Gardner Family Map Room

Arctic Support

Alaska in 3D.  Starting in September, the general public has been able to access accurate maps of Alaska.

“The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) partnered with the University of Minnesota and other members of the academic research community, private sector and international partners to create this first-ever publicly available, high-resolution, satellite-based elevation data map of Alaska. Maps of the entire Arctic will be available by mid-2017.”


National Map Reading Week in the UK

The week of October 17-23 is National Map Reading Week in the United Kingdom.  Created by the Ordnance Survey, videos, games and guides explain how to read maps and navigate the world.

“All Over the Map”

A blog by Betsy Mason & Greg Miller on the National Geographic site, “All Over the Map” covers many areas of interest.  19th Century School Girls, American National Parks and mountain cartography are some of the topics.

Australia to Shift Latitude & Longitude

In 2017, Australia will shift latitude & longitude to bring the local coordinates in line with the Global Navigational Satellite System (GNSS).  Presently there is a 1 meter difference between the 2 systems due to tectonic shift.

Urbanization — Animation

From the Guardian:  “The Rise and Fall of Great World Cities:  5,700 years of Urbanisation”  has an animated map  of the world’s cities.    The population data set is included.

Map of Earth Winds

Earth Winds  is a fascinating map showing the movement of air around the world.

New Books for Spring

“Plotted – a Literary Atlas” by Andrew DeGraff

“Atlas of Indian Nations” by Anton Treuer

“The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945” by Laurence Ward

“The Mapmakers’ World – a Cultural History of the European World Map” by Marjo T. Nurminen

“Great Escapes – The Story of MI9’s Second World War Escape & Evasion Maps” by Barbara A. Bond

“Lloyd’s Maritime Atlas of World Ports & Shipping Places”

“Historical Atlas of Canada” by Derek Hayes

“The Mapmakers’ World”

Author Marjo T. Nurminen has put together an engaging book on the “Cultural History of the European World Map”.

County Level Presidential Primary Voting Maps

As of March 23, 2016, these are the Democratic & Republican Primary Results in the race for delegates.  These maps are shown at the county level,   If shown at a state level, there would be fewer colors on the map.  Both National Conventions will be held in July 2016.

New Mars Gravity Map

Created with data from 3 NASA spacecraft, the new Gravity Map will assist future exploration of Mars.

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