Very Pleased To Share A Company Project I Recently Helped With. Here’s Our Marketing Line For It —
“…Today we are launching a new campaign called GIS Ink. What is GIS Ink? It’s both a play on our name and a fun, interesting way to use Esri’s story map capabilities that are part of ArcGIS Online (you know we’re map geeks, right?). We think a tattoo is similar to a map in that it’s a very visual way to communicate something.
More about that play on words - here it is in a nutshell:
The official name of our company is Geographic Information Services, Inc.
Geographic Information Services, Inc is abbreviated GISi.
GISi is pronounced “GIS Inc.”
The “Inc.” in GIS Inc. sounds like “Ink”.
Ink = Tattoo = Which, as mentioned above, is a fun and different idea for a webmap.
We’re sure you might have questions, like…
So what is GIS Ink?
How do I participate?
By submitting a photo of your tattoo! There are two categories for entries: (1) tattoos that are GIS or location related or (2) a tattoo from a person who works in the GIS industry (even if the tattoo is not GIS related).
How do I win?
There will be a winner for each of the two categories. Winners will be chosen based off of the total number of votes they have for their tattoo. The voting feature is not currently active but will begin on Monday June 24th. So use the social media links on the site to spread the word about your tattoo, get votes, and win something awesome.
What’s the “something awesome” I can win?
How will I find out if I won?
It might seem pretty obvious to you that you won, simply by the number of votes you have versus other contestants after July 7th, 2013 at 11:50 CST. But we will be announcing the official winner for each submission category at the Esri UC in July. Winners will be notified by email, snail mail, or by phone. We cannot notify by smoke signal at this time.
Where can I submit my ink?
Visit the website www.gis-ink.com and click the Submit Your Ink link at the top.
Finally, when you leave the site, we would like you to remember GIS Ink. Remember how great it is to be a part of this industry and how refreshing it is to be surrounded by individuals who truly love what they do. When you think of all the things a tattoo can symbolize - a passion, a commitment, or a story, this whole crazy thing starts to make more sense. Our GIS community embodies all of those things…and it’s our own unique “ink”. It’s our GIS Ink….”
The Maps @RichmondCenter Make This Cartographer Sad! #gis (at Greater Richmond Convention Center)
My #LOST Map Newspaper Article Got Moved Up To The Wall At The Deli! (at Danny’s Deli)
#tbt the 2003 #esriuc - my first map gallery - showing off this sweet @cityofhampton map!
my cartography skills were so misguided at this point in my career :<
I Was Selected To Give A Talk At My Company’s Annual Retreat In A Few Weeks. The Topic: Making Great Maps
Weekend Made! A Former Co-Worker Sent Me The Following Message On Facebook This Evening With The Attached Picture.
“spending time with family in Orlando. A very Disney focused group. They have your Disney maps framed and prominently displayed.”
So I was going through UMBC’s archives and come across a bunch of pictures from the 70s of the Geography & Cartography department.
One Day - Ill Make A Pretty Awesome Disney Map
1960’s Walt Disney Pictorial Map of the U.S.
That awkward moment when something you posted last February suddenly gets over 200 notes in one day a year later…
FYI: New Feature From The Geography of LOST!
For my own records, and for your enjoyment, i am going to be posting the multitude of “Geography of LOST” articles from across the internet. Referring URL traffic from these articles are fairly high, which means people are still discovering the LOST map!
Article From BitRebels.com
One down. Two more to go. Geographical study of LOST by Jonah Adkins.
Oh The Feels I Get From Posts Like This ;)
FYI: I’ve made all of my maps available as art prints over at Society 6!
Check the gallery -> http://society6.com/jonahsmaps
Got This Signed “Mapping Virginia” Book For XMas - 300+ Pages of #Maps And #Cartography
- Map at Dealey Plaza, Site of the Kennedy Assassination
From a work trip to Dallas, Texas in June of 2009
Here’s a draft copy of a map I did this/last week as a favor. Hopefully it will turn into a bigger project. I absolutely love making historic maps, and this one was no different. I get really obsessed with learning the facts of the story I am trying to tell with the map. Interestingly enough, this area is about a 30 minute drive from my house, and I had only heard of Nat Turner from a few streets named after him. The story itself is pivotal to American history leading up to the Civil War. I think this draft turned out awesome!
Created entirely in ArcMap 10.1!