Standing out on the shoreline, have you ever wondered if you set sail straight ahead across the sea what other beach would you run into? Check out the Beyond The Sea interactive map. You can move your mouse along a shoreline or click on a country to visualize all the locations which lie directly across the sea. Location names will be displayed once the track hits land. Colors of the lines represent the different destination continents. Try the Start Fireworks button too for an impressive display!
Looking for that interesting map book or atlas for the cartographic nut in your family? Or maybe for you! Check out this listing of map books that were published or are scheduled to be published in 2018, with a few in 2019.
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 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.
Americans are expected to spend about $9 billion on Halloween this year as they buy costumes, decorations, greeting cards and candy for the annual Oct. 31 event.
The National Retail Federation estimates that more than 175 million Americans are planning to participate in Halloween activities this year, spending about $3.2 billion on costumes, $2.7 billion on decorations, and $2.6 billion on candy.
Bulk candy dealer CandyStore.com looked through 11 years of data to come up with the favorite Halloween candy in each U.S. state. Continue reading
When you mail a letter or package with the United States Postal Service (USPS), unless you pay for tracking, you may no know when it will arrive at its destination. If you mail your rent check on October 27, will it reach your landlord before the end of the month?
The USPS has a handy mapping tool for that. Continue reading
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will exhibit “The Kingdom of California: Mapping the Pacific Coast in the Age of Exploration” through January 2nd. The exhibition displays 17th to 19th century maps and books, including maps showing California as an island as well as 19th century coastal charts. Entry to the exhibit is free with paid museum admission. Check it out!