Our friends at Esri have shared with us that this coming August 31 will be International Overdose Awareness Day. If this topic is of interest to you, or perhaps near to your heart, you know by now that Esri and others have been actively sharing data and map resources that address this epidemic and offer insights and understanding of the urgency that exists in many cities and towns. [Read more…] about Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st – Tips for Communities to Build Awareness Maps
Esri Maps Highlight Net Neutrality Implications — With discussions about net neutrality intensifying, Esri has created a suite of interactive maps to illustrate the current state of the Internet access and behavior across the US. From analyzing predominant Internet connection types to highlighting the communities that have already been left behind in the digital divide, these maps provide critical context for understanding how and where potential changes to net neutrality will impact Americans. [Read more…] about Mapping Net Neutrality Implications – The State of Internet Access & What Do Americans Do Online?
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