A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to a Calendar

The call for maps for the 2017 GeoHipster calendar has closed and review is underway. I haven’t begun collating the responses yet, so I have no idea how it will turn out, but I can say that, for me, the process so far has been personally rewarding.

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I was not involved in the making of the 2015 calendar. When it came time to considering doing one for 2016, I volunteered to coordinate¬†the process; with no idea what to expect. We had quite a response and I was impressed with the quality of the work received. Because it was my first time through, I was pretty consumed by the process and probably didn’t get to give as much consideration to the art that was before me.

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GeoHipster Call for Maps

Earlier this year, I joined the newly-formed advisory board for the web site GeoHipster. The site, and specifically the Q&A interview format with people working throughout the geospatial industry, had rapidly developed an audience and the logistics had outpaced the ability of the site’s founder, Atanas Entchev, to keep up. So a group of us … Read more GeoHipster Call for Maps

How long until the ads stop?

In celebration of this day when the non-stop political ads, robo-calls, junk mail, and social media posts *should* finally come to an end. I threw together a little map to show the latest time at which polls close in each state. This should represent, state-by-state, the time (EST) at which you can safely go back … Read more How long until the ads stop?

Quilted Map of Monongahela National Forest

I found this map on display at the Cranberry Glades visitor center in West Virginia (click any of the pictures to enlarge them): One of the rangers working there told me it is to scale (although the quilt itself lacks any indication of scale). The next two pictures are close-ups showing the north arrow and … Read more Quilted Map of Monongahela National Forest