GAW Day 4: Cartography

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So far this week we have talked about the main areas of consideration in Geography (physical and human) and the modern technologies that underpin them (GIS Day). Today we look at perhaps the oldest portion of geography, cartography. While not all cartographers are geographers, nor are all geographers cartographers, there is a deep symbiotic relationship […]

CartoTalk

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After our podcast episode on cartography, John Krygier emailed us, and mentioned that CartoTalk might be a good resource for people interested in cartography and map design. It is a forum with over 250 members and topics include news, general discussions, a map gallery, and advice and tutorials. Registrations is free, so if you’re interested […]

‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ Movie Map

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As mentioned over at the Map Room, the movie pages for the upcoming The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe feature a map based on the great land of Narnia. Very similar to the maps of Middle Earth and other fictional worlds. A nice flash interface guides you to some of the locations of interest. […]

Jesse’s wrap up

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I have been bouncing around this week due to work and haven’t posted very much, but instead of filling up the page and RSS feed with a few notes all at once I am going to just touch on a few announcements in one post. ESRI has released the proceedings from this past weeks Health […]

USGS Mapping Center Move On Hold

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The plan to close the USGS mapping center in Rolla, Missouri and move its operations to Denver has been put on hold after Missouri officials and legislators protested, and the decision will now be reviewed before any further action is taken Via Geoplace

Green Map System

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According to their website, ” The Green Map System (GMS) is a locally adaptable, globally shared framework for environmental mapmaking.” Basically, it’s a collaborative worldwide project that is collecting Green Map projects together on one website and also offers tips and examples on using Green Maps in local community planning and education. They’ve already got […]

More on USGS mapping consolidation

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I saw a link to this article from Federal Computer Weekly over on The Map Room and, while a number of blogs, including ours, have previously covered the consolidation of USGS mapping activities in Denver, this article talks a little bit more about the implications of the move.