Looking for that unique Christmas gift for the cartophile? In this interview with Ben Sheesley, one of the founders of Chicago-based Axis Maps, a mapping and geospatial tech company, he discusses letterpress, a manual printing technique that as it says on the Axis Maps website, hasn't changed since the days of the Gutenberg press. See these images of Washington D.C. and Chicago are good examples.
Location sharing is back in the news as new apps try to offer better mousetraps for sharing oneís location with friends and family. We look at PlaceUs and Jink. Meanwhile two well-known players, LinkedIn and Google, add location sharing where itís not been before. Do these new and enhanced entries suggest location-based services are maturing?