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Now Anyone Can Visit One of the World's Great Map Collections

Stanford, Calif.<p>David Rumsey spent decades collecting more than 150,000 maps, and a new center lets the public explore them like never before.<p>The new David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University feels like a secret clubhouse for map lovers. To get there, you pass through a nondescript door in the …

Could mapping tech revolutionise disaster response?

After pioneering crowdsourced mapping in wake of the Nepal earthquake last year Nama Budhathoki’s organisation wants to take the technology to the rest of the world<p>The remote Nepalese mountain village where Dr Nama Budhathoki was born was a full day’s hike from the nearest road. He attended the …

NGOs

Watch 2 Centuries of Immigration to the U.S. in 1 Animated Map

Metrocosm’s new visualization shows how immigrants diversified America.<p>Despite predictions to the contrary, the path to the presidency for Republican candidate and nativist Donald Trump just got a little bit clearer. So there’s no better time for a reminder that most Americans came from somewhere …

Mapping The Stunning Complexity Of The World’s Shipping Routes

Researchers from the UCL Energy Institute plot 250 million data points to show the movements of the world’s commercial shipping fleet.<p>At any given moment, the world’s oceans are teeming with fleets of commercial ships–carriers packed with barrels of oil, stacks of electronic equipment, or crates of …

Container Ships

Mapping Australia: Immunisation rates for children 2014-15

Podcasting

Mapping the world for climate sensitivity

By using information gathered by satellites, a group of biologists have developed a new method for measuring ecosystem sensitivity to climate …

The Motherlode Of Australian Mapping Data Is Being Released

The federal government, in partnership with Public Sector Mapping Agencies Australia, will release two highly sought after datasets to the Australian …

Mobile Devices

Facebook

LONDON, October 13, 2015 – Fuller, aka Gareth Wood, a British artist, has drawn a meticulous map of London, which has taken an astonishing ten years …

What's New in ArcGIS Online (November 2015)

<b>It’s time to refresh your browser</b> – ArcGIS Online has been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This release includes updates …

Map’s hidden clue leads to 400-year-old mystery

A group of 115 pioneers were sent to the New World with the mission to found a new city and expand their queen’s empire.<p>But six years later, their …

Satellite Viewer

Hi-resolution satellite imagery of Australian weather by Himawari, a geostationary satellite operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and …

Pre-Digital Cartography Is Still Key To 'Mapping' Human History

In this age of all things digital, it’s heartening to see that some aspects of human history are still best accessed via old fashioned cartography. That is, through what most of us would call maps — bound in atlases or hanging on someone’s office wall — encompassing everything from Mercator …

Data Visualization

Mapping 100 Years of Earthquakes, in 3-D

Between 1900 and 2015, there have been more than 10,000 “strong” quakes around the world.<p>Since 1900, there have been more than 10,000 “strong” earthquakes—with magnitudes of 6 or greater—around the world, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. But what exactly does that <i>look</i> like?<p>Richie …

An Incredibly Detailed Map of Europe's Population Shifts

The map provides a level of detail previously unavailable. It is the first ever to collect data published by all of Europe’s municipalities.<p>Since the turn of the millennium, Europe has been undergoing some pretty intense demographic change. Just how intense—and intricate—this change has been is …

Mapping Australia’s dinosaur landscape

<b>Scientists are trying to reconstruct ancient Australian landscapes once roamed by some of the biggest dinosaurs to have ever walked the planet by surveying thousands of fossilised tracks in remote Western Australia.</b><p>Along a 100km stretch (62 miles) of coast in Western Australia's Kimberley region, …

London’s Bellerby & Co. is one of the last companies in the world to manufacture old-school handmade globes using up-to-date cartography.

Peter Bellerby started making handmade globes in 2008, after a disappointing search for an 80th birthday present for his father convinced him to try …

Maps

These amazing historical maps show how people thought Australia should have been divided up

Here’s a great find from The Smith Journal of a proposal in 1838 to divvy up Australia into 10 principalities.<p>It’s from The Journal of the Royal …

Australia

Six Trending Topics in Web GIS

<i>Analysis, 3D, Smart Mapping, and Other Trends Enable Us to Think About GIS Differently</i>The web continues to have an enormous impact on how we practice …

Maps to challenge Sydney’s graffiti problem

Amuse, aka Amews, in Surry Hills, Sydney. Credit: Jam Project.<p>University of Sydney PhD student Billy Haworth has used smart mapping technology to …

Mapping project catalogs Instagram sunrises from around the world

Have you noticed the wealth of sunrise and sunset photos on Instagram? Michelle Chandra certainly has, and her project offers a look at the sun's activity around the world in real time. "All Our Suns" gathers snapshots upload with either the #sunrise or #sunset hashtag, using the posts to populate …

Trial uses mapping technology to dig up better yields for vegetable growers - ABC Rural - ABC News

A Queensland researcher says using technology to map the performance of paddocks could lead to lower costs and higher yields for farmers.<p>In a first …

This map of countries with the most threatened mammals is heartbreaking

At least once each year, the International Union for Conservation of Nature updates its Red List of Threatened Species to keep tabs on which animals …

Biodiversity

Map Gives New Insights into Global Population

<b>Esri’s World Population Estimate, a new probability surface that estimates the location and count of people throughout the world, is now available in</b> …

The Cartographer Who’s Transforming Map Design

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.20.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>PITTSBURGH—Cindy Brewer seemed to attract …

Mapping the extent and spread of multiple plant invasions can help prioritise management in Galapagos National Park

NeoBiota 23: 1-16DOI: 10.3897/neobiota.23.7800Authors: Mandy Trueman, Rachel Standish, Daniel Orellana, Wilson CabreraAbstract: Mapping is an …

ATLAS

First WorldView-3 images released

DigitalGlobe has released the first images from its WorldView-3 super-spectral, high-resolution commercial imaging satellite.<p>WorldView-3 was …

About ArcGIS | Mapping & Analytics Platform

ArcGIS offers a unique set of capabilities for applying location-based analytics to your business practices. Gain greater insights using contextual …

Google Unveils The Cartographer, Its Indoor Mapping Backpack

If you have been following the development of Google Maps over the years, you are probably familiar with the Trekker, the backpack that includes a complete Street View camera setup for mapping anything from hikes into the Grand Canyon to walks through penguin colonies in Antarctica. Today, a new …