Our Globes: 1938 George F. Cram 12″

My wife and I have about 9 or 10 globes in our house (in addition to many more maps and prints). I was going around the house to date them and record them for insurance purposes (we’ve gotten them all for $10-20, but maybe one’s way more valuable than that and we got lucky?) and …

Minsk Maps – The Country Zone of Minsk (ПРИГОРОДНАЯ ЗОНА МИСНКА)

Here in this map, we see Minsk in the center as a red polygon, surrounded by the Belarusian countryside. From what I can tell, I’d probably translate this title as “Land Use around Minsk”.

My Oldest GIS map

I was digging through some boxes the other day while in the course of working to declutter the house, and found an old CD of all my college assignments. (What, you didn’t burn a CD of everything you did in college?) There, nestled in “Fall 2006/GIS” was Lake.pdf I remember this being an assignment I …

Upcoming series – Minsk (Минск)

A few weeks back, I came across a book about Minsk in Goodwill. It has several very cool maps in it. I must admit I’m a sucker for Soviet-era design aesthetics – everything from their propaganda posters to architecture and especially their cartography. (I can’t wait to read “Red Atlas“) Over the next little while, …

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady are my favorite band in the world. About this time last year they re-released a special LP edition of Boys And Girls In America (which is probably my favorite of theirs) that included this map as a bonus. (Ed note: I have a BAGIA re-release LP, but I don’t think I have …

First Post

Welcome. I plan on using this blog for a few different things: Explore and explain the things in my portfolio in greater depth Share tips & tricks I learn in the course of my work Highlight maps I think are cool