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An alternative to Instagram maps

Instagram, on announcing their cancellation, said that not many people used its maps, which is a shame—looks like I was one of the few who did. For those seeking an alternative, the Data Pack has a map that you can use here. It’s not bad, tho...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Dec 7, 2016

Marked by a Witch

I have featured maps on this blog many times: maps allegorical, anthropomorphic, and antique, maps featuring octopuses, spiders, relationships and myriad places and perspectives. An ongoing exhibition of pictorial maps at the University of Southern M...
by streets of salem on Jul 10, 2016

Helping Children Learn the Art of Mapping

Maps and Mapping for Canadian Kids is a really great resource to use when introducing your children to what maps are, and how to create one. It shows them how maps are made, how they work and teaches them how to read maps including basic principles o...
by CanadianGIS on Jun 8, 2016

Fortress of Louisburg Maps

Recently we purchased some old maps at a yard sale, and one of the old map books contained a tattered map featuring the Fortress of Louisbourg that we scanned, cleaned up in photo-shop and then reproduced. While searching for the date and source of...
by CanadianGIS on Feb 24, 2016

GIS jobs in Montreal

Montreal's economy is the second largest in Canada based on terms of the GDP and the largest in Quebec. The city is an important center of commerce, finance, industry, technology, culture, world affairs and was once the headquarters for the Montreal...
by CanadianGIS on Nov 22, 2015

Creative Art/Map Competition for Nova Scotian Students

The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) have announced that they are hosting a Creative Art/Map Competition for Nova Scotian Students for International Map Year. The creative mapping GANS contest is open to students of all grades including p...
by CanadianGIS on Nov 18, 2015

Making Maps for Books: Two Cartographers Tell Us How It’s Done

How exactly does one go about making a map of a make-believe place? To find out, I contacted some publishers, and they hooked us up with their mapmakers, who told us how they work with authors, how they draw maps, … Continued You just finishe...
by Book Riot on Sep 2, 2015

Historical Maps of Manitoba

If you are looking for Manitoba Historical Maps then you will want to check out the 1000+ maps of Winnipeg, Brandon and other regions of Manitoba that are now scanned and available online.The post Historical Maps of Manitoba appeared first on Canadi...
by CanadianGIS on Jul 29, 2015

Bird’s-eye view of Victoria, BC

Today we wanted to share an image that has been posted all over the internet lately, it is a bird's-eye perspective view image of Victoria, British Columbia illustrated by E. S. Glover, A.L. Bancroft and Co., and published by M.W. Waitt & Co. in...
by CanadianGIS on May 27, 2015

W. H. Pugsley Collection of Early Canadian Maps (1556 to 1857)

In 1971-72 Dr. William Howard Pugsley, donated his collection of early Canadian maps that he had collected during the late 1930s and World War II. Download digital scans of these 50 early Canadian historical maps published between 1556 to 1857 that h...
by CanadianGIS on May 7, 2015

Historic Maps of Prince Edward Island

The "Island Register" website is an amazing online resource for information on Prince Edward Island genealogy, with a database with more then 1150 lineages and 4500 documents, including photos, maps, ship logs and much more. Some of the scanned maps...
by CanadianGIS on Feb 25, 2015

Canadian GIS Data Sources [FREE]

Almost any geomatics professional would agree that a major part of any GIS are the data sets involved. Often the data component can be very costly or labor intensive, but it doesn't always have to be that way, as there are plenty of great resources a...
by CanadianGIS on Jan 13, 2015

Africa: Political Map

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by SS-CCSS on Jan 12, 2015

Sitio del Proyecto UNALM-ITTO sobre la Caoba en Perú

¡Hola a Todos!Hoy quiero recomendarles el sitio web de los proyectos sobre Caoba (Swietenia macrophylla) que adelantó la Facultad de Ciencias Forestales de la Universidad Nacional Agraria-La Molina de Lima, Perú:- Proyecto: “Evaluación de las e...
by A Botanical Refuge on Sep 10, 2014

Careers at Kenya Civil Aviation Authority - Manager, Aeronautical Information Services

Job Title: Manager, Aeronautical Information ServicesJob Ref: ANS/AIO/01Employer: Kenya Civil Aviation AuthorityDuty Station:  Nairobi, KenyaApplication Deadline: 30th June 2014Job DescriptionDuties & Responsibilities:• Investigate operati...
by Best Jobs Kenya on Jun 23, 2014

City of Saint John Maps, Plans & Historical Data

City of Saint John Historical Maps Located in southern New Brunswick on the Bay of…...
by CanadianGIS on Jun 19, 2014

Interactive Historical Maps of Fredericton, New Brunswick

A collection of historical maps and plans of Fredericton, New Brunswick are freely available to the general public.They have been georeferenced so that they can be visualized with various mapping applications (Google maps, Bing maps, Google Earth, A...
by CanadianGIS on Jun 5, 2014

North Star Trails

A second effort to stack photographs for star trails. This was taken in my back yard, pointing to the north star behind the trees. Niko D90, Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm AF-S VR, Manfrotto tripod, third party intervalometer, StarStax software Related articles...

Weekend Reading Roundup v. 205

This weekend in the reading roundup: 'A Cultural History of Syphilis' by Sarah Dunant at guardian.co.uk 'The Cartography of Bullshit' by Siddhartha Mitter at africaisacountry 'The Wall at One Hundred' by Rowan Jacobsen at guernicamag.com 'Drone Strik...
by Chasing Dragons on May 19, 2013

Geomatics Acronyms and Abbreviations

Geomatics has become a pretty common term in Canada lately and includes many different disciplines such as  geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, cartography, land surveying, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), photogramme...
by CanadianGIS on Mar 8, 2013


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