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*Flyover Country*-mobile app for GeoScience

I saw this posted on the Air Travel forum on TA and thought it was such a neat idea. I did a search and it doesn't look like anyone has posted about it here.

It's a free app that, using GPS, you learn about "the world along the path of your flight, hike, or road trip with GPS tracking. Offline geologic maps and interactive points of interest reveal the locations of fossils and georeferenced Wikipedia articles visible from your airplane window seat, vehicle, or hiking trail vista."

http://fc.umn.edu/

It's a product from the University of Minnesota with the National Science Foundation.

I just downloaded it, have NOT used it yet, so nothing to report on functionality.

Posted by
23883 posts

on iPhone it looks good, lots more information about where I am than I ever knew

Posted by
7762 posts

Right, Nigel. I just did the path from home to town and wow, had no idea how old the land forms are. Very interesting. I also downloaded a flight path from my closest airport to SLC and it possibly gives too much information, lol.

Posted by
110 posts

Thank you for the heads up.
I tried the app and it looks like a lot of fun.
J