|New website allows public to focus on California coast | by
When local activist Ken Adelman sets his mind to something, expect results. A
year or so ago Ken found himself wondering what he might do to assist in protecting
Californias coast. Various things were kicked around, among them the lack
of a detailed, accessible, aerial photographic survey of the California coastline.
While the State of California has periodically taken such photos, they are usually
at high altitude and lack specificity.
So Ken mulled it over a bit and then set out to photograph the entire coastline
from a helicopter, using digital imagery and GPS identification. You can see for
yourself the results of the project at www.californiacoastline.org. Very impressive.
A word of caution: the website is only useful if you have a high-speed
modem. Because the photos provide such great detail, they are big and difficult
to open unless you are on a DSL, cable line or T1 computer server.
Have you ever wondered what Trinidad Head looks like? Or Pt. St. George? How about
all those miles of coast where access is limited or prohibited? Its all
there, in bright beautiful full color. You can check out your own house, or your
neighbors house. Better yet, you can view coastal destruction, wetlands
fill, or count the number of rocks on an unpermitted seawall. Thousands of photographs
are now online. At press time over 350,000 visits had been recorded to this website.
> Check out the website: California
Coastal Records Project