Whether you are looking for gifts for Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or just looking for a special gift for any time of the year, here are some gift ideas for a range of budgets. From silly to serious, find the perfect GIS gift idea on this list.
Every year, there seems to be a handful of maps that fascinate the masses and fire up the social media platforms. Listed here are some of the more fascinating maps and GIS data visualizations that caught the public’s attention in 2012.
Thanksgiving maps about this holiday involving major feasting. Maps shown include distribution of turkey, green beans, sweet potatoes, and cranberries by Zellmer and a similar interactive map by Esri.
Projected to make landfall tonight at the southwest pass of the Mississippi River, a recently reclassified Hurricane Isaac has a lot of residents of the Gulf Coast. The hurricane is currently a category 1 with winds of 75 MPH. The hurricane is expected to make landfall later today. There are a […]
If you’re looking for Geography themed presents that go beyond atlases, books, and GPS related products, there are some fun and creative options out there. Map themed shower curtains seem to be a popular item although not all curtains are accurate. The Home World Map Shower Curtain is replete with […]
If you’re trying to figure out the ideal gift for the GISer or geographer on your list, check out these great ideas for your Christmas and holiday gift shopping. This list will be updated as new deals and unique geography themed gifts are discovered for the 2011 season. Publisher Black […]
R language is a commonly used programming language and open source software that can be utilized by statisticians for statistical and data analysis. Licensed under GNU, R can be downloaded and installed on Linux, MacOS, and Windows platforms. More about what R is here. R can also be used for […]
Looking for a map? Browse these map libraries to find scanned versions of contemporary and historic maps. Bodleian Library Map Room With over a millian sheets and 20,000 atlases, the Bodleian Library Map Room (Oxford, England) bills itself as the 7th largest collection of maps. Scanned maps available for downloading […]
It’s estimated that about 7% of males are color blind in some form (as compared with 0.4% of females). While a very small percentage don’t see color at all, the most common form of color blindness is the inability to differentiate red and green colors. One area that color […]
Artist Matthew Cusick turns bits and pieces of old maps into amazing art with his map collages. The maps are intricately pieced together into works of art. The end result is amazing with collages that capture incredible detail and, from afar, look like paintings. Cusick uses no color aside from […]