A quick search for cemetery mapping software reveals several pages of apps, services and companies with interesting names like Memorial Business systems, CemMapper and The Crypt Keeper.
Globes are fascinating geographic instruments. They give a proportionately accurate view of the earth allowing for a better understanding of the relationships between various land areas and water bodies. While paper maps and on-screen digital maps can give much more detail about large scale areas of the earth, the globe gives an accurate representation of […]
The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) has been working for over a year now to adjust the NAD83 datum with what is called the National Adjustment of 2011 or NA2011. How much adjustment are we talking about here? If you guessed only about two centimeters, you would be right on the money. So why are the […]
I finally got around to playing with National Geographic’s MapMaker Interactive application on the organization’s education site. As a GIS analyst with two young boys I am always interested in tools that can help teach them about geography or GIS. The MapMaker tool helps teach both of these. The interface is built on the ArcGIS […]
I recently saw a tweet highlighting a Youtube video showing 2011 earthquakes as a dynamic time lapse map. You can check out the video below: During the 9 minute video of a single map, the viewer is shown various sized rings at each epicenter location. The ring’s size is dependent on the magnitude of the […]
With all of the visualization technology we have available, why do we still find it necessary to print maps? With desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets, it would seem that paper map production should be all but extinct. This does not seem to be the case though. Technology has broadened our access to maps we […]
What is Pinterest?Cartographers and GIS users are often visual by nature. Pinterest is a tool that allows the visually minded to capitalize on images posted throughout the web. In a nutshell, Pinterest allows a user to “pin” images, found on the web, to virtual pin boards. These pin boards are organized by topic and the […]