MapJam is an interesting collaboration tool for anyone, the novice to the developer. The idea here is essentially this, MapJam is a map publishing platform that allows businesses, organizations, and people to create useful, personalized maps that are easy to share. Account creation is fast and simple (just connect via a social network) then create your own map collection to share. I created the map below in less than a minute, and sharing is a breeze! Easily add descriptions, custom elements like photos and vide, then embed or share with just a click… an idea way to share a static or interactive map via a blog, newsletter or ?? – well done!
An interesting map from the UK – enter the Mobile coverage and fixed broadband checker
Once again, The American Surveyor Magazine presents The Historic Map Collection. These poster sized maps are printed on archival paper and make the perfect gift for employees, clients, and co-workers (I have a sweet old map of Florida on my wall!)
Oh yes, I love art. I also love music too, heck, who doesn’t right? Well, I know you GeoGeeks and music lovers will really dig this one as we stumble onto yet another amazing cartographic product that quite simply will make you say WOW – enter this awesome Music Map.
Yes indeed, just in the nick of time, our friends Martha and Jim have shared details of the latest update to the wonderful and useful GaslampMap.com. Use this handy resource while in San Diego attending ESRIUC, Comic Con, or ??? and have access any time any place to all the latest and greatest restaurants, bars, and night spots in the famous Gaslamp District.
The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT ) http://www.pcta.org/ is a treasured pathway through some of the most outstanding scenic terrain in the United States. Beginning in southern California at the Mexican border, the PCT travels a total distance of 2,650 miles through California, Oregon, and Washington until reaching the Canadian border.
Here’s a fabulous digital archive with tens of thousands of maps for your viewing and printing pleasure! Available in time for the Fourth of July and able to be accessed on all digital devices, the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer brings to life more than 178,000 maps dating from 1884 to 2006.
In 2009, USGS began the release of a new generation of topographic maps (US Topo) in electronic form, and is now complementing them with the release of high-resolution scans of more than 178,000 historical topographic maps of the United States. The topographic map remains an indispensable tool for everyday use in government, science, industry, land management planning, and recreation.
Just in time for the Sochi Olympics, a news map from Esri – this one enables users to relive 20 infamous events in the history of the Olympics, from gender discrimination in Ancient Olympia to the “whack heard ‘round the world” that almost derailed Nancy Kerrigan’s career. See Olympic Controversies, Scandals, & Stardom
Something new from the US Census Bureau, a handy map resource to help identify regions in the country where specific language clusters exist. According to this new resource based on the 207-2011 Community Survey Data, Spanish, Chinese Top Non-English Languages Spoken; Most of Population is English Proficient. For each language, the mapper shows the concentration of those who report that they speak English less than “very well,” a measure of English proficiency. A report has been published along with the WMS.
The interactive map shows where certain languages are spoken in America. The languages available in the interactive map include Spanish, French, French Creole, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Polish, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Arabic. After selecting one of these languages from the menu, users will see a national population density map, with each dot representing about 100 people who speak the language at home placed where these speakers are concentrated. See 2011 Language Mapper HERE or see more details about the project HERE
One of the most popular events at the annual ESRIUC each year is the Map Gallery where the works of thousands of GIS users from around the World are put on display and shared with attendees. Maps are judged and the “best” are selected based on a number of criteria. Selected maps are then featured in a future edition of The Map Book from Esri Press. This year, the People’s Choice Award winning map was announced at the closing plenary address by Esri President Jack Dangermond. The award went to an eye-catching map that was very artistic and inspired by the work of Vincent Van Gogh… great stuff indeed!