Beyond The Sea Interactive Map

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!

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GIS Day 2018 is Here!

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
UC Riverside
Ventura College
CSU Northridge
UCLA
Palomar College

Also check out the GIS Day map for a location near you!

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Halloween Candy Map 2018

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

The Kingdom of California

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!

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