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 […]
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…)
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.