Category Archives: Cartography

Maptime – Grassroots Geo-learning

From beginners to experts: #maptime chapters worldwide provide opportunities for cartographers, mappers, geospatial practitioners—and anyone with an interest in maps—to learn from each other. The concept and impetus behind #maptime are very simple: people who create (or have an affinity for) maps and mapping getting together to share common interests, tips, tricks, and techniques. If...

Ben Flanagan

Interview with Esri’s Ben Flanagan

Ever wonder who makes those maps you see in the newspaper? Ben has made maps for the Telegraph, the Guardian, and BBC News, and best of all (to me) he’s from the UK! Ben is like a ninja—not many people know about him but those that do are avid fans of his work. It was...

Living Atlas

Interview with Esri’s John Nelson

A few years ago, John Nelson was relatively unknown in the public eye, but in the last year he has gained attention through work he’s been doing with Esri GIS software. Who would have thought you could recreate the Lord of the Rings maps or simulate paper or watercolors using Esri GIS? Theses are just...

Eric Wittner

Interview with Esri’s Eric Wittner

Eric Wittner is the CityEngine and Procedural Technology product manager at Esri. He works to expand public understanding of how Esri’s 3D products can enhance an organization’s products and process and help bring them success. Nick Duggan: What exactly is CityEngine? Eric Wittner: CityEngine has been with us for a while. They started as an...

Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura

Fall is a great time for travel: the weather’s cooled off, the youngsters are back in school (and not clogging up the national and state parks), and, as a bonus, there’s the fall foliage to enjoy. Back in the day (you know, before the advent of smartphones and digital maps), I used to rely on...

Mini Map-Makers

Cartographer “Captain Alice” teaches children to read and use maps as a communication tool. Alice Gadney believes her cartography business, Silver7 Mapping, is designed “to help people understand the world around them and their need for a great communications tool—the map.” And when she says “people,” she’s also including youngsters, starting with her five-year-old son,...