Breathing Earth - Displays the carbon dioxide emission levels of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates - in real time.
California Data Exchange Center (CDEC) - CDEC provides a centralized location to store and process real-time hydrologic information gathered by various cooperators throughout the State. Includes hydrologic, river, tide, weather, snowpack, precipitation, forecast, reservoir, water supply, and satellite data.
Caltrans - Caltrans manages more than 45,000 miles of California's highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies. Caltrans carries out its mission of improving mobility across California with six primary programs: Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, Administration and the Equipment Service Center. Also see Caltrans Live Traffic Cameras. Caltrans has over a thousand cameras monitoring freeway sections across California.
Dataminr - A real-time information discovery company for enterprise clients.
Earth and Moon Viewer - View a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment. View the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.
EarthCam - A leading network of live webcams. Provides a comprehensive search engine of internet cameras from around the world. EarthCam also creates and produces live webcasts and complete services for managing, hosting and maintaining live streaming video camera systems for its consumers and corporate clients.
Google Earth - Want to know more about a specific location? Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.
Google Maps - View maps and get directions. Also, the Web is awash in citizen-run sites that map government-generated data. These sites use free services such as Google Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth and public records from agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Geological Survey. With these sites, Web surfers can enter their addresses and see government data in their area, or to browse a certain region to find items of interest:
Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) - A program of the National Ocean Service that supports safe and cost-efficient navigation by providing ship masters and pilots with accurate real-time information required to avoid groundings and collisions.
PublicRadiofan - Program listings for hundreds of public radio stations around the world.
San Francisco Bay Area Traffic Report - Provides real-time updates on traffic road conditions for the San Francisco area. Review live SF traffic alerts for accidents, construction, traffic jam, school traffic and other road conditions and transit delays.
511 SF Bay Area - 511 is your one-stop phone and web source for up-to-the-minute transportation information. Available whenever you need it - 24/7 - from anywhere in the nine-county Bay Area.
511 Traffic - Comprehensive traffic information source for the Bay Area. Provides on-demand, up-to-the-minute traffic conditions and driving times for your route. Complements the 511 phone service and offers free information and tools.
Vessel Tracker - Real time data on ship positions, movements, history, ownership and management contact details. With a network of over 1200 AIS receiver stations processing 190,000 reports per minute it is possible for you to track over 40,000 vessels at any minute of the day, from anywhere in the world.
Worldometers - Live world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health. Interesting statistics with world population clock, forest loss this year, carbon dioxide CO2 emission, world hunger data, energy consumed, and more.
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