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Map Satire Gets The Economist in Trouble

by Matt Ball on April 15, 2012

The latest cover of the revered weekly The Economist, uses a map to poke fun at a post-independence Scotland, with such new location names as “Skintland” for the country, and “Loanlands” and “Edinborrow.” The title of the cover story is, “It’ll Cost You: Scottish independence would come at a high price.” The map of the […]

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Surging Seas Maps Sea Level Rise in Coastal U.S.

by Matt Ball on March 15, 2012

A new online site called Surging Seas from Climate Central maps the impact of climate change and sea level rise in coastal areas of the United States. The online and interactive map displays the potential impacts of 2 to 7 more feet of sea level rise that is possible this century, which will impact the […]

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A detailed map of block-by-block energy use has been created by the Columbia University Engineering School with data from the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability. The interactive map demonstrates the energy used to heat and cool buildings, which accounts for two-thirds of the energy used in the city. The research built a statistical […]

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Bernie Szukalski, product strategist and technical evangelist at Esri, spoke today at the GeoDesign Summit about ArcGIS Online initiatives and coming capabilities. Web mapping has morphed from sharing maps and geospatial information to a geospatial content management system that supports collaboration. The new iteration allows for the publication and sharing with others, as well as […]

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David Imus of Imus Geographics produced the Cartography and Geographic Information Society’s “Best of Show” award for the best map of the year. This independent cartographer obsessed over this map to the tune of two years of work, seven days a week, for a total of nearly 6,000 hours of effort. The quality of his […]

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Two recent cartography graduates from the cartography program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have launched a company called Carticulate, with a  bright optimism for the future of cartography. The pair was profiled in this feature in the Minneapolis Journal, where they spoke about the democratization of cartography as well as the infusion of new tools, […]

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China’s Soso Search Engine Adds Street View

by Matt Ball on December 28, 2011

China’s second most popular search engine, Soso.com, has launched a street-level viewing function to their maps.soso.com. This feature currently is only available for three geographies, but more collection is underway with more areas to be added. The street-level mapping function looks very similar to Google’s StreetView. Unique to this offering is a night view that […]

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Himalayan Glacier Reductions Mapped

by Matt Ball on December 5, 2011

A detailed study of snow and glacier melt in Asia’s Hindu Kush-Mimalayan region were released in Durban yesterday as part of Mountain Day of the UN climate talks. There were three reports published by ICIMOD with up-to-date details regarding the number and extend of glaciers, as well as snowfall patterns. Using remote sensing studies, the […]

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The new interactive mapping website MappingForRights.org provides a new understanding of local communities living in the rainforest of the Congo River basin, with their location, how and where they are using forest resources, and how they are threatened by logging, mining, industrial plantations and sometimes strict nature protection. The site is a project of the […]

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Americans Send Thanks to Troops from Everywhere

by Matt Ball on November 24, 2011

The USO and the White House have teamed to set up a map-based interface for citizens to share their thanks for the service of military personnel this Thanksgiving. The Thanks from Everywhere online site allows you to write a quick note to troops and veterans that will be added to a map with messages from […]

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