As announced on the "Chosun Ilbo" English-language website, there is a new freely available map service that includes detailed information about North Korea's streets, buildings, and landmarks:
A new online map service gives a free detailed view of North Korea's streets, buildings and landmarks.
The map, released by South Korean portal site Daum, was previously only available to businesses. It was produced by the state-run National Geographic Information Institute, which says it hopes releasing the data will help organizations and private companies do research on North Korea.
It can now be accessed for free on computers or smartphones.
The website is only available in Korean, although Google Translate can help with some of the menu items. The map shows South Korea, as well as North Korea. The website URL is: map.daum.net
Have you ever wished that you could digitally explore the beautiful maps hidden inside old books? The British Library has just made some dreams come true by releasing a new set of over 3,100 historic maps into their crowd-sourced georeferencing web application, the BL Georeferencer. The public - you! - can use the online tool to overlay the historic maps on modern web maps. As the British Library says, what a great way to "compare the past with the present." Read more about the newly released images - scans of map illustrations from 17th, 18th, and 19th century books - at the British Library's own blog.
Instructions for the BL Georeferencer - including a short video tutorial - are online at the georeferencer home page. You can also browse through maps that others have already georeferenced. In addition to viewing them online, the British Libray gives you the option of downloading the georeferenced image as either an ESRI World or Google Earth KMZ file.
Be the first to get a sneak peek at the new UC Berkeley Library website! We are looking for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and lecturers to sit down with us for 30 minutes for user testing of the new website. Testing will take place at Doe Library. Volunteers get a $15 gift card to FSM Cafe in return for their time. If you are interested and are available between , please contact Lisa Ngo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) recently announced two student mapping competitions with top prizes of $500. Winners will be announced at the NACIS annual meeting, this year in Pittsburgh, PA from October 8-11. In addition to the mapping competition, NACIS is also offering travel grants and memberships.
See the announcement below for details:
The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) recognizes the important contributions students make to our field. To recognize some of their hard work and achievements, we offer two fantastic student competitions each year at our annual conference (this year in Pittsburgh, PA). All students currently enrolled in a certificate program, undergraduate, or graduate/post-graduate program are eligible to enter, as long as they have not previously won top prize in either competition.
Student Dynamic Map Competition: The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) recognizes the importance of dynamic mapping in cartography. We are sponsoring the 15th Annual Student Dynamic Map Competition to promote cartographic excellence and innovation in this versatile medium. A first prize of $500 will be awarded in each category. Deadline for submissions is . To view the rules and prizes, please visit http://nacis.org/index.cfm?x=4
Student Map and Poster Competition: Students who would like to display their works at NACIS 2014 should register for the Student Map and Poster Competition. We encourage all students to submit their maps and technical/research posters for a chance at a prize of $500! There is no entry fee. All entrants will be displayed in the Map Gallery, and the winner will be selected by a ballot of all meeting attendees. The deadline to register is . For more information, please visit http://nacis.org/index.cfm?x=18
Travel Grants and Memberships: As an organization (and as former students ourselves), we?re aware that student budgets don?t often allow for extras like conference attendance or organizational memberships. Each year, NACIS offers up to 10 free memberships to undergraduate students, as well as offering a number of travel grants to students wishing to attend the annual conference. To find out more, please visit http://nacis.org/index.cfm?x=27