Thursday, August 14, 2003
Map History Lectures
Juniorbonner writes to point out a series of lectures in the history of cartography slated to begin in the fall at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London. The Maps and Society lectures focus on early maps (eighteenth century and earlier).
This is as good a place as any to note that the Map History/History of Cartography site (see previous entry) has changed its URL to maphistory.info.
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Inaccurate Maps Blamed for Mine Flood
Inaccurate maps are to blame for a flood last summer that trapped nine miners for three days in Pennsylvania, a U.S. government agency said.
Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Atlas of Mars
Plep links to a Mars Atlas put online by NASA. Im dead keen on maps of other planets, and will post links to any I can find online.
Saturday, August 09, 2003
Tracking the West Nile Virus
There are several maps put out by various agencies that track the spread of the West Nile virus. For the United States, the CDCs map only provides a basic overview, but the USGSs site includes breakdowns by avian, pet, mosquito and human infections, and also allows you to view state data by county where available. For Canada, Health Canada provides a zoomable map that shows avian infections by health region, but does not provide as much detail as the USGS.
Earth as Art, Landsat-7 as Artist
If you like satellite imagery of the planet, youll love the Landsat-7 Earth as Art Gallery. (via Plep)
I dont really understand what geowanking is my guess is that its something to do with GIS hacking (better explanations welcome) but geowankers should take note of the Geowanking mailing list. As Josh Schachter says, Theres at least some discussion of home-made
Friday, August 08, 2003
Australian Word Map
This Australian word map deals with regional variations in Australian English; its not a map of Aboriginal languages, which for some reason is what I anticipated when I saw the title (via Languagehat).
Hopefully the Last Garmin iQue 3600 Post Ever
Reviews of the Garmin iQue 3600 (see previous entry: Garmin iQue 3600 Now Shipping) are beginning to appear: InfoSyncWorld; MSNBC (via Slashdot). For my part, it doesnt look like this gadget is something I can use: based on the reviews, its more a street-finder GPS than anything else (the Canadian maps are city-only, whereas I now live in the countryside; and theres no indication of UTM support, and I need that for field work); and its software is PC-only, according to the MSNBC review, which really scotches it for me (see previous entry: Mac Mapping Software).
Wednesday, August 06, 2003
Sorry for the dearth of posts; Ive been in the middle of moving for the past week or so, so have had little time (and no broadband) to work on this site. But Ill be back soon. Ive been accumulating a list of links to check out