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International Journal of Cartography

This new journal is published for the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and will be published twice a year in paper and online.

Script Ohio on Google

It’s almost Fall and time for Football.  It’s also time for the OSU Marching Band to perform Script Ohio.

Some Buckeye Fans decided to do a little walking and mapped out Ohio on Google Maps.


World’s Largest Atlas

Although there are 31 copies –The State Library of New South Wales is presently displaying theirs.

Earth Platinum  requires 2 people to turn the page.




New Maps

“Tourist & Motoring Atlas Spain & Portugal”  by Michelin

“The New York World’s Fair”

“Booth’s Maps of London Poverty East & West 1889”  (digitized:  Booth’s Maps of London Poverty)

“Four Very Detailed Maps of Victorian London 1863”

Women in Cartography: Celebrating 400 Years of Unsung Contributions to the Mapping World

Women in Cartography

Check out this new exhibit by the Osher Map Library–Smith Center for Cartographic Education


Re:Map Columbus

Transit Columbus is running a contest from Nov 1-Dec 31, 2014 to create maps of Columbus showing alternative transportation options.  Complete rules are listed here:


New Books for October

Mapping the First World War (The Great War Through Maps From 1914-1918)

By Peter Chassaud


Maps of Malaya & Borneo (Discovery, Statehood & Progress)

{The Collections of H.R.H. Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah & Dato’ Richard Curtis}

Text by Dr. Frederic Durand in collaboration with Dato’ Richard Curtis


Rand McNally Road Atlas 2015 (United States)



British Library Map Georeference

Assist the British Library georeference their maps!

Online geographic tools allow historic maps to be overlaid on modern mapping, enhancing the ability to view and compare the past with the present and improving findability. Georeferencing, i.e. assigning points on a map image to corresponding geographical coordinates, links the map to its spatial location on the ground using universal geographic standards (latitude / longitude).


August 2014 marks the 100th year anniversary of World War I

“A Guide to the Western Front”  (2006 map)


2 more maps:

“Battle of Normandy June – Aug 1944”   Reprint of the 1947 map by Michelin Tires

“Historical Map of Winchester about 1800”  by the Winchester Excavations Committee & the Historic Towns Trust



“Japoniae Insulae: the mapping of Japan: historical introduction and cartobibliography of European printed maps of Japan to 1800”  by Jason C. Hubbard

“Travel Atlas: Caribbean Islands East & South”  by International Travel Maps

“Travel Atlas: Indian Subcontinent” by International Travel Maps

“Travel Atlas:  Silk Road” by International Travel Maps



NASA — Crowd Source Mapping

NASA is looking for help in crowdsourcing Night Photos of the Earth from the International Space station.





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