Category: GeoWeb


Animated Atlas of African History

New and interesting concepts of using maps to tell stories through animation.

“This map gives a year-by-year presentation of selected themes in the history of Africa between 1879 and 2002.”

MapStory : Animated Atlas of African History | Geospatial Human Geography | Scoop.it

http://mapstory.org/maps/171

 

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A new online tool, made by a team of historians and information technology specialists at Stanford University, shows just how long and costly it was to send people and wheat between cities in the Roman Empire. “It’s Google Maps for the ancient world, complete with the ‘Avoid Highways’ feature,” Scott Weingart, a doctoral student in library sciences at the University of Indiana, wrote in a blog-post review. A paper map can show how far two cities are from one another, but in a world of sailing ships and donkey trains, the shortest route wasn’t necessarily the one people would use. ORBIS shows likely routes based on conditions 2,000 years ago. The ORBIS team used ancient maps and records, modern-day weather measurements and modern-day historians’ experiments with trying to sail in Roman-style ships to inform their calculations. ORBIS helps historians see how the Roman Empire was shaped by the time and cost of moving people and goods between cities.
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I believe this neogeographic concept is the future of mapping.

From Social Mapping to Crisis Mapping

Open Source GIS info

Open Source Technology and Esri | ArcNews Online

Interesting concept…what are your thoughts?

Google Maps Rolls Out Indoor Mapping

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Geography and stuff for Urbanists

ImagerySpeaks

Where Industry Discovers Geospatial Image Analysis

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High on maps and GIS

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The GeoChristian

The Earth. Christianity. They go together.