Sep 11, 2012

Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

 

Paul Bourke is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia. He is also a Director at iVEC, an organization dedicated to providing supercomputing capacity and eResearch services to Western Australian researchers.

Since October 2010, Bourke has been documenting fractal patterns in nature as found on Google Earth. On his site, he has a comprehensive gallery of satellite imagery that shows these dazzling patterns along with the requisite links to the KMZ files. This allows users to see the locations for themselves on Google Earth.

Below is a small gallery of this ongoing project. Submissions are welcome and the Sifter highly recommends you check out the entire gallery at:
 
http://paulbourke.net/fractals/googleearth/
 
[First spotted on: Kottke.org]
 

 

 

1. Egypt

 

egypt google earth fractals Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Found on Google Earth by Paul Bourke | KMZ File

 

 

 

2. United States of America

 

usa google earth fractals Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Found on Google Earth by Paul Bourke | KMZ File

 

 

 

3. Spain

 

fractal patterns in nature spain google earth Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Found on Google Earth by Juan Luis Varona | KMZ File

 

 

 

4. Malaysia

 

kuching malaysia google earth fractals Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Found on Google Earth by Paul Bourke | KMZ File

 

 

 

5. South Africa

 

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Found on Google Earth by Paul Bourke | KMZ File

 

 

 

6. Colombia

 

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Found on Google Earth by Fernando de Paz | KMZ File

 

 

 

7. Russia

 

russia google earth fractals Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Found on Google Earth by Paul Bourke | KMZ File

 

 

 

8. Australia

 

exmouth australia google earth fractals Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Found on Google Earth by Paul Bourke | KMZ File

 

 

 

9. Canada

 

tsayta canada google earth fractals Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Found on Google Earth by Paul Bourke | KMZ File

 

 

 

10. Australia

 

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Found on Google Earth by Paul Bourke | KMZ File

 

 

 

11. Spain

 

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Found on Google Earth by Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón | KMZ File

 

 

 

12. Saudi Arabia

 

saudi arabia google earth fractals Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Found on Google Earth by Paul Bourke | KMZ File

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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