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Milwaukee’s Map Store Closing

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  industry map stores milwaukee wisconsin

The Map Store, a Milwaukee institution that has been in business since 1937, will be going out of business on April 1st. The Map Store’s owner cited “the combination of falling revenue and his age” (he’s 78) as reasons to close shop. [Cartophilia] Always sad to see a map store close, but these are not unfamiliar … Continue reading "Milwaukee’s Map Store Closing"


Webinar: GIS For Water Resource and Watershed Management

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog droughts environmental monitoring flood gis

On Thursday, 23rd of February, we will hold a webinar focused on presenting GIS for Water Resource and Watershed Management.   GIS became one of the essential tools for managing natural resources and solving various environmental problems, used by environmental experts, policy advisors, and the general public. Today, it is being applied as a part...


Marie Tharp Video

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  biography continental drift geology marie tharp oceans

Marie Tharp, who died in 2006, has never been more in the public eye. This short film for the Royal Institution, animated by Rosanna Wan and narrated by Helen Czerski, is the fourth profile I’ve seen of her within the past year. [National Geographic]


Ottawa and Gatineau’s Growing Suburbs

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  canada cities gatineau google earth ottawa

Meanwhile, the Ottawa-Gatineau urban agglomeration (which is, as urban areas go, the closest to where I currently live) has, according to the census, grown by 5.5 percent since 2011, to a total population of 1.3 million. Much of that growth has occurred in suburbs that barely existed even when I moved to the region in 1999. This … Continue reading "Ottawa and Gatineau’s Growing Suburbs"


Mapping Canadian Census Data

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  canada census human geography population web mapping

Statistics Canada released population and dwelling data from the 2016 Census yesterday. MountainMath’s CensusMapper project already has interactive maps based on that data: population change since 2011 (absolute and percentage), population density, and unoccupied dwellings—with presumably more to come, since the interface allows you to make your own census-derived maps.


Remaining Questions on Mariner East Technical Deficiencies

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles data and analysis mariner east 2 pa pennsylvania

In the summer of 2016, Sunoco Logistics submitted applications to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to build its massive Mariner East 2 pipeline. The ME 2 pipeline would have the capacity to transport 275,000 barrels a day of propane, ethane, butane, and other hydrocarbons from the shale fields of Western Pennsylvania to the […]

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An Error-Ridden Tube Map Shower Curtain

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  london memorabilia shower curtains transit tube

Speaking of Londonist, they had a great deal of fun pedantically savaging a decidedly unofficial tube map shower curtain. “This error-ridden shower curtain was purchased via a random seller on ebay, whom we’re not going to gratify with a link. A bit of googling reveals that tube shower curtains are a bit of a thing. There are … Continue reading "An Error-Ridden Tube Map Shower Curtain"


New Edition of London: A Life in Maps

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps books cities london

This post on Londonist obliquely lets us know that there’s a new edition of Peter Whitfield’s London: A Life in Maps, out this month from the British Library (it comes out in June in the U.S.). “[R]edesigned and updated for a new audience,” the book originally came out as a companion to a British Library exhibition of … Continue reading "New Edition of London: A Life in Maps"


What’s new in Open Data for February 2017

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  announcement arcgis online arcgis open data open data uncategorized

The open data team has been tirelessly working to build out key features that the more than 3,700+ organizations sharing Open Data have been asking for, and we are all very excited for this week’s release to lay the foundation … Continue reading


The Federal Small Business Specialty Marks First Anniversary at Esri Fed GIS Conference

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  fedgis government industry focus technology

A lot has happened since the launch of the Federal Small Business Specialty (FSBS) in 2016, as we will be celebrating the first anniversary of the program at the upcoming Esri Federal GIS Conference in DC on February 13-14, 2017.  Here … Continue reading