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2018 GISCI Map Contest

The GIS Certification Institute (gisci.org) is proud to announce its Map Contest for 2018, with a freestyle theme allowing you to create a map with a topic and style of your own choosing.

Map submittals may qualify for 1 point under the Contributions to the Profession category towards your GISP certification or recertification, and […]

GISCI Map Contest 2016

Yesterday, the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) announced their 5th Annual Map Contest for 2016 themed, A Visible Change.

Per the Contest Summary,

“This year’s contest will require an entrant to utilize the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) to tell a story about change.

“Perhaps it will be about habitat loss, or maybe it will […]

Map of Employment in America, 2010

Thanks to Mike Henderson of LAFCO for passing this interesting map around.

It took a few days before I could actually move over to LA County:



Interactive Snowpack Map

Thanks to Mike Carson for passing this along:

Interactive Snowpack Map

Climb Mount Everest in 3D

This is pretty cool – climb Mt. Everest in a 3D map:Â http://everestavalanchetragedy.com/mt-everest-journey.html


Economic Impact of Napa Earthquake

A map showing the location and impact of the earthquake on businesses.

Link to PDF file

Map showing environmental hazards by Census Tract released by the EPA

Saw this article in the LA Times (click here for the article)Â and followed it to a map showing environmental hazards by Census Tract. Â Definitely ArcGIS Online, but a good use of the tool!

Here is a link to the map

CalEPA announced the site on its website […]

Public Radio Map

Thanks to Mike Carson and SocalGIS for passing along.

Pretty cool map:Â http://publicradiomap.com/

I like how the information changes as you move around on the map.

Map of internet usage of the world based on time of day

Thanks to Joel Myhre for passing this really cool image along. Â This is one of those maps, where the map is the star!

Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks

Nice visualization of income and rent across America. Â Although it should be called Rich Tracts, Poor Tracts (Census Tracts are the geographic unit, not blocks) – but then not many folks are familar with Census Tracts (I get a lot of emails about “Census Tracks”).

Take a look:Â http://www.richblockspoorblocks.com/

Thanks to […]