In another one of cool innovations, Webster created a way of helping people learn more about the world they live on and how continental drift has changed the planet over eons.
This new interactive online map allows you to punch in your home address and superimpose the global geography of period gone by to see how the Earth has changed over 750 million years, WOW this feels like Krrish ki story line but like from the past.
It shows that our environment is dynamic and can change. The history of Earth is longer than we can conceive, and the current arrangement of tectonics plates and continents is an accident of time. It will be very different in the future, and Earth may outlast us all. Sun e mei samjhne mei thoda mushkil lagega, but 10/10 crazy innovation hai.
How does it work ?
- Webster’s map visualization lets users enter their location and then plugs that location into plate tectonic models. The result is that users can see where towns and cities were located hundreds of millions of years ago.
- For instance, you can see where New York City was located on the Pangea supercontinent. Kinda wondering where would have Bermuda triangle been ???
- When searching a location on the map, the website’s 3D rotatable globe will point out where on Earth that area was located millions of years ago. Also, the map will even show users what dinosaurs used to live nearby in the area they search. Ross is that you ?
- When loading the map you can change the year – ranging from 750 million years ago up until today – and select your home town and have it show as a pin in the map.
It is meant to spark fascination and hopefully respect for the scientists that work every day to better understand our world and its past. That’s too much Geography and History I’ve read since a while, but agar classroom study would hit different if taught using this na ?
Anyway gtg check which dinosaur I would have been friend with if born 600 Million years ago. * lo chai mai *
Webster wrote in a comment on Hacker News that “I’m amazed that geologists collected enough data to actually plot my home 750 [million] years ago, so I thought you all would enjoy it too” .