Maps and Cartography

Maps and cartography are essential tools in geography that enable us to visualize and understand the Earth’s surface and its features.

Cartography is the art and science of creating maps, which involves the use of sophisticated technology and techniques to accurately represent the Earth’s physical and cultural features.

Maps provide a visual representation of the world, allowing us to identify patterns, explore spatial relationships, and navigate through unfamiliar terrain.

Mapping Epidemics

Mark Altaweel

Forecasting the spread of viruses and mapping potential epidemics is gaining important attention in the medical community.

Review | Phantom Islands: In Search of Mythical Lands

G.T. Dempsey

In this book, Dirk Liesener provides the life-stories of islands, some thirty of them, which though thought to exist in some cases for many centuries turned out to either not be an island or to have never existed to start with. 

Mapping Australia’s Bushfires

Mark Altaweel

Tools based on near-real time data from satellites, such as those used by Australia or developed by NASA, have great utility in monitoring existing fires while giving the public near real-time monitoring.

Geospatial Data Available: Global Sea-surface Salinity

Caitlin Dempsey

Data from three satellite missions has been merged to produce a global time-series showing sea-surface salinity measurements between 2010 and 2018.

Thanksgiving Map

Thanksgiving Maps and Geography

Caitlin Dempsey

Thanksgiving maps about this holiday involving major feasting. Maps shown include distribution of turkey, green beans, sweet potatoes, and cranberries by Zellmer and a similar interactive map by Esri.