Don de deux globes du XVIIIe siècle à la Bibliothèque nationale Jean Antoine Nollet (1700-1770)Globe terrestre dédié à la duchesse du Maine, 1728Globe céleste dédié au comte de Clermont, 1730 D. 32,5 cm (46 avec la table d’horizon) H. 55 cm Photo : Didier Rykner 25/5/10 - Acquisitions - Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France - Un globe terrestre et un globe céleste (ill.) datant de 1728-1730 et d’une remarquable qualité esthétique outre leur intérêt scientifique viennent d’être offerts à la Bibliothèque nationale par le Club Français du Livre. Ces deux objets avaient été classés Trésors nationaux en 2007 et ont été acquis auprès de la galerie Steinitz pour la somme de 150 000 €.
TypeBrewer.org TypeBrewer: A Map Design Help Tool for Selecting Typography TypeBrewer is a free help tool that gives non-specialist mapmakers a chance to explore typography in a semi-structured environment. It is not mapmaking software. Instead of providing the functionality of a graphic design program or GIS, TypeBrewer offers a quick and easy way to explore typographic alternatives and see the impact that various elements of type have on the overall look and feel of a map. TypeBrewer is designed for mapmakers who want to learn more about map typography and get practical design specifications for starting a map project.
The Paradise Project Document Contents: See Also: Objective: The objective of the Paradise project is to design, implement, and evaluate a scalable, parallel geographic information system that is capable of storing and manipulating massive data sets. By applying object-oriented and parallel database technologies to the problem of storing and manipulating geographic information we hope to significantly advance the size and complexity of GIS data sets that can be successfully stored, browsed, and queried.
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Blog The download manager will be updated the next couple weeks. In the meantime, please check out the ZIP, linked below, to get the 61 changed GIS shapefiles (SHP). Release notes follow. NOTE: Version 1.1.1 corrects the name of the 50m cultural “50m_admin_0_countries” file by adding the missing “r” (XQHSANQW71), updated March 15, 2010. Thanks Ben! Thanks to over 50 contributors for making version 1.1 happen!
Love maps, data, visual story, and cartographic design? Please join NACIS for our annual meeting in Greenville! Learn more » The DRAFT PROGRAM for the 2013 NACIS annual meeting in Greenville this October is now available. We have a solid slate of cartography, design, web, GIS, open source, geo, and interactive mapping presentations and this year's conference is going to be great with over 120 speakers and several mini workshops around this year's themes: DATA and CARTOGRAPHIES of the SOUTH. NACIS: Welcome to NACIS.org | HOME
The Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center (FREAC), established in 1969, is the original center within the Institute of Science and Public Affairs (ISPA) at Florida State University (FSU). FREAC professionals conduct research in the general areas of resource management and environmental analysis, as well as provide advice and technical assistance to state and local agencies. Public lands research and analysis, geographic information system development, and graphic representation of digital databases are current and long-range FREAC research interests. FREAC also trains university students in these areas through direct involvement in projects, providing real-world experiences. FREAC - Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center at FSU
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I’ve revised my Flickr Shapefiles program to allow greater user interaction. This new version allows the user to query the Flickr Shapefiles dataset using a bounding box and selection of the appropriate place type (Neighbourhood, Locality, Region, Country, Continent). I’ve also changed the base mapping. The previous version of the project used the Microsoft Hybrid base map but I’ve now replaced this with my own Cloudmade style. Using the bounding box it’s possible to browse the Shapefiles available for an area quite easily. However marking out a large area can generate a huge list of Shapefiles particularly in more populated areas. Flickr Shapefiles browser | MapToPixel
[Editor's note: Also check out Aaron's WOE ID browser (the geography behind Flickr). The Flickr API returns both ESRI format shapefiles and XML / JSON. The monster dump of all Flickr shapes is just XML, however. Thanks GeoPDX!] Republished from MapToPixel. Flickr Shapefiles browser (MapToPixel) « Kelso’s Corner
Kelso’s Corner I prompted a flurry of PostGIS hate (and some love) on Twitter last week, documented via Storify. I’ve been using PostGIS for around 2 years now both at Stamen and before that at The Washington Post. Let me say upfront that PostGIS is amazing and is definitely in the top 5 best FOSS4G (free and open source software for geo) out there. It is a super powerful spatial data store that is free to download, install, and use (even in commercial projects!).
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