“ONE WORLD, ONE MAP OF WHAT LIES BENEATH” *LINK*

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“ONE WORLD, ONE MAP OF WHAT LIES BENEATH” *LINK*
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Drumspirit
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Sunday, August 17, 2008 06:24 pm

“ONE WORLD, ONE MAP OF WHAT LIES BENEATH”
“The swirls of hot pink, lime green and turquoise might be mistaken for some kind of abstract expressionist painting if they weren’t so neatly contained within Canada’s national borders. Ditto for the softer pastels of Afghanistan and the streaks of color within the 28 other countries included in OneGeology’s newly unveiled digital map of the planet.
The color-coded global map, revealed last week in Oslo, Norway, aims to do for the Earth\'s varied geological layers what Google Maps has already done for its surface. Beyond OneGeology’s eye-popping palette, the new effort may have much to say about how the world views what lies below our cities, forests and even oceans.
“Understanding what’s beneath your feet is pretty important if you need to know about energy or mineral resources,” said Ian Jackson, chief of operations for the British Geological Survey and a OneGeology spokesman,” quoting MSNBC. link here .