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Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 22 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  the industry

To everyone who celebrates this great holiday thank you for your ongoing support and Happy Thanksgiving.

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The Continuing Evolution of Mapmaking

Nov 22 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  the arcgis book

By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. Since the earliest recorded human history, maps have served to preserve and transmit geographic data by means of a visual representation. As such, they appeal to both the creative and logical aspects of our … Continue reading


2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 22 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books gift guides

Every year at about this time I post a gift guide that lists some of the noteworthy books about maps that have been published this year. If you have a map-obsessed person in your life and would like to give them something map-related—or you are a map-obsessed person and would your broad hints to have a link—this guide … Continue reading "2017 Holiday Gift Guide"


The Library of Congress Acquires the Codex Quetzalecatzin

Nov 22 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  1500s antique maps aztec indigenous libraries

The Library of Congress has acquired the Codex Quetzalecatzin, an extremely rare 1593 Mesoamerican indigenous manuscript that depicts, using Nahuatl hieroglyphics and pre-contact illustrative conventions as well as Latin characters, the lands and genealogy of the de Leon family. John Hessler’s blog post describes the codex and helps us understand its significance. Like many Nahuatl codices … Continue reading "The Library of Congress Acquires the Codex Quetzalecatzin"


Get started with temporal data in ArcGIS – a case study of zebra mussel sightings

Nov 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis arcgis for desktop arcmap dreissena polymorpha

Are you trying to get up to speed with using temporal data in ArcGIS? In this set of lessons, you'll learn how to manage, analyze, and map temporal data in ArcGIS for Desktop. Continue reading


Yorktown Campaign Map of New York City Being Auctioned

Nov 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  1700s american revolution antique maps auctions new york city

On 5 December Christie’s will auction, as part of a lot of printed books and manuscripts, a map described as “an important manuscript map of New York City prepared by cartographers attached to Rochambeau’s forces during the Yorktown Campaign.” The 63×40-cm ink-and-watercolour map dates from 1781-1782 and is expected to fetch between $150,000 and $200,000. … Continue reading "Yorktown Campaign Map of New York City Being Auctioned"


What’s Coming in Community Analyst

Nov 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  uncategorized

The next update of the Community Analyst is planned for early December 2017. This update will enable you to add users to projects, insert maps in custom reports, experience a new interactive comparison reports, leverage major enhancements to infographics and … Continue reading


Horror Vacui: The Fear of Blank Spaces

Nov 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps cartouches history of cartography horror vacui sea monsters

In an article I published in 2013, I argued that one key difference between fantasy maps and the real-world medieval and early modern maps they purport to imitate is blank spaces: fantasy maps are full of blank spaces (that which is not in the story is not on the map), whereas real-world maps were covered … Continue reading "Horror Vacui: The Fear of Blank Spaces"


Birds Discover Longitude

Nov 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  birds longitude magnetic declination migration navigation

Eurasian reed warblers don’t need no stinkin’ marine chronometers. A new study suggests that the migratory birds make use of magnetic declination to determine longitude, “at least under some circumstances under clear skies. Experienced migrants tested during autumn migration in Rybachy, Russia, were exposed to an 8.5° change in declination while all other cues remained … Continue reading "Birds Discover Longitude"


NACIS 2017 on YouTube

Nov 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  conferences nacis

Presentations from NACIS’s 2017 annual meeting in Montreal were recorded and are now available on the NACIS YouTube channel. So if, like me, you weren’t able to attend, here you go. Next best thing.


Nowherelands

Nov 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books history unusual places

A book I missed hearing about earlier: Bjørn Berge’s Nowherelands: An Atlas of Vanished Countries 1840-1975 (Thames and Hudson, October 2017). Another in the line of books about obscure, unusual and out-of-the-way places, this one focuses on countries that really did exist, but only for a little while. From the publisher: Some of their names, such as … Continue reading "Nowherelands"


What’s Coming in the Business Analyst Web and Mobile Apps

Nov 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps ba mobile ba web ba web app bao

The next update of the Business Analyst Web and Mobile apps is planned for early December 2017. This update will enable you to use validation on location attributes, add users to projects, insert maps in custom reports, experience a new … Continue reading


Citizen Science Inquiry event and book launch at the Open University

Nov 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  air quality citizen inquiry citizen science conference ditos

Citizen Inquiry is a new book, edited by Christothea (Thea) Herodotou,‎ Mike Sharples,  and Eileen Scanlon – all are education technology experts at the Open University. To celebrate the book, the Institute of Education Technology organised a citizen science impact symposium.  These are my notes from the day. The day opened with Eileen Scanlon covered … Continue reading Citizen Science Inquiry event and book launch at the Open University


The Red Atlas

Nov 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  book reviews books conflicts espionage russia

During the second half of the twentieth century, the Soviet Union’s military and civilian cartographers created topographical maps of the entire world of a very high standard of quality and accuracy. How they did so, and why, remains in large part a mystery, one that John Davies and Alexander J. Kent’s new book, The Red Atlas: How … Continue reading "The Red Atlas"


Treasure Island Example in CityEngine

Nov 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis cityengine modeling

American Thanksgiving is a holiday that is known for being a time when people get together with family, friends, and loved ones and give thanks for what one has. We would like to say thank you to you for being … Continue reading



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