Category Archives: maps

National Map’s Historical Topographic Map Collection – 178,000 historical topographic maps of the US

TweetHere’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 … Continue reading

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Esri Olympic News Map – Olympic Controversies, Scandals, & Stardom

TweetJust 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 … Continue reading

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US Language Mapper Maps Where non-English Speaking Populations Live

TweetSomething 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 … Continue reading

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ESRIUC Map Gallery People’s Choice Winner Inspired by Van Gogh

TweetOne 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 … Continue reading

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The Geography of Hate Maps Geotagged Hateful Tweets

TweetA few days ago I sent out a tweet about some Interesting research from HSU (Humboldt State) on the geography of hate and the Hate Map of racist and homophobic tweets – interesting to see that today the maps seems … Continue reading

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Friday Fun With Maps – America As Seen by A New Yorker

TweetHow about a little Friday fun with maps and a sweet, little gem I stumbled upon today… America as viewed by a New Yorker… I just love the “empty space caused by the stupid shape of Idaho”… LOL! Got any … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Fun – NFL Fan Map (FandomMap) created from Facebook data

TweetSuper Bowl week is here so that means more cool data visualizations.. best BBQ, tail gate hot spots, and those awesome NFL fan maps! Here’s details of a cool fan map – I’m not sure I can agree that its … Continue reading

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USGS Infographic – The water cycle for kids

TweetHow about another cool infographic for the collection? This one is loads of fun and may be a nice little addition for you to have printed out, laminated, and slapped up on the wall in the kids room… or maybe … Continue reading

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A Resource Devoted to PDF Maps for iOS

TweetLearn all about PDF Maps, search and download map, become a PDF Maps vendor – Another fabulous resource for GeoGeeks and GeoTechs is something new from our friends at Avenza Systems. The crew has rolled out a new resource on … Continue reading

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Create and Share Awesome Maps Quickly with Mapbox

TweetThere’s no question that we are all data collectors, many of us data hoarders but what to do with all that awesome data? Well, naturally the geographer in me wants to create a map. Indeed there’s plenty of choices out … Continue reading

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PBS Video Looks at Apple Maps v Google Maps and Crowdsourcing

TweetIndeed an interesting quote from an analyst in the video… Apple needs to own maps… they need to own location. It seems David Rumsey enjoys the 3D capabilities of Apple Maps and seems to indicate that the user experience is … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Printed Maps at the Royal BC Museum

TweetI had the pleasure of attending a very cool press event here in our little town of Victoria, B.C on Vancouver Island! Our awesome museum, The Royal B.C. Museum, has just scored a really cool exhibition (“Envisioning The World: The … Continue reading

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