Earth Alerts 2014.1.22
Earth Alerts is a Windows-based application that allows you to monitor in near real-time a variety of natural hazard events that are occurring anywhere around the world.
Alert notifications, reports, and imagery provide the user with a convenient way to view natural phenomenon as they occur, whether close to home or some far-flung corner of the globe!
Earth Alerts uses a variety of online resources provided by organizations such as the National Weather Service, U.S. Geological Survey and Smithsonian Institution (just to name a few), to identify what sort of activities "Mother Earth" is currently dishing out on the planet.
To use Earth Alerts, you simply select the specific natural hazards -- earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, tropical cyclones, wildfires, landslides, severe weather, local weather, etc. -- and the locations that interest you. The application will then automatically retrieve the latest information from various live data feeds available on the Internet and present it to you in a convenient arrangement of reports, maps and images.
Earth Alerts has been available to the general public since 2005. In that time it has undergone a number of significant enhancements. As a hobby, a one man production and a labor of love, conceiving the ideas and creating Earth Alerts has been a (time consuming) pet project over the past few years!
- Bug fix to properly retrieve the Google Earth KML link for an active storm from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory website's tropical cyclones page
- Upgraded the source code to Microsoft Visual Studio 2013; this change does not have any significant impact on the Earth Alerts user interface or features
- Bug fixes to correct the process of downloading the weekly Smithsonian Global Volcanism reports; bug fix to restore the retrieval of Google Earth placemark links for each volcano report (both Global overview and U.S. overview)
NOTE: It is recommended that you UNINSTALL your current version of Earth Alerts, then download and INSTALL the newest version of Earth Alerts because of these changes! If you do a regular uninstall from the Windows Control Panel, your data (settings and locations) will be preserved...
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