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.
On the hunt for Bigfoot? Josh Stevens, a PhD candidate in Geography at Penn State, has stumbled across a treasure trove of Bigfoot sightings. Stevens discovered that the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization has catalogued Bigfoot/Sasquatch sightings in the United States and Canada stretching back to 1921. The database hosted by BFRO contains thousands of geocoded and timestamped logs […]
Everyone loves a great map. Maps engage readers and help them discover something they wouldn’t otherwise have learned about the world. Taking a look back at the maps that debuted this past year, here are my top picks for the most interesting and best maps of 2013. While there are many fantastic maps (both static […]
From the ancient times, humans have been trying to explain all the natural phenomena happening around the earth. “What if…” is a typical question for ancient Greeks Geographers, known as panepistimones (which means pan = all , epistimones = scientists) (Leontidou L. 2011). This question have been posted by different kind of scientists and artists […]
Demographic trends in the U.S. have always been a tradition and a wealth of information. After all, the United States government conducts an official census of every household and every person living within its borders every ten years. That census is not only mandated by the U.S. Constitution but the data collected from it is […]
As an oceanographic cartographer, Marie Tharp is credited with scientifically mapping the ocean floor in partnership with her colleague Bruce Heezen. Tharp and Heezen’s work was revolutionary, in that led to many discoveries and the theories of continental drift of plate tectonics. Tharp was a pioneer in science both as a woman and for her mapmaking.