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New Books and Publications

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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.

Here’s a map puzzle to figure out

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We just received this email: My name is Matt, and I’m participating in a trivia scavenger hunt contest sponsored by a college radio station in Minnesota. We are given visual clues to identify ahead of time, as they will ask questions about them during the contest. One of the images is a mid-20th century Rand McNally […]

Today’s London via GIS

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Here are twelve very interesting views of London as compiled from today’s data. This BBC report is extracted from a new book, London- The Information Capital, written by Geographer Dr James Cheshire and visual designer Oliver Uberti.  Well worth a view if you’re headed there – or even if not. (more…)

“Maps and More” at UC Berkeley

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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, […]

40 maps that explain the Middle East

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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 […]

Interview with an internet map guru

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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 […]

Want to dip your toe into GIS?

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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. […]