Friday, September 26, 2008

Wasatch Fault Video

From the Arizona Geology Blog:

The Utah Geological Survey has produced a Google Earth fly-by
video tour of the Wasatch fault and posted it on YouTube. It briefly shows the fault within the Intermountain Seismic Belt that extends into northern Arizona.

The 10-minute video is not only engaging, the narrative is fully understandable by non-geologists without dumbing down the information.This is circulating among state geologists across the country as a great example of how we can better communicate with our constituents.

The State of Utah is showcasing it. But unfortunately, we are hearing from a number of other states that not only are their computers blocked from viewing or uploading materials to YouTube, a number of them are even prohibited from viewing Google Earth. (I find this unsurprising since many institutions block YouTube and that Goolge Earth requires a coorporate liscence for commercial purposes - something that many people seem unaware of).

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