Map Society of Wisconsin

Map Society of Wisconsin The Map Society of Wisconsin was formed in 1996 to bring together people interested in all aspects of maps and mapping The Map Society of Wisconsin was formed in 1996 to bring together people interested in all aspects of maps and mapping–their history, uses, production and preservation regardless of format.

We hold our meetings at the AGSL usually featuring a presentation accompanied by a related exhibit drawn from the Library’s collections. Socializing and refreshments precede each meeting. The society was founded through and is based at the AGSL. To inquire about membership call (414)-229-6282 or email us at [email protected]

Amazing Maps
01/24/2017

Amazing Maps

Roman trade routes and principal products in each region

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
01/24/2017

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

A mere five weeks after the first quake racked America's frontier, the second ​main ​shock of the historic New Madrid sequence rang in at a magnitude ~7.3 on Jan. 23, 1812. While settlers were still chronicling the impacts of the Dec. 16, 1811 magnitude ~7.5 event, the Ohio River was also iced over; hence, little river traffic resulted in fewer​ close-in​ human observers. Using the first event as a standard and dozens of far-field reports reaching 600–700 miles to the Eastern Seaboard, however, there is a scientific consensus that this earthquake was the smallest of the three main ​temblors.

Read more about the New Madrid 1811-1812 #Earthquakes at https://on.doi.gov/2h4LqEY.

#USGS #science #hazards #NewMadrid #HistoricEarthquakes

Amazing Maps
01/23/2017

Amazing Maps

Only 5% of the entire world's population lives in the blue shaded regions. For comparison, another 5% lives in the red shaded area.

Monde Geospatial
01/23/2017
Monde Geospatial

Monde Geospatial

Best 10 Open Source Web Mapping Tools that trend for 2017

Miami International Map Fair
01/18/2017

Miami International Map Fair

The Miami International Map Fair opens on the first weekend of February. Don't miss this world class event. Come for a day or register for the Full Access Weekend package. Visit the Map Fair webpage by clicking the Book Now button.

Bellerby Globemakers
01/18/2017

Bellerby Globemakers

Today Alex is finishing up detail on a Celestial Globe & we have an excuse for more #CelestialFacts!

Libra is Latin for weighing scales, making it the only constellation of the Zodiac representing an inanimate object. At 538 square degrees, Libra ranks 29th overall in terms of size. It doesn’t have any first magnitude stars, making it relatively faint but not impossible to view with the naked eye.

At one time Libra was considered part of Scorpius — the scales looked like claws hung upside down — but then Roman astronomers redrew the skyline and moved the claws of the scorpion to Libra.

The association with scales and balance began with the ancient Babylonians, with the scales representing the balance between the seasons as well as day and night. The ancient Greeks viewed Libra as the claws of Scorpius reaching out.

To the Romans, Libra represented the scales of justice being held by the goddess Virgo or Astraea.

Globes : www.bellerbyandco.com

American Geographical Society
01/18/2017
American Geographical Society

American Geographical Society

In #DC? Love #Mapping? Register for @thehumangeo Mapathon on January 31st from 5-7pm. There will be a special gift card prize for the most diligent editor. Free food and drink will be offered.

Geoawesomeness
01/15/2017
Geoawesomeness

Geoawesomeness

CIA declassified its map collection on Flickr and it is totally awesome

Geosynchronous vs Geostationary Orbits - GIS Geography
01/15/2017
Geosynchronous vs Geostationary Orbits - GIS Geography

Geosynchronous vs Geostationary Orbits - GIS Geography

While geosynchronous satellites can have any inclination, the key difference is that satellites in geostationary orbit lie on the same plane as the equator.

American Geographical Society
01/14/2017
American Geographical Society

American Geographical Society

This interactive live 3-D #map allows you to see the pollution count in a specific area. #geography #mapping

National Geographic Education
01/14/2017

National Geographic Education

We love maps, and so does International Cartographic Association!

The 2017 Barbara Petchenik Children's Map Competition is now accepting entries that fit with this year's theme: "We love maps." The annual competition is open to youth under 16 years of age. The goal of the competition is to "promote children’s creative representation of the world, to enhance their cartographic awareness and to make them conscious of their environment."

Encourage your students to express their love of maps!
http://on.natgeo.com/2iPlwpo

BuzzFeed UK
01/10/2017
BuzzFeed UK

BuzzFeed UK

Do you know your Tower Bridge from your London Bridge?

CityLab
01/06/2017
CityLab

CityLab

A new online archive allows viewers to pull the curtains back and observe crucial milestones in the megacity’s evolution.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
01/06/2017

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Detailed geologic mapping on Isla Tiburón (Gulf of California) helps unravel the tectonic history of how the Gulf started to rift open, and gives insights into the early record of how ocean rift basins form on Earth. Reconstructing motion along the La Cruz fault can help us understand the northwest movement of Baja California away from mainland Mexico, which is directly related to several northwest-oriented faults throughout California including the San Andreas fault. The geologic history of rifting in the Gulf of California is an analog to the current tectonic setting in the seismically active area along the California-Nevada border. Read the full UC Davis-UNAM-USGS collaborative research paper here:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040195116302190

Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library
01/05/2017

Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library

#TBT to when Europeans mistakenly believed #California to be an island! One of the major cartographic blunders to emerge during the Age of Exploration, the island of California first appeared in Spanish manuscript #maps in the 16th century. During the Age of Exploration, maps and charts were carefully guarded state secrets, and the French and English were known to reward privateers for intercepting Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch maps on the high seas. It is believed that in the early 17th century, once such Dutch ship managed to capture a Spanish map portraying California as an island, an event alluded to in this annotated #map by English engraver Renold Elstracke in 1625:
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"California sometimes supposed to be a part of ye westerne continent, but since by a Spanish Charte taken by ye Hollanders it is found to be a goodly island: the length of the west shoare beeing about 500 leagues from Cape Mendocino to the South Cape there of called Cape St. Lucas; as appeareth both by that Spanish Chart and by the relation of Francis Gaule wheras in the ordinarie Charts it is sett down 1700 Leagues."
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Well, we all make mistakes.
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Renold Elstracke, "The north part of America , conteyning Newfoundland, new England, Virginia, Florida, new Spaine, and Noua Francia wth ye rich Iles of Hispaniola, Cuba, Iamaica, and Porto Rieco on the south, and upon ye west the large and goodly Iland of California...," 1625, http://www.leventhalmap.org/id/13079.
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#17thCentury #NorthAmerica #America #geography #cartography #history #AgeOfDiscovery #AgeOfExploration #library #libraries #LibrariesOfInstagram #BPLMaps #BostonPublicLibrary

CityLab
01/05/2017
CityLab

CityLab

Do big cities belong in the heartland? Does the heartland rigidly follow state lines? Does it venture south into Texas, or east into Pennsylvania? The Upshot wants to know what you think. #Cityreads

U.S. Census Bureau
01/05/2017

U.S. Census Bureau

#TBT We conducted the inaugural count of our nation's #population in August 1790. At the time, the U.S. capital and largest city was #NewYorkCity, with a total population of 33,131. Other populous cities included #Philadelphia, PA (28,522); #Boston town, MA (18,320); #Charleston, SC (16,359); and #Baltimore town, MD (13,503). Learn more about the first U.S. Census here: http://www.census.gov/history/

Chicago Map Society
12/15/2016

Chicago Map Society

#ChicagoMapSociety - Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates 2007-2015 automated maps - US Census. http://bit.ly/2gPqBj9

American Geographical Society
12/15/2016
American Geographical Society

American Geographical Society

Each world map tells us a story of the world as seen through the eyes of the individual creating it. #Mapping over time

U.S. Census Bureau
12/15/2016
U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Census Bureau

Just released, the latest findings from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program, which provides the only up-to-date, single-year income and poverty statistics for all counties and school districts — roughly 3,140 counties and over 13,000 school districts nationally. go.usa.gov/x8HSQ

Miami International Map Fair
12/13/2016

Miami International Map Fair

A unique inflatable globe from 1830 designed by an eccentric inventor is coming to the Miami International Map Fair from The Philadelphia Print Shop West.

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