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Applications and resources for the science that is in charge of the study and the elaboration of the geographical maps.

Google Maps adds maps of Hispanic countries

Google recently removed beta to Google maps in Spanish, an act that is accompanied by the incorporation of maps of many Hispanic countries at street level. This suggests that some georeferencing programs that Google pays will apply very soon. They do not have great precision, and in many cases they lack data, but they do not ...

How are you in geography?

Over there I found this Geosense game, which allows you to test your knowledge of geography. It shows you places to locate on a world map; You can play alone or with other online users. Wow it was worth refreshing the memory.

A love story for geomatics

Here a story taken from the blogosphere, not suitable for technophobes, perhaps occupies more than the imagination of Alex Ubago. Out of sight. It was a gray afternoon, unworthy for a successful work trip to Montelimar, in Nicaragua; the sea breeze warmly sheltered the skin in salt granules that were pixelated ...

NAD 27 or WGS84 ???

Although some time ago the Geographic Institutes in Latin America made official the change to wGS84 as a standardized projection, the change at the level of use is somewhat slow. Actually the projection is always cylindrical and the change just implies a change of Datum between NAD27 and NAD83, despite the implications ...

Georeferencing maps in Google Earth

Those old maps, some of us generate a bit of laughter especially when we put them on the current cartographic tools, however if we consider how those maps were made in times when nobody had even managed to fly, we are convinced of how the cartographers of skilled. This is the map of Central America, of ...

How did our Google Earth world change?

Before existing Google Earth, perhaps only users of GIS systems or some encyclopedias had a truly spherical conception of the world, this changed diametrically after the arrival of this application for use by almost any Internet user (There is Virtual Earth but not for writing. ), is a great toy of the big Google, made ...