Maps and Cartography

Profiling interesting maps and geography items. Also listed in this category are articles relating to cartography (aka map making) and cartographic techniques.

Using GIS to Improve Hurricane Evacuation and Preparedness

As hurricane season gets underway in the Atlantic, GIS is being use to better prepare communities and property from the…

September 16, 2020

H3: Open Source Geospatial Indexing System

H3, developed by Uber, divides the Earth into hexagons.

August 14, 2020

Using GIS to Track Historical Land Cover Change and Growth Rate at Fort McCoy

Christian Rodriguez outlines the process to track land cover changes on a military installation using ArcGIS.

August 14, 2020

Curated Tour of the Esri UC Map Gallery

Esri cartographers have created a curated tour of the 2020 virtual Esri UC map gallery with some handpicked selections.

July 13, 2020

Monitoring Volcanoes Using UAVs

With the increase usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, scientists now have a powerful tool to map active…

June 12, 2020

Using GIS for Navigating Special Events

Michael Allen Young discusses how GIS tools can help with navigating special events in the Army.

June 12, 2020

These Maps are Tracking the Rise and Fall of Coronavirus Cases across the United States

As states in the United States enter phased reopening, residents can track COVID-19 infection rates at the US state and…

June 8, 2020

Using Mobile Phone Data to Limit the Spread of COVID-19

Mobile phone data could be used to limit the spread of the virus while medical experts can also use it…

May 12, 2020

This Map is Tracking the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Near-Realtime

An interactive GIS dashboard developed by Johns Hopkins University is mapping COVID-19 cases with near real-time tracking.

August 18, 2020

The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map Dashboard Receives a Billion Hits a Day

Nature has a behind-the-scenes profile of how the enormously popular coronavirus tracking map created by Johns Hopkins University was created.

April 7, 2020

Mapping Epidemics

Forecasting the spread of viruses and mapping potential epidemics is gaining important attention in the medical community.

April 11, 2020

Mapping Australia’s Bushfires

Tools based on near-real time data from satellites, such as those used by Australia or developed by NASA, have great…

January 14, 2020