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December 07, 2016 - Map of the Week, News and Information

Mapping Average Temperature for Decembers

  The map shows the average temperature for December across the states spanning from the years 2001 to 2015. During that time period, there were years such as -- 2006, 2011, 2014 -- when the average winter were considered warmer than expected. What do you predict the average temperature fo... Read more...


November 30, 2016 - Map of the Week, News and Information

John Snow's Cholera Map

John Snow's Cholera Map is shown above. In 1854, there was a cholera outbreak in Soho, London. John Snow overlaid the cholera cases on a map featuring the location of the area's drinking wells. Snow's map enable him to discover that contaminated drinking water was a main contributor to the outbr... Read more...


November 23, 2016 - News and Information, Press Release

Mapathon Held at American Geographical Society’s Fall Symposium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mapathon Held at American Geographical Society’s Fall Symposium Description: The American Geographical Society (AGS) held a Mapathon in conjunction with its annual Fall Symposium held at Columbia University in New York City on November 17, 2016. Event participants, incl... Read more...