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[Computing Space VII] Searching for Magpie and Possum: Contemplating the Algorithmic Nature of Cartographic Space

Posted by: John Hessler

Today’s post is the seventh in a year-long series called,”Computing Space,” which highlights new mapping technologies and new areas for cartographic innovation, along with stories of the lives and work of many of the mostly unknown cartographers, geographers, mathematicians, computer scientists, designers and architects who both now, and in the past, have had a hand …

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Computing Space VI: The Many Languages of Space or How to Read Marble and Dacey

Posted by: John Hessler

Today’s post is the sixth in a year-long series called,”Computing Space,” which highlights new mapping technologies and new areas for cartographic innovation, along with stories of the lives and work of many of the mostly unknown cartographers, geographers, mathematicians, computer scientists, designers and architects who both now, and in the past, have had a hand …

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Computing Space V: Mapping the Web or Pinging your Way to Infinity

Posted by: John Hessler

Today’s post is the fifth in a year-long series called,”Computing Space,” which highlights new mapping technologies and new areas for cartographic innovation, along with stories of the lives and work of many of the mostly unknown cartographers, geographers, mathematicians, computer scientists, designers and architects who both now, and in the past, have had a hand …

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North Korea Uncovered: The Crowd-Sourced Mapping of the World’s Most Secret State

Posted by: Ryan Moore

Today’s guest post is by Ryan Moore, a Cartographic Specialist in the Geography and Map Division. Mr. Moore earned a Master’s degree in History from Cleveland State University and a Master’s of Library Science from Kent State University. He is the chief editor and a contributor for the Division’s journal, The Occasional Papers. He teaches …

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Computing Space II: Taking Waldo Tobler’s Geography 482

Posted by: John Hessler

Today’s post is the second in a continuing series called,”Computing Space,” which will highlight the lives and work of many of the mostly unknown cartographers, geographers, mathematicians, computer scientists, designers and architects who had a hand in the birth of today’s computer cartography. When working with the archives and personal papers of the pioneers of …

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In Maudslay’s Shadow: Imaging Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

Posted by: John Hessler

The Library of Congress’ Geography and Map Division is home to a large collection of Pre-Columbian archaeological artifacts donated by the collector Jay I. Kislak, many of which are on display as part of the Exploring the Early Americas Exhibit in the Thomas Jefferson Building here in Washington, DC. The artifacts that make up the …

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Einstein at 100: Mapping the Universe

Posted by: John Hessler

Last week we passed an important milestone in the history of science. November 25th, 2015, marks one hundred years since Albert Einstein delivered his now infamous address to the Prussian Academy of Sciences, during which he laid out the series of equations which lie at the heart of his General Theory of Relativity. This anniversary …