[Sinkholes] creating a google map pinpointing all of them for 2012.

Gawan

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Ekios said:
Laura, It is already quite "visible" for the USA. I miss time right now to to some serious digging inside SOTT news, but the other countries will be add soon, and we will be able to have something even more "global" :)

Edit for another question : we are yet focusing on 2012 but I can find some sinkholes in 2011 in France and Canada, do WE add them or do WE decide to focus only on 2012 ?

Question for all :)

Whatever you like and is mangeable for you, so I could add some other German ones ;). It would only add up some more work, this is the only downside, but it could be added later too.

I also remember a big one from Sweden this year:

Gällivare, 75km from Kiruna, Sweden

And I don't know if you know this blog, which may is a big help too:

_http://thesinkhole.org/
 

Laura

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I think we should make a separate map for 2011 so we can compare, OR make the balloons for 2011 a different color. Will that work? Then we can share it on FB and see if other people can remember more.
 

Bo

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Laura said:
I think we should make a separate map for 2011 so we can compare, OR make the balloons for 2011 a different color. Will that work? Then we can share it on FB and see if other people can remember more.

Changing the colour would be much better. Would also give a more better perspective if it's all on one map.
 

Ekios

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Laura said:
I think we should make a separate map for 2011 so we can compare, OR make the balloons for 2011 a different color. Will that work? Then we can share it on FB and see if other people can remember more.
Good idea indeed, now the thing is, right now ? I don't have a clue about how to do it
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I will google it later and come back about it here (or if anyone knows how to do it, lets share ! )
 
This is amazing, guys! Thank you so much for beginning this project. It really helps to get a visual. Based on what you've gathered so far, do you think that they really are centered mostly in America, or is this more a reflection of still limited data gathering?

Awesome work! :headbanger:
 

Bo

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Ekios said:
Laura said:
I think we should make a separate map for 2011 so we can compare, OR make the balloons for 2011 a different color. Will that work? Then we can share it on FB and see if other people can remember more.
Good idea indeed, now the thing is, right now ? I don't have a clue about how to do it
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I will google it later and come back about it here (or if anyone knows how to do it, lets share ! )

Well, seems like someone already did it.

You can see yellow and blue balloons.

Blue being 2012
Yellow being 2011
 

Gawan

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Ekios said:
Laura said:
I think we should make a separate map for 2011 so we can compare, OR make the balloons for 2011 a different color. Will that work? Then we can share it on FB and see if other people can remember more.
Good idea indeed, now the thing is, right now ? I don't have a clue about how to do it
smiley20whistling.gif
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I will google it later and come back about it here (or if anyone knows how to do it, lets share ! )

FWIW you could create for every year a new map, the user could switch your public maps then (on, off, only this or that map etc...) when the user goes with the mouse over "map, satellite, traffic". Since right now everything is listed.

A solution would be inviting people and allowing them to change the map, so several people could work on it, in case of helping etc.
 

Graalsword

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I am gathering a few more, organizing them by year and country plus the links, when it is done I will paste it here so you can use them on the maps, Ekios.
 

Nienna

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Jones said:
I can only find one recent report of a sinkhole here in Australia at Inskip, Queensland. This one is right on the beach so I'm not sure if it's the type of thing that you're looking for. It's quite a large one though - apparently 100 meters across.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/sinkhole-swallows-southeast-queensland-beach-20110627-1gm67.html

Yes, it is what they are looking for. There are two articles on it on SOTT. It looks like the first one is from a different site but is the same article.

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/230742-Australia-Enormous-sinkhole-swallows-south-east-Queensland-Rainbow-beach

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/230613-Australia-Sinkhole-swallows-south-east-Queensland-beach
 

Graalsword

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Some more, including one from 2010:

13 Aug 2010 - Cheektowaga, New York – 18 foot http://www.sott.net/articles/show/213519-Sinkhole-Forms-Under-Pool-With-Family-Inside

24 Jul 2011 – Leesburg, Florida, USA - 60- to 70-foot-wide http://www.sott.net/articles/show/232391-US-Florida-Sinkhole-Eats-Local-Business

27 Jul 2011 - Brown County, Wisconsin, USA – 5 foot by 3 foot http://www.sott.net/articles/show/232529-US-Sinkhole-shuts-down-portion-of-US-41-in-Brown-Country-Wisconsin

12 Dec 2011- Erwin, Tennessee, USA - 10 feet across http://www.sott.net/articles/show/238896-US-Tennessee-Sinkhole-Swallows-Pool-Nears-House

22 Dec 2011 – Georgetown, USA - Near the corner of Highmarket and Dozier streets – A little one. http://www.sott.net/articles/show/239378-US-Mysterious-sinkhole-formations-continue-in-Georgetown

11 May 2012 - Windermere, Florida, USA - 100 feet across and 50 feet deep - http://www.sott.net/articles/show/245349-Update-Massive-Florida-Sinkhole-Expanding

29 Jun 2012 – Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, USA - 50 feet deep, in the middle of the street http://www.sott.net/articles/show/247432-11-families-flee-50-foot-sinkhole-in-Bay-Ridge-Brooklyn

31 Jul 2012 – Albion, New York, USA - 30-foot-wide - along the Erie Canal - http://www.sott.net/articles/show/248964-Sinkhole-swallows-road-threatens-canal-in-Albion-New-York
 

Muxel

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Done adding Graalsword's list.


Gawan said:
FWIW you could create for every year a new map, the user could switch your public maps then (on, off, only this or that map etc...) when the user goes with the mouse over "map, satellite, traffic".
Multiple KML layers, you mean? Lemme try...


Ekios said:
I will google it later and come back about it here (or if anyone knows how to do it, lets share ! )
When you click on a marker (in Edit mode) you will get a pop-up box; there is a balloon icon in the pop-up box. Click it to change the balloon.
 

Ekios

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Gawan said:
FWIW you could create for every year a new map, the user could switch your public maps then (on, off, only this or that map etc...) when the user goes with the mouse over "map, satellite, traffic".
I don't mind at all to add other persons on the project from the moment that we always says here, what we add so nobody put time on something already added before :)

It only takes a gmail adress :)


Jones said:
I can only find one recent report of a sinkhole here in Australia at Inskip, Queensland. This one is right on the beach so I'm not sure if it's the type of thing that you're looking for. It's quite a large one though
Thank you, it have been added yesterday :flowers:

Muxel said:
Done adding Graalsword's list.
Ah thx ! I wasn't able to get back the computer last night, doing my homework right now ;D

Muxel said:
Gawan said:
FWIW you could create for every year a new map, the user could switch your public maps then (on, off, only this or that map etc...) when the user goes with the mouse over "map, satellite, traffic".
Multiple KML layers, you mean? Lemme try...
When you add a kml it will give your color on it, (you are yellow, i'm blue, it came up like that) so if you add it, it will be yellow automatically.


Muxel said:
Ekios said:
I will google it later and come back about it here (or if anyone knows how to do it, lets share ! )
When you click on a marker (in Edit mode) you will get a pop-up box; there is a balloon icon in the pop-up box. Click it to change the balloon.
AH !! That simple !! It is a good start for this morning then ! :)
Lets play with the balloons :lol:

Edit : added Bo's contribution, thank you :)
I realised that we could use the rich text editor while adding the points in g-maps, and so adding pictures and use a bit of style in the text, we can have an example at the one in Canada, Saskatchewan.



PS : for the Elders here, I have the hell of a time to use the quote function today, it keeps adding me things I didn't ask, even when I do some copy paste it bring other things with it.
 

EricG

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you can make custom icons and use them with googlemaps.

Ekios said:
Laura said:
I think we should make a separate map for 2011 so we can compare, OR make the balloons for 2011 a different color. Will that work? Then we can share it on FB and see if other people can remember more.
Good idea indeed, now the thing is, right now ? I don't have a clue about how to do it
smiley20whistling.gif
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I will google it later and come back about it here (or if anyone knows how to do it, lets share ! )
 

MK Scarlett

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Hereafter some links I found:


France 2011
http://www.sudouest.fr/2011/02/08/st-germain-du-puche-effondrement-d-un-terrain-de-5000m-313156-3115.php

http://www.leparisien.fr/yvelines-78/chanteloup-un-gouffre-s-ouvre-au-bord-de-la-route-26-06-2011-1509234.php I know this one saw with my own eyes...


Vietnam 2012
http://enattendant-2012.blogspot.fr/2012/05/apres-la-thailande-la-terre-souvre-au.html


Thailand 2012
http://enattendant-2012.blogspot.fr/2012/05/thailande-frappee-par-un-bouleversement.html


CHINA with location map in the article for several sinkholes:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=fr&rurl=translate.google.fr&sl=es&tl=fr&u=http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/696841/Govt-shores-up-sinking-land.aspx


China 2011
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=fr&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&tl=fr&u=http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/663532/Streets-succumb-to-sinkholes.aspx&usg=ALkJrhhqqCDo5rkXt2HwwNbxTxmefhry2Q

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=fr&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&tl=fr&u=http://beijing.globaltimes.cn/society/2011-04/649076.html&usg=ALkJrhhYlw6IjBAXGTpz8ywvL4ywUfc95Q

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=fr&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&tl=fr&u=http://hebei.hebnews.cn/2011-10/31/content_2348537.htm&usg=ALkJrhhhZTBFgNQGbG1-u9Y_qUC33d3QFQ

http://enattendant-2012.blogspot.fr/2011/06/doline-sinkhole-sur-lautoroute-en-chine.html


China 2012
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=fr&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&tl=fr&u=http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/696247/Cracks-pose-no-safety-risks-to-area.aspx&usg=ALkJrhh-lyXvOPoY59e8YcXBoTy1isT-gA

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=fr&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&tl=fr&u=http://www.ecns.cn/in-depth/2011/11-16/3870.shtml&usg=ALkJrhiWkUO3boZYlwzIpF8Apz8uwdshxA

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/Metro/2012/02/17/Is%2Bcitys%2BLujiazui%2Barea%2Bcracking%2Bup/

http://www.inquisitr.com/246469/china-sinkhole-forces-844-to-evacuate/#sALPduVDWPcQjjxB.99

Here is several around the world on several areas and several period
http://www.sfgate.com/news/slideshow/Sinkholes-around-the-world-16131.php#photo-1132272


Philippines 2012
http://translate.google.com/translate?act=url&hl=fr&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.fr&sl=es&tl=fr&u=http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/148331/sinkhole-stirs-village-still-nervous-on-quake


Turkey 2012
http://enattendant-2012.blogspot.fr/2012/02/effondrement-massif-dune-autoroute.html


So sorry about the translate google, but I just follow the link. :D

And I also found this page with the bigger ones which could be very interesting with a lot of 2006 and some 2010 years:
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_m%C3%A9ga-dolines


Edit: English name for Turkey
 

Ekios

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Thank you for you contribution, I won't have time to proceed them this afternoon, so i'll get them tonight or tomorrow morning if Muxel didn't pass by before me :)
 
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