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.

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

This Map is Tracking the Novel 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 5, 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.

February 20, 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.

December 9, 2019

Geospatial Data Available: Global Sea-surface Salinity

Data from three satellite missions has been merged to produce a global time-series showing sea-surface salinity measurements between 2010 and…

November 30, 2019

Thanksgiving Maps and Geography

Thanksgiving maps about this holiday involving major feasting. Maps shown include distribution of turkey, green beans, sweet potatoes, and cranberries…

November 26, 2019

DNA Science and GIS

In recent years, spatial analysis has supplemented our understanding of genetic variation and DNA studies.

December 7, 2019

Mapping the World’s Islands

A new United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri project has now mapped 340,691 islands of the Earth’s islands and…

October 28, 2019