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Earth Update CD-Rom : encyclopedic real-time source for Earth science data, careers, and activities. Written in Macromedia Director for ease of use

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Title: Earth Update CD-Rom : encyclopedic real-time source for Earth science data, careers, and activities. Written in Macromedia Director for ease of use
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Publication_Place: Houston, TX
Publisher: Rice University
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Online_Linkage: http://www.spaceupdate.com/?software-earthupdate.html
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Earth Update is an interactive, real-time display system of Earth images and data designed for Museums and Schools and now available to the general public as a "realtime museum on a disk"! Running from the CD-ROM, the program displays hundreds of images and movies of the best of earth images and data, documented, with live web links of how to find out more. Roughly 15% of the material represents "today's data" - weather maps, bioactivity maps, earthquake maps, etc. By installing the software onto a hard drive, you can see "today's data" by downloading today's images free from the internet with a single click. Safe for an unattended museum display or school library computer - live web links can be disabled so that visitors cannot go into unwanted areas of cyberspace while still being able to retrieve today's data. Organized by "spheres" (atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, cryosphere, and hydrosphere, each of the spheres can be run separately, resulting in 6 different kiosks if desired. Each sphere has a section "what" (e.g. what is the atmosphere), "why" (why do we care about the atmosphere), "who" (who studies the atmosphere), and "how" (how do we study the atmosphere). In addition, each sphere has a section "what's hot" (new or controversial topics), "basic info" (fundamental topics), and "latest images" (today's data). The CD-Rom also has many activities, categorized by science standard (including geography and math standards). Over a million visitors have interacted with our software in museum and school settings. This powerful software suite is available for purchase as a single CD which includes both Mac and Windows versions! Educational and bulk discounts are available.
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Address: 6100 Main Street
Address: MS - 108
City: Houston
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Postal_Code: 77005-1892
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (713)348-4634
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (713)348-5143
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: reiff@rice.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: connect@space.rice.edu
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Earth Update is an interactive, real-time display system of Earth images and data designed for Museums and Schools and now available to the general public as a "realtime museum on a disk"! Running from the CD-ROM, the program displays hundreds of images and movies of the best of earth images and data, documented, with live web links of how to find out more.
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SPACE UPDATE is an interactive, real-time display system of Earth and Space Science images and data designed for Museums and Schools. Running from the CD-ROM, the program displays hundreds of images and movies of the best of earth and space science research, documented, with web references of how to find out more.
Fees: $15 Us
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20010724
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160602
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Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Address: Rice Space Institute
Address: 6100 Main Street
Address: MS - 108
City: Houston
State_or_Province: Texas
Postal_Code: 77005-1892
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (713)348-4634
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (713)348-5143
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Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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