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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...

Map Making: “Can I have a map?”

“Can I have a map?” How often do you get someone ask, “Can I have a map”? I have nothing against making maps; in fact I like it so much that I have made a career out of it. Not just any map either, I’ve made maps for the nuclear, environmental, government, renewable energy, offshore...

Web Mapping

Part 1, The Basics Children of the millennium will never know that there was a time before the internet when we, the cartographers, engineers, and surveyors had to relate geospatial information through the medium of paper. Although the internet has been around since the late 1980s, it wasn’t until 1996 when the world got the...