Latest Cartography Stories

2013-04-24 23:04:39

Velodyne will exhibit at the SPIE Defense and Security Conference, giving a live technology demonstration of real-time 3D LiDAR for security and surveillance purposes. Morgan Hill, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 Velodyne Acoustics' LiDAR division will be attending the SPIE Defense and Security show in Baltimore, MD from April 30 to May 2, exhibiting its real-time 3D LiDAR scanner HDL32. The HDL32´s 32 rotating lasers allow to capture 360º views of its environment with a 40º...

2013-04-24 23:00:32

American Sentinel University´s new e-book ℠Bringing the Power of GIS to Supply Chain Management´ profiles why supply chain management professionals need to master powerful tools such as geographic information systems (GIS) to convert massive amounts of location-based data into business intelligence that can drive supply chain strategy and execution. Download the free e-book at http://www.americansentinel.edu/blog/2013/04/15/supply-chain-management/. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) April...

2013-04-22 23:04:33

Software review website Boffin announced today their picks for the top GIS mapping software of 2013. Global Mapper 10 secured the top place on the list due to its cutting-edge, unique features. New York City, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 In a recent review of GIS mapping software, the Boffin software review team examined various GIS mapping software systems in order to provide Boffin website visitors with a detailed, impartial, and accurate review of what´s available on the market at the...

Latest Cartography Reference Libraries

Tropic of Cancer
2013-02-19 16:11:13

The Tropic of Cancer, which is also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that serves as a marker for the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event happens once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum degree. Its Southern Hemisphere counterpart, marking the most southerly position at which the Sun might appear directly...

Prime Meridian
2013-02-19 15:54:46

A prime meridian is a meridian, i.e. a line of longitude, at which the definition of longitude is zero degrees. A prime meridian and its opposite in a 360 degree-system, the 180th meridian, create a great circle. This great circle separates the sphere into two hemispheres. If one uses directions f East and West from a defined prime meridian, then they can be named Eastern and Western Hemisphere. A prime meridian is eventually arbitrary, unlike an equator, which is determined by the axis...

2013-02-19 15:46:08

An equator is the intersection of a sphere’s surface with the plane that is perpendicular to the sphere’s axis of rotation and midway between the poles. The Equator is normally referred to the Earth’s equator: an imaginary line on the Earth’s surface halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole, separating the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. Other planets and astronomical bodies have equators that are similarly defined. The Equator is approximately...

Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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Word of the Day
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.