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Happy GIS Day!

November 18, 2015


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

4 Unusual Geography Facts

December 14, 2012


We’re certain you’ve never heard these strange pieces of geographic trivia.  MarketMAPS shares 4 unusual geography facts.    The Shortest Place Name In both Sweden and Norway, there is a town with a rather simple name: “Å.”  In Scandinavian, Å means river, which is why both the Norwegians and the Swedes have towns with this […]

Best Beaches in the US

August 16, 2012


Sadly, summer is coming to a close.  It may be time to prepare for the new school year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get one more beach trip in before school starts.  Beat the summer heat with a dip in one of these beautiful beaches.  MarketMAPS looks at the best beaches in the US. The […]

Maps Show How the Internet Literally Connects the World

July 17, 2012


While we look at our computer screens and load our web browser pages with lightning-fast speed, we often forget how tangible the internet really is.  Recently published by GeoTel Communications, a series of maps shows the immense network of fiber-optic cables that literally connect the world.  Spanning all across the globe, these internet cables keep […]

Robot Checking Gulf Floor for Oil Slick Source

April 12, 2012


A radio-controlled underwater vehicle is on the hunt for the source to the sheen coating the ocean floor of the Gulf of Mexico.   About 130 miles southeast of the New Orleans, Coast Guards have noticed a momentarily untraceable oil slick. While this afternoon was too early to tell if any environmental damage has been […]

From Janitor to Factory Owner: American Manufacturing Makes a Comeback

March 1, 2012


No one could imagine more humble beginnings than that of a factory janitor who never went to college.  Tony Lee, after a stint in the army, took a job as a janitor at an Eaton Corp. factory in Massillon, Ohio in 1997.  Today, he’s co-owner of Ring Masters, a company that makes engine rings for […]

New York’s Parks Go Underground

February 29, 2012


A group of New Yorkers are looking to add to diversity to New York’s long list of famous parks.  Inspired by the transformation of an abandoned railway on the west side of Manhattan into the High Line urban park, they are hoping to do something similar on the Lower East Side — only this time, underground.  […]