There’s a weekly show-and-tell at the Earth Sciences and Map Library Seminar Room at UC Berkeley on Fridays from 11 am – 12 pm. The topics for the next two sessions are 10/24: Earth beneath your feet: Geological Atlases and Berkeley landslide maps 10/31: Ghost Town Maps For more information contact Susan Powell, GIS & Map Librarian, […]
Jim Jeffery wants to share this about his trip to London in July: “We were recently in London and one the of greatest times I had was in Greenwich Observatory and National Maritime Museum – where we waited to be the first (12.7.14) to see the “Ships, Clocks, and Stars”. Also and much more ‘fun’ was the Greenwich […]
If you’re a maphead and confused about the Middle East, here’s the answer. There are forty maps depicting the history through to the current events in the region. It’s still confusing but seeing the data spatially clears up a lot questions. You sure see how the political boundaries have little basis in history or culture. Go […]
The Atlantic magazine recently published an interview with Nik Freeman, an “amateur” mapmaker who has had his creations go viral on the internet. He enjoys creating maps to portray data spatially as a “hobby”. You will enjoy the examples shown in the article Click on continue reading to get to the link for the article here: How […]
If you are interested in making maps or seeing old and new map concepts, you can hardly go wrong with going to the website: http://makingmaps.net/. There are great examples with stories and explanations and a good blog to join too.
With all that has gone on in the Middle East over the past few years this question may have come into your mind. But there are issues even here in North America in some folk’s opinion. Here’s a set of essays on borders that are begging for change – but most are not in the […]
Penn State through Coursera is offering a FREE course to get you started in GIS and the related new spatial technologies. No prerequisites are required; you just need an internet connection and some time. The online classes will start March 25 and end on May 6th and even include “hands on” labs for creating maps. […]
Go here to see some fun old newsreels from British Pathe about maps made in the 30’sthrough 60’s. Continue reading to get the link.
We’ve all been speculating on what happened. Click on Continue Reading to see some of the information and analysis in the media as of April 8 – a month after the aircraft went missing: //// The Wall Street Journal search overview map //// CNN’s extensive map coverage //// ExtremeTech’s engineering analysis ////
One of our members came across this interpretation of why we look at maps the way we do. This researcher offers a cogent explanation that you may want to review. Comments are really welcome from the membership as many may have added information or other “points of view”. Please click on Continue Reading to get the link to […]