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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 […]

Maps and Cartography

Visualizing Data: World Obesity Rates, NY Marathon Route Census Analysis

Visualizing Data: World Obesity Rates, NY Marathon Route Census Analysis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has put out a mapping application showing the global prevalence of obesity for males and females over twenty years of age.  WHO defines obesity as those individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) that is 30 or higher.  According to WHO’s factsheet on obesity, in […]

GIS Learning

Geospatial Redux: Geographic Imager 3.3, RapidEye’s New Website

Geospatial Redux: Geographic Imager 3.3, RapidEye’s New Website

Industry news in the geospatial world includes announcements from Avenza, GTG, RapidEye, and the Wycombe District Council. Avenza has released Geographic Imager3.3 for Adobe Photoshop. The latest release includes support for the newer versions of Photoshop, new Pixel-as-Point preference option, and mew Create Single Layer option for Terrain Shader. GTG has announced […]