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Here we'll show you every month a small collection of useful, useless and funny or whacko sites on the Web which are always worth a visit on rainy days. Enjoy!!
|The Map Machine at National Geographic|
This wonderful resource site by National Geographic lets you discover the possibilities of digital mapping. Each of the Map Machine’s dynamic maps is created on the fly, according to your specifications. This is possible through a technology known as geographic information systems, or GIS. GIS integrates database capabilities with the visual presentation of a good old-fashioned map, allowing you to quickly map and analyze just about anything, from forestland to urban landscapes, earthquake faults to four-star restaurants.
This content-rich site also features the National Geographic Atlas of the World. The 1999 Atlas of the World recognizes 191 independent nations. All of these, plus U.S. states and Canadian provinces, are profiled in the Atlas. In each entry you’ll find key geographic, demographic, and economic data as well as a brief overview.
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To learn more about GIS, the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), National Geographic’s Map Machine partner invites you to explore the online resources available through links on the Map Machine web site.
|You're Probably Lost|
You're Probably Lost, (also known as YPL) is an unusual blend of talent striving to make a "joke" of the current state of this unforgiving world. You might call them "Unconventional Propaganda Satirists", or you might just call them "Silly". They care not. Six new funny filled features await your pleasure every 30 or so days. That's about 0.2 features a day!
YPL Newbies shouldn't forget the Feature Archive where all past works can be found. For an added treat check out YPL's Insensitivity Cards. We all know how difficult it can be to find a greeting card with genuine candor. If you've faced this dilemma (and who hasn't?) YPL's Insensitivity Cards are the perfect solution. Their wide selection allows you to mock the unhappy circumstances, embarrassing failures, and painful experiences of a friend or relative, and to share that derision with almost anyone on planet Earth through the wonders of email.
Born from a serious aversion to desk work coupled with a strong case of wanderlust, this hip, smart travel site documents the adventures of low-budget travel for independently minded women.
Needless to say, this is not your father's companion site to a PBS documentary series. In "Cuba: Paradox Found," our intrepid film crew talks to an ex-Black Panther exile and a Santeria priestess.
The site is loaded with travel tips, journal entries, interview transcripts, and more. How else could we describe it? "Think of them as an estrogen-charged, virtual Elks club."