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Path of tsunami debris mapped out

Path of tsunami debris mapped out | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
A year on, modellers continue to provide daily forecasts of the likely spread of floating debris washed out into the Pacific by the Japanese Tohoku megatsunami.
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MAP: SURVEY, terrestrial, and DIGITAL MAPPING

MAP: SURVEY, terrestrial, and DIGITAL MAPPING | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

For these experiences to anticipate, supported by the development of computer technology, PT. ENVICON develop digital mapping services, ranging from analog data input (digitizing), updating the data until its presentation in the form of printed maps and geographic information system application program. Used mapping software tailored to the needs of service users in general, the software ARC / Info, ArcView, AutoCAD Map and MapInfo.

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Google Map Basics | Knight Digital Media Center

Google Map Basics | Knight Digital Media Center | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

This tutorial will show you how to create your first Google map. These step-by-step instructions are guaranteed to get you started in one of the coolest—and easiest—Web technologies.

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Research reveals water management and climate change in ancient Maya city | e! Science News

Research reveals water management and climate change in ancient Maya city | e! Science News | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
Meticulous mapping and excavations at an ancient cave in the Yucatan Peninsula are revealing the vitality of the site to the ancient Maya -- for both religious ritual and human survival.
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Creative Cartography: 15 Artists Transforming Maps | WebUrbanist

Creative Cartography: 15 Artists Transforming Maps | WebUrbanist | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
These 15 artists cut, sculpt and rearrange paper maps, create their own from unexpected materials like money or use them to illustrate interesting data.
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Map Story Profile: Our Global Footprint | Story Maps

Map Story Profile: Our Global Footprint | Story Maps | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

All of us depend on nature to live. In some ways, Earth’s bounty is like a bank account, which is recharged, for instance by sun-powered plant growth. Against this account, we—as individuals, as nations, and as a global community—are constantly making withdrawals.

But as human numbers and activities increase, we spend more and more against nature’s account. Are we withdrawing at a rate that exceeds nature’s ability to recharge this account? Are we able to maintain a positive balance?

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Mapa para saber dónde serán las manifestaciones contra la reforma laboral – Economía, negocios y finanzas – Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Economía, negocios y finanzas en lainformacion.com

Mapa para saber dónde serán las manifestaciones contra la reforma laboral – Economía, negocios y finanzas – Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Economía, negocios y finanzas en lainformacion.com | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
España va a ser un hervidero este fin de semana, con 57 manifestaciones previstas en diferentes ciudades de la geografía española para protestar contra la reforma laboral aprobada por el Gobierno de Mariano Rajoy.
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StreetViolence.org | An Independent Community Initiative

StreetViolence.org | An Independent Community Initiative | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
StreetViolence.org is the site where victims of street robberies and assaults can report the crime to the police, alert the community to any risk and post appeals for witnesses.
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UrbanTick: Cartographica - Mobile GIS Platform - 03

UrbanTick: Cartographica - Mobile GIS Platform - 03 | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
This is part two of a review and introduction to Cartographica, a Mac based GIS software. Find part one with a general introduction HERE and the working with section HERE. This third part is looking at the mobile version for ...
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Scale-adaptive Web Maps

Scale-adaptive Web Maps | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

Today's web maps (such as those by OpenStreetMap, Google, Bing, or Yahoo!) have two major shortcomings.
(1) They use the Mercator projection for all scales and for all locations, and
(2) they only provide pre-rendered views for a series of predefined scales.

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Mississippi Courses In Old Maps

Mississippi Courses In Old Maps | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
For those enthusiastic about stunning maps, all of these multicolored and educational illustrations tracking the numerous routes of the lower Mississippi certainly are a dream become a reality.
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Peter Scott's Library Blog: Old maps of Southwark (UK)

Old maps of Southwark (UK). The Ordnance Survey maps, ranging from between 1896 and 1954, are available to view via an interactive browser which, while it might lack the shine and polish of a Google product, is easily ...
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Great Uses for Old Maps | Craftster Blog

Great Uses for Old Maps | Craftster Blog | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
With the advent of Mapquest and cars equipped with navigational systems, road maps are practically becoming a thing of the past. If you've got some.
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Google Maps Mania: Alternative Entrepreneurs on Google Maps

Google Maps Mania: Alternative Entrepreneurs on Google Maps | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

Citizens in the Lab is a Google Map of interesting projects in new kinds of employment and social enterprises which embody "new values, cultural centres, galleries, projects and teams".

As an example of the kind of projects Citizens in the Lab is interested in they point to how Brixton Village in London was re-energised by young entrepreneurs and artists working together to revitalize a fading historic market. The map includes similar types of co-operative projects around the world.

If you know of any projects that are missing from the map you can add them by registering with CommunityWalk.

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The evolution of thematic cartography / a research methodology and historical review

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Using Spreadsheet Data in Google Maps and Google Earth | Knight Digital Media Center

Using Spreadsheet Data in Google Maps and Google Earth | Knight Digital Media Center | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

This step-by-step tutorial will get you publishing map mashups without writing any code. By using the free Spreadsheet Mapper 2.0 from Google you can create quickly create maps containing dozens or even hundreds of map points.

You will need basic spreadsheet skills for this tutorial.

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Mapping the Human Condition

Mapping the Human Condition | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
What the empire of love has to do with the intellect forest and the bay of agoraphobia.

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions on the Rise

Carbon Dioxide Emissions on the Rise | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

The Carbon Dioxide Emissions story was inspired by two ArcGIS Online resources: the new canvas basemap, and a suite of map services utilizing statistical data from the World Bank. A third inspiration was the World Bank’s Open Data initiative, which provides public access to information formerly available only to development professionals and other specialists.

The story map utilizes an existing, time-enabled ArcGIS.com Web map showing carbon dioxide emissions by country from 1960 to 2007. To enhance this map, I went to data.worldbank.org and downloaded an Excel spreadsheet on carbon emissions. I reformatted the data, adding lat-long fields for country centroids. (Here is a spreadsheet of these centroid coordinates.) I used Internet sources for the lat-long data; compiling and organizing the list of centroids to match the World Bank country list was tedious, but now that it’s done it will be easy to enhance other Web maps featuring World Bank data.

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The diversity of America's population is rapidly increasing

The diversity of America's population is rapidly increasing | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

Although racial and ethnic diversity varies widely from place to place, diversity increased significantly in most areas between 2000 and 2010.

A Census Bureau index measures diversity from zero to 100. The diversity score for the U.S. in was 49 in 2000, which means there was a roughly 50 percent probability that two people randomly chosen from the population belonged to different race or ethnic groups. Hispanics, which totaled 35.3 million in 2000, accounted for a significant proportion of this overall diversity.

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Se trata de una aplicación de cartografía dinámica en línea que...

Se trata de una aplicación de cartografía dinámica en línea que... | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
Se trata de una aplicación de cartografía dinámica en línea que permite analizar las múltiples dimensiones de la vulnerabilidad urbana a nivel de sección censal en todos los municipios de España. Se ha realizado a partir de los datos del Censo de...
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GISuser.com GIS Location Technology - Expert Feature - Creativity Not Just For Cartographers: Geo Analysts Need It Too

GISuser.com GIS Location Technology - Expert Feature - Creativity Not Just For Cartographers: Geo Analysts Need It Too | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
What do GIS analysis and creativity have in common? Quite a lot, actually. While it may seem that geo analytical work is solely a left-brained affair and thus the opposite of creativity, there are, in fact, many ways in which creativity is fundamental to geo analysis.

Though logical thought processes are the foundation to a good analysis, it is the creative skills of the analysis team that make a mediocre project into a great one, in all aspects from the initial goal-setting stage, to the implementation, to the results presentation.

If you are an analyst and want to dramatically alter your workflow for the better, learning some fundamentals of creativity is necessary. The key is to deliberately incorporate creativity techniques into daily work.

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Multivariate Mapping of Statistical Surfaces in 3D

Multivariate Mapping of Statistical Surfaces in 3D | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

Three-dimensional representation of statistical surfaces encoding spatially continuous information, such as precipitation or air pollution, are increasingly used, yet design principles for 3D surface maps are not being sufficiently investigated. This research will explore new design options for multivariate 3D surface maps, i.e., maps displaying multiple statistical surfaces.

(1) We will explore how multiple statistical variables are most effectively represented in 3D maps using complementary symbolization types. Besides solid surfaces and textures, new cartographic alternatives will be developed to represent statistical surfaces. Examples include (a) point patterns and hatching patterns varying in density placed atop another 3D surface; (b) semi-transparent surfaces imitating caustic glass effects that show underlying surfaces; or (c) 3D contours placed on top of a terrain surface. Research will draw from 3D computer graphics to develop such new cartographic representation types.

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Pseudo-natural Maps

Pseudo-natural Maps | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

Pseudo-natural maps (also called natural-color maps) are topographic maps with a particularly vivid and comprehensible symbolization, uniting cartographic abstraction with natural appearance. Traditionally, this style can be found in manually created natural color relief representations and hand-painted landscape panoramas. The goal of this research is to formalize and extend these manual techniques in the form of computer graphics algorithms. The aim is to develop a more engaging and expressive map style that web mapping services can offer in addition to their traditional vector and satellite mapping modes.

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Old Maps Online: Blog: Workshop: Working Digitally with Historical ...

Old Maps Online: Blog: Workshop: Working Digitally with Historical ... | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
Workshop: Working Digitally with Historical Maps (New York Public Library, Feb 25th). This one day workshop includes the launch of our new Old Maps Online web site. It forms part of the Annual Meeting of the Association of ...
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Old Maps of Paris Gets Even Better | Jon Milet Baker

Old Maps of Paris Gets Even Better | Jon Milet Baker | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
Old Maps of Paris Gets Even Better. Published by Jon Milet Baker on 21st February 2012 in Projects · _MG_4816. I launched my personal project oldmapsofparis.com a few months ago and it has been a huge success both technically and ...
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