November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Maps and Geography

Want to know where your Thanksgiving food comes from?  Linda Zellmer, Government Information & Data Services Librarian at Western Illinois University, has created a series of choropleth maps showing production by state of common food items found on the table at Thanksgiving for the years 1997, 2002, and 2007.  Produce (such a sweet potato, green bean, and cranberry production) is ...

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Understanding and playing with ZIP Codes

If you live or frequently send mail to the United States, then you probably understand that one of the most important components of the address is getting the ZIP code correct in order to have your mail successfully arrive at the intended address.  The city or community that you list is not as important as long as the ZIP code ...

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Cane Maps

Long before personal navigation technology became commonplace through the use of GPS enabled smartphones and other handheld devices, cane maps were an innovative way of carrying locational information.  The first cane map was created in 1893 for that year's Columbian Exposition (the Chicago World Fair).

The 1893 World Fair was held to celebrate 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher ...

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AAG Annual Meeting

Attend the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographer for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainablity, and GIScience. The meeting will be held from April 9 to April 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, and will feature over 6,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers.  

For more information, visit www.aag.org/annualmeeting.

Geospatial Book Pick

Esri Press  has republished C. Dana Tomlin's foundational text, Geographic Information Systems and Cartographic Modeling, originally printed in 1990. The book has been revised and reissued under the title GIS and Cartographic Modeling .

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