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Summer + Maps... Perfect Together

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Summer 2016 is underway, and lots of people are setting out for summer vacation. If your plans include a visit to a national park, be sure to take a look at this website, with maps of every national park. This amazing resource has maps of major parks like Yosemite and Grand Canyon, but it doesn't stop there.  The site contains over 1,000 maps, from nearly every state (no national parks in Delaware, sorry) and some US Territories (eg American Samoa). In addition to general park maps, there are specialized maps providing details on  activities such as hiking trails, backcountry areas,...

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VA 3rd & 4th Congressional Districts Redrawn

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

In January, a federal three-judge panel selected a new congressional map for the 2016 elections.  The map changes affect the 3rd and 4th districts. Map Resources updated the VA Congressional District map to reflect the new boundaries (VA-USA-875615). Users of Map Resources Congressional District Maps can request a free update by calling 800-334-4291 or sending an email to sales@mapresources.com. A federal three-judge panel selected a new congressional map for the 2016 elections - See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/home/judges-select-new-virginia-congressional-map#sthash.qTie7ebj.dpuf a A federal three-judge panel selected a new congressional map for the 2016 elections - See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/home/judges-select-new-virginia-congressional-map#sthash.qTie7ebj.dpuf Want to read more about the...

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Map Making in the Digital World

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Paper maps may have gone away, but cartographers are busy expanding the world of digital maps.  Watch an interview with Daniel Huffman, cartographer who lectures at the University of Wisconsin. According to Huffman, opportunities are plentiful for digital cartographers.

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Try Map Resources City Maps

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Map Resources City Maps remains one of the most popular areas of our map collection. And why not? These incredibly detailed maps have over 25 feature layers. Designers love them because they can make the map look exactly the way they want it to by editing colors, fonts and line weights.  Best of all, the vector linework prints beautifully and looks extremely professional. See for yourself. Download a sample and open in Illustrator.

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"But I Just Want a Printed Map"

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Are you someone who just wants a nice printed copy of a Map Resources map?  But has no need for the digital file? If so, you can bypass the digital map, and just order a printed copy from Map Sales. You can get a beautiful print out of any map from Map Resources collection. Plus you have lots of size and mounting options.  Just give Map Sales the map ID#, and tell them how you want the map printed.  Go to this page for Map Sales link.    

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