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Sunday, January 30, 2005

Illinois Road Map Advertising

The Illinois Department of Transportation considers selling advertising space on its free state road map. The state produces about 3,000,000 maps per year at a cost of $350,000. Revenue from the advertising could offset the cost of printing the maps - or they might be able to make a profit.
Read more about Illinios Road Map Advertising at the Lincoln Courier.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

National Forest Maps

Visitor maps and wilderness maps for many of the National Forests are available at the National Forest Map Store. The visitor maps provide forest-wide information on attractions, facilities, services and opportunities. The wilderness maps provide topographic detail for selected portions of the forest.
Learn more about National Forest Maps

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Bike Trails Map - Maryland, Virginia, Delaware

Delmarva Low Impact Tourism Experiences and The Alexandria Drafting Company have produced the Delmarve Biking Trails map. This map features recommended cycling routes on the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland and Virginia) Penninsula, including trails in the Bombay Hook, Prime Hook, Blackwater and Chincoteague Wildlife Refuges along with the C&D Canal, Assateague Island, Pocomoke River State Forest, Deal Island and several state parks.
Order your Delmarva Bicycling Trail Map from

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Subaru Primal Quest Adventure Race Maps, the company that provided the land navigation maps for the Subaru Primal Quest Adventure Race invites anyone to download or view the actual maps that were provided to the racers. They have posted these maps on their website as free .pdf download files.
The Subaru Primal Quest Adventure Race Maps will be available at the website through the end of January.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Wilderness Survival Tips

Some excellent wilderness survival tips are posted at
Read more at Wilderness Survival Tips.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Tsunami Warning System

An article at gives a good description of what causes a tsunami and the system that is used to detect them and broadcast a warning.
Read more about Tsunami Warning System.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Online Hazard Maps

A new goverment website - give you interactive access to hazard maps for landslides, floods, earthquakes, hail, hurricanes, tsunamis, windstorms, volcanic eruptions and more. Show below is a peak ground acceleration map that shows different levels of acceleration with a 10% chance of being exceeded in a 50 year period.
Create custom Hazard Maps at the new website.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Federal Judge Upholds GPS Surveillance of Criminals

Police used GPS tracking during their investigation of a New York attorney. Their actions were challenged in court. However U.S. District Judge David Hurd ruled that police do not need court authorization to use this technology for tracking a vehicle. He stated that a person has no expectation of privacy in the whereabouts of their vehicle on a public roadway."
Read more about GPS Criminal Surveillance at

Civil War Battlefield Maps

The Library of Congress is greatly expanding its collection of online Civil War Battlefield Maps. New documents from the Virginia Historical Society and the Library of Virginia are being added to the collection.
Many of these maps are now available in their
Online Collection of Civil War Battlefield Maps.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

California Landslide Hazard Maps

Recent heavy rains in southern California have caused many large landslides. USGS is now posting maps which show landslide hazard areas with forecast rainfall amounts superimposed.
See a full sequence of images at the January 2005 Landslide Hazard Maps page on the USGS website.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Ground Water Resource Maps - Ohio

Ohio DNR has posted ground water resource maps for the state of Ohio online as .pdf and .jpg files. Printed copies can also be ordered by mail. These maps can be used to estimate well yields at any location in the state. Each map covers one county with a USGS topographic map base.
Ground Water Resource Maps of Ohio Counties

Monday, January 03, 2005

Images of Tsunami Damage - Sumatra, Thailand, Sri Lanka

Copyrighted images of tsunami damage in Sumatra, Thailand and Sri Lanka have been posted at Earth Observatory. These images by Space Imaging can be seen at the following locations...

Sumatra Tsunami Damage
Thailand Tsunami Damage
Sri Lanka Tsunami Damage

Sunday, January 02, 2005

GPS Fleet Monitoring Systems

I've made several posts about GPS fleet monitoring. A January 1 article at by Adam Geller is one of the best that I have seen.
Read the article about GPS Fleet Monitoring Systems at

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