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Colorful Maps from 1914 and 2016 Show How Planes & Trains Have Made the World Smaller and Travel Times Quicker

This time of year especially, we complain about the greed and arrogance of airlines, the confusion and inefficiency of airports, and the sardine …

These Beautiful, Swirling Images Are Maps of Washington’s Geology

Lidar mapping reveals the land’s secrets, usually hidden beneath thick forests.<p>In Washington State, the land sweeps and swirls, rises and buckles. …

Introducing MapLab

A biweekly tour of the ever-expanding cartographic landscape.<p>Welcome to the first edition of MapLab, a newsletter exploring how maps illuminate the world around us. Here there will be many, friendly dragons: featurettes on newsworthy mapping efforts, fascinating cartographers, snippets of history, …

Now Google maps street-level pollution data across LA, San Francisco, California

Google and sensor maker Aclima have finished a two-year air-quality mapping exercise of major Californian areas.<p><i>Video: Dell using VR to reveal the</i> …

Pollution

The Internet Has Ruined Maps

For a couple of hours on an otherwise placid Thursday afternoon, <i>Business Insider</i> broke, as they say, the internet. It began with a tweet:<p>By Monday, …

What Makes This 90-year-old Berlin Metro Map So Appealing?

Finding a Strange Map for this blog involves a lot of scrolling – and one full stop. As was the case with this map. Among a crop of merely …

This Online Tool Generates High-Quality Geographic Maps of Data in Seconds

Have you ever had to create a map for your project, thinking you could get it done within 30 minutes, but then spent an entire afternoon on it? …

Maps

Making Mapping More Human

St. Louis Map Room is a pop-up community space for map-making and dialogue around civic data.<p>Maps can be powerful tools for presenting data. Take for …

Maps

The History of Bird's Eye View Maps and the Mapmakers

<b>The History of Bird’s Eye View Maps</b><p><b>Between the 1840’s and 1920’s over 1,800 panoramic or “birds eye view” maps of cities and towns throughout the</b> …

These declassified maps show how the CIA saw the world at the height of the Cold War

Perhaps more so than any other tool used by the clandestine services, an accurate map can mean the difference between success and failure, or life and death.<p>The CIA, renowned for its secrecy, has long kept its maps and cartographic methods under wraps.<p>But, in honor of the agency's Cartography …

15 Ways Geolocation Is Totally Changing Marketing

Geolocation is the next buzzword in marketing.<p>As brands discover the power of GPS-fueled augmented reality (think Pokémon Go), they’re finding new …

ArcGIS vs QGIS - 10 Most Important Differences Between ArcGIS and QGIS

ArcGIS vs QGIS – 10 Most Important Differences Between ArcGIS and QGIS<p>In thіѕ аrtісlе, we wоuld bе tаkіng a brіеf lооk аt the two leader GIS …

Why UPS trucks (almost) never turn left

<b>(CNN) —</b> UPS trucks almost never take left-hand turns.<p>By favoring right-hand turns at all times -- unless a left is unavoidable -- the carrier saves millions of gallons of fuel each year, and avoids emissions equivalent to over 20,000 passenger cars.<p>The practice started decades ago, before computers …

Traffic Safety

Mapping Cape Town's Informal Minibus Taxi Network

How a startup mapped 657 routes, nearly 1,500m and 5,500 miles in three weeks.<p>It’s easy to miss Nyanga, one of Cape Town’s oldest black neighborhoods, on a map of the South African city. Nyanga doesn’t show up on the city’s official MyCiTi Bus Rapid Transit routes; it’s easily overlooked on tourism …

How Modern Cartographers Marry Math and Art

‘Turtle Bay Resort Map, 2014,’ O’ahu, HI, USA, by James Niehues. (Photo: All images from <i>Mind the Map</i> © Gestalten 2015)<p>Old maps get a lot of love, and …

Step by step guide to complete your first drone mapping project

So you’ve heard about drone mapping, and you want to try it yourself, but you don’t know how to start. This step by step guide will help you do the …

This awesome project maps the urban history of Barcelona

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is an amazing place to visit and to live. It’s a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city with Roman remains, …

The 5 Coolest Uses for Satellite Imagery

Satellite imagery was made available to the public when NASA launched their first Landsat mission in 1972. Forty-four years and 100+ satellites …

Awesome interactive visualization of bird migrations

Bird migration is a natural miracle. Some birds fly hundreds and thousands of kilometres to find the best habitats for feeding, breeding and raising …

Google open-sourced its real-time localization and mapping library

Real-time Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) is a critical component of all autonomous platforms, be it self-driving cars, drones or … …

How 3D GIS is a becoming a window to an Interconnected Future?

One of the most actual developments in the world of geospatial technologies is a growing interest and a need for a cloud based 3D mapping …

This animation shows the comparison of travel time today and 100 years ago

A few months ago we wrote about an amazing map created by British cartographer John G. Bartholomew in 1914. The map shows isochrones of travel from …

How GIS Can Help Dentists Find Cavities

<i>Ad:</i><p><i>Share:</i><p>Share on Facebook 812<p>Share on Twitter0<p>Share on Google Plus<p>Share on LinkedIn<p>Share on Digg<p>Print<p>Dentistry, like general medicine, may require …

Every Single Name on This Entrancing Map Is a Music Reference

My favorite song about California is Scott McKenzie’s 1967 easy-listening hippie anthem “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair).” I’ll …

San Francisco

Searching for the best global GIS database for your project? Check out the new ADC WorldMap v7.3.

Working on a global GIS or mapping project is a challenge on multiple levels but one of the first problems you will face is what spatial data should …

CIA declassified its map collection on Flickr and it is totally awesome

“An intelligence agency is a government agency responsible for the collection, analysis, and exploitation of information and intelligence in support …

National Security

Drones are a key to our future and here is why

I have always liked sci-fi movies. Every time I saw robots I always thought it would be nice to live in such times, in where each of us can benefit …

Five GIS Trends Changing the World according to Jack Dangermond, President of Esri

Maps are a simple and efficient way to understand and communicate rapidly. Looking at a spreadsheet, we see rows and columns of data. Using charts …

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<b>Connect to ArcGIS Online within Adobe Illustrator to import and work with data layers</b><p><b>Toronto, ON, January 4, 2017</b> – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of …