Sunday, October 30, 2011
Today I just wanted to highlight a few cool U.S. maps I found recently while browsing the internet instead of focusing on the historical side of cartography.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Fra Mauro was a 15th century Italian monk who created a map that is called by some the first modern world map.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This map was unearthed before many maps we use today were even thought of.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I just downloaded it to my Samsung Galaxy S. I hope that it will be as smooth as I have heard the iPad app is. At least it is free so we really can't complain either way.
This is what ESRI says about their app:
Use ArcGIS to discover a community of hosted maps from ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS is a great way to discover and use maps. Maps come to life in ArcGIS. Tap on the map or use your current location and discover information about what you see. You can query the map, search and find interesting information, measure distances and areas of interest and share maps with others.
Find community hosted maps from ArcGIS Online – Esri’s online GIS. Alternatively you can use the authoring tools on ArcGIS.com to create your own maps that can be used in ArcGIS.
- Navigate map galleries in just a few taps
- Use maps authored in ArcGIS.com
- Access your own GIS data
- Display and zoom to current location
- Data Collection and Editing
* Use your GPS or the map to collect and update GIS data
* Attach photos and movies to what you collect
* Intelligent form-based data entry driven by ArcGIS data models
* Includes a set of hosted industry specific collection sample maps so you can test drive these capabilities. Look for them inside of the new Gallery entry on the Find Maps tab.
- Magnify your Identify and Editing experience
* When interacting with the map, tap and hold to accurately locate a position on the map using a Magnifier
- Perform linear and area measurements based on your current location or by interacting with the map.
- Retrieve detailed map metadata
- View feature attribute information
- Perform keyword search and get access to relevant information
- Change the visibility of layers
- Access popular maps faster by adding them to your favorites list
Let me know whether you recommend this or not.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The date Diego Ribero was born is unknown. The earliest records of him were when we worked as a cartography in Seville in 1518.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Born in 1769, William Smith would eventually be hailed as "the Father of English Geology". He made the first geologic map that included all of England and he had a life full of hardship that led to this map's creation.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
This is my first post ever on Blogger.com. I am just trying to figure out the basics of the site. I would like to be able to write long post about maps and cartography techniques that I find interesting or useful. I am a Geography major at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and I am also trying to get my Geographic Information Systems certificate. I recently started an internship with the Citizens Housing and Planning Association in Baltimore City. I have a real passion for maps. I am fascinated with all aspects of them. From their earliest forms when they where more of an art than a science to today with all the applications mapping has in today's interconnected world. Through this blog I hope that I will be able to spread my passion for cartography with others and interact with individuals with similar interests as me.