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Using Adobe Illustrator to Edit Vector Maps - 3 Part Series

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Tune in to see helpful how-to videos for editing Map Resources vector maps with Adobe Illustrator.

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Cartographic Events for 2019

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Thinking of attending a cartography-related event in 2019?  See our list of favorites.

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Maps-R-Us! Gift List #2!

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Last week we presented map books, but here we compiled a list to of truly unexpected map items to help you locate a unique gift for your map enthusiast. Everybody knows someone who is passionate about maps. Maybe it’s because maps evoke ideas of travel, discovery and adventure. Whatever it is, a lot of people like maps for more than the rudimentary role of getting from one place to another. World Map Fleece Who does't love a cozy blanket?  Especially one with a beautiful map printed on it? This World Map Fleece even includes a hood, and comes in 2...

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Gift List for Map Book Lovers

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Atlas.... A World of Maps, from the British Library The World of Maps includes a selection of stunning maps from the British Library.  Curated from their enormous collection, the maps are organized by world region.  Very high quality print.  Not available in North America till January 2019, so depending on where you live, you might have to be satisfied with a gift raincheck. All Over the Map, by Betsy Mason & Greg Miller In this book, journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a wide variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Based on...

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Celebrate GIS DAY!

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The first GIS day was celebrated way back in 1999.  Inspired by none other than Ralph Nader, Jack Dangermon, the founder of ESRI, decided to start a grass-roots "event" that people around the world can participate in.  And that's what they did!  ESRI now offers a site for any GIS team to register their event, and displays an interactive world map with hundreds of events. The purpose of GIS day is introduce people to geography and GIS by highlighting the real-world projects that are making a difference throughout society. Go to the map to see what's happening in your area!...

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