Check out this article about how a globemaker at Replogle Globes keeps globes up to date and keeps certain countries happy with what they want to see on their globes.
Here is an interesting article about why cartography still matters today. Check it out!
On September 29, from 5pm to midnight (PDT), ESRI plans to update ArcGIS Online. The update includes streamlined item sharing with groups, configurable tabs in the navigation bar, more reports for admins, and improvements in ArcGIS Configurable Apps.
|Configurable tabs in the navigation bar|
Administrators will be able to configure which tabs appear in their organization’s navigation bar for both members and visitors. Hiding unused tabs will help simplify the user experience.
|Additional reports for administrators|
Asynchronous reporting continues to expand in ArcGIS Online giving administrators more ways to monitor and assess activity.
|Streamlined item sharing with groups|
Group owners and managers will be able to batch add items to a group.
|ArcGIS Configurable Apps improvements|
ArcGIS Configurable Apps with express setup (Media Map, Minimalist, Interactive Legend, Zone Lookup, Nearby, and Attachment Viewer) continue expanding to make sharing your maps quick, easy, and insightful. Planned improvements include Support for Google Analytics. Screenshot widget that allows you to capture the entire app including the pop-up and legend.
The ESRI Infrastructure Management & GIS Conference will be held virtually October 27-30, 2020. The conference will welcome GIS leaders, managers, and professionals across critical infrastructure industries including electric, gas and pipeline, water, telecom, transportation, and architecture/engineering/construction (AEC).
The conference is complimentary for all ESRI users who are current on their maintenance or subscription. For more info and to register, click below!
Autumn aficionados can track the changing leaves using the new Fall Foliage Prediction Map. Leaves have already started turning in the North East and parts of the West and Midwest. Check it out!
URISA’s GIS-Pro 2020 will be held virtually on September 29 to October 2. Because it will be virtual this year, the cost to attend has been reduced. For more info and to register, click here.
If you studied Geography/Cartography at any of the colleges in SoCal in the 80’s and 90’s, you might remember Professor Norman Thrower at UCLA. You also might remember his book “Maps and Civilization”. Professor Thrower turned 100 years old last year. Sadly he passed away on September 2, 2020.
Check out this article written last year about him.
In March 1853, Congress appropriated $150,000 to survey proposed routes for a transcontinental railroad. The United States Army’s Corps of Topographical Engineers embarked on the work. There were five surveys conducted. One went from St. Paul, Minnesota to Puget Sound, where Seattle was later founded. Another traveled from St. Louis to San Francisco. A third started in what became Oklahoma and headed for San Pedro south of Los Angeles. Then, there was a route from Texas to San Diego. Finally, there was a survey that traveled the Pacific coast from San Diego to Puget Sound.
Between 1856 and 1861, eleven large volumes of published reports from the surveys were issued by the federal government. They included Continue reading