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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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Waze Yourself to Gas Deals with Waze 3.2

TweetSome pretty cool news via the Waze blog as the company has officially announced details of the new, Waze at R 3.2. Something really cool is special Waze deals for wazers that will get you reduced gas at participating retailers. … Continue reading

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Giant Map from NGS to Hit Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

TweetA cool Geo EDU story here as word of the National Geographic traveling map “road show” will be reaching Mississippi in an effort to help educate kids on geography.  According to a report, the map measures 26 feet by 35 … Continue reading

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War Horse Journey Time Map by Dreamworks and Microsoft (Bing)

TweetA new movie promotional effort has been put together for Dreamworks and Microsoft (Bing) for the movie War Horse – the entire project done using AJAX.  This from the developers… After months of research into the battlefields of World War … Continue reading

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Avenza PDF Maps for iOS Adds KML and Dropbox Support

TweetA reminder to you iPad and iOS users out there about another fabulous and free map reader available to you, the PDF Maps application for iOS from Avenza Systems. Much more than a simple map viewer, Avenza also provides power … Continue reading

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Wrap up a Historic Map For The Holidays

TweetHere’s a cool holiday gift idea from the gang at Amerisurv… historic maps! These are ideal for the map lover, for the boss, or for the living room… yes, I have one of these (a sweet State of Florida map) … Continue reading

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Atlas of Canada Archives, Over 1,000 Historical Maps

TweetNatural Resources Canada (NRCAN) has a nice online resource where visitors can access a digital archive of the Atlas of Canada. Maps dating back to 1906 are available as scanned digital files, or can be viewed online using a handy … Continue reading

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Oscar Movie Trivia On A Map

TweetOh man, I just love maps, and I really dig it when I see the mainstream business world take advantage of a maps and mapping technology to tell their story. Case in point, Venere Travel has used an attractive map … Continue reading

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Interesting… New book explores The Map as Art

TweetI really dig abstract representations and interpretations that take advantage of maps, Geo technology and imagery – here’s an interesting new book that touches on this subject. From the National Post… Harmon’s latest book, The Map as Art, explores how … Continue reading

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Save all your Good Things with Nokia Ovi Maps

TweetOvi maps ( have just added a new feature for registered users – Good Things. Simply put, its a cool way for users to login, store, and share great things that they know about. Simply locate the position of the … Continue reading

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Cool GISuser Map – 2009 West Nile Virus

TweetI’m into maps and sharing interesting maps and GIS data apps and Services that I bump into. Here’s a cool summary that I found from the CDC. Care to have us hang your map up on the wall?? 2009 West … Continue reading

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Award winning map shows Scheduled Service on Small Airlines in Canada

TweetFrom the latest news update from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Geography, and interesting, award winning map from a student. The map is a fine example of excellence in cartography and is very interesting at the same time – … Continue reading

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