Maps and Cartography
Profiling interesting maps and geography items. Also listed in this category are articles relating to cartography (aka map making) and cartographic techniques.
Hallie Pritchett, the head of the Map and Government Information Library at the University of Georgia presented on the care and storage of maps. The University of Georgia stores over 400,000 maps and 240,000 air photos covering the state of Georgia, making it one of the largest academic map repositories in the United States. This [...]
Palomar, an Italian optics company, is an example of the fact that maps and globes can still be used through innovation technologies, despite the popularity of digital mapping systems and GPS. The company has been a leader in traditional optics since 1956 and is based in Florence, Italy. The company boasts that it develops creative [...]
The conclave to elect the new pope is set to convene on March 12, 2013. Starting on Tuesday, those cardinals aged under 80 years (those born on or after February 28, 1933) will be able to cast their vote for the 266th pontiff. The total number of eligible cardinals numbers 115 and hail from 50 different [...]
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut left over twenty people dead, the majority of them young children. The nation responded with shock, anger, and a renewed controversial debate on gun control. Schools sought to increase their security and clamp down on gun-related threats. Others rushed to get [...]
The start of a new year always induces the most positive thinking in many people. For many, the new year is also an opportunity to start a new life with new goals. Popular New Year’s goals include weight loss, better health, a better job, kicking bad habits (such as smoking, too much drinking, or poor [...]