August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

For those of you that have read this blog for a while, you might remember me mentioning the Great American Solar Eclipse for 2017 in a post back in October 2015!  Well, it looks like the media woke up about it, because it is all over the news now.  It is finally here, just one week away on August 21st!  More info here.

Are you going to travel up north or to the east to see it?  Below is a handy map showing how may hours it will take you to drive to the closest area to view the total solar eclipse:


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New Maps

For you map collectors, here is a list of new maps and books that might interest you:

Kaufmann, Obi.  The California field atlas.  1 atlas (608 pages), scales differ.  Berkeley, Calif.: Heyday, pub. 2017.  ISBN: 9781597144025

Mad Maps.  Scenic road trips of Northern California: Avenue of the Giants, the Lost Coast, Napa & Sonoma, Mount Hamilton, Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey & Carmel.  1 map, scale ca. 1:600,000.  San Francisco, Calif.: Mad Maps, pub. 2016.  ISBN: 9781933911397

National Geographic Maps.  Mojave National Preserve, California.  1 map, scale 1:125,000.  Evergreen, Colo.: National Geographic Maps, Trails Illustrated topographic map 256, pub. 2016.  ISBN: 9781566953832

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Guerrilla Cartography Kickstarter

Guerrilla Cartography has a kickstarter for their upcoming Water Atlas project.  Contribution options include adding your location to the collaborators map, receiving a copy of the book, or even donating a copy of the book to your favorite school, library, or community center with your name printed on the inside cover.  Check it out.


Thanks goes to Chandler Sterling for pointing this one out!