Digital Geography

7. October 2013

short announcement: Government shutdown affects geosciences

Thanks to a comment on our facebook page: Due to the conflict in state finances in the U,S and A gesocientists are affected: data providers like the USGS and their websites like landcover.org and others are unavailable!


usgs statement on the government shutdown

Still available sites are:

According to the text on usgs.gov those sites and their services are saving lives or property. BTW: Can anyone explain, why a site about geomagnetics will save lives or property?

  • k

    why a site about geomagnetics will save lives or property?

    it’s like soho but at a cheaper rate

    😉

  • JuBe

    Well, earthquakes can be pretty nasty, I reckon. But they shut down most of the sites services.