Category Archives: Cartography

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Night in the Afternoon: A US Solar Eclipse

What you need to know about the 2017 solar eclipse The upcoming solar eclipse will leave a 70-mile-wide trail of darkness across the United States on August 21, 2017 (see the map of the eclipse path on pages 44-45). This will be a once-in-a-lifetime event for many people. While another total solar eclipse will make...

Exodus Trail

Mapping the 1874 Yavapai-Apache Exodus Trail

Modern hikers map the Exodus Trail of the Yavapai-Apache Nation with GPS. By Everett Phillips, Philipp Hummel, PLS, and Bryan Frazier; introduction by Judie Piner In 1875, both the Yavapai and the Apache people were removed from their Rio Verde reservation in Arizona and force-marched by U.S. soldiers in terrible conditions, nearly 200 miles, to...

Intergeo Hamburg 2017

Smart Cartography

Six examples of how old-fashioned navigation aids have been transformed into today’s smart maps Berlin, Germany 25, April 2017 | The 65th Cartography Conference run by the German Society for Cartography (DGfK) in 2017 is dedicated to smart cartography. At INTERGEO 2017, the community is showcasing its credentials as an innovative scientific discipline that excels...

GEO Business 2017

Nicholas makes the annual pilgrimage to GEO Business for xyHt This blog is going to start with a short piece about skips. If you are afraid of skips (skips are what you’d call “dumpsters” across the Atlantic), turn away now …. Monday morning and 24 hrs from the start of GEO Business 2017, I get...

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40 Under 40, 2017: Nikolas Smilovsky

MAPPING DEPARTMENT MANAGER AT BPG DESIGNS ARIZONA, USA NIKOLAS SMILOVSKY ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA for a BA in history, but lateral studies instilled an affinity for geography. Anthropology and archaeology classes culminated in a semester abroad in Italy, sharpening his skills in GIS and CAD. Following college, he worked as an archaeologist, performing excavations...

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40 Under 40, 2017: Mamata Kumari Akella

SENIOR CARTOGRAPHER AT CARTO COLORADO, USA CARTOGRAPHY HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED AS AN ART. Now, with access to richer datasets and the wizardry of modern cartographic tools—in skilled hands and in careful orchestration of form and function—maps have become art. xyHt is honored to have featured the maps-as-art work of Mamata Kumari Akella; more of her...