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Some say that Chicago was the last great capital of cartography!

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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 Is Mapping Emotions in Victorian London

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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 […]

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, […]