Posts Tagged ‘nacis’

On practical cartography

Another carto-year has come to a close. A carto-year is measured from October to October, or more specifically, between NACIS conferences. If you’re not a NACIS regular, come to a few meetings and you’ll understand. It’s the New Year’s Eve of cartography—an intellectual, visual, and social celebration of mapping that at once exhausts you and [...]

Submit to the Atlas of Design

This is a quick plug for a new publication being put together by NACIS (the North American Cartographic Information Society, also known as the most awesome bunch of cartographers anywhere): the Atlas of Design, which will feature “cartography at its most beautiful, its cleverest, its sharpest, and its most intriguing.” It’ll be the best coffee [...]

Cartography and NACIS 2011

I’ve recently returned from the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society in my old stomping grounds of Madison, Wisconsin. I’ve mentioned NACIS here in the past. It’s a wonderful organization and it holds the best conference ever. While I will recap some of the conference (which was very good this year), this [...]

Calling all tutorials

Hello, internet. Are you doing mapping work with marvelous newfangled technology? Cartographic Perspectives (CP), the journal of NACIS, wants you! I am seeking how-to articles for a new regular section called On the Horizon, wherein cartographers can learn from one another about a variety innovative, new, or just plain useful implementations of current mapping technologies. [...]

NACIS Student Web Mapping Competition: October 1 deadline

Are you a student who has made an interactive or animated map ? Do you like fame and money? If yes, consider submitting your map to the 2010 NACIS Student Web Mapping Competition. The winner of each category (interactive and animated) walks away with a cool $500 prize. The winning maps will be presented in [...]

The drinking society with a mapping problem

I’ve recently returned from Sacramento after attending the 2009 conference of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), and I wish to briefly plug the organization here in case either of my readers is not already familiar with it. If you work with maps, you should join NACIS and go to its meetings. Consider these [...]