Best of the Blogs 13 May 2014

By on 13 May, 2014

Map Art

Making Maps has a quick overview and discussion of some ‘Maps as Art’ exhibitions that ran in 2013-2013. The pretty images alone make this post worth a look.


Inside GNSS asked A. J. Van Dierendonck – one of the pioneers in GPS system development with 40 years in the satellite navigation field – to comment on some of the innovations seen in the plethora of new GNSS signals.


The NPR blog has a fantastically engaging video that talks of the nearly 9000km stretch of cleared land that divides the US and Canada – and why it’s just so wobbly. Well worth a watch.


The Guardian has a wonderfully nostalgic piece on the death of the Ordnance Survey – or , more specifically, its paper maps. A great read for cartographers or anyone that loves a good map.


GIM International talks to the ret. vice-chancellor of The City University in the UK, who believes that the biggest advancement of in GIS isn’t thanks to UAVs or LiDAR, but, rather, the rapid expansion of the open data concept.


IEEE Spectrum has some info (and a video) on Parrot’s (who, incidentally, make some very good headphones) latest quadrotor UAV, Bebop, which includes image-stabilised HD video support, 2km operating range, and even (3D virtual reality headset) Oculus Rift support. Super cool.


And, finally, what would a May be without a Eurovision map thrown in somewhere?


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