Public Radio International’s The World interviews John Gravois, author of the Washington Monthly article on Google’s attempts to be a neutral arbiter of disputed place names and boundaries. The audio segment is about four and a half minutes long. Via geoparadigm.
Podcasts & Audio
Mike Parker’s radio series on maps, On the Map, begins on Monday the 22nd (not the 23rd as I previously reported) on BBC Radio 4. The list of upcoming episodes gives a sense of what will be covered (for more, click on each episode). I don’t know whether this series can be listened to online, but I imagine that we should check these links once a few episodes have been broadcast. Via Collins Maps Blog.
Previously: BBC Radio 4 Series on Maps Coming in March.
Thanks to the Collins Map blog, we know that there will be a series on maps on BBC Radio 4 coming in March: On the Map will be a series of 10 15-minute programs running Monday to Friday at 3:45 PM, beginning on March 23. The host will be Mike Parker, author of Map Addict (which I reviewed in October).
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio’s Weekday spent an hour last Thursday morning on maps and art; the program featured Katharine Harmon, two local artists whose work appeared in her latest book, and a local art historian. Via All Points Blog…. • Continue reading this entry.
A couple of interviews with Colin Ellard as he promotes his book, You Are Here (Where Am I? in Canada): one at Scientific American’s Mind Matters (via Matt), and one on WHYY’s Radio Times (search for the August 10,… • Continue reading this entry.
Randy Plemel, who we last saw working on accessible transit maps, writes to let us know about the latest episode of his Smogr Alert podcast, in which he interviews Charles Graves, the author of The Genealogy of Cities (see… • Continue reading this entry.
On today’s edition of Weekend America, professor and writer Mark Monmonier is interviewed about mapping errors, beginning with GPS navigation errors — blame the maps, not the GPS signals — and moving on to what, the interviewer asks, the three… • Continue reading this entry.
More about the Field Museum’s exhibit, Maps: Finding Our Place in the World: Antiques and the Arts Online has a rundown (via Map the Universe); Chicago Public Radio has audio from the first of a series of lectures taking place… • Continue reading this entry.
This is a couple of weeks old, but I’m that far behind. The U.S. Library of Congress has been in possession of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 world map — you know, the first map with the name “America” on it… • Continue reading this entry.
Kim Martineau is the Hartfort Courant reporter whose first-rate coverage of the Forbes Smiley map theft case was the subject of many of my posts; since Smiley’s sentencing last fall, she’s been speaking about her experiences covering the case… • Continue reading this entry.
On yesterday’s episode of Wisconsin Public Radio’s To the Best of Our Knowledge, there was a segment called Mapping the Imagination, featuring, among others, Peter Turchi, the author of Maps of the Imagination, and Simon Winchester, the author of The… • Continue reading this entry.
The Onion Radio News: Local Father Fails to Forcibly Re-Fold Map…. • Continue reading this entry.
NPR science correspondent Robert Krulwich had a story over the weekend about the practice of naming places after living people: in the 19th century, towns had a distinct tendency to be named after their postmasters; nowadays, though U.S. places cannot… • Continue reading this entry.
Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR)’s program, Where We Live, had a long segment dedicated to the Forbes Smiley sentence on last Thursday’s program. Featured, a long interview with map dealer William Reese (see previous entry), who shared his thoughts on the… • Continue reading this entry.
Steve Coast’s Where 2.0 talk on OpenStreetMap is now available in MP3 format from ITConversations. Via OpenGeoData. See previous entries on OpenStreetMap: OpenStreetMap Animations; Ed Parsons on OpenStreetMap; OpenStreetMap: Manchester’s Next; OpenStreetMap to Map Isle of Wight; OpenStreetMap London Poster… • Continue reading this entry.
The folks behind All Points Blog/Directions Media have started podcasting; podcast URL…. • Continue reading this entry.
On Friday the 7th, there was an item on mapping on Patt Morrison’s afternoon show on 89.3 KPCC, a public radio station based in Pasadena, California. On deck were representatives from Thomas Brothers Maps and Navteq; much of the focus… • Continue reading this entry.
Mark Monmonier appeared on NPR’s “Here and Now” yesterday to promote his new book about controversial place names, From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim and Inflame. The interview, which you can listen to with RealPlayer,… • Continue reading this entry.
Via Daring Fireball, I stumble across a page of podcasts from the SXSW Interactive conference from last March, and notice that one of them is from a session about maps called “How to Make the Most of Maps.” The description:… • Continue reading this entry.
Where 2.0 gets under way today in San Jose and runs through tomorrow. I won’t be there, because travelling to conferences is expensive, but a number of mapping and geospatial bloggers will be, such as Glenn from Anything Geospatial, Ed… • Continue reading this entry.
I should have mentioned before that I did a podcast interview a few weeks ago with Dailysonic’s Adam Varga about The Map Room; it’s now online as part of Dailysonic’s February 20 episode; my segment is at minute 20. Adam… • Continue reading this entry.
More radio news. Our friend Mike Pegg of Google Maps Mania was on NPR’s All Things Considered today, talking about Google Maps mashups, bien sûr; here’s the story page, from where you can listen to the audio. In referencing this… • Continue reading this entry.
Coincidentally, two public-radio programs had items on digital maps and geospatial technologies today. Both have already aired but you’ll be able to listen to them online. On BBC Radio 4, Shop Talk had a program on digital mapping with about… • Continue reading this entry.
A few quick links for the Map Site Directory: Via MapHist, I’ve learned about the British Cartographic Society and its journal, The Cartographic Journal. ArcDeveloper is a new blog that should be of interest to ESRI GIS developers. Via Spatially… • Continue reading this entry.
I mentioned the Very Spatial Podcast a few entries back. A couple of other GIS- or cartography-themed audio programs have turned up since then. (These two audio programs have been referred to as podcasts, but that’s not strictly true unless… • Continue reading this entry.
I posted links to a lot of new blogs next month, but Cartography’s roundup of cartography and related blogs last week brought a grand total of seven more blogs to my attention. Plus, I was already aware of Ed Parsons’s… • Continue reading this entry.