Friday, September 26, 2008

Wasatch fault video

The Utah Geological Survey has produced a Google Earth fly-by video tour of the Wasatch fault and posted it on YouTube. It briefly shows the fault within the Intermountain Seismic Belt that extends into northern Arizona.

The 10-minute video is not only engaging, the narrative is fully understandable by non-geologists without dumbing down the information.

This is circulating among state geologists across the country as a great example of how we can better communicate with our constituents. The State of Utah is showcasing it. But unfortunately, we are hearing from a number of other states that not only are their computers blocked from viewing or uploading materials to YouTube, a number of them are even prohibited from viewing Google Earth.

1 comment:

  1. That's a terrific little video. A shame that some states impose such reactionary restrictions on their employees... rather than embrace new technologies, they are boarding up the gates of their castles. Thanks for sharing.