Interactive geo-stories about the state of the
Earth, our communities, and possible futures.
The EARTHscope (ES) is a new tool for displaying the
profound, yet often invisible trends affecting global and
local communities. It allows partner organizations to
publish their information as engaging geo-stories:
downloadable presentations that combine dynamic maps
with supporting graphics, imagery, sound, and text.
ES is a project of the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) and
an extension of Fuller's lifelong commitment to promoting
world literacy about global problems, trends, and needs.
ES Player v3.0 Main Features
- Provide a digital publishing framework that facilitates learning, research, and public outreach
- Advance a much-needed standard for online "geo-storytelling"
- Allow anyone, anywhere with low-speed, dial-up access to the Internet to browse the
- EARTHscope Library and view the planetary situation using the EARTHscope interface.
- Display maps, keys, text, graphs, slide shows, and video clips
- Turn layers of map data on and off
- Pan maps in all directions, zoom from global to local view
- Animate changes over time
ES Partner Benefits
Have a geo-story to tell? Get involved and become an EARTHscope content partner. Current
geo-story partners include: AAAS, ESRI Press, Earthspan, the Green Map System, and the
Center for Native Lands.
- Content comes to life with interactive multi-media
- Branded interface with web links
- Browser-based for wide distribution
- Quick download time