• Maps and Mappers of the 2024 Calendar – Tracy Homer – June

    Maps and Mappers of the 2024 Calendar – Tracy Homer – June

    Tell Us About Yourself My name is Tracy Homer. I graduated from University of Tennessee, Knoxville in December 2023 with a degree in GIS. I currently work for the Software Freedom Conservancy – a non profit organization that focuses on ethical technology and open source license compliance, so I only do mapping in my fun…

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  • Where are they now? Kurt Menke

    Where are they now? Kurt Menke

    Exactly 7 years ago I had the chance to Interview Kurt Menke. You may know Kurt from his books, Discovering QGIS. You may know him from his consulting days over in New Mexico. You may know him from his interviews up here. At the end of the interview 7 years back Kurt said “For me…

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  • Maps and Mappers of the 2024 Calendar – Laura Angelica Bautista Montejano – April

    Maps and Mappers of the 2024 Calendar – Laura Angelica Bautista Montejano – April

    Tell Us About Yourself:I was born and raised in Mexico City. I have a master’s in Spatial Planning  [meaning absolute space], and I am a map enthusiast and a criminal analysis enthusiast, what better way to represent criminal behavior than using maps! I worked as a crime analyst for years in Mexico and I am…

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  • Maps and Mappers of the 2024 Calendar – Abigail Rabinovitch – March

    Maps and Mappers of the 2024 Calendar – Abigail Rabinovitch – March

    Tell us about yourself I fell in love with maps as an undergrad, I was studying so much I barely left my room and maps were my window to the outside. I spent so much time browsing topographic maps that at one point I forgot water wasn’t sky blue ! Since getting my degree I…

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  • Where are they now? Adam Steer

    Where are they now? Adam Steer

    In honor of the 10th anniversary of geohipster, we’re looking back at past interviews. Six years ago Alex Leith interviewed Adam Steer. Adam covered Sea Ice, Point Clouds, Africa, and Skiing. When asked the most important question of “Shapefile or Geopackage he threw in with Geopackage with the best answer ever: “GeoPackage! Although to be…

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  • Paper maps are novelties in a screen age

    Paper maps are novelties in a screen age

    Photo from this article in the Providence Journal The Map Center in Pawtucket now run by California man after giveaway (providencejournal.com) Andrew Middleton is a cartographer and small business owner from Central New York. He self published a book of scuba diving maps called Diving Monterey and the expanded edition is expected some time later…

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  • Map and Mappers of the 2024 Calendar – Euan Mitchell – February

    Map and Mappers of the 2024 Calendar – Euan Mitchell – February

    Tell Us About Yourself:My name is Euan Mitchell and I am a geospatial professional in Edinburgh, Scotland. I have a PhD in geology and worked as a college professor in the United States for several years, before changing careers and returning to my hometown of Edinburgh about four years ago. That led to an MSc…

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  • Maps and Mappers of the 2024 Calendar – Amanda Robinson – January

    Maps and Mappers of the 2024 Calendar – Amanda Robinson – January

    This month’s map comes from Amanda Robinson Tell Us About Yourself I’m from Canada but I’ve lived and worked in London, England for 16 years. My main job is Associate Director at a consultancy that primarily works with local/municipal level government on things such as economic strategies and development. Mapping comes into the job because…

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  • Maps and Mappers of the 2023 Calendar – Ron Halliday – December.

    Maps and Mappers of the 2023 Calendar – Ron Halliday – December.

    Tell Us About Yourself I graduated in 1996 from the Cartography: Digital Mapping program at the College (now Centre) of Geographic Sciences in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada. At the time it was one of the few programs dedicated to cartography in North America, and to my good fortune I grew up nearby — I found…

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  • Geohipster Calendar Part 2

    Geohipster Calendar Part 2

    As I told someone this morning – this was the most geohipstery thing that could happen to a calendar. You print out a calendar, It’s wrong, can’t get much out of the printer’s support, and you offer a hack involving stickers. With the backlog of calendars – I have some hope. I contacted the printer…

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  • 2024 Geohipster Calendar Orders Part 1

    2024 Geohipster Calendar Orders Part 1

    So a lot of you are getting your new calendars and if you’ve looked – you’re going to notice a small problem. The year is wrong. I didn’t know about this until about 72 hours ago. The current revision (made Friday 20231208) of the calendar is correct. I’m not sure how many have gone out…

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  • 2024 Geohipster Calendar

    2024 Geohipster Calendar

    20231212 – Everything is fixed with the new orders. 20231208 – As of this morning I found a problem with the calendar. I’m working with Lulu to get it fixed. All New orders from the link below have been corrected. Those of you whose orders are in transit I’m working on a fix. Technically –…

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