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Cartografías de lo desconocido

Nov 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps bne exhibitions libraries madrid

Cartografías de lo desconocido (Cartographies of the Unknown; Google Translate) an exhibition of some two hundred maps and related pieces at the Biblioteca Nacional de España in Madrid. Cartografías de lo desconocido persigue dos objetivos. Primero, hacer que el espectador se fije más en el mapa y menos en el territorio, pues sucede a menudo … Continue reading "Cartografías de lo desconocido"


GIS Day 2017 is for Everyone

Nov 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities 3d designs 3d pdf arcgis big data

Dr. Joseph Kerski, Ph.D., GISP, Education Manager for Esri, spoke with GISCafe Voice about GIS Day events and his trip to University of Central Florida (UCF) to participate in GIS Day 2017 there. Coordinating the UCF event is Dr. Timothy Hawthorne, Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Systems, Principal Investigator, NSF Citizen Science GIS REU Site for […]


Empowered by Reality – Reflections on the Climate Reality Project

Nov 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles climate change climate reality project environment international

In October, Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project invigorated Pittsburgh like an autumn breeze. Never before had 1,400 people assembled in the region for the shared purpose of solving the climate crisis. The ground almost shook from the positive energy. It was induced seismicity of a better kind. About the Climate Reality Project The event occupied […]

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History of Britain in Maps

Nov 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps books uk

Philip Parker’s History of Britain in Maps (HarperCollins) includes 100 maps covering the island’s entire history, from Matthew Paris and the Gough Map to maps of the EU referendum results. Out now in the U.K.; according to Amazon it’ll be in stock in Canada in December and in the U.S. next February. [Amazon]


Map Books of 2017 Updated

Nov 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books housekeeping

I’ve finally updated the Map Books of 2017 page to account for all the books that were brought to my attention over the past few months. Later this month it’ll be time for me to post the 2017 edition of The Map Room’s Holiday Gift Guide. Each year I put out a list of some of … Continue reading "Map Books of 2017 Updated"


The perfect storm called artificial intelligence and geospatial big data

Nov 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  artificial intelligence descartes labs digitalglobe facebook featured

On April 20, 2010, when BP’s deep-water drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil giant claimed that the spill was just 1,000 barrels per day. A small non-profit in West Virginia, SkyTruth, studied the satellite observations of the oil slick, cataloged its computations, and concluded that the spill was at […]

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Maps Without New Zealand

Nov 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  map errors new zealand

New Zealand is left off world maps so often that there’s a Reddit group about it. BBC News has picked up the story. [Peter Mellow]


Cartographers in the Field

Nov 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art painting paintings usgs

Cartographers in the Field: “This Depression-era oil painting was created by USGS field man Hal Shelton in 1940. The painting depicts mapping techniques used in the early days of cartography, including an alidade and stadia rod for determining distances and elevations and a plane-table for sketching contour lines. A USGS benchmark is visible near the top. … Continue reading "Cartographers in the Field"


An Online Class on Fantasy Maps

Nov 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  fantasy map design fantasy maps maps and literature

Alex Acks and Paul Weimer are teaching an online class on creating fantasy maps: Join Alex Acks and Paul Weimer as they talk about fantasy maps in order to give you the tools you need to create and map your world. Topics include basic geologic principles, common mistakes, forms maps can take, how maps reflect … Continue reading "An Online Class on Fantasy Maps"


Mapping the Borders

Nov 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art events exhibitions lectures uk

Mapping the Borders, a series of talks, exhibitions and workshops hosted by the University of Sunderland from 18 to 25 November as part of this year’s Being Human festival, includes an art exhibition, a workshop on glass mapmaking, a full day of activities on the 19th, and a number of pop-up talks. [NLS]