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.
Google announced new location services APIs, a new Google Maps and a visual refresh for Google Maps at Google I/O last week. There was lots of descriptive coverage from the mainstream and tech press. But there was very little response from the geospatial community - except from Esri. Who should or should not be excited about the new Google Maps and APIs?