Many of you are probably familiar with DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer maps. There was concern that the Swiss company Garmin that bought Delorme in February was going to discontinue the paper map books. However, they announced that the map books will continue to be “enhanced” and revised/updated and the company will make additional investments in “resources and cartography staff based in the Yarmouth facility.” Good news for those of you that use those maps! Click below to read the story.
On April 3rd, 1988, the Los Angeles Times Magazine published a 25 year look ahead to 2013. Though we did not end up with housekeeper robots, other things did become reality. Continue reading
Linux turns 25 years old today! 25 years ago, Linus Torvalds sent out his fateful message asking for help with a new operating system. Click below to read more.
California Geological Survey. Fault evaluation report for Apple Valley North, Cougar Buttes, Fairview Valley, Fifteenmile Valley, and Lucerne Valley quadrangles, San Bernardino County, California. 5 maps, scale 1:24,000. Sacramento: California Geological Survey, Fault evaluation report no. 262. Web access: http://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/rghm/ap/Pages/official_release.aspx
California Geological Survey. Fault evaluation report for the Echo Lake and Emerald Bay quadrangles, El Dorado County, California. 2 maps, scale 1:24,000. Sacramento: California Geological Survey, Fault evaluation report no. 261. Web access: http://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/rghm/ap/Pages/official_release.aspx
De Long Company. De Long wine map of California. 2 maps on 1 sheet, scale ca. 1:720,000. North Las Vegas, Nevada: De Long Company, pub. 2015. Web access: https://www.delongwine.com/products/california-wine-map
DeLorme (Firm). California: detailed topographic maps : back roads, recreation sites, GPS grids : family outings, boat ramps, campgrounds, places to explore. 1 atlas (160 pages), scale 1:200,000. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme, 4th edition, pub. 2015. ISBN: 9780899333830
Kappa Map Group. Northern California: city, state & regional maps. 1 atlas (64 pages), scales differ. Blue Bell, Pa.: Kappa Map Group, pub. 2014. ISBN: 9780762584611
National Geographic Maps (Firm). Death Valley National Park. 1 map, scale ca. 1:165,000. Evergreen, Colo.: National Geographic Maps, Trails Illustrated map 221, pub. 2014. ISBN: 9781566953214
National Geographic Maps. Los Angeles, DestinationMap: city map & travel guide : points of interest, additional inset map, transit system, travel information, top attractions, 3D buildings, airport terminal maps, regional map, photos. 1 map, scale ca. 1:240,000. Evergreen, Colo.: National Geographic Maps, pub. 2015. ISBN: 9781597750929
National Geographic Maps. Southern California guidemap: road map & travel guide. 1 map, scale ca. 1:2,050,000. Evergreen, Colo. National Geographic Maps, pub. 2015. ISBN: 1597750158; 9781597750158
O’Callaghan, Aaron. Sacramento Valley breweries. 1 map, scale not given. Sacramento Area Brewers Guild, 2016. Web site: http://sacbeerweek.com/breweries/
One Tam (organization). One Tam, many friends. 1 map, scale not given. Tamalpais Lands Collaborative, pub. 2016. Web access: http://www.onetam.org/map-and-trails
U.S. Bureau of Land Management. California public lands, national system of public lands: Inside, About BLM California, 2016 California public lands facts, BLM California priorities. 1 map, scale not given. Sacramento: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, pub. 2016.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. 1 map, scale ca. 1:150,000. El Centro, CA: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, pub. 2016.
Are you a state, regional, county, or municipal government working on that next field data collection project and need some funding? Why not enter the ESRI and Leica Smart Communities Innovation Challenge and win some hardware and software for your project!
The Smart Communities Innovation Challenge is an open call for demonstration projects that supports bringing ground-breaking ideas of state and local government to reality.
The goal of the program Continue reading
From USGS Press Release:
The U.S. Geological Survey awarded approximately $3.7 million this week to six universities to support transitioning the “ShakeAlert” earthquake early warning system into a production system. Those awards are being made through cooperative agreements with California Institute of Technology, Central Washington University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Oregon, University of Washington and University of Nevada, Reno.
Additionally, the USGS has purchased about $1.5 million in new sensor equipment to expand and improve the ShakeAlert system and awarded about $0.25 million in supplements to earlier agreements to three universities. Continue reading
Ok, this has nothing to do with GIS, but I had to post about this one because it is too cool!
PancakeBot is a 3D food printer that takes any design using the included software and creates a pancake out of it by squirting pancake batter on a griddle.
The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) National Assessment of Shoreline Change Web Mapping Application provides a national map view of short and long term shoreline change evaluations, and historical and modern shorelines. This map includes data layers compiled in support of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Assessment of Shoreline Change Program.