Cartography


Maps and Cartography

StateFace, open source font collection of the U.S. States.StateFace, open source font collection of the U.S. States.

StateFace

Here’s a font collection cartographers and those in GIS might want to download for future use.  StateFace is a sets of icons for the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and one showing the continental United States.  The shapes have been simplified to make them easily usable for instances where […]

Maps and Cartography

California as an Island – Map Collection Now Online

Stanford has announced that the Glen McLaughlin Map Collection of California as an Island is now available online.  Glen McLaughlin collected almost 800 maps specifically about California as an island over a period of 40 years.  The maps were acquired by Stanford University in December of 2011 and is the largest known […]

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Gretchen Peterson | Profiles From the Geospatial Community

Gretchen Peterson | Profiles From the Geospatial Community

Gretchen Peterson is a well-known geospatial professional who has run her own GIS consulting firm, Peterson GIS, since 2001.  She has worked on a wide range of GIS projects including (just to name a few) solar energy site suitability analysis, stream restoration prioritization, wildlife corridor design, and an archaeological sensitivity […]

Maps and Cartography

Cartographic Resources

Cartographic Resources

Learn how to really display your spatial information and create well designed, informative maps. Access this collection of resources on how to display colors, create an amazing layout, and what information to show. Cartographic Design and Map Making What’s in a Map? What really makes a map? Find out the […]

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GIS 101: Learn About GIS

GIS 101: Learn About GIS

GIS is a multi-faceted discipline built that incorporates a variety of technologies and concepts. To really understand the capabilities of GIS, it is important to learn cartography, spatial and statistical analysis, database management, and programming. Looking to get started in GIS?  This GIS 101 page is the launch page for […]

Maps and Cartography

Homeschool Cartography Courses

If you live near Portland, Maine and have homeschooled children, there is a cartography course being offered through the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education of the University of Southern Maine.  The four-part homeschooling cartography course is offered at two levels: intermediate for children aged 10-12 and secondary […]