There are lots of bad maps. The USGS is crowd sourcing TNM. Apple fired people over bad maps. OpenStreetMap quality is superior to many – even Bing. How Important is map quality? To web users? To mobile users? To the Media? To the big issues of the day: national security, energy independence. How much faith do we put in our maps?
Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop, Third Edition, has been updated for ArcGIS 10.1. This new edition includes chapters and exercises related to working with ArcGIS Online, creating web maps, and searching for shared online data. Visit www.esri.com/esripress for more information.
Join us at the inaugural .Map Conference September 8-10 in Boston.
In part two of a series on QGIS Boundless' Gretchen Peterson is impressed by the software's capabilities in cartography and "found it was easy and straightforward to create maps."