Browsing All posts tagged under »cartography«

Happy GIS Day!

November 18, 2015


At MarketMAPS we offer a wide range of GIS products to enhance business performance.

Experimental Cartography: Maps as Art

August 9, 2012


Maps don’t only tell us where we are or where we are going.  They give us history lessons.  They make bold statements about human development and how geography reflects the human experience, politics, and more.  Bet you never thought maps could do all that.  Today, MarketMAPS looks at some artists who have used maps to make […]

Ancient Atlas Returned to Sweden

July 6, 2012


Maps carry with them a great amount of history.  Ancient maps allow us to see how cartography, geography, and our views of the world have changed over the last few hundred years.  A 1597 atlas of the ‘New World’ was recently returned to its home in Sweden after a tumultuous ordeal.  MarketMAPS looks at the […]

Map Reveals World’s Earthquakes Since 1898

July 5, 2012


If you’ve ever wondered where all the world’s earthquakes occur, IDV Solutions has created a map tracking all recorded earthquake activity from 1898.  It shows each earthquake as a lightning-bug colored light of varying brightness spread across the earthquake epicenters of the earth.  Looking at this earthquake map, it becomes obvious how useful visual tools […]

Maps Keep Track of Colorado Wildfires

July 5, 2012


Today, the Colorado wildfires that have swept the state for the past few weeks, some of the worst fires in Colorado history, are contained enough for some residents to return to their homes.  While it is disheartening that so many have had to evacuate due to these fires, new mapping technology has made communities better aware […]

US Senator Raises Concerns over Apple’s 3D Maps

July 3, 2012


The advanced mapping technology used by companies like Apple and Google to create their recently revealed 3D maps has stirred up some controversy in Washington .  A New York Senator has raised concerns over Apple and Google’s “military-grade spy planes” and their powerful 3D mapping techniques.  As a publisher of some of the most detailed geographic […]

1940 U.S. Census Data Released!

April 3, 2012


America in the midst of the Great Depression and the brink of World War II- this was 1940. Whatever we didn’t remember from this year is now known; as of April 2, 2012, its Census data has been released.   Every 10 years, the Census Bureau takes a snap shot of life in our nation. […]