemiser3                   ×  
KERIO 70W Notebook Adaptor for Laptops               - - - ×
Lexar Media JumpDrive Sport           ×     - - - -
Mini Ultrasonic Distance Meter 1005               × - - -
Water Purity and Toxin Test Pen (TP001)                   ×  
Engenius Durafon           ×          
ouija board [The YouTube favorite icon] [The YouTube favorite icon] ?   [The YouTube favorite icon] ? [The YouTube favorite icon] ?   ?
functions: A B C D E F G H I J K
legend
Atime keeping
Bmap-making instrument
Cform handling for standardised data
Dmemoranda and sketches
EA table of ages and formations
FA means of communicating with home base
GTaking photographs
HDetermining relative position
ISafety and protection
JHand-held analysis
Kpower source

[The logo for the Exa-Min software developers] [The logo for the Global GBM field data collection software] [The logo for the name badge suppliers, AJ Parkes of Queensland] [The logo for the Konect field data collection software] [The logo of HMA Geotechncial incorporating Geotechnical Systems Australia] [The logo of Geotechnical Systems Australia since 2011 part of HMA Group] the masthead for the Current.com.au, a retailer's magazine web-site. [The logo for the scale model distributor Hobby King] [The logo for the meals-ready-to-eat producer Happy Camper Gourmet]

The Geoscience Gateway is compiled by GRANT JACQUIER as a free service for individuals and organisations interested in computer application for practical geoscience.
Material on the Geoscience Gateway may be freely published provided acknowledgement of the source is given. All statements and analysis contained in these pages are opinion only based on information from various sources. The Editor accepts no responsibility for persons acting solely on this information for any purpose. All readers are advised to get independent advice tailored to their individual circumstances.
© Grant Jacquier 2016, all rights reserved.

(it was created on the 22nd of March 2003).