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Earthquakes are notoriously hard to predict, for the US they are working on this an early warning system which predicted the recent earthquake. Giving about ten seconds warning. Which I think may be less than you were looking for ... In general if you're in an earthquake zone there's always a (remote) chance of a sudden quake. There are minor earthquakes ...


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TravellersPoint has a great map making feature. Google MyMaps or Google Earth could also be good tools for creating a map. Google Earth in particular now supports "Tours" that you can record to show an animated path, even with narration and photos.


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According to the answers to Is earthquake prediction possible? on Earthsciense.SE, no technology currently exists to predict earthquakes with enough accuracy and advance warning to be very useful, nor are we anywhere close to being able to develop it. There is an experimental system called ShakeAlert being developed at UC Berkeley that was able to give a ...


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You can check FlightAware, which gives you a map of the projected path but also the markers that flight is supposed to hit enroute. Unlike most other websites it also works for most flights not heading to or coming from the United States. P.S. One thing to be aware of - flight paths may actually change day-to-day for the same flight number.


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I used Tripline to show where I've been on recent trips. Again it's point A to B, but at least you can easily share it on Facebook or a Blog. For example, my 2010 South American journey map is embedded on my blog. They are in beta and seem to be adding new features fairly recently. I'd love them to add the ability to show two people travelling at once - ...


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Google Earth can do this. Click on the Sun-icon and draw the slider around until you see the sun rising: Example is from Google Earth 6.0.3.2197. This is mainly suitable if you need only one place and time, not if you need full tables of many places and times. Also, of course, in mountainous areas the answer is extremely local, but no tool can give you ...


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Indeed you can. Once again it's the Swiss Army knife of airline search engines matrix.itasoftware.com that comes to your rescue. While it won't allow you to restrict searches to a specific time, it does allow you to choose specific time windows, which in most cases if you order according in ascending/descending order on the results page will allow you to ...


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I have this problem. I recently visited for the first time the Eurozone, then the UK. I find the coins in the UK to be especially annoying/confusing. But after a couple weeks of frustration, I just took a moment, when I was away from a cashier, not buying anything, and studied the various coins for about 5 minutes. Since then I'm able to pay without ...


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The problem is that flight paths change quite often depending on prevailing winds, air traffic and weather patterns. So there's not always one exact flight path that you can rely on. However, if you want to see where a plane is at any given time and what path it took, I use FlightRadar24, which is remarkably close visually to the air traffic radar screens ...


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A nice choice for this is TripIt. It's primary purpose is as an itinerary manager; once you sign up, you can forward flight, hotel, car rental etc. confirmation emails to them, and have it build these into a nice formatted itinerary for you. However, this also has the nice side effect that all old itineraries are retained. It will build statistics out of ...


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Can I suggest Stellarium, which is a free planetarium program available for Mac OS, Windows and linux. For any date, time and geographical location, you can obtain sunrise time and position. To take account of mountains etc, there is the added option of including into Stellarium a horizon image. This will give you an idea of how mountains etc may affect ...


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There is duffelup.com. I used it to plan a trip some time ago, but it is very shiny and therefor quite limited. But maybe you can use it for your needs...


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Everytrail is a good choice to record a trip and display it on a map and gives you the ability to add information in every point along with photos and other stuff. From everytrail website: Write guides and review trails you have done Map a trip route with your phone or GPS Add trip photos to your map instantly Add maps & photos to your ...


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You can use viamichelin . It shows you the times between the milestones and even suggest you when to take a break:


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All these graphical tools are very nice, but you can simply go to Time and Date on the internet. There under Sun and Moon you can check for any time. For example, to see the November 2012 times for Vancouver. Another way is to look at the weather on Wunderground. For example, the forecast for Vancouver shows the sunrise and sunset times. Naturally this ...


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The Photographer's Ephemeris is the one that I use. It's quite practical and is an Adobe Air application. I use it for the same reason that you mentioned and it hasn't failed yet no matter where I was. It's available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android system, Windows and Mac. Desktop version are free but you do have to pay 5$ (Android) or 9$ (iOS) for ...


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Below are a list of the various tools I use. None of them will probably match exactly what you want, but the combination of will probably cover most of it - it does for me! FlightMemory and OpenFlights - These tools are both designed to achieve basically the same thing - tracking all of the flights you've taken. FlightMemory is older and whilst relatively ...


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If you have a Twitter account, you could follow people from a few key points near you in California. During the recent earthquake in Napa, CA, people started tweeting about the earthquake right when it was going on. Earthquakes travel at the speed of sound, but tweets travel at 2/3 the speed of light. This means that about 100 km away from the epicenter, the ...



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