History of Cartography Competition

Students of the history of cartography are invited to submit papers for the 2020 Ristow Prize competition. Undergraduate, graduate, and first-year postdoctoral students of any nationality are eligible to compete. Papers must be in English, not exceeding 7500 words, and should be submitted digitally as a PDF document to kaparker18th@gmail.com by 1 June 2020. Appropriate illustrations, especially maps, are encouraged. The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1000 and will be published in The Portolan, the journal of the Washington Map Society. The prize, named in honor of the late Dr. Walter W. Ristow, is sponsored by the Washington Map Society of Washington, D. C. For more information, including a list of previous winners, go to the website www.WashMapSociety.org or contact Dr. Katherine Parker at kaparker18th@gmail.com.

GIS Day Next Week

GIS Day 2019 is almost upon us.  If you have an event and want to get the word out, send an announcement request through the About page and I will get it posted right away.

Here is one for the City of Irvine.  They are celebrating GIS Day on November 14.

The big one at LA County will happen on November 13.

GIS Day will be celebrated at a number of colleges like: Pierce College, CSUN, and USC.

Channel Islands Regional GIS Collaborative (CIRGIS) will have GIS Day on December 6 at Ventura College.  The keynote speaker will be Michael Goodchild.

Also make sure to register your event on the GIS Day website.