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.

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.

April 21, 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

GIS and Migrant Deaths in the United States

Spatial analysis and GIS is being used in the study of migrant deaths to not only better track routes taken…

January 27, 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

Print and Assemble These Map Tree Ornaments

John Nelson from Esri has posted three map ornament templates you can print and assemble for your Christmas tree.

June 1, 2020