Recreations in Cartography was written Bertelle M. Lyttle and first published in Harpers Monthly Magazine for its April 1902 issue.
Scientists within the European Space Agency are taking the first steps towards creating a sustainable space environment by developing and testing innovate satellite technology. This technology comes in the form of a gossamer sail produced by the University of Surrey’s Space Center.
Apple has recently filed a patent request with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to patent an “Interactive Map.” The Provisional Application was first filed on June 5, 2012 and was published on the USPTO web site on December 19, 2013 and the listed inventors of Apple’s Interactive […]
In 1973, the United States Army produced training film TF5-4523 entitled, “The Mapmaking Process” which it described as explaining the “theory of mapmaking, and illustrates the methods and techniques used to produce maps; planning, surveying, compiling, and reproduction.” Retrieved from the National Archives, the training video is available in three parts for […]
Last year, Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg of the site Hint.FM pulled near real-time data from the National Digital Forecast Database, to create a dynamic wind map of the United States. Now, Cameron Beccario has taken it one step further and create a wind map of the entire Earth. Simply called, “earth”, the visualization […]
Indoor Location has become the holy grail of location based-marketing, bringing consumers from their home to the closest shopping mall or retailer, greeting them with a message as they enter the mall or the store, helping them navigate indoors, send product information and special promotions as they get closer, and […]
The biggest mapping fun at Christmas time is NORAD’s Santa tracking. The tracking started back in 1955 when a Sears department store misprinted the number children could call to get updates on Santa’s whereabouts. The number instead went through to the Colorado Springs’ Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Center. The then Director […]
Long before the advent of radio navigation and Global Navigation Systems (GPS) to assist in air flight, the Transcontinental Airway System was developed to aid nighttime airmail flights. Proposed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the TAS was a series of beacons on concrete arrow platforms to form […]