Online Mapping


Maps and Cartography

Downtown view of the Memphis Map for Elvis Fans by Alan and Andrea Grossman with hand-drawn illustrations.Downtown view of the Memphis Map for Elvis Fans by Alan and Andrea Grossman with hand-drawn illustrations.

Paper Maps Refuse to Die in the Digital Age

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 […]

Maps and Cartography

Hyperlocal Mapping in Syria

Hyperlocal Mapping in Syria

A brand new start up, First Mile Geo, which specializes in developing GIS tools for research in developing countries, has helped analyze and map out the Syrian conflict at the neighborhood level in the country’s largest city, Aleppo.  In order to create a report commissioned by the American Security Project, Caerus Associates, […]

Maps and Cartography

New Online Map Allows the Detailed Scrutinizing of U.S. Households

New Online Map Allows the Detailed Scrutinizing of U.S. Households

Demographic trends in the U.S. have always been a tradition and a wealth of information. After all, the United States government conducts an official census of every household and every person living within its borders every ten years. That census is not only mandated by the U.S. Constitution but the […]

GIS Software

Open MapQuest

Open MapQuest

Google’s recent enforcement of Google Maps API usage, resulting in charges for those exceeding the stated free usage quotas, has led some web sites to jump ship in search of less expensive online mapping options including Open MapQuest. Ed Freyfogle of Nestoria, a property search engine, recently posted on Nestoria’s […]