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Here you will find a number of engaging infographics visually explaining GPS, InSAR, and other areas of geodesy. These are great for use in classrooms or presentations.

  • What GPS Can Tell Us About Earth

    GPS is helpful for more than just navigation. Explore how scientists can use GPS to measure plate tectonics, earthquakes, snow depth, sea level, and more with this infographic. Created by Beth Bartel and Daniel Zietlow with assistance from Gene Malowany. Print as a 22" x 22.5" poster. [6.4 MB jpg] [16.9 MB pdf]

  • InSAR

    Learn about InSAR, a remote sensing geodetic technique for measuring topography and deformation. InSAR can measure cm-level changes in the landscape from earthquakes, volcano deformation, groundwater withdrawl, and more. This infographic was created by Sarah Moore, 2016 USIP Intern, with assistance from Shelley Olds, Scott Baker, and Gene Malowany. Designed as a three-paneled wall mounted poster. The center panel is 4' x 4' and the side panels are 2' x 4'. [12.3 MB jpg] [6.3 MB pdf]

  • Reading Interferograms and other InSAR Basics

    How do you read an InSAR interferogram and how do we use them to study our Earth? Learn more with this poster suitable for introductory and upper-level geoscience classrooms. This poster was developed by Daniel Zietlow and Beth Bartel from an infographic created by Sarah Moore, Shelley Olds, Scott Baker, and Gene Malowany, with input from Beth Pratt-Sitaula. Special thanks to Gareth Funning for review and contributions. Latest version April 2019. Print as a 22.5" x 26" poster. Front: [4.6 MB jpg] [6.1 MB pdf]; Back: [7.7 MB jpg] [9.4 MB pdf]

  • What is Geodesy?

    What is geodesy? How does geodesy work? What can we do with geodesy? Explore these questions and more with this introductory infographic. This infographic was created by Christopher Chase Edmunds, 2017 USIP Intern. Print as a 15" x 21.5" poster. Spanish translation complements of Franco Sebastian Sobrero, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina. English: [5.5 MB jpg] [1.5 MB pdf]   Spanish: [6.3 MB jpg] [592 KB pdf]

  • Geodetic Toolbox

    Geodetic instruments measure the changing shape of our Earth underground, at the surface, in the air, and from space. Learn more about GPS, InSAR, lidar, gravity, borehole instrumentation, and photogrammetry with this infographic created by Ellie Ellis, 2017 USIP Intern, for the 2018 UNAVCO calendar. [6.2 MB jpg] [3.6 MB pdf]

  • Measuring the Earth: The Science of Geodesy

    What is geodesy, and how does this science serve society? This series, based on content from the 2018 UNAVCO calendar, explores these questions by highlighting geodesy's many applications. Created by Daniel Zietlow with assistance from Beth Bartel. [Link to series]

  • Earth Hazards

    Our dynamic planet's active processes yield the beauty of mountains as well as the dangers of earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and more. This series, based on content from the 2019 UNAVCO-IRIS calendar, highlights the ongoing contributions of geodesy and seismology to understanding Earth hazards. Created by Daniel Zietlow, Kelsey Russo-Nixon, and Beth Bartel. [Link to series]

  • Seeing our Earth 2020

    There is much to see on our amazing planet, inside and out, and our eyes can only take in so much. This series, based on content from the 2020 GAGE-SAGE calendar produced by UNAVCO and IRIS, explores how geophysical technologies extend our vision. Created by Kelsey Russo-Nixon with assistance from Beth Bartel. [Link to series]

  • What is Geodesy Anyway?

    Take a tour through the history of geodesy and how it has evolved to be ever-present in the many functions of our modern lives. This series, developed as Facebook banners, was created by Megan Berg with content from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). [Link to series]


Last modified: 2020-01-13  12:36:50  America/Denver