World Radiation Map

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World Radiation Map ZachR 3/17/11 7:13 PM
Is there a way to visualize radiation levels at radiation detection facilities around the world on Google Earth?

Thanks

Zach
Re: World Radiation Map Markopolo 3/17/11 7:55 PM
Check THIS website. There's a map with current data, but you have to follow their link to get updates. A screenshot looks like this:


I don't think this is live data, but I'll check to see if the numbers change.

<EDIT> It IS a hot link, live data feed. HERE is the direct link to the map.

<EDIT2> Links taken down for reasons cited two posts below.
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Re: World Radiation Map ZachR 3/18/11 4:00 AM
thanks Markopolo
I'm already aware of the site that you posted, what I'm looking for is a way of incorporating radiation levels around the world much as one would sites of interest - like an add-on that allows this feature
the site, by the way, that you sent, I am fairly certain is created by individuals and I really like it as it gives an independent version of levels from that which the government may put out
Re: World Radiation Map Markopolo 3/18/11 4:27 PM
I checked it out, too, and as the result, I'm taking down the links. It may be a good thing to have private citizens posting Geiger counter readings, but there is no accountability, no way to verify that the readings are accurate, that the meters are calibrated, in fact, that somebody isn't completely making up data out of whole cloth.

You may mistrust government information as a general proposition, but I believe it is more valid than the website I previously posted for two reasons: First, at a U.S. government website, and if you are a U.S. citizen, you have the ability to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to verify that the data was actually taken, that the monitors were calibrated, the names of the persons responsible for the data, etc. Second, private citizens may have agendas for whatever reason to put up faulty data, from sheer ignorance about how to calibrate their machines, to hoaxers and people who have an axe to grind against the nuclear power industry. Who can explain why some people create computer viruses? Some people are simply malicious or mischievious.

In the U.S., I believe, and in most free countries, in my opinion, governmental data is generally more trustworthy than data from some random citizen's website, for the reasons I just cited.

Good luck, and have fun!