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WSU grad student’s 2016 election map zeroes into neighborhoods

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

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PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University graduate student has created what’s believed to be the first map to burrow into the most localized voting results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. » More …

April 12: Author to speak about notorious rare map thief

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Michael-Blanding-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Rare map dealer E. Forbes Smiley III, who stole more than $3 million worth of antique maps before he was caught in 2005, is the subject of a talk by award-winning investigative reporter Michael Blanding at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Avery Hall Bundy Reading Room at Washington State University. A reception will follow. » More …

Making GeoMonkey business

GeoMonkey is a class project that has come alive as a map-sharing resource (ONLINE @ www.geomonkey.com).

Orest Pilskalns, assistant professor of computer science at WSU Vancouver, first envisioned GeoMonkey.

“My idea was to create a simple way for users to store and share maps,” he explained. “Then hiking enthusiasts, travel agents, runners, event planners or anyone could share comments and directions to destinations or routes.

“During spring semester 2006, I offered this idea to my CS420 course for undergraduate seniors in computer science.  Together we refined it and brought it to life. GeoMonkey was … » More …