April, 2011


Maps and Cartography

16th and 17th Century Cartography Versus 2011 Imagery

How did the major cities in the 16th and 17th centuries compare with their modern counterparts?  The Atlantic has a slideshow comparing the look of mostly European cities with satellite images pulled from Google Maps. Scans of the 16th century maps are housed on the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s and the […]

GIS Software

GIS Software Resources

GIS Software Resources

GIS Software Packages Summary of commercial GIS software currently on the market. Find out about the commercial applications available for all operating systems. Open Source GIS and Freeware GIS Applications Learn about what open source GIS applications are available. What is the GeoCloud? A new term is emerging to describe […]

GIS Learning

Of Interest: Flood Map, iPhone Tracking Update

Of Interest: Flood Map, iPhone Tracking Update

Esri has released an online Flood Map to track observed flooding locations (point locations symbolized by categorized flooding intensity), precipitation reports, and social media (Twitter, YouTube, Flickr) posts about the situation in the Midwest.  Satellite, topography, and street data can be toggled on and off as the base layers. Flood […]

GIS Learning

Geospatial Redux: Spatial Statistics Book, NASA and USAID Data Accord

Geospatial Redux: Spatial Statistics Book, NASA and USAID Data Accord

Esri Press has released Spatial Statistical Data Analysis for GIS Users. The volume, published on DVD, focuses on explaining the applications of statistical analysis in GIS.  From the press release: “This book provides a fundamental guide to understanding and applying the three tasks of geostatistical modeling,” said author Konstantin Krivoruchko, whose career […]

Maps and Cartography

Charlie's Angels, 2009 Maps, book pages, Folger's coffee, ink, on wood panel

Map Collages

Artist Matthew Cusick turns bits and pieces of old maps into amazing art with his map collages.  The maps are intricately pieced together into works of art.  The end result is amazing with collages that capture incredible detail and, from afar, look like paintings.  Cusick uses no color aside from […]