posted on Sep, 9 2006 @ 05:15 PM
There was a guy I met at the last ESRI conference in San Diego who proposed using coordinate geometry and address matching to plot a
thematic/cartographic overlay of UFO sightings in a GIS (Geographic Information System).
I offered to help him, but we determined that to convert myriads of known/recorded sightings from descriptive locations into a digital,
machine-readable database needed by the GIS would be beyond our time and effort resources - so we abandoned the idea.
With the right funding and expertise, however, this would yield, IMO, a very enlightening thematic pattern for further analysis. Perhaps a university
GIS lab or other think tank with the right software/hardware/mind set could take it on.
I'd certainly be very interested in seeing the results ploted on an interactive map. such as Google Earth for the masses, or ESRI/Intergraph etc, for
Intriguing thread - this is good...