What does a more global economic strategy mean in the world of GIS? It all relates back to one simple thing: maps can be used to share information in a visual and engaging way.
The North American Cartographic Information Society and the FixWikiMaps Project are organizing the first ever MapLift from August 28th through September 4th this year. MapLift is a program to identify and fix bad, outdated, or incomplete maps on Wikipedia. Volunteers are being solicited to help with the program. Those interested can signup via the MapLift signup […]
One issue with choropleth maps is that geographic areas that are small in area can oftentimes become indecipherable when viewed on a small scale map. Take for example, a map of the United States. The states located in the New England region are far smaller in size than states along the Western […]
In today’s era of digital maps, the use of paper maps might seem a bit antiquated. When Google Maps are easily accessible through any computer, tablet, or smartphone, pulling out a paper map appears to be as old-fashioned as using a rotary telephone or listening to a vinyl record. There […]
The team behind Dragon Hunters explains their crowd funding campaign currently running on Indiegogo. Can we map a legend? Can we map dragons as we map the distribution of African lions or North American bald eagles? Like eagles, dragons are told to cut the sky with their wings, but they also dig […]