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.
Three years ago the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and the International Cartographic Association became partners and launched the ICA-OSGeo Labs Initiative. The network of labs focuses on education and research with free and open source geospatial (FOSS4G) technology. Directions Magazine interviewed Helena Mitasova, associate professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University, to get an update on...