Posts Tagged ‘kate’

Map of Zombie Reports via Ushahidi

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

[Editor’s note: Great April Fools gift that keeps on giving with continued live reports via twitter & etc mapped via the mapping platform that was utilized in the Haiti disaster relief effort.]

Republished from Ushahidi.

At 11:59 on March 31 East Africa Time, a brain virus started to spread through the African continent. The media is referring to it as Zombiegeddon or Operation Z. SwiftRiver and Ushahidi have begun tracking reports of incident from around the world.

Continue reading great April Fools joke post at Ushahidi . . .

Book Reading in DC: Toby Lester – The Fourth Part Of The World

Friday, October 30th, 2009

[Editor’s note: For the Washington DC folks: “The first map to depict the world essentially as we know it today was the Waldseemuller Map, which dates from 1507. Among its many cartographical breakthroughs, it represented the New World—labeled as America—as a separate continent, and suggested the existence of the Pacific Ocean. Lester’s narrative history chronicles how European mapmakers pieced together this new picture of the world from the earlier expeditions of Vespucci, Marco Polo, and the ancients.” Thanks Kate!]

Republished from Politics and Prose.

November 5, 2009 – 7:00pm (1 hour)
Location: Politics and Prose @ 5015 Connecticut Ave. NWWashington, D.C. 20008

The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name