Cartography

NACIS Map Design Survey

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The North American Cartographic Information Society has rolled out an online survey in order to gain and understanding of what the mapping community thinks about map design. The survey will be open through April 6, 2007, so if you have a few minutes to spare head over to http://www.nacis.org/map_design/index.html and share your thoughts on map […]

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Another perspective on MAPPS

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David over at the Surveying, Mapping, and GIS blog has posted a comment to SE15 and made a post on his blog regarding the MAPPS vs US case on Friday. Everybody I have talked to about the case has had something to say, so it is surprising that not more discussion is taking place on […]

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Amicus Brief

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The AAG, UCGIS, URISA, GITA, and the GISCI have teamed up to create a rebuttal to MAPPS’ stance in MAPPS vs US. You can find the details or donate to support their legal costs at the AAG website. We are trying to get a few interviews from these organizations prior to the pending court date. […]

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URISA Student Paper Comp

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URISA has announced their first annual student paper competition. From the announcement: Are you an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. student? Are you interested in a career using geographic information systems, information technology, geospatial technology, planning or community development? If yes, your writing and research should be recognized and shared with your peers. Submit a paper […]

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Placeblogger

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I’m not exactly sure how this plays out in less populated areas, but I like the idea. Placeblogger is an attempt to create blog/web communities in local areas. As the page says, “Placeblogs are sites devoted to a particular neighborhood, city, town, or region. They’re watercoolers for local discussion, a place to find out where […]

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Here, there be dragons

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Over the last couple of days I have been reading Here, There Be Dragons by James Owen which can be found in the young adult section of your bookstore (why is it always on the opposite side of the store from Scifi/Fantasy). The thing that grabbed me was a dragon on the cover, but what […]