Virtual Reference Desk Abstract
Developed by the Department of Geology at the University of Edinburgh, this system used data from the US National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC). This data provides basic information about earthquakes within hours of them taking place. In response to a query, the data is dynamically accessed from a USGS server in Golden, Colorado. The data is then processed into an appropriate format here in Edinburgh and finally displayed using the Xerox PARC Map Viewer based in Palo Alto, California again in the USA.
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