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.
Web Map Solutions' Matt Sheehan suggested last month that the GIS industry is splitting. But apparently he was not sure since he put a question mark at the end of the blog post title. So, is the GIS world splitting?