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City Maps: A coloring book for adults

City Maps coloring book for adults

City Maps: A coloring book for adultsRecently adults all over the world have suddenly started to go crazy over coloring books. This coloring book fad started a few years back, when “Secret Garden – An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book” by Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford was published in 2013.

These days, you will find adult themed coloring books almost everywhere and featuring a wide range of themes from Harry Potter to Star Wars.

Now Gretchen Peterson, a well known author in the cartography world has brought this latest craze to the geospatial community. Coloring maps can be very relaxing, especially when it is for fun and you do not have to worry about the end product.

City Maps coloring book for adults

Preview of some of the pages in the City Maps coloring book for adults

City Maps: A coloring book for adults” includes over 44 black and white maps from all over the world (from Paris to New York City …) , just waiting to be customized with your own cartographic color combinations.  Anyone can color these real world maps any way they want! A great book to add to your growing cartography library …

“City Maps: A coloring book for adults” will become available April 1 2016, but is available to pre-order here …

http://candiangeo.info/City-Maps-coloring-book-for-adults

 


GIS Appreciation Day

March 2, 2016 will be the first GIS Appreciation Day

Last month on Twitter, Gretchen Peterson, a renowned cartographer and author from Colorado, thought that we should all celebrate a fun GIS Appreciation Day on social media.

GIS Appreciation DayShe thought that unlike the traditional GIS day that takes place every year, during Geography Week and used to help promote GIS and geographic education, GIS Appreciation Day would be celebrated more via social media as a fun way to promote GIS, cartography and maps.

After learning that several social media influencers from the geospatial community on Twitter also thought it was a great idea, she picked March 2nd as the day and then encouraged everyone to spread the word.

We are very active on social media and plan to participate, and hope that you will join us on March 2nd by using the hashtag #GISAppreciationDay with all your social media postings on Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram and Google+. Also do not forget to include lots of great maps, geospatial info, funny GIS memes, videos and various GIS related images.

We have included links to several of our social media profiles for those who have yet to follow us:

So get involved and have some fun sharing GIS related maps and images March 2nd.