22 Halloween Costumes For People Who Love Maps. @Esri #GeoWeen #Halloween #GIS
October 31, 2014


hyperallergic:

(via Mining Tax Data to Map the Past and Future of Urban Development in New York)

Last year, the City of New York released a huge trove of tax data to the public. Called Property Land Use Tax Lot Output (PLUTO), the information might not seem terribly thrilling, a dry assortment of building dates, square footage, and property value, but for those looking to map the city’s history and potential future it is an incredible resource.

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October 30, 2014
How a map changed the world - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News
October 30, 2014
The 1562 Map of the Americas by Diego Gutiérrez. Gutierrez's map features not only the Amazon River system and Lake Titicaca as well as other geographical features, but also fanciful depictions of parrots, monkeys, mermaids, huge sea creatures, Brazilian cannibals, Patagonian giants, and an erupting volcano in central Mexico. It was the first map to print the toponym "California". It recorded the first appearance of a word for "Appalachia," as the term "Apalchen." |via Fish Stick Monkey
October 30, 2014
Map of city and County of New York, 1832 #map #manhattan #nyc
October 30, 2014
The Isthmus of Auckland with its Extinct Volcanoes, 1859. Map
October 30, 2014
In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin. The map shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The northern coastline of Antarctica is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling mystery of the map shows the coastline under the ice. Geological evidence confirms that the latest date Queen Maud Land could have been charted in an ice-free state is 4000 BC.
October 30, 2014
#japanese #map of the #world / c1870 #japan
October 30, 2014
This is an 1804 copy of perhaps the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about 1450. It points south because 15th-century compasses were south-pointing. It shows the Portuguese discoveries in Africa and questioned the authority of medieval and classical sources. Intended for display in Venice, it emphasizes the feats of Marco Polo. The British East India Company commissioned this copy, thus implying that Britain was heir to the Portuguese empire.
October 30, 2014
How the United States Looked to the Civilized World in 1803
October 30, 2014
From Al Capone to Andy Warhol, Esri's “Where are the Bodies?” story map documents the final resting places of some of the most famous (and infamous) actors, artists, authors, and criminals. Happy GeoWeen! storymaps.esri.co...
October 29, 2014


How Brazil voted at 2014 presidential election’s second-round, state by state

October 28, 2014

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