Cartography

Mapping anime to attract tourists

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The Japanese National Tourism Organization co-created a map of Hakone, Japan with Gainax, the creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion a wildly popular 1990s anime which is currently undergoing a resurgence. The JNTO and Hakone area are taking advantage of this resurgence to encourage anime fans from around the globe to come for a visit. From […]

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British Geological Survey Maps

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The British Geological Survey, the world’s oldest national geological survey, is offering GEOSCIENCE, a free service for sharing geospatial information including maps, 3D maps, and photographs. The GEOSCENIC is really cool because it is geological photos from their archives that can be used free of charge for non-commercial purposes. They have a make-a-map function for […]

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INFOMAR – Mapping Ireland’s Seabed

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Just as countries are spending increasing amounts of money and resources to map their territories using high-resolution technologies such as LIDAR, some, like Ireland, are devoting significant effort to map their undersea territory (and potential resources) as well. Beginning in 2006, the INFOMAR (INtegrated Mapping FOr the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s MArine Resource) project has […]

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Largest Self-Portrait in the World!

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Created with DHL shipping company and the help of GPS! It spans nearly every continent and shows a pretty elaborate path. While this might seem flippant, I think it shows an important intersection of technology and art. Anyone familiar with ancient maps can see the obvious art there, but I can’t say I’ve ever thought […]

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Festival of Maps in Chicago

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There is a great website associated with the Festival of Maps that is taking place through February 2008. The site offers a chance to view sites via a map, search for specific content/events and browse by different map types. If you are going to Chicago in the near future definitely check out this great resource […]

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Where is Middle-Earth?

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More fun from our friends over at Strange Maps. As the post says, Tolkien didn’t create Middle Earth from thin air, it’s based upon real geography. In this case, as sort of stylized version of Europe. Then you put in on the map, it sorta makes sense I guess. Although I would have thought he […]