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Crazy Cool Maps Collection for Land Surveyors

Enjoy this curated collection of Cool Maps and Mapping tools that are useful for land surveyors to know about.  Add your useful maps to the Map Share Hub on Land Surveyors United.

This Map is on Fire! Literally..

This Map is on Fire! Literally..

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Take a look at this map by Stamen called the Burning Map.  Take a look and you'll know what I'm talking about.  It is on fire! Be sure to zoom in and out to s…

Get Familiar with Mapping Terminology

Get Familiar with Mapping Terminology

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Below is a list of mapping terminology links on Wikipedia, which could always use a few revisions.  If you have something you can add, feel free to follow to t…

Introducing Roof Mapper

Introducing Roof Mapper

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With Google Maps, you can do amazing and helpful things including creation of detailed engineering planning. Check this out from GMapsMania Roof Mapper is a G…

Newspapermap Helps You Find and Translate Newspapers Anywhere

Newspapermap Helps You Find and Translate Newspapers Anywhere

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If you have land surveying to do, do NOT click this link, as you might not get very much done.  That link — Newspaper Map — is quite possibly the simplest and…

Explore Topographic Layers on Google Maps

Explore Topographic Layers on Google Maps

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There should be no question whatsoever about why this map I am about to show you could be incredibly valuable to land surveyors. Hillmap is a somewhat new Goog…

Languages Mapped

Languages Mapped

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As a global community of land surveyors, it may become important to at least know the type of language that one of your fellow surveyors speak, it order to eli…

Find Radius Around an Area or Building Using Map

Find Radius Around an Area or Building Using Map

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Use This Radius Map to Draw Circles for Radius This tool will help you accomplish the following without a compass and pencil. Simple circle function Radius g…

Two Useful Google Satellite Imagery Tricks

Two Useful Google Satellite Imagery Tricks

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Google Satellite Imagery Tricks For Surveyors For those of you who are dabbling or working hard with aerial imagery and Google Earth, here are a couple of tric…

Topography of Tweets Map

Topography of Tweets Map

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Sometimes a map is not enough. What if instead of just showing roads and boundaries, it was a 3D model you could manipulate and explore? The mountain ranges y…

Tool: World Coordinate Converter

Tool: World Coordinate Converter

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World Coordinate Converter Tool for Mappers There is a new geocoding tool that will surely delight all you mappers out there. TWCC, or  The World Coordinate Co…

How to Find Historical County Boundary Maps

How to Find Historical County Boundary Maps

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I recently ran across a pretty cool map tool that helps with finding historic county boundaries in all US states.  This tool (found on Randy Major's mapping si…

How to Copy/Move features between My Maps

How to Copy/Move features between My Maps

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Google Maps currently doesn't include a method to copy/move features between maps, however as you can import and export features using KML files you can easily…

Retrace 1814  Footsteps of Lewis & Clark

Retrace 1814 Footsteps of Lewis & Clark

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There is a wealth of mapping knowledge through historical map overlays on the Google Earth Gallery.  Take this map for example, which retraces the historical f…

USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer Tool

USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer Tool

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Take a look and be amazed at the new USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer Tool. This is a great way to explore the growth of US cities using USGS historica…

Use Google Compass to Sharpen your Compass Reading Skills

Use Google Compass to Sharpen your Compass Reading Skills

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Land surveyors and explorers alike are no stranger to compasses. GoogleCompass has gone through some major changes lately and still is a great Google Maps tool…

Get Cartographic With Google's New Mapbuildr

Get Cartographic With Google's New Mapbuildr

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Google Maps is one of most powerful map services on the web. Customizing the map can be easily done using map styles API control. But it requires one to unders…

Browse Find and Download Landsat Data

Browse Find and Download Landsat Data

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If you are a fan of browsing and downloading Landsat data and satellite imagery, you'll love Libra! Libra provides a really neat and easy to use interface for…

Mapping the Word 'Surveyor' in Every Language

Mapping the Word 'Surveyor' in Every Language

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There is a new mapping tool which i figured I'd try out and found it to be pretty amazing.  It's called Wordmap and you can search any word to find out how it…

Excel Application for Automatically Building Historical Geography GIS Maps

Excel Application for Automatically Building Historical Geography GIS Maps

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A Microsoft Excel Application for Automatically Building Historical Geography GIS Maps   Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski   Transactions in GIS, 17:1, 148-1…

Explore the Most Detailed Ecological Land Units Map in the World

Explore the Most Detailed Ecological Land Units Map in the World

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Esri's New ecological land units world map is some piece of work! Dive into ... The Most Detailed Ecological Land Units Map in the World “This map provides, f…

Helpful Links and Resources for Cartography

Helpful Links and Resources for Cartography

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Cartography Highlights View a brief timeline that highlights the key points of cartography progress and development since ancient times. Map History Access a l…

No Fly Drone Zones for Surveyors and Mappers

No Fly Drone Zones for Surveyors and Mappers

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Many surveyors are experimenting with surveying using aerial drones these days, but we of course must be careful where we fly. Mapbox has published a No Fly Zo…

Topographic Map Symbols for Land Surveyors

Topographic Map Symbols for Land Surveyors

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Topographic Map Symbols are used by professional  Land Surveyors everyday.  If you are hoping to learn more about the meaning behind these symbols, feel free t…

Line of Sight Map

Line of Sight Map

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Line of Sight was another very popular interactive map this week which seemed to cover some familiar ground. There are already a number of maps which allow y…

Mapping Earth's Spoken Languages with LocalLingual

Mapping Earth's Spoken Languages with LocalLingual

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If you are a land surveyor who would either like to better communicate with  land surveyors from other countries, this map may make that a bit simpler for you.…

3 New Mapping Platforms for Surveyors to Explore

3 New Mapping Platforms for Surveyors to Explore

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1) The Land Information Explorer A new interactive map from non-profit Shared Assets can help you find out key information about any area of land in the UK. L…

GIS and Mapping In Your Browser

GIS and Mapping In Your Browser

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There's a new tool worth checking out for GIS in your Browser.  Dropchop is a browser based GIS built with Mapbox and Turf.js. It allows you to perform quite…

GLOSSARY OF CARTOGRAPHY AND MAP TERMINOLOGY

GLOSSARY OF CARTOGRAPHY AND MAP TERMINOLOGY

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Mapping Terms Dictionary The thought occurred to me that it might be helpful to provide a downloadable dictionary/glossary of mapping terms and cartography def…

Mapping Where To Retire and Not Die

Mapping Where To Retire and Not Die

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An article in American Surveyor Magazine called Uncertain Future indicates retirement in the near future for many land surveyors in the United States. It turns…