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Ask.com Elevation maps

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Although Ask.com has really gotten a lot of press or attention, they do have one interesting feature, that recent posts at The Map Room and AllPoints Blog referred to: elevation maps. Although nobody who posted on it had much to say, other than to make a note of it and descibe the new layer’s features, […]

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Mapping the World’s Languages

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Dr. Steven Huffman has posted a series of maps of the world’s language families, based on Merritt Ruhlen’s “A Guide to the World’s Languages”, as a project using Global Mapping International’s (GMI) World Language Mapping System (WLMS). This is a commercial product which offers language data in GIS point and polygon format. A selected set […]