The Office of Strategic Services was formed in June 1942 in response to the entry of the United States into World War II. This was a time of codification of efforts around the collection of intelligence information in order to more effectively understand and respond to the events of the day. This effort brought together a number of experts, many from academia including a large number of cartographers. These cartographers created maps on demand that either stood alone or were part of reports. The maps were eventually distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program to libraries throughout the United States. The best estimate is that 5,753 unique maps were produced of which Stanford Libraries holds over 700.
Check out the new exhibit of maps by clicking below.
GIS Day 2018 is finally here. I am sure most of us GIS types are going to show off our work this week. Here are a few locations celebrating GIS Day this week:
Los Angeles County
City of Irvine
City of Riverside
Also check out the GIS Day map for a location near you!
Check out this interactive map by The San Francisco Chronicle which provides information on wildfires burning across California. The map displays the ongoing/contained fire origins, current/previous fire perimeters, current hot spots, and current air quality.
Check out this satellite image of the fires in California and the smoke that has blown out to sea. It was taken at noon today.
You can view full disk images of the Earth and different sensor images and loops at the GOES East Image Viewer.
Over the past several years student loan debt has emerged as an issue for many. Approximately 44 million Americans collectively owe a staggering total of more than $1.4 trillion in student debt.
Mapping Student Debt is a project that explores the geography of this debt burden and shows how borrowing for college affects the nation, your city, and even your neighborhood. There are 3 zoomable maps, each with several layer options. Check them out!
GIS Technician or Analyst – Moulton Niguel Water District, Laguna Niguel
GIS Analyst – City of El Segundo
GIS Technician – Inglewood area
GIS Technician/Specialist – Pasadena area
GIS Technician – Anaheim area