December, 2011


GIS Data

Mapping Air Pollution

Mapping Air Pollution

Pulling real time data from the city government of Madrid, Into the Air is a project led by Nerea Calvillo (along with a team of architectural students, anthropologists, and designers) to map out air pollutants over the Spanish city.  The project was originally developed at Visualizar’08, an annual workshop/seminar that focused that year’s […]

Maps and Cartography

Homeschool Cartography Courses

If you live near Portland, Maine and have homeschooled children, there is a cartography course being offered through the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education of the University of Southern Maine.  The four-part homeschooling cartography course is offered at two levels: intermediate for children aged 10-12 and secondary […]

GIS Learning

New Mappings Collaboratory

New Mappings Collaboratory

The Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky recently announced the formation of the New Mappings Collaboratory: “New Maps” draws upon both applied and conceptual traditions in mapping practices and mapping thought and represents a stream of scholarship focused on public engagement, “big data” and user-generated Internet content, as well […]

GIS Learning

Historical Geography and GIS

Historical GIS is the use of GIS data to document the given geography of an area in history.  GIS can be used in historical geography research to map out ancient areas and the changes in cities and places over time. NHGIS (National Historical Geographic Information System) stores historical GIS data […]