Education and Outreach - Jules Verne Voyager Map Tools

Jules Verne Voyager: Earth

Users can access a variety of maps, satellite images, and geophysical data for the earth. With this Java-based tool, users can view a variety of base maps including satellite mosaics, topography, geoid, sea-floor age, and strain rate. Because Jules Verne Voyager generates a map from the data for each request, this tool is appropriate for researchers and individuals who have the time to wait for the server to generate the map and transmit it to the user.

Also available are geographic and geophysical overlays such as political boundaries, rivers and lakes, National Earthquake and Information Center earthquake and volcano locations, stress axes, and observed and modeled plate motion and deformation velocity vectors representing a compilation of 2933 geodetic measurements from around the world.

Jules Verne Voyager, Jr.

The Jules Verne Voyager, Jr. map tool is an interactive map tool that enables students and scientists to better understand the relationships between geophysical and geological processes, structures, and measurements with high-precision GPS data. The maps in this tool are pre-made and served up through Javascript.

This tool is appropriate for large classes from middle school through introductory geoscience classes in college. One can link to educational resources for middle/high school Earth Science class from this site.

EarthScope Voyager, Jr.

EarthScope Voyager, Jr. has a similar structure to Jules Verne Voyager, Jr., but has EarthScope specific data and links to information about some of the geographic regions of interest to the EarthScope Project.

Global Strain Rate

The Global Strain Rate Map project was initiated in 1998 by the International Lithosphere Program (ILP). Under the guidance of investigators W. Holt (wholtmantle.geo.sunysb.edu) (SUNY Stony Brook) and J. Haines (Cambridge University) the first steps towards the establishment of such a map have been made. A completed Global Strain Rate Map, determined by combining GPS, seismological and netotectonic data, will provide a large amount of information that is vital for our understanding of continental dynamics and for the quantification of seismic hazards.

Voyage to the Solar System

A Java-based tool with similar technical qualities as Jules Verne Voyager. This provides a portal to the Solar System.

Jules Map Server

The Jules Map Server provides links to each version of the Jules tools listed above. These tools are used to better understand the inter-relationships of geophysical and geological processes, structures, and measurements with high-precision GPS monument data and solutions.


Last modified Tuesday, 25-Sep-2012 16:00:34 UTC