|The double-sided disk map minimizes
all six types of distortion.
Princeton: Princeton astrophysicists re-imagine world map, designing a less distorted, ‘radically different’ way to see the world - "Princeton professors J. Richard Gott and Robert Vanderbei worked with Drexel professor David Goldberg to create a revolutionary new map: a two-sided disk that can slip inside a textbook or be stacked neatly for storage. It provides more accurate distances than any existing flat map, while keeping visual distortions at a minimum."
The Tribune (India): India deregulates map-making, huge push to self-reliance plan, says PM - "The plan is to allow the Indian private sector to make and publish maps with geospatial features and help in the application of the space technology in improving outcomes in a range of sectors from farming and infrastructure to disaster mapping."
2021 Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition - The event aims "to celebrate the creativity, imagination, artistry, and wisdom of child mapmakers!" Postmark entries by April 10 to meet the April 15, 2021, deadline. Via @NACIS.
On and Off Campus
William and Mary: Mapping campus love stories - "As students, Kira Holmes ’17 and Colleen Truskey ’17 heard a rumor that 25% of William & Mary students end up marrying someone else from the university. Later, as post-baccalaureate fellows at William & Mary’s Center for Geospatial Analysis (CGA), they wondered: Where are all these people meeting each other and falling in love? The result was the 'Where W&M Couples Meet' map, where students and alumni can plot where, when and how they met their significant other."
Austin Community College: The Drone Demo Day Story Map from Sean Moran includes images, data, and video from the event. Via Stephanie Long on LinkedIn.
University of Heidelberg: Global mapping projects aid humanitarian organisations - "Heidelberg University is studying the evolution of humanitarian mapping and its repercussions on OpenStreetMap."DroneLife: USC Spatial Sciences Institute Offers the Education You Need to Use Drones in GIS Mapping- In small text you'll see the byline: "Posted By: Sponsored post." Sponsored Post writes quite a bit for this publication. DroneLife calls itself "The Trusted Source for the Business of Drones."
ArcGIS Blog: ArcGIS Living Atlas News (February 2021) - The details of what's new since December.Webinar: On March 4, 2021 at 11:00 am (PST) there's a webinar for the Higher Education community on Resources for Teaching Imagery & Remote Sensing. It's great to see folks from the Education Team, the Learn ArcGIS Team and the Imagery Team working together on this content.