December, 2009


Maps and Cartography

New Maps and Design on the David Rumsey Map Collection Site

New Maps and Design on the David Rumsey Map Collection Site

David Rumsey has added 1,238 new maps and images to his site, the David Rumsey Collection.  Some highlights: Included are John Cary’s comprehensive road map of England and Wales from 1794 (plus a composite image joining all 81 sheets), John Wilson’s important Map of South Carolina, 1822, Pick’s time-line historical chart from […]

Maps and Cartography

Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura

Billing itself as a “Compendium of the World’s Wonders, Curiosities, and Esoterica”, Atlas Obscura is a modern day online Cabinet of Curiosities.  The site was created for the purpose of “cataloging all of the singular, eccentric, bizarre, fantastical, and strange out-of-the-way places that get left out of traditional travel guidebooks […]

GPS

Real-time GPS Mapping and GIS Solution Aids Efficient Disaster Management

Real-time GPS Mapping and GIS Solution Aids Efficient Disaster Management

Saturday, February 7, 2009 will forever be known as Black Saturday in the state of Victoria, Australia. In the midst of a 10-year drought, a record-breaking heat wave descended upon the state, with temperatures exceeding 45 degrees Celsius (110-120 degrees Fahrenheit), breaking all-time record highs in some cities. Under these […]