August, 2007


GIS Learning

Geospatial Redux: Oakland Crimespotting, GISFish, Festival of Maps

Geospatial Redux: Oakland Crimespotting, GISFish, Festival of Maps

Oakland Crimespotting is a dazzling interactive mapping application built on Microsoft’s Virtual Earth.  Crime incidents for the City of Oakland in California can be viewed over a time period or by type.  Clicking on a particular crime location brings up a maptip with more detailed information on the crime.  What pushes […]

GIS Learning

GeoBriefs: Embedding Google Maps, GIS Career Profile, Mexico Wins the Geography Bee

UPDATE:  Google has formally announced the availability of embedded Google Maps.  Read about it and get instructions on using this new functionality from Google’s Lat Long Blog: YouTube-style Embeddable Maps As reported on the CNET site, Google Maps is poised to release a new feature next week that will allow users […]

Maps and Cartography

Basics of a Map

Basics of a Map

A map is almost universally a two-dimensional representation of a piece of three-dimensional space. Only with the advent of modern computer graphics were three-dimensional maps made possible. Maps serve two map functions; they are a spatial database and a communication device. The science of making maps is called cartography. Basic map characteristics […]