Map Your Thanksgiving Thanks to IU-Bloomington

Filed under: GIS in Libraries — geoLibro @ 4:01 am

The good folks at Indiana University’s Geology Library have posted a series of maps that depict a number of Thanksgiving-related ag production variables, including cranberry, onion, pumpkin, and turkey production. Bring them to Thanksgiving dinner with you and it can go something like this:

Relative: So are you still doing GPS?

You: GIS

Relative: Oh that’s not the satellite…thing?

You: No, that’s Global Positioning. G.P. I do GIS, Geographic Information Systems.

Relative: [head tilts slightly to the side, eyes go glossy]

You: [unfurling IU’s Thanksgiving poster with stony, blank face] Uh, I make maps.


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