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A Fantasy Map of Dayton, Ohio

Oct 23 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art cities dayton fantasy map design

Another example of a map of a real place done in the style of a fantasy map: Ben Riddlebarger’s map of Dayton, Ohio, done in October 2014. [Cartophilia]


8 Companies that Brilliantly Turn Satellite Imagery into Intelligence

Oct 23 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about data artificial intelligence deep learning machine learning planet

Last week I was one of about 50 people in attendance at the Planet Advisory Council, an invitation-only event for Planet’s partners and customers. Here’s what I learned on Wednesday’s kick-off at their San Francisco headquarters. Read the article on LinkedIn  

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Velodyne Sponsors AutoDrive Challenge

Oct 23 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling autonomous vehicles consumer education research

In what is reminiscent of its start in the DARPA Challenge, Velodyne LiDAR Inc., the world leader in 3D vision systems for autonomous vehicles, today announced that it is a sponsor and core technology provider for LiDAR sensors for SAE … Continue reading

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Book Review Roundup

Oct 23 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books conflicts movies and television unusual maps

Geographical magazine reviews The Red Atlas, the survey of Soviet-era topo maps of the world by John Davies and Alexander J. Kent out this month from University of Chicago Press. National Geographic’s All Over the Map blog also has a feature on The Red Atlas. I’ve received my own review copy of The Red Atlas and hope to have a review … Continue reading "Book Review Roundup"


Robert G. Bartholomew, 1927-2017

Oct 23 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  bartholomew history of cartography industry obituaries times atlases

I’ve belatedly heard the news that Robert G. Bartholomew died last April in Edinburgh at the age of 90. Robert and his older brothers John and Peter, who died in 2008 and 1987, respectively, were the last of six generations of Bartholomews working for the eponymous family mapmaking firm, John Bartholomew and Son, that was, among … Continue reading "Robert G. Bartholomew, 1927-2017"


Oral History Mapping with ArcGIS Online

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map cascade story maps

This is a guest post by Sam Raby. A freelance mapmaker, Sam created Placing Oral Histories under contract with the Esri Story Maps team.  My first attempt at creating an “oral history map” was with a project I worked on … Continue reading


Updates to the Living Atlas Website

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  community maps living atlas living atlas of the world living atlas of the world website living atlas website

We made several enhancements to the Living Atlas of the World website (livingatlas.arcgis.com) that make it easier to browse, filter, and contribute to the Living Atlas. We continuously strive to provide the best experience for our users, and we hope … Continue reading


Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  alaska audubon beaufort sea bering sea bering strait

Audobon Alaska’s Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas maps the environment, biota and wildlife in the three seas surrounding the Bering Strait, as well as the human activity that puts them at risk. The cartography is by Daniel Huffman and not by coincidence excellent. It’s available for download as PDF files, either chapter-by-chapter or a whopping … Continue reading "Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas"


FREE Living Atlas Webinar! Make Meaningful Policy Maps For Your Community Using the Living Atlas

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis enterprise arcgis hub arcgis online arcgis pro

  Please join us on November 9th at 11:00 AM PST for a free Living Atlas Community Webinar! Communities use policy maps to identify issues affecting people and serve as backdrop to proposed solutions. The best maps about an issue … Continue reading


Atlas for the End of the World

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  biodiversity environment

The Atlas for the End of the World collects a series of world maps that measure our planet’s environmental well-being. More specifically, they examine the amount of protected area in our planet’s biological hotspots, especially relative to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2020 conservation targets. Created by landscape architects, the accompanying text (by project lead … Continue reading "Atlas for the End of the World"