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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 […]

GIS Learning

Geospatial Redux: Paper Maps Win Over GPS, Where to Hail a Cab in NYC, Comic Book Maps

Geospatial Redux: Paper Maps Win Over GPS, Where to Hail a Cab in NYC, Comic Book Maps

John McKinney makes the argument in the article “Don’t Throw Away Your Paper Maps Just Yet” that while GPS units are great for telling you your location, paper maps are better for telling you the picture of where you are (via All Points Blog and The Map Room).  McKinney sites several arguments […]

GIS Learning

GeoBriefs: Has China Banned You?, Juicy Geography

GeoBriefs: Has China Banned You?, Juicy Geography

Are you curious if your web site is accessible in China?  Test out your URL on the Great Firewall of China to see if your site can be viewed within China: Great Firewall of China. Steve Dahl, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune opines on the beauty of simply unfolding a […]