Authoritative Trails and the Business of Maps

Sunday October 22, 2017 9am-Noon in Ketchum 1B64 For years, OSM has been known as the defacto standard repository for trail mapping data, and especially for those in search of national coverage. Some of the major challenges in mapping trails result from the wide variety of land managers and stewards. Quite often trails visible in […]

Print Maps Give you the Big Picture-There’s Nothing like It Online

I love reading about maps in the news, especially printed maps. So, I was pleased to see this article in the Star Tribune about Tom Hedberg: Who needs GPS and Google? Minneapolis map publisher is ‘master of cartography’. Richard Chin‘s article starts out with a great example of  Tom Hedberg’s creative and useful maps. Sure, […]

Introduction of ALEX corporation, ALEXCIOUS shopping site, AuthaGraph and Geographia

The ALEX Corporation is very glad to join the IMIA as a new member. ALEX Corporation was founded in 2010 by Koichiro Tsujino, the former president of Google Japan.  ALEX is quickly introducing and exporting various highly-qualified products from Japan via their cross-border shopping site named ALEXCIOUS.  ALEX is also running a crowdfunding site named COUNTDOWN for those who want […]

Encapsulated Vs. Laminated Maps

  What is an Encapsulated Map? Probably the most often asked question is what does encapsulated map mean?  Once I tell them that it’s also known as lamination they usually get it, but then followed up by what’s the difference?  So I explain that encapsulated is when the paper map is sandwiched between 2 sheets […]

Getting “Lost” in the Hunt: Keeping Your Bearings When You’re Focused in the Field

Professional Hunter Donnelle Johnson of HuntData Shares Necessities for Pros and Novices on the Hunt Every year more than 300,000 hunting licenses are sold in Colorado to those in search of big game such as deer, elk, moose, pronghorn and even mountain lions.  In a state of outdoor recreationalists, the billion-dollar industry is an economic driver […]

The Map Experience

What if you had never seen a printed map? What if all you only knew about was electronic devices? This tongue in cheek video is an introduction to “a new bio-optical knowledge recording and dissemination system, responding to the trade name: Map.” Created by The Regional Centre for Geographic Information Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (CRIGE  PACA).   It […]