The David Rumsey Map Center, which opened at Stanford in April 2016, houses one of the premier map collections in the country. The California Map Society is a founding friend of the David Rumsey Map Center. The center has partnered with the California Map Society to organize and host a lecture each year and also […]
Maps from Elsbeth English We recently received this very interesting set of maps from Elsbeth English, a long time member. Click on Continue Reading to see them.
An interesting snippet of how maps developed over the years. Click on “Continue Reading” to access the link.
The Huffington Post recently searched the Digital Public Library of America for beautiful maps and discovered some of the best came from the 19th century. You may recognize a few when you go to this link to the online Huffington Post here. You can do your own digging at the Digital Public Library here. Click on […]
Julie Sweetkind-Singer of Stanford University offers her latest list of recommended map reading. It includes CMS member Judith Tyner’s latest publication, “Stitching the World: Embroidered Maps and Women’s Geographical Education”. Go to the Books page under Research & Publications to see the full list, where to buy, prices, and Julie’s review.
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 […]