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Gorgeous Maps from the 19th Century


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 […]

Fall Reading: See Our New Book List


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 Map Thief in California!


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 […]

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


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


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 […]