The next Society Members Meeting will take place in the downtown Los Angeles Richard J. Riordan Central Library on Saturday October 31, 2015. The meeting will be FREE and open to the public. It will start at 9:30 and go to 5:00 with a no host lunch in the Library’s café. We are currently finalizing a program that will […]
Bookings are filling up fast for the Michael Blanding speaking engagements in San Diego, Los Angeles and The Bay Area. Don’t miss out, book now at our website. See more about the series and his book, The Map Thief, on the attached flyer.
The California Map Society and Stanford University are arranging a distinguished speaker series with talks in San Diego, Los Angeles and Stanford in mid September. Michael Blanding will be our first speaker talking about his well received book, The Map Thief. Michael is a Boston-based investigative journalist whose work has been published in The Nation, The New […]
If there’s a capital of commercial mapmaking in the U.S. today, it’s probably in Silicon Valley. But from the late 19th century to the post-World War II era, Chicago was America’s city of maps. East Coast capitals like New York, Philadelphia, and Boston had led American mapmaking during the country’s first century, using European-derived techniques […]
Stanford’s “Mapping Emotions in Victorian London” is a crowdsourcing project designed to expand possibilities for research in the humanities. The project has invited anonymous participants to annotate whether passages drawn from novels, published mainly in the Victorian era, represented London places in a fearful, happy, or unemotional manner. This data allows Stanford to generate the maps you […]
Here’s a dozen maps that tell the story of cartography by their example. The author and others caution that we will lose a lot if we only rely on digital maps in the future. From the Guardian on May 4, 2015
We love to get unusual maps from our members. Ed English, our Treasurer, recently came across this set of maps that may challenge your perceptions of our world. You can see all of them by going forward on this blog with clicking on ” continue reading “ below where they are linked for you to see. […]
A beautiful full color printing of OPs 10 and 12 can now be purchased online for $7.59 plus tax and shipping here on our website. The Society thanks Mary Holder for this fine work in achieving our long standing goal to provide printed publications. Go to CMS Publications under the Research and Education tab […]
We’re quick to criticize our students who can’t place the states on our map of the US. If you’re so good, see how you do on this part of the world – or – have a contest with your kids. http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html
A color printed compilation of our last two digital Occasional Papers is now available to purchase. Go to our CMS Publications page under Research & Education for more. Julie Sweetkind-Singer has updated her recommended Books page with seven new additions. Go to our Books page under Research & Education.