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NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries: California Experience App

August 8th, 2013

In partnership with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries, International Mapping developed the National Marine Sanctuaries: California Experience app as an all-in-one visitor’s guide to these amazing places, providing a wealth of information about the sights, sounds, history and natural wonders in and around California’s four national marine sanctuaries: Monterey Bay, Gulf of the Farallones, Channel Islands, and Cordell Bank.

The app covers more than 8,600 square miles of federally protected ocean and coastal waters stretching from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, and from Big Sur to the Farallon Islands. Zoomable layers make it easy to explore maps of the sanctuaries, complete with site boundaries, seafloor topography, visitor centers, historic shipwrecks, and much more. The app also features a searchable encyclopedia, glossary and photo gallery featuring more than 300 high-quality images of sanctuary marine life and habitats.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/national-marine-sanctuaries/id665924513

http://youtu.be/ZuTWvrOn2Y0

Smithsonian.com: A Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg

June 28th, 2013

The technological limits of surveillance during the American Civil War dictated that commanders often decided where to deploy their troops based largely on what they could see. Using today’s digital technology to visualize the Gettysburg battlefield, we can better understand what Lee and his commanders could – and could not – see at decisive moments during the battle.

http://landing.newsinc.com/apvideo/home.html?f=ap&wid=3989&cid=10212&spid=24913963&freewheel=90121&sitesection=ap_top

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/A-Cutting-Edge-Second-Look-at-the-Battle-of-Gettysburg.html

White Paper: Digital Publishing and Integrating Maps, Illustrations, and Other Interactive Graphics

May 22nd, 2013

Digital publications in general and educational materials in particular are greatly enhanced by illustrations, maps, graphics and other single or multimedia components. This paper takes a brief look at digital publishing and the current possibilities for enhancements to the text beyond basic use of still images that are still important but are limited in capabilities and appeal.

 

http://dev.internationalmapping.com/private/Maps_for_DigPub_WhitePaper.pdf

International Maritime Boundaries: 2013 Poster

March 27th, 2013

Now available for purchase, the 2013 Maritime Boundaries of the World Poster is the best source for up-to-date information on the ever-changing world of international maritime boundaries.

http://internationalmapping.com/international-maritime-boundaries-poster

National Geographic turns to International Mapping to help map out the proposed Keystone XL pipeline

March 12th, 2013

National geographic, in partnership with Shell Oil, have developed an online portal called “The Great Energy Challenge.” National Geographic turned to International Mapping to develop an interactive map called “Keystone XL: Mapping the Flow of Tar Sands Oil.” In addition to illustrating the location of the current Keystone and proposed Keystone XL pipelines, the map provides easy access to a wealth of information associated with both pipelines.

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/energy/great-energy-challenge/keystone-xl-pipeline-route-map/

Discovery Education: Social Studies TECHBOOK Beta Test Progam

February 21st, 2013

Discovery Education Announces Special Beta Test Program For Breakthrough Digital Social Studies Series.

Designed to increase literacy and create better learning opportunities for all, Social Studies Techbook™ replaces traditional textbooks and captures the imagination of students with widely varying learning styles and abilities.

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/techbook/ssbetatest/

International Mapping Associates & U.S. Census Bureau Partner On Data Visualization Project

February 21st, 2013

International Mapping Associates, is excited to introduce the U.S. Census Bureau’s weekly Data Visualization Series.

In 2007, International Mapping and the Census Bureau collaborated to produce the Census Atlas of the United States. In 2012, they teamed up once again to develop interactive electronic data visualizations to help illustrate historic and current U.S. Census statistics. These graphics are presented in a fun and unique manner, making them easily accessible by all age groups.

The interactive visualizations are updated weekly, and can be found on the official Census website: www.census.gov/dataviz. Alex Tait and International Mapping Associates also regularly tweet about new Census visualizations and other topics (on Twitter @TaitMaps and @Intl_Mapping.)