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18
Aug

Building a National Data Sharing Infrastructure

In March, 2014, URISA published the first in what is intended to be a series of occasional GIS Management Institute® discussion papers. “A Distributed Model for Effective National Geospatial Data Management: Building a National Data Sharing Infrastructure,” by Jim Sparks (State of Indiana GIO), Philip Worrall (Indiana Geographic Information Council Executive Director), and Kevin Mickey (Indiana University Polis Center Geospatial Education Director). Read moreRead more

28
Sep
9-66 STA-SUL-ORT

Get Your Kicks from these Route 66 Maps!

Mapdiva congratulates Tom Snyder, author of “Route 66: Traveler’s Guide and Roadside Companion,” on his recently published book edition. This fully revised and updated book includes dozens of elegant and easy-to-read new maps produced with the Ortelius software. Read moreRead more

25
Sep
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How Many Continents?

How many continents are there? If you grew up in the English-Speaking world you might think that the answer is obvious. But not everyone counts continents the same way. This snappy video tests your notion of just what is a continent… Read moreRead more

22
Sep
maphead

Love Longitude? ‘Maphead’ Locates Geography Buffs

Do you ever read an atlas for pleasure? If you go to a new city, can you imagine not knowing which way is north? Is it hard for you to imagine life without a map? Then you might be a maphead. Read moreRead more

23
Jun
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Wonderful Porcelain City Plates

Wow, these plates are pretty! The notNeutral porcelain city plates measure twelve inches across, with each city’s downtown core printed on a black background. Read moreRead more

6
May
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Geospatial Revolution: Episode 4

Learn more about the Geospatial Revolution Project from Penn State Public Broadcasting. Read moreRead more

6
May
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Geospatial Revolution: Episode 3

Learn more about the Geospatial Revolution Project from Penn State Public Broadcasting.

6
May
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Geospatial Revolution: Episode 2

Learn more about the Geospatial Revolution Project from Penn State Public Broadcasting.

19
Apr
drilldown

Maps In Modern Web Design: Showcase and Examples from Smashing Magazine

In a world where digital mapping is exploding, Zach Dunn offers an excellent review of different types of web maps and their various purposes. Read moreRead more

14
Apr
7 Billion

7 Billion and Counting

National Geographic magazine has kicked off a year-long series of articles related to humanity’s remarkable growth spurt, with the first story focusing on the consequences of hitting 7 billion humans later this year and the basics of demography. Read moreRead more

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