Our cartographers and map staff are often faced with converting coordinates from one format to another. To speed up this process, we've written a set of Visual Basic codes which do the work for us. Use these for your maps and analysis. Once installed, they work similar to any other Excel function. Dd2DMS converts coordinates from decimal degrees to degrees minutes seconds.
An e-mail from the folks at GitHub (though we'd already seen the buzz on Twitter) announces new mapping visualization on that platform. (Not sure what GitHub is? See Directions Magazine coverage.) TL;DR: commit a .geojson file to a repository, and GitHub will render any points, lines, or polygons as an interactive map, complete with custom markers and tool tips. Plus, we're using MapBox under the hood, so every thing's...